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The following allergy alert was received from the >FDA on December 18, 2003.

HP Hood, Cheslea, MA announced today that it is recalling all quart containers of Hood Cultured Fat Free Buttermilk with a code date of DEC 30 25-08. The code is located on the top of the carton.
Consumers should note that there may be egg in quart containers of Hood Cultured Fat Free Buttermilk and it is not indicated on the ingredient label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. This product has been distributed to retail locations in MA, ME, NH, RI, CT, VTand NY. No adverse reactions to this product have been reported. The issue is confined to quart containers of Hood Cultured Fat Free Buttermilk with a code date of DEC 30 25-08. No other products are affected. Consumers may return the affected buttermilk to their local store to obtain a refund. Consumer questions may be directed to Hood at 1-800-242-2423.

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The following safety alert was received from the >US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Safetyalerts.com December 19, 2003.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Crate and Barrel Hanukkah Menorah
Manufacturer/Importer: Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill.
Hazard: The acrylic base of the Hanukkah menorah can ignite if the candles are allowed to burn completely, creating a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: One incident; no injuries.
Description: The Crate and Barrel Hanukkah Menorah has a clear acrylic base with brass candle cups. The menorah accommodates nine standard menorah candles. Its SKU number is 589-055.
Sold at: Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from October 2003 through December 18, 2003 for about $25.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Do not ignite any candles in this Hanukkah Menorah. Stop using the menorah immediately and return to the store for a full refund. You may mail the menorah to Crate and Barrel and receive a refund check.
Consumer Contact: Call Crate and Barrel toll-free at (800) 323-5461 anytime, or visit their Web site at www.crateandbarrel.com

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1102

The following kashrus alert was received from the OU on December 16, 2003.

Mama Muccis Balsamic Vinegar, Mucci Foods, Ltd., Canton, MI bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union. Product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148, or, via email, Coheng@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1101

The following kashrus alert was received from the MK on December 16, 2003.

The MK wishes to inform the public that the kosher certification from David Toledano Catering located at 5281 Decarie, Montreal, Canada no longer bears MK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1100

The following kashrus alert was received from the Kof-K on December 15, 2003.

Trader Joe's Cookie Tower distributed by Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA bears a plain Kof-K symbol. The Dairy symbol was inadvertently omitted. The product contains dairy ingredients and is, therefore, dairy. Future packaging will bear the Kof-K Dairy symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1099

The following kashrus alert was received from the Kof-K on December 15, 2003.

Philippa's Love Bites Cookies manufactured for Philippa Love Bites, Santa Monica, CA bear a plain Kof-K symbol. The Dairy symbol was inadvertently omitted. The product contains dairy ingredients and is, therefore, dairy. Future packaging will bear the Kof-K Dairy symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1098

The following kashrus alert is from the Orthodox Union on December 16, 2003 replacing an alert from August 6, 2003.

Brand: Chi Chi's & House of Tsang
Product: All Sauces
Company: Hormel Foods Corp., Austin MN
Issue: Due to changes in production, these products are no longer kosher and no longer bear the OU. Consumers should only buy older product still bearing the OU symbol. Hormel can be reached at (800) 523-4635.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1014

The following kashrus alert was received from OU on December 15, 2003.

Wilton Hanukkah Candy Making Kit, Wilton Enterprises, Woodridge, IL is certified as OU-D, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1097

The following allergy alert was received from Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network on December 12, 2003.

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is recalling its Stop & Shop brand store-packaged, 16-oz. assorted party cookies because they may contain undeclared milk, peanuts, and tree nuts.
Sold under the Stop & Shop label as a Bake Shop item in Stop & Shop stores in CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, and RI, this product is packaged in a clear plastic container and bears a UPC code of 002000-043476.
Consumers may return the product to their local Stop & Shop for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call their store manager or the company at (800) 767-7772.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1096

The following kashrus alert was received from Kosher Overseers of America on December 12, 2003.

Rivoire & Carret Couscous, Product of France, bears an unauthorized Half-Moon K. This product was found in a supermarket in California. ANY Rivoire & Carret product bearing a Half Moon K is unauthorized. A recall will be implemented as soon as the company is contacted.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1095
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