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The following kashrus alert is from Kosher Miami on July 16, 2009.

Please be advised that for reasons unrelated to kashrus, Slim and Soft Bread manufactured by Big Loaf Corporation in Hialeah, Florida, is no longer under the certification of Kosher Miami, The Vaad Hakashrus of Miami-Dade, Inc.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2804

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 16, 2009.

Naturally Delicious Café –Forest Hills, NY: The menu for Naturally Delicious Café bears an OU symbol. This establishment is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2803

The following consumer update is from the FDA on July 16, 2009.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestlé Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to risk of contamination with E. coli O157:H7 (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness).
However, after a plant shutdown, an investigation, and a cleanup, Nestlé is now using main ingredients from new suppliers and is making the cookie dough again. These newly made products are not part of the ongoing recall and are not associated with any illness outbreaks or known contamination. Consumers can identify the newly made products by looking for labels with shields that say “new batch” on them; these batches are not part of the current recall.
FDA and CDC also continue to warn consumers against eating any raw dough for cookies or other baked goods, at any time, because of potential contamination with Salmonella or E. coli bacteria.
Which Products Can Consumers Eat? Consumers can eat baked cookies made from Nestlé Toll House cookie dough that has not been recalled. Products that carry new labeling with a shield that says "new batch" are not part of the current recall.
Which Products Should Not Be Eaten? FDA and CDC continue to warn consumers not to eat any varieties of the recalled Nestlé Toll House cookie dough. This includes Nestlé Toll House cookie dough that does not say "new batch" on the labeling. These products should be thrown away. Contact your health care professional immediately if you or your family have recently eaten recalled cookie dough and have had stomach cramps, vomiting, or diarrhea, with or without bloody stools.

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 19, 2009.

Nestlé USA’s Baking Division, Solon, OH is initiating a voluntary recall of Nestlé® TOLL HOUSE® refrigerated cookie dough products. Nestlé is taking this action out of an abundance of caution after being notified that the Food and Drug Administration, together with the Centers for Disease Control, are conducting an investigation into reported E. coli 0157:H7 illnesses that may be related to consumption of raw cookie dough.
No other Nestlé TOLL HOUSE products are impacted, including already baked TOLL HOUSE cookies purchased outside the home, all varieties of Nestlé TOLL HOUSE morsels, chocolate baking bars, or cocoa, and Dreyer’s and Edy’s ice cream products with Nestlé TOLL HOUSE cookie dough ingredients. We want to strongly advise consumers that raw cookie dough should not be eaten. This message also appears prominently on our packaging. Nestlé TOLL HOUSE cookies made from refrigerated dough are safe to consume when baked as directed on the package. Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them. Instead, we are asking that consumers return these products to their local grocer for a full refund. We invite consumers with questions to contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-559-5025 and visit our web site at www.verybestbaking.com. The products involved in the voluntary recall include all varieties of Nestlé TOLL HOUSE refrigerated Cookie Bar Dough, Cookie Dough Tub; Cookie Dough Tube; Limited Edition Cookie Dough items; Seasonal Cookie Dough and Ultimates Cookie Bar Dough.
A list of the recalled products can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm167954.htm. Ed. note: Some of these products are certified as kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2767

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad HaKashrus of Rhode Island on July 9, 2009 and revised on July 16, 2009.

In response to a number of inquiries please note that the Admiral Weaver Inn in Newport, RI is NOT under the hashgacha of the Vaad of Rhode Island. The information on their website claiming to be under the Vaad's hashgacha is incorrect.
Ed. note: They are under of Rabbi Eskowitz of Newport, RI.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2798

The following health alert is from the FDA on July 14, 2009.

Chang Farm, River Road, Whatley, MA is issuing a voluntary recall of Soy Bean Sprouts produced by Chang Farms, with the specific sell-by date of July 17, 2009 because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes (L. Monocytogenes) contamination. The affected product is packaged in 10 lb bags (bulk) and 12 oz plastic bags (retail), labeled under the Chang Farm Brand as Soy Sprouts and have a "Sell By" date of July 17, 2009. The product has been distributed to retail stores and wholesalers throughout MA, CT, NY and NJ. Sample analysis by US FDA confirmed Listeria Monocytogenes. All retail stores and wholesalers who have this lot in MA, CT, NY and NJ should remove this product from their shelves.Consumers should discard this product or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers should contact their healthcare provider with any illness concerns. Consumers with questions about the warning may contact Chang Farm at 413-665-3341 or 413-222-5519.

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 28, 2009.

Chang Farm, River Road, Whatley, MA is issuing a voluntary recall of Bean and Soy sprouts packaged in 10 lb bags (bulk) and 12 oz plastic bags (retail), labeled under the Chang Farm Brand as Soy Sprouts and have a "Sell By" date of May 23, 2009 or May 24, 2009 and Bean Sprouts with "Use By" date of May 23, 2009 or May 24, 2009 because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product has been distributed to retail stores and restaurants throughout MA, CT, NY and NJ. All grocery stores, food services, and other retailers who have this lot in MA, CT, NY and NJ should remove this product from their shelves. Consumers should discard this product or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers should contact their healthcare provider with any illness concerns. Consumers with questions about the warning may contact Chang Farm at 413-665-3341.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2751

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc and confirmed by the OU, posted on July 15, 2009.

There is a sheep cheese from Bulgaria bearing an OUD being sold at City Fresh located at the Southwest corner of Devon and Kedzie in Chicago (across from Great Chicago). At this time, the OU is not able to confirm that this cheese is indeed certified by the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2802

The following kashrus alert from the OK on July 10, 2009.

Please be advised that a limited amount of Mira Brand Soup Packets & Bouillon Cubes, produced by Golden Bird Food Industry, Amman, Jordan distibuted by Sierra Network, Inc. bear an mislabeled OK symbol on the label. These products are not certifed by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2800

The following health alert is from the FDA on July 9, 2009.

Sturm Foods, Inc announced a voluntary recall today of several brands of one-quart instant nonfat dry milk. This recall is a precautionary measure due the voluntary recall of instant nonfat dry milk announced by the supplier of the instant nonfat dry milk, Plainview Milk Products Cooperative on June 29, 2009.
A list of brands which include http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm171204.htm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2799

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 9, 2009.

William Sonoma Cocktail Combo, Williams- Sonoma – San Francisco, CA 94109 Issue: The OU symbol has been inadvertently placed on this product. The product is not authorized to bear the OU symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2797

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on July 2, 2009.

The FIRST STREET BRAND PIES listed below were mistakenly labeled KOF-K without the status designation. The products were made on Dairy Equipment and future labeling will be corrected.

  • 8\" LATTICE TOP CHERRY PIE
  • 8\" LATTICE TOP PEACH PIE
  • 8\" LATTICE TOP APPLE PIE
  • 8\" LEMON MERINGUE PIE

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2796
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