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The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on September 11, 2006.

GRAMERCY PARK CATERERS OF QUEENS is no longer Star-K certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1804

The following health alert is from FDA on September 7, 2006.

Monterey Mushrooms of Watsonville, CA is recalling approximately 10,000 cases of fresh sliced white mushrooms and fresh sliced baby bella mushrooms, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Fresh sliced mushrooms were distributed from Monterey's location in Temple, PA into the northeastern states of MD, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, and VA through retail stores and produce market channels. These fresh sliced mushrooms were packaged for retail stores in 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz foam tills and 10 oz plastic bags with code dates 237 through 247. No illnesses have been reported to date. The mushrooms are labeled "Wash before using"; however, Listeria monocytogenes may not be removed with washing. Cooking will destroy the organism. Monterey received a positive test result for listeria on their 6 oz sliced Baby Bella product through a random product sampling by the Ohio State Department of Agriculture. No complaints of illnesses have been reported. The company believes the source of potential contamination has been identified and corrected, effective September 5, 2006. Monterey initiated a voluntary recall on September 6, 2006 based on preliminary information. Most product has already been removed from distribution. All OTHER sliced mushrooms from Monterey's Temple, PA facility should be considered safe as of this date. Consumers who have purchased Monterey Mushrooms' fresh sliced white or Baby Bella mushrooms in these states are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-333-6874.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1803

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 17, 2006.

Assorted Laffy Taffy Bag (32 oz): Outer bags mistakenly were printed with an OU-D symbol instead of an OU symbol. The individual Laffy Taffy wrappers correctly bear the OU symbol, as the product is actually pareve.

The following clarification was provided by a reader on September 3, 2006:
Laffy Taffy - Peppermint
is correctly labeled OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1789

The following South African kashrus alert is from UOS on September 4, 2006.

The Beth Din of Johannesburg Kashrut Department wish to advise that the following products manufactured by South African Brewries are no longer kosher with immediate effect:

  • Redds Premium Cider
  • Redds Premium Dry Cider
Existing stock should not be used.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1802

The following South African kashrus notice is from UOS on September 5, 2006.

The Beth Din of Johannesburg Kashrut Department wish to inform the public that the "Japanese Rice Cracker Mix" made by Pick 'n Pay Food Hall Dried Fruit and Nuts is no longer certified as KOSHER.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1801

The following kashrus notice is from the KOAOA on September 3, 2006.

Campbells Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ: Product is now certified by KOAOA (Half Moon K).

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 30, 2006.

Campbells Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Campbell Sales Company, Camden, NJ: Product no longer certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union. Product bearing the OU symbol was manufactured prior to the termination of the kosher certification and is kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1793

The following revised kashrus alert is from Congregation Bes Tefilla on September 5, 2006.
Revised directive concerning meat and poultry bought at "Shevach Quality Meats':

  1. All meat and poulty and meat and poulty products (except those in the original packing of the kosher processing plant) which were purchased at the "Shevach Quaility Meats" during the past years may not be eaten.
  2. All utensils that were definitely used hot (there is no safek) for the above food itmes must be kashered.
  3. If chicken bottoms were purchased on Tuesday, August 29 or Wednesday, August 30, then utensils must be kashered even if there is a safek.
Ed. note: Information of kashering can be found at www.kashrut.com/Passover/.

The following kashrus alert is from Congregation Bes Tefilla on September 3, 2006.
Congregation Bes Tefilla has removed its kashrus certification from Shevach Quality Meats, Spring Valley, NY due to kashrus violations. There is an on-going investigation. Chicken legs from August 29 and August 30, 2006 that were labeled Kiryas Yovel or Vineland should not be used and any keilim used with them should be kashered.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1800

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FAAN dated August 28, 2006.
Masterfoods USA would like to inform you that PEANUTS ARE NOW PART OF THE RECIPE for "SNICKERS" ALMOND Bars. To make this change more obvious for consumers we have not only bolded all of the allergens (including peanuts) in the ingredient statement but have also put a statement on the front of the package ==> "This Product Contains Peanuts". For the most accurate information always read the label. Members with any additional questions may call Masterfoods USA at (800) 552-2794.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1799

The following are bottled water recalls due to high levels of bromate:

The following health alert is from the FDA dated August 25, 2006.
Weis Markets Inc. today said it has voluntarily recalled its one gallon containers of Weis Quality Spring Water due to high levels of bromate detected in some products. No other bottled water product sold by Weis Markets is affected by this voluntary recall. Customers can return the recalled products to a Weis Markets store, including Mr. Zs and Kings, for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions can contact Weis Markets customer service at 570-988-3778 or at customerservice@weismarkets.com.

The following health alert is from the FDA dated August 30, 2006.
Kinney Drugs announced it is implementing a voluntary recall by the manufacturer of all sizes of Kinney brand water with a "sell by date" between June 27, 2008 and August 4, 2008. The "sell by date" is located on the neck of Kinney brand water bottles. Information on which products are recalled can be found at The FDA website

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1798

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 29, 2006.

Archer Farms (Target Corp.) Meat and Poultry Seasoning UPC #085239025932, Target Corp. Minneapolis, MN: This product, which bears the OU symbol, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel. The dairy designation was inadvertently omitted and the mislabeled product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1797
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