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The following allergy notice is from the FAAN on November 24, 2008.

MorningStar Farms would like you to know that the follow products will contain milk and egg ingredients starting in January 2009: MorningStar Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles, MorningStar Farms Sausage Style Crumbles, and Worthington Chickette Chub Rolls. The ingredient statement will list milk and egg. Please continue to read all labels for current allergen information. For more information, contact MorningStar Farms at (800) 962-0120.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2571

The following revised kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on November 18, 2008.

Several varieties of frozen fruits and vegetables under the “Nature’s Blessed” label, packed by Coloma Foods, Coloma, Michigan, bear an unauthorized cRc. They include Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Raspberries and Asparagus.
These products, although kosher in character, were not checked for insects. The cRc does not recommend any attempt be made to check for insects on these products, as it is very difficult to properly do so by anyone other than a trained mashgiach.
Other fruits and vegetables packed by Coloma Foods bearing the cRc, other than those listed above, are indeed kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2563

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on November 20, 2008.

LifeSource Nutrition of Beaverton, Oregon, has misrepresented certain products packaged and/or sold by them as being under cRc certification.
The use of the cRc logo on their website and the circulation of cRc kosher certificates supposedly claiming their product to be under cRc certification are unauthorized.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2569

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 21, 2008.

BrainSavers Fruit and Nut Bar-Chocolate Coated, UPC 094922965974, BrainSavers - Scottsdale, AZ: This product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will no longer bear the OU symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2568

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 20, 2008.

Apple & Eve Grover's White Grape Juice (drink box) UPC 7630184001: Apple & Eve - Port Washington, NY: This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. 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=A2567

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 18, 2008.

Lupita Queso Panela Mexican Style Farmer's Cheese UPC 819753000492, Leblon Foods, Inc. - Cazenovia, NY: This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being taken. 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=A2566

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on November 17, 2008.

Please be advised that BENZ’S FOOD PRODUCTS Brooklyn, NY is no longer producing products under OK certification.
Ed. note: Benz’s is now producing products under OU or Star-K and Rabbi Babad

From the OK: "The following lots of Benz’s Gourmet brand Tuna Fish were produced under OK supervision, and are certified when bearing the OK P symbol on the label:

  • Benz's Gourmet Solid White Tuna 6 oz Can – Lot # U78N5SBNN 1NBG1 6803 KFP OKP TART K
  • BenZ's Gourmet Chunk White Tuna in Water & Salt 6/66.5 – Lot #U68N5CBNN 1PBG1 6803 KFP OKP TART K
  • BenZ's Gourmet Solid White Tuna in Water & Salt 6/66.5 – Lot #1069PN TCTH K T827 KP
  • Benz's Gourmet Chunk Light Tuna 6 oz Can – Lot # U78N2CBNN 10BFX 6803 KFP OKP TART K
  • BenZ's Gourmet Chunk Light Tuna in Water 6/66.5 – Lot # U68N2CBNN 1PBFX 6803 KFP OKP TARK K
Ed.note: older cans bearing the OK were also produced under OK certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2564

The following kashrus and allergy alert is from the FDA on November 11, 2008.

Amy's Kitchen Inc., Santa Rosa, California is voluntarily recalling Tofu Scramble in a Pocket Sandwich Lot 10 H148, because of the presence of milk in a product that is labeled non-dairy. The 4.0 oz net wt frozen product, sold in U.S. grocery stores, comes in a retail package labeled as Amy's Tofu Scramble in a Pocket Sandwich. The code date printed in white on the easy open zipper end is 10 H148 A,B,C or D. The recall was initiated after one report of an allergic reaction due to this product, which was not labeled as containing dairy ingredients. Testing has shown the presence of milk. For instructions or questions, consumers may call the company collect: 707-568-4500 and ask for the consumer services department at ext 4571. Consumers who are not allergic to milk ingredients can consume the product or call for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2565

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on November 17, 2008.

A complete line of America’s Choice frozen vegetables are being sold bearing an unauthorized Star-K. These items have been seen at Pathmark and A&P stores in New York and New Jersey. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2562

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on Novermber 11, 2008.

Anheuser-Busch Beer ProductsMott's, a division of Dr Pepper/Snapple Group, sells a beverage called Clamato which contains clam powder, and Anheuser-Busch recently introduced a beverage called Chelada which is a mixture of Budweiser beer and Clamato. In recent months, Kashrus Magazine wrote that since Chelada is tunnel pasteurized on the same equipment as other beer products, the public should avoid all Budweiser products until the process is "inspected by a competent kashrus expert". [While investigating the issue of Chelada, we also became aware of a related issue stemming from another Anheuser-Busch product called "Bud Light Lime"].

The cRc, which certifies many items produced in the same plant as the Clamato, investigated this concern via visiting the plants where Clamato and Chelada are produced, reviewing formulas, extensive discussions with the companies, and independent research. The following are our conclusions:

  • Anheuser-Busch beers sold in bottles are free and clear of any concerns.
  • Dr Pepper has already made changes to the production of the Clamato used in Chelada, without changing its basic recipe, so that Anheuser-Busch beers sold in cans will also be acceptable.
  • The kosher status of Anheuser-Busch beers are not affected by the Bud Light Lime beverage bottled on shared equipment.

We want to clarify that all flavored beers require a reliable hashgacha. At the present time, both the Lime and the Chelada beers are not certified kosher.

Please note that the status of beer packed in kegs and sold "on tap" has the same status as beer sold in bottles.

For a more detailed report see here

Ed. note from the cRc: Cans with a "S" are acceptable if born after November 10, 2008.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2558
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