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Kosher Alert Tropic Life Canned Mandarin

January 18, 2017 - from the OU:

Tropic Life Canned Mandarin, World, Ukraine - Unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Tropic Life canned products. Tropic Life Canned Mandarin is labeled with an unauthorized OU. This product is being sold in Eastern Europe (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5792

Kosher Alert Splenda with Bonus Creamer

January 18, 2017 - from the OU:

Splenda with Bonus Creamer, Heartland Food Products Group, Carmel IN Splenda sachets manufactured by Heartland Food Products are certified pareve by the Orthodox Union: Dairy Product Inserted with Pareve Product
Boxes of sachets with the plain OU were packed with a "bonus" creamer inside. The creamer is kosher, but is dairy (chalav stam). Future packaging is being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5791

D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on One Specific Best By Date Of 32oz Original Animal Crackers Due to Undeclared Milk Ingredient

January 18, 2017 - from the FDA:

D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling one specific best by date of 32 oz. Original Animal Cracker because they may be packaged with other cookies that contain milk powder. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product comes in a 32oz printed plastic bag. The recall affects only the following Best By Date and Lot Numbers, printed on the back of the product bag:

    Best By Date: 07SEP17
    Bag Lot Numbers: LC120716 and LD120716
    Case Lot Number: L120716
    UPC code: 7232091022
The products were distributed to Walmart stores in Utah, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, California, Arizona, Washington, Louisiana, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Nevada. No other lots or products are affected.
The recall was initiated after receiving consumer complaints of other cookies found mixed in the bag with the Original Animal Crackers manufactured in our California bakery. The specific cookies found by consumers contain milk powder ingredients. Original Animal Crackers do not contain milk powder. No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to stop consuming the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. at 888-480-1988, Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm EST.

Ed. note: this product bears an OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5790

Kashrus alert - Lunch Buddies Diced Peaches

January 18, 2017: From the Star-K:
Please be aware that Lunch Buddies brand diced peaches in plastic cups, sold at Aldi's, bear an unauthorized STAR-K. This product contains grape juice of unknown origin and should not be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5789

Kashrus alert on Nate'n Al Delicatessen, Beverly Hills, CA

February 11, 2016: From the OK Kosher Certification Twitter Feed:
Nate'n Al Delicatessen in Beverly Hills, California has been displaying the OK symbol on their online menus. This restaurant is NOT KOSHER. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5788

Israeli produce alert - Peppers & other fruits and veggies

January 17, 2017: From the Star-K:
"Please be aware that red, yellow and orange peppers, as well as other fruits and vegetables from Israel, are consistently being sold in the Baltimore area at produce markets in our neighborhood. From the numerous inquiries we have received, it is apparent that many consumers are unaware of this when shopping. Other examples of produce commonly from Israel are carrots, citrus fruits, persimmons, pomegranates, dates, dill and parsley."
The packages or labels state "Product of Israel." These vegetables require teruma and maaser to be taken.

Israeli produce alert Trader Joes - Peppers

December 21, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org.

"Recently, a number of people have reported seeing different colored peppers, as well as other produce in Trader Joe’s that came from Israel. Please be careful when purchasing any produce that the source is not from Israel, as there are Halachic issues with purchasing fruit and vegetables from Israel (Teruma and Maaser)."

Information on the purchase of Israeli fruits and vegetables including information on Terumos and Maasrot can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5761

Kashrus Alert: NIBBLES & NUTS GIFT BASKETS and TRAYS (Oak Park, MI)

January 13, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

NIBBLES & NUTS GIFT BASKETS and TRAYS (Oak Park, MI) bear a sticker on some stating “All products in this box or basket are Kosher”. Consumers should be aware that these are prepared without any Kashrus supervision, and therefore cannot be accepted as Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5787

Kashrus Alert: OUR FAMILY CRISPY RICE CEREAL- additional information

January 12, 2016- from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU:

"OUR FAMILY CRISPY RICE TOASTED RICE CEREAL (sold at One Stop): After extensive investigation, we have confirmed that 12 oz. boxes that bear the letters CEM or CEP after the “Best if used by” date on top, plus the UPC # 70253 29870 on the bottom, are Kosher and pareve even though they do not bear any Kosher marking. The OU symbol was omitted in error."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5766

Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., Announces Voluntary Recall of Two Specific Product Code Lots of HOT Thin & Crispy 5.0 oz. Potato Chips Due to Possible Health Risk

January 13, 2017 - from the FDA:

Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips with a “Best if Used By” date APR 1417 and Specific Product Code Lot 364 5 or 365 5 (See below).
This Specific Product Code Lot 364 5 or 365 5 is being recalled because it may contain milk and other dairy ingredients not declared on the label. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life -threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
Consumers are urged NOT to eat this Specific Product Code Lot 364 5 or 365 5. Consumers who purchased this product may return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange, or they may simply discard the product.

Product DescriptionSizeItem UPC“Best If Used By” and Specific Product
Code Lot
Golden Flake
HOT Thin & Crispy
Potato Chips
5.0 ounce0-72080-00240-3APR1417 364 5
APR1417 365 5


Please see the below photos of the package and location of the “Best If Used By” dates and Specific Product
Code Lot 364 5 or 365 5affected by this recall.

For more information please contact Joe Elliott, Director, Technical Services, Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., (205) 323-6161, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00pm CST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5786

Tupperware U.S., Inc. Recalls Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Because of Possible Health Risk

January 11, 2017 - from the FDA:

Tupperware U.S., Inc. of Orlando, Florida, is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was manufactured for Tupperware by a third party blender of fine spices and seasonings. This recall is being carried out in an abundance of caution after the FDA found traces of Salmonella at the facility where buttermilk powder, one ingredient in the seasoning mix, was manufactured.
Tupperware has not experienced any problems or complaints about this product, and no illnesses have been reported. This recall is a precautionary measure only. Anyone in possession of any of the recalled product should send it to:
Tupperware U.S., Inc.
ATTN: Julie Castro
14901 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
The returning party should include a name, address, phone number and email address. Once the product is received, Tupperware will send, in return, a $15 eGift Certificate, per Seasoning package, to cover the cost of the product and shipping.
Please forward this message to anyone else who has purchased the Southwest Chipotle Seasoning since August 2, 2016. If you have any questions, please call Customer Care at 1-800-TUPPERWARE (1-800-887-7379).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5784
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