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The following kashrus alert is from the OK on March 6, 2009.

Please be advised that VIGO ARTICHOKE HEARTS (quartered) Vigo Importing Co. Tampa, FL has been distributed bearing an unauthorized OK symbol. This product is NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being taken. If you see this product on the market, please call us at 718-756-7500.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2681

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on March 6, 2009.

Please be advised that SUPREME DELIGHT 416 Stanley Avenue Brooklyn, NY has been distributing PUFF PASTRY DOUGH with an unauthorized OK symbol. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2680

The following kashrus alert is from theStar-K on March 6, 2009.

Chocamaca Organic Chocolate with Amazon Herbs, produced by Amazon Herb Co., bears an unauthorized Star-K symbol. Star-K Kosher Certification does not certify this product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2679

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on March 5, 2009.

Effective immediately, corn tortillas manufactured by La Guadalupana, Chicago, IL, are no longer certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2678

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on March 5, 2009.

Effective March 1, 2009, all products manufactured by Mu Tofu, Chicago, Illinois, are no longer certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2677

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on March 5, 2009.

Effective March 1, 2009, all products distributed by Golden Foods, Bensenville, Illinois, are no longer certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2676

The following kashrus alert is from a newspaper advertisement on Feb. 27, 2009 .

As of March 1, 2009, Tower Hill Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Canton, MA will no longer be under the supervision of Rabbi M. Twersky.
ed. note: The facility told me that they are not longer kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2675

The following health alert is from the FDA on March 3, 2009 .

SunSprout Enterprises, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, is initiating a voluntary recall of Alfalfa Sprouts, Onion Sprouts, and Gourmet Sprouts based on communications it has had with Nebraska State officials regarding several cases of Salmonella St. Paul reported in NE and IA.
The sprouts are sold refrigerated under the SunSprouts label in 4-oz. clear plastic clamshell containers that have the following "Best If Sold By" dates in the upper right-hand corner on each container, which may be expressed in two different styles: 30209 or MAR 02 2009, 30409 or MAR 04 2009, 30709 or MAR 07 2009, 30909 or MAR 09 2009, 31109 or MAR 11 2009, and 31409 or MAR 14 2009. The lot numbers, which are printed only on the shipping case, include: 3102, 3202, 3302, 4102, 4202, and 4302.
The bar code for the retail packages of Alfalfa Sprouts is 815098001088; the bar code for the Onion Sprouts is 815098002054; and the bar code for the Gourmet Sprouts is 817180000153. The Alfalfa Sprouts are also packaged in bulk 2.5-lb. and 5-lb. cases for use in restaurants. The Onion Sprouts and Gourmet Sprouts are not packaged in bulk form.
If consumers have any of the sprouts in their possession, they should be discarded. Any customers with questions may call 402-331-0803 between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST for further information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2674

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on March 3, 2009.

Excelsior Cuisines, a catering service located in the Chicago area, offers a "kosher" menu to their clients that they claim to be under cRc certification.
Excelsior Cuisines does not prepare any of these foods and is not itself under the certification of the cRc, but are offering kosher foods prepared at a cRc kosher certified location. They do not offer “full service catering”.
These foods are only cRc certified when the food is delivered to the end user in containers sealed by the cRc mashgiach at the original cRc supervised restaurant and is no longer certified kosher once the seals are broken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2673

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on March 3, 2009.

Effective immediately, the kosher kitchen located at the Fiedler Hillel House at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is no longer under the certification of the cRc.
This change was not instigated due to kashrus issues, and all meals previously served at this location under the supervision of the cRc were kosher without any question.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2672
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