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The following kashrus alert is from OU on March 10, 2008.

Wise Dipsy Doodles – 1.25 oz Vending Machine Bags, UPC #0-41262-27064-0, Code: June1608GAB, Wise Foods Inc. - Berwick, PA: Due to equipment failure, a limited amount of Wise Dipsy Doodle Snack bags may contain non-kosher popcorn. Affected bags may have been distributed in NY, NJ, and CT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2331

The following kashrus alert is from OU on March 6, 2008.

Edgell Idahoan Real Mash 1.47 kg, Simplot Australia Pty. - Mentone, VC, AUSTRALIA: This certified product, distributed in Australia, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2330

The following kashrus alert is from OK on March 5, 2008.

HEALTHY DAIRY YOGURT SMOOTHIES (various flavors): Some of the flavors are missing the “D” next to the ~ symbol. The product is certified kosher, dairy, cholov stam. The word “dairy” will appear on the brand and also on the date code. Future labels are being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2329

The following kashrus alert is from MK on March 5, 2008.

The MK wishes to inform the public that Mochi Rice Cracker Mix & Combination Rice Cracker made by Amira bear an unauthorized MK. These products are not kosher and should not be used. These products are being recalled. If you purchased these products, please call 514-739-6363

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2327

The following kashrus notice is from OK on March 3, 2008.

Please be advised that KRAFT NABISCO CREAM OF WHEAT (4 PACK) is Pareve. The company is relabeling the product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2326

The following health alert is from FDA on March 4, 2008.

The Quaker Oats Co. is recalling a small quantity of Aunt Jemima Pancake & Waffle Mix: Original, Original Complete and Buttermilk Complete, which may have potential salmonella contamination. No other Aunt Jemima, frozen Aunt Jemima or Quaker products are affected. The products, sold in 2 pound and 5 pound boxes with Best Before dates of FEB 08 09 H through FEB 16 09 H stamped on the top, contain the following UPC codes:

  • 30000 43272: Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete, 5 lb.
  • 30000 05040: Aunt Jemima Original, 2 lb.
  • 30000 05070: Aunt Jemima Original Complete, 2 lb.
  • 30000 05300: Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete, 2 lb.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue to date. There is very low risk of illness when preparation directions on box are followed and product is not consumed raw or undercooked. Salmonella bacteria is killed at a temperature of 160 F.
If consumers have this product with the indicated UPC codes and Best Before dates, they should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-407-2247 or by logging onto www.auntjemima.com.
Quaker is in the process of recovering the product involved. Quaker knows specifically to which customer warehouses the product was shipped. Approximately 98% of the product is within Quaker's control. The 2% of product which is outside of Quaker's control was shipped to a limited number of retail and mass merchandiser stores (no direct distribution to West Coast). Of that small quantity, the vast majority likely has not been placed on store shelves. Product was shipped to 17 states including TX, GA, AL, SC, NC, IL, FL, MO, MI, CO, WI, OH, NY, NM, KS, and UT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2325

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from COR on March 3, 2008.

COR certification of the following Omstead brand frozen vegetables has been removed for the Shmitta year 2008 and part of 2009:

  • 21181 Natural Whole Petite Carrots
  • 21183 Natural Whole Petite Carrots
  • 22118 Prince Edward Classic Blend
  • 22124 Prince Edward Classic Blend
  • 22135 Prince Edward Classic Blend
Packages will not bear the COR symbol and/or will state NON-KOSHER

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2324

The following kashrus alert is from Kosher Miami on March 3, 2008.

"We have surveillance of suspicious activity at Fu Xing Restaurant, North Miami Beach, FL. We are now actively investigating the situation. As a precautionary measure we are suspending the KM hashgacha."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2323

The following health alert is from USAtoday and FSNET on March 1, 2008.

Two California companies are recalling alfalfa sprouts sold across the West because tests detected salmonella, which can be fatal.
J.H. Caldwell and Sons of Maywood is recalling Always Fresh and Alfa One sprouts distributed to Trader Joes grocery stores in CA, AZ, NM, NV, OR and WA. It also is recalling shipments to Beach Market, KV Mart and Superior Warehouse stores in CA.
Salad Cosmo USA Corporation of Dixon is recalling sprouts distributed to stores in CA and WA, including SaveMart Supermarkets.
Consumers with questions may contact Salad Cosmo USA Corp. at (707) 678-6633 and J.H. Caldwell and Sons Inc. at (323) 589-4008.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2321

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on March 3, 2008.

Krinos Feta Cheese bears an unauthorized Kof-K emblem. The product is not certified as kosher. The company apologizes for the error and is recalling the item.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2320
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