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The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on December 18, 2007.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Manzanilla Olives sold by Collins Brothers bears an unauthorized KOF-K. The item is not certifed by any kosher agency.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2249

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on December 13, 2007.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Donmar Foods Inc., Aurora, ON are warning the public not to consume Donmar Rubbed Oregano described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Donmar Rubbed Oregano, is sold in 180 g jars bearing UPC 0 61383 29035 8 and lot code MFG 082007 to MFG 121007 (Manufacturing date between Aug. 20, 2007 to December 10, 2007 inclusive). This product has been distributed in Ontario.
Ed. note: this product bears a COR 268.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2248

The following yoshon alert is from the Vaad of Detroit on December 13, 2007.

Beigel's Wholesale Bakery whole wheat challah frozen dough are not yoshon, even if they mistakenly have a paper stuck into the dough stating "yoshon".

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2246

The following kashrus information is posted on December 13, 2007.
Rabbi Zuche Blech is now certifying Kyo Restaurant in Monsey, NY with the approval of the local rabbinate. Certificate posted here.

The following kashrus information is from a conversation with Rabbi Gissinger on October 16, 2007 concerning emails that I have received.
Rabbi Gissinger, the Rav Hamakshir of the Kyo Restaurant in Monsey, NY, stated that "a rumor concerning this restaurant was begun by a disgruntled employee, who was fired last week, and the rumor is totally untrue. Indeed the restaurant is kosher L'Mehadrin as it always has been."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2186

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on December 13, 2007.

Earth’s Best Organic Dinner Variety Pack (For Babies 6 Months & Older) UPC #0-23923-51293-1, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. - Melville, NY containing:

  1. Sweet Potato and Chicken
  2. Summer Vegetable
  3. Vegetable Turkey
  4. Rice & Lentil UPC #0-23923-51293-1
Some cases of this product have been distributed with an unauthorized symbol on the outer tray. The individual jars within the tray are correctly labeled. 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=A2245

The following sulfite allergy alert is from the New York State Department of Agriculture on December 13, 2007.

Kadouri International Foods, Inc. is recalling “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots”, because they contain undeclared sulfites. The product comes in 12.5 Kg. (28 lb) boxes marked with lot #35-105 on the side and with an expiration date of 15-07-2008 stamped on the side. The recalled “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.Analysis of the “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots” revealed they contained 70 mg per serving. No illnesses involving this product have been reported to date to. Consumers who have purchased “King Brand Dried Turkish Apricots” are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-381-6100
Ed. note: The recalled apricots were found at Makolet Yerushalamim, 727 Ave U , Brooklyn, NY.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2244

The following South African kashrus alert is from the UOS on December 12, 2007.

Please note that with immediate effect, Chocolate De Belgique in the Thrupps Centre in Illovo is no longer under Beth Din of Johannesburg supervision. Existing stock already purchased may be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2243

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on December 13, 2007.

CRAFTY'S COOKING KITS-CRAYOLA HAPPY HANUKAH COOKIE KIT sold by Brand Castle bears an unauthorized KOF-K. The product is not certified by the KOF-K.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2242

The following kashrus alert is from United Mehadrin Kosher on December 12, 2007.

Ferrara Pan brand Fruit Snacks Lemonhead & Friends bear an erroneous UMK symbol and are not kosher, corrective action is being taken. Please note; Chewy Lemonhead & Friends are kosher even when not bearing a UMK symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2241

The following yoshon notice is from New Square Rabbinical Kashrus Council on December 11, 2007.

Unger's Pizza crust bearing the code “BEST BEFORE APRIL 08 2008” is Yoshon.

The following yoshon notice is from New Square Rabbinical Kashrus Council on November 26, 2007.

Unger's Pizza crust bearing the code “BEST BEFORE 3/18/08” is Yoshon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2224
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