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The following kashrus notice is from OK on April 15, 2008 and revised July 16, 2008.

OK Kosher Certification has done an extensive investigation and testing of the Nori used in Trader Joe's Oriental Rice Crackers and Norimake Crackers. Lab results and examination by an expert in "toilaim" in Israel confirm that the Nori used in the Trader Joe's products has no problem of infestation whatsoever.
We regret any inconvenience caused to consumers by our earlier kosher alert, but in this instance we felt it necessary to err on the side of caution until we could verify 100% that there was no problem with the product. Trader Joe's rice crackers will continue to carry the OK symbol on their labels.
Ed. note from the OK: The products with the blacked out OK kosher symbol are fine.

The following kashrus advisory is from OK on March 5, 2008 and revised on March 14, 2008.

Trader Joe's Oriental Rice Crackers bearing the OK symbol contain seaweed and should not be used. The product is being removed from all Trader Joe's stores, and labeling is being corrected.
Additional information from the OK based on readers' questions: This advisory is because the OK has found that the seaweed used in these products MAY have infestation problems. The OK is still looking into this, but for the OK feels that the consumer's should not use it until a clear answer is available.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2328

The following kashrus alert was from the from the OU on July 14, 2008

Flora Italian Breadcrumbs 12/24 oz, UPC# 2003800119, Flora Foods- Pompano Beach, FL: This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Individuals 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=A2450

The following kashrus alert was from the from the OU on July 14, 2008

Prince Mac & Cheese Dinner, UPC# 0 41129 01050 1, New World Pasta- Harrisburg, PA: This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.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=A2449

The following kashrus alert was from the from the Kof-K on July 11, 2008

Andrea Foods Tortellini is no longer Kosher certified effective immediately. Existing product bearing the Kof-K insignia should not be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2448

The following health alert was from the from the FDA on July 10, 2008

Salmolux Inc. of Federal Way, WA, is recalling lot # 01418 of its Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox sold in 3 ounce packages due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, The recalled lot # 01418 of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox was distributed in AZ, CA, and NV, in Von's retail outlets and to DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, PA, SC, WV, and VA in Food Lion retail outlets. The product comes in a 3 ounce, blue package marked with lot # 01418 on its rear white label bearing the name of the product, its ingredients, and an expiration date. After routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Listeria monocytogenes was found in 3 ounce packages of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox. Consumers who have purchased the recalled 3 ounce packages bearing the lot # 01418 of the salmon are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (253) 874-2026 x214.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2447

The following kashrus alert was from the from OK Kosher Supervision on July 10, 2008

Please be advised that Mr. Softee Vanilla Ice Cream Mix produced by Horstmann Mix and Cream, Long Island City, NY has been mislabeled OK pareve. This product is acutally dairy and should be labeled OK-D. Labeling s being destroyed and new labels are being printed.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2446

The following kashrus alert was received from the from Kof-K on July 10, 2008

The Dairy designation was inadvertently omitted from RAPUNZEL BRAND CHOCOLATE CHIPS. The product is KOF-K Dairy. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2445

The following kashrus alert was received from the from OK Kosher Certification on July 9, 2008

Please be advised that Cheese Tortellini produced by Fiorella Pasta Company, 4559 White Plains Rd., Bronz, NY 10470 has been mislabeled as OK-Pareve. This product is actually dairy and should be labeled OK-D. Labeling s being destroyed and new labels are being printed. Consumers who find a package of the Fiorella Pasta Cheese Tortellini should contact the OK Kosher Certification immediately.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2444

The following kashrus alert was received from the from the London Beth Din on July 8, 2008

ASDA Vegetarian Frankfurters, listed on p.114 of THE REALLY JEWISH FOOD GUIDE 2008 as approved and Parev, are no longer manufactured by Tivall in Israel and are therefore not approved.

As supermarkets are liable to change suppliers, it is advisable to ensure before purchase that all ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Tesco frozen vegetarian products listed on p.114-115 state that they are made in Israel on the packaging.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2443

The following kashrus alert was received from the from the Scroll-K on July 8, 2008

The National Bacon Salt produced by J&D Bacon Salt of Seattle Washington is certified scroll K dairy; however, the dairy designation was inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be corrected and will bear the scroll KD designation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2442
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