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Kosher Alert American Spice Yellow Rice

December 23, 2016 from the OU:

American Spice Yellow Rice with Spices, Amrican Spice Trading Company, Miami FL bears an unauthorized OU
The Orthodox Union does not certify American Spice Yellow Rice. This product contains a spice blend that is not kosher. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Bickel's Snack Foods Notice of Voluntary Recall

December 22, 2016 - from the FDA:

Bickel's Snack Foods, Inc., of York, PA is voluntarily recalling all snack products that were made with milk ingredients supplied by one of its' secondary seasoning component suppliers, Valley Milk Products LLC, due to Salmonella contamination. On 12/16/16, Bickel's Snack Foods, Inc. was notified Valley Milk Products, LLC initiated a recall of products made with milk powders or sour cream.
This voluntary recall includes the following products:

  • Bon Ton- Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 2.75 oz UPC: 7004000224 Best by Between: 12/26/16-3/20/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/20/16-12/14/16
  • Seyfert-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 2 oz UPC: 7593996049 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/20/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/14/16
  • Seyfert-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 5 oz UPC: 7593905103 Best by: 1/2/17
    Manufactured: 9/28/16
  • Seyfert-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips Size: 8.5 oz UPC: 7593905033 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/14/16
  • Bickel's- Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: .75 oz UPC: 7148700930 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/13/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/7/16
  • Bickel's-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 2 oz UPC: 7148700602 Best by Between: 1/16/17-3/6/17
    Manufactured Between: 10/12/16-11/30/16
  • Bickel's-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 7 oz UPC: 7148721020 Best by Between: 1/2/17-3/6/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/28/16-11/30/16
  • Bickel's-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 8.5oz UPC: 7148711030 Best by Between: 1/2/17-3/13/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/28/16-12/7/16
  • Bon Ton-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 1.5 oz UPC: 7004004132 Best by: 1/9/17
    Manufactured: 10/5/16
  • Troyer-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 2 oz UPC: 7017500019 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/13/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/7/16
  • Dan Dee-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips Size: 7/8 oz UPC: 3720000014 Best by Between: 12/19/16-2/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-11/17/16
  • Dan Dee-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips Size: 2 oz UPC: 3720000476 Best by Between: 12/19/16-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 9/14/16-12/14/16
  • Dan Dee-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
    Size: 8.5 oz UPC: 3720000504 Best by Between: 1/9/17-3/20/17
    Manufactured Between: 10/5/16-12/14/16
  • Troyer-Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips
    Size: 8.5 oz UPC: 7017500060 Best by Between: 1/9/17-3/20/17 Manufactured Between: 10/4/16-12/13/16 Cabana-Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips Size: 5 oz UPC: 7277901085 Best by Between: 3/6/17-4/24/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/20/16-11/9/16
  • Key Foods-Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips
    Size: 6 Oz UPC: 73296216671 Best by Between: 12/26/16-3/13/17
    Manufactured Between: 9/20/16-12/7/16

Customers who purchased this product should dispose of it immediately. Consumers with questions may contact Bickel's Snack Foods,Inc., toll free at 1-800-888-4646 Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm. EST.

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Ingredient Notice: Ghiardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips

December 22, 2016: from FARE:
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company would like to notify its customers that milk has been added as an ingredient to its Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips.
This recipe was changed to improve the overall quality and consistency of our Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips.
Ghirardelli ingredient statements are included on the packaging of all our products, including the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips, which now include milk as one of the ingredients. While we work to alert customers to any major changes to recipes, those with allergies or food restrictions are strongly encouraged to check the ingredient statements on our products prior to using.
For more information, please visit www.ghirardelli.com/semi-sweet or contact our Ghirardelli Customer Service Team at 1-800-877-9338, Option 4.

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HERR’S® ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF HERR’S BRAND OF SMOKED CHIPOTLE FLAVORED KETTLE COOKED POTATO CHIPS AND PEDDLER’S PANTRY SMOKED DRIED CHIPOTLE KETTLE COOKED POTATO CHIPS DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

December 21, 2016 - from Herrs:

Herr Foods Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of Smoked Chipotle flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips under the Herr’s Brand and Smoke Dried Chipotle flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips under the Peddler’s Pantry Brand, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
These products were flavored with Chipotle seasoning that contained a milk ingredient manufactured by a secondary supplier of Chesapeake Spice Co. The milk ingredient is being recalled due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination.
Product was distributed nationwide through grocery and other retail stores. These products were sold as individual bags. No other ‘Herr’s” products are involved with this recall.

BrandDescriptionSizeUPC No.Best by Dates
HERR’S Smoked Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 2.625 oz. 72600 03339 November 13, 2016 thru March 27, 2017
HERR’S Smoked Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 8.0 oz. 72600 03420 November 26, 2016 thru April 24, 2017
PEDDLER’S PANTRY Smoke Dried Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 2.0 oz. 72600 07789 December 25, 2016 thru March 27, 2017

The packages are gold, white and brown metalized bags. The lot number is located on the front of the package in the upper right hand corner. The UPC number is located at the lower right hand corner of the back panel of the package.

Customers and consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume them and should return them to the retailer where they were purchased for a full refund. Herr Foods and other retailers are removing recalled product from the retailers’ shelves. As a result, consumers can be assured that all other Herr’s products that remain on-shelf are safe and not subject to this recall. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-523-5030. Live assistance is available 9am- 5pm EST Monday through Friday.

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Rich Products Corporation Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Certain Ice Cream Cake Products

December 21, 2016 - from the FDA:

Rich Products Corporation in Buffalo, NY, is voluntarily recalling approximately 6,600 cases of ice cream cake products because they may contain undeclared walnuts.
The affected Ice Cream Cakes were sold to distributors and in-store retail bakeries nationwide.
The products listed below are included in the recall. The UPC code can be found at the bottom of each label, and the Best By date codes can be found on the side of each individual cake unit’s package:

  • 4 LB 8 OZ Jon Donaire Ice Cream Layer Cake (Deliciously moist white cake with rich, creamy strawberries & cream ice cream)
    • UPC Code: 049800 047761
    • Best By: JUN-27-17, JUL-15-17, JUL-23-17, JUL-28-17, AUG-27-17
  • 4 LB 13 OZ Signature Select Vanilla Ice Cream & White Cake (Ice Cream Cake)
    • UPC Code: 021130 114641
    • Best By: JUN-26-2017, JUL-18-17, AUG-01-17
  • 4 LB 8 OZ Jon Donaire Ice Cream Layer Cake (Deliciously moist white cake with rich, creamy vanilla ice cream)
    • UPC Code: 049800 024533
    • Best By: JUN-25-17, JUL-23-17, JUL-29-17
  • 4 LB 8 OZ Jon Donaire Ice Cream Layer Cake (Deliciously moist white cake with rich, creamy vanilla ice cream)
    • UPC Code: 049800 628786
    • Best By: JUL-29-17
  • 60 OZ Rich’s ¼ Sheet White Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream Cake
    • UPC Code: 049800 290013
    • Best By: OCT-20-17, NOV-01-17

    Rich Products Corporation has not received any reports of adverse reactions associated with these products and has issued this voluntary recall action as a precautionary measure.
    The recall was initiated after Rich’s discovered that the ice cream cake layers supplied by a third party supplier may contain walnuts. Rich’s is currently working with the supplier to address the issue and has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of this voluntary recall.
    Consumers who have purchased the specific recalled products are advised not to consume them and to return the products to their point of purchase for refund. Consumers with questions may contact Rich’s Helpline at (800) 356-7094, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00 pm EST.

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Food Recall Warning - Old Dutch brand Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips recalled due to Salmonella

December 20, 2016 from CFIA

ld Dutch Foods Ltd is recalling Old Dutch brand Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The following products have been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Old Dutch Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips 66 g Best Before 2016 AU 10
through
Best Before 2017 FE 24
inclusive
0 66343 17941 4
Old Dutch Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips 255 g Best Before 2016 AU 10
through
Best Before 2017 MR 02
inclusive
0 66343 16783 1

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.


Old Dutch Recalls Various Flavored Potato Chip Products due to Possible Health Risk

December 14, 2016 - from the FDA: :

Old Dutch Foods Inc. of St. Paul, MN is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Flavored Potato Chip and Tortilla Chip products that were made with milk ingredients supplied by one of its’ secondary seasoning component suppliers Valley Milk Products LLC, due to the potential risk of Salmonella contamination.
Product was distributed nationwide through grocery and other retail stores.
The recall includes the following seasoned Potato Chip and Tortilla Chip products and their respective product code dates (which is most easily identified on the front of the package):

Ol
Brand Product Type Flavor Size UPC Code Dates Between
Old Dutch Ripples Seasoned Potato Chips French Onion 8oz 74690230160 8/11/16 2/28/17
2oz 74690023670 8/11/16 2/22/17
Jalapeno Popper 8oz 74690231556 10/20/16 2/22/17
3oz 74690028590 10/19/16 2/22/17
Cheddar & Sour Cream 2oz 74690024066 7/7/16 2/22/17
8oz 74690230290 7/7/16 2/28/17
15.5oz 74690205694 7/7/16 2/28/17
Old Dutch Rip-L Family Pack Seasoned Potato Chips Cheddar & Sour Cream 9.5oz 74690201160 7/6/16 2/28/17
Lund's & Byerly's Seasoned Potato Chips Chipotle Ranch 8oz 72431009792 7/14/16 3/1/17
Roundy's Seasoned Potato Chips Jalapeno Popper 10.5oz 11150224499 10/20/16 2/28/17
Cheddar & Sour Cream 2oz 11150041430 7/7/16 2/28/17
10.5oz 11150224826 7/14/16 2/14/17
15.75oz 11150224536 7/6/16 2/28/17
Urge Seasoned Potato Chips Cheddar & Sour Cream 2.5oz 39779014369 7/7/16 2/28/17
6oz 39779012617 7/7/16 2/28/17
Seasoned Tortilla Chip Ranch 8oz 39779013126 10/6/16 3/1/17

Although no lab tests have confirmed the presence of Salmonella in these products and no illnesses have been reported, we are voluntarily issuing the immediate recall of these products in conjunction with FDA guidance with an abundance of caution and with adherence to strict quality standards for all Old Dutch Foods products.

Customers and consumers who have purchased the recalled product as identified in the affected product list should dispose of it immediately and may contact Old Dutch Foods Consumer Care toll free at 1-877-228-2273 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm Central Standard Time.

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Kosher alert on Boston America Dreidel Candies

December 20, 2016 from the OK:
Please be advised that Boston America Dreidel Candies of Boston America Corp. Woburn, MA 01801 bear an unauthorized OK Kosher pareve symbol on the packaging of Salted Caramel Choco Rocks, This product is NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

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Kosher Alert Chef Ooh la la Pizza Mania Mix

December 19, 2016 from the OU:

Chef Ooh la la Pizza Mania Mix, Blend Pak, Bloomfield KY Missing D – Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Chef Ooh la la Pizza Mania Mix as an OU dairy product. This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packages were labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

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Deep River Snacks Issues Voluntary Recall For Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

December 10, 2016: The FDA: :

Deep River Snacks is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips after being informed by a tertiary ingredient supplier that buttermilk powder used in the seasoning may contain traces of Salmonella.
As a precaution, any consumers that have either of the products described above should immediately discontinue use of the product and contact the company at 860-434-7347, Monday through Friday between 9-5pm EST. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).
The product was distributed nationally through retail and foodservice outlets. The following items and best by dates are affected by this recall:

Item DescriptionSizeUPCBest By Dates
Deep River Snacks Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips2oz85066800049811/9/16 to 6/2/17
Deep River Snacks Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips5oz85066800099311/9/16 to 6/1/17
Deep River Snacks Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips - EXPORT5oz85066800099311/5/16 to 4/13/17

The item UPC number can be found on the back of the bag underneath the bar code. The best by date can be found printed on the front of the bag, in the upper right quadrant near the Deep River Snacks logo. The best by date is printed in the format: DD MMM YYYY (e.g. 10 DEC 2016). Please see below for an image of the product.


For more information, please visit DeepRiverSnacks.com or weHONCHOS.com.

December 12, 2016 recall from the CFIA with a correction on December 21, 2016 at CFIA:
Industry is recalling Deep River Snacks brand Krinkle Cut Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The corrections for these products are marked by an asterisk (*) below:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Deep River Snacks Krinkle Cut Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 57 g All Best By dates from 11 SEP 16 up to and including 02 JUN21017* 8 50668 00049 8
Deep River Snacks Krinkle Cut Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 142 g All Best By dates from 11 SEP 16 up to and including 06 JAN 17 8 50668 00099 3

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Possibly National
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Kashrus information regarding teas

December 14, 2016 - From the cRc Twitter Feed:
Unflavored orange pekoe or Green tea leaves (including matcha) or tea bags are acceptable without hashgachah if they contain no other ingredients. Flavored or herbal tea leaves or tea bags require kosher certification. Earl Grey with bergamot oil is acceptable without hashgachah, but Earl Grey with bergamot flavor requires kosher certification. All of the above is limited to tea leaves and tea bags, but all prepared (liquid) tea or instant tea powder sold in retail containers, requires kosher certification.

From the cRc in response to the editor's question: If the package contains just plain leaves with no flavorings then the product does not need a hecksher.

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