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The following nut allergy alert is from the FAAN January 22, 2008.

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream is recalling 1.75-qt. packages of “Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Caramel Delight” ice cream and “Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Butter Pecan” ice cream due to undeclared pecans. The ice cream was distributed in CO, ID, OR, and WY. The 1.75-qt. packages are coded on the bottom with “Best If Purchased By 09/11/08 049-32.” Consumers who have purchased the ice cream may call (888) 837-4438 for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2282

The following kashrus alert is from the OU January 22, 2008.

Alan Wong’s Macadamia Nut Brittle (UPC #7-07178-10005-0), Hamakua Macademia Nut Company, Kawaihae, HI: This product is certified OU-D and its ingredient panel lists dairy ingredients. The product label was inadvertently applied in such a fashion as to cover the “D” designation. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2281

The following kashrus alert is from the OU January 21, 2008.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend, Unilever, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Mismatched packaging: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend (Regular) is OU-D kosher certified. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Mediterranean Blend – Light is not kosher certified. A limited amount of Light product was incorrectly packed in Regular tubs (identifiable by the green stripe/ribbon on packaging) which bear the OU-D symbol. The affected product does bear the correctly labeled Light lid (identifiable by the blue stripe/ribbon on packaging) and only mismatched product is affected. Corrective action is being taken. Please note that the Regular (not Light) variety remains certified OU-D kosher. Consumers spotting the mismatched 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=A2280

The following kashrus alert is from the editor and Kemps on January 17, 2008.

Kemps Plus milks are not kosher - because of the gelatin capsule encapsulating the fish oil used in the milk.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2279

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on January 16, 2008.

HomeBake Products: Assorted Scoop & Bake Cookie Dough Varieties, 1st Products Inc., - Golden Valley, MN:
These products, sold at Target Stores, are missing the dairy designation. Please see below for product specific details. Future packaging will be revised.

  • Peanut Butter- contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel.
  • Chocolate Chip- manufactured on dairy equipment
  • Chocolate Fudge- manufactured on dairy equipment

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2278

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the MK on January 16, 2008.

The MK wishes to inform the public that with immediate effect Mediterranean Village is no longer under MK supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2277

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 16, 2008.

Marmite have produced a new product called "Marmite Cheese" which is NOT kosher. Marmite (original) is unaffected and remains kosher, parev and Mehadrin.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2276

The following kashrus notice is from the Star-K in the January 2008 Keeping You Kurrent.

Candy Assortment in Glassware - Fancy glassware and dishes used in candy arrangements are not toveled. Th ese dishes must be toveled before subsequent use. Th ey do not need tevila until they have been emptied of the included candy. Th is applies to all candy stores and shops that sell kosher arrangements.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2275

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on January 7, 2008.

Friedman's Fish of Monroe, NY is no longer certified by the OK Kosher Certification
Ed. note: Friedman's Fish is certified by the Central Rabbinical Congress.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2274

The following South African kashrus alert is from the UOS on January 12, 2008.

Eitan Vaal have requested that we inform the public that due to problems that they have encountered, all their vegetables should be checked and/or cleaned in exactly the same manner as regular vegetables, until further notice.
Details of how to check and clean vegetables can be found on www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables

The following South African kashrus alert is from the UOS on January 10, 2008.

Eitan Vaal celery and spinach have been found to contain leaf-miner and should therefore not be used with immediate effect, until further notice. Other Eitan Vaal products remain insect free - once rinsed.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2273
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