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The following kashrus alert ia from the Orthodox Union on October 9, 2007 and reissued on January 12, 2009.
Pillsbury Sweet Minis

  1. Mini Donuts (UPC #018000157815)
  2. Brownie Bites (UPC #018000157822)
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookies (UPC #018000157839)

These products from from General Mills Sales Inc., Minneapolis, MN were originally manufactured as OU certified. They are for use in individual cups at convenience stores. The integrity of the cup packaging may be compromised at the store level and the product should not be eaten as kosher certified:
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2173

The following kashrus advisory is from OK on January 12, 2009.

TROPICANA RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT JUICE DOES NOT CONTAIN COCHINEAL OR CARMINE. A recent article in the media stating that Tropicana Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice contains cochineal and carmine is completely untrue. This is erroneous and malicious misinformation. Cochineal and carmine are not used in any of the Tropicana pure juice products that are certified by OK Kosher. They are only used in Tropicana cocktail mixes, which are not pure juice, contain many different ingredients and are shelf stable products, not found in the refrigerator section. The cocktail mixes are not and have never been certified kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2611

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 10, 2008.

King Nut Companies, a distributor of peanut butter manufactured for them by Peanut Corporation of America, today announced a recall of peanut butter distributed under the King Nut label. Salmonella had been found in an open five-pound tub of King Nut peanut butter. King Nut distributes peanut butter only through food service accounts. It is not sold directly to consumers. King Nut does not supply any of the ingredients for the peanut butter distributed under its label. All other King Nut products are safe and not included in this voluntary recall. This product is also distibuted under the Parnell’s Pride brand. Lot codes beginning with “8,” are being recalled. Customers are asked to take all King Nut peanut butter and Parnell’s Pride peanut butter distributed by King Nut out of distribution immediately. For more information, go to www.kingnut.com..
Additional pictures can be found at /www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/photos/kingnut01_09.html

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2610

The following kashrus alert is from BC Kosher on January 9, 2009.

Please be advised that Natural Source Brand Vitamin C tablets manufactured by Vita Health Canada are currently being sold in Israel bearing an unauthorized BCK symbol. This product contains non kosher ingredients. Consumers finding this product are asked to contact BC Kosher at (604) 731-1803 or by email info@bckosher.org

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2609

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad Hakashrus of Metrowest on January 6, 2009.

The Kosher Subway in Livingston, NJ has changed ownership and is no longer Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2607

The following yoshon alert is from Star-K on January 5, 2009.

Beginning Monday, January 5, 2009, the GREENSPUN BAGEL COMPANY will no longer be producing Yoshon bagels. Any product that states “Yoshon” on the label was made before this date and is Yoshon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2604

The following kashrus alert is from OK on January 2, 2009.

Please be advised that DAVID BAKERY / ROYAL BAKERY 100-17 92nd Avenue Richmond Hill, NY 11418 is NO LONGER certified by OK Kosher Certification. Any product found with the OK kosher symbol is unauthorized. Please contact the OK office if you see any packages bearing the OK symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2603

The following kashrus alert is from Central Rabbinical Congress on January 1, 2009.

Due to infestation in some raspberry products, the CRC conducted intensive checking and research on all raspberry products under CRC supervision, and after analyzing the results, the CRC came to the conclusion that they are recalling the following items:

  • U.S..Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Filling, Raspberry Topping, Raspberry Jam Seedless and Seeded - Except oven proof jam (H.R.)
  • Nature's Finest Raspberry Jam
Text is at www.kashrut.com/Alerts/RASPBERRY.pdf

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2602

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on December 31, 2008.

Jack Rabbit Ham flavored 16 Bean Soup, Trinidad Benham: This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2601

The following shmitta alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on December 28, 2008.

Although Shemittah ended at Rosh Hashanah, Shemittah produce is still being sold in local stores (for example, peppers are currently being sold at City Fresh). Shemittah vegetables will be on the market for the next few weeks, while Shemittah fruit will be available for many months, and consumers can call the cRc office for details on when specific fruits and vegetables may be assumed to no longer be from Shemittah.

Kashrut.com has information on shmitta at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#SCHMITTA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2600
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