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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

The following health alert is from FDA dated December 7, 2007.

Trader Joe's Company, Monrovia, CA is voluntarily recalling 1,000 cases of 12 oz jars of Trader Joe's Pinjur (a traditional Macedonian condiment made with roasted peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes), UPC 00529068, Best By 10/2009. The Best By date can be found printed on the top of the lid. The product is being recalled because customers reported finding small pieces of glass in the product. Trader Joe's Pinjur was potentially sold from Trader Joe's retail stores in AZ, CA, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NV, NC, OH, OR, PA, VA, WA, Washington D.C., and WI. The product should not be consumed. Customers should discard it, or return it to any Trader Joe's store for a full refund. Customers with questions may call Trader Joe's Customer Relations at 626-599-3817, or write Trader Joe's through their website at traderjoes.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2240

The following kashrus notice is from Chicago Rabbinical Council on December 10, 2007.

Gift tins being distributed by Hamakor Judaica of Skokie, IL containing an assortment of chocolate covered cashews and raisins, bear a sticker with the cRc logo. Please be aware that this product is dairy, cholov stam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2239

The following allergy and kashrus alert is from OU on December 10, 2007.

Frito-Lay, Plano, TX announced the voluntary recall of 41 cases (2,460 bags) of 1.5 oz. bags of Lay's Classic Potato Chips. This lot is marked as Lay's Classic Potato Chips but may contain Lay's Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips. This product has been distributed only through select vending machines in North Texas. The only affected packages are 1.5 oz. bags of Lay's Classic Potato Chips that have a freshness date of February 12 located on the upper right hand side of the package and with an 11 digit code number of 12923230985 (time stamp between 06:00 and 08:00), which appears immediately beneath the freshness date. No other code date, package size or flavor is impacted. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Lay's Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips had been packaged in Lay's Classic Potato Chip packaging that did not list the presence of a possible allergen. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary error in one of the company's production lines. Consumers with any product of the lot code and package size noted above can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Affairs at 1-800-352-4477.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2238

The following fire hazard alert is posted by the editor from an email list warning and Albert Einstein Synagogue posting and an alert from last year www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1909. Alert posted on December 3, 2007.

Chanukah Menorahs containing prefilled solid olive oil canisters in plastic containers are again on sale this year. These products are a fire hazard. Check any that you purchase to make sure that the cups holding the olive oil jel is glass and not plastic.
Posted on the Albert Einstein Synagogue website: "This Friday I went to buy pre-filled cups. I got the ones in a blue triangular package called Kankanim and on the package it said that they're made out of glass. When I got home I wanted to make sure that they were indeed glass and not plastic b/c they felt too light. I lit a candle and touched the flame to the rim of the cup and after a few seconds it started to melt and bubble (glass doesn't do that). I brought them back to the store and got different ones that are definitely glass. But for now Kankanim ones are still on display and are not being pulled off the shelves."
Ed. note (12/9/07): A reader has reported that one of his "Easy Lights," pre-filled oil Chanukkah candles, distributed by Ahron's Judaica, Brooklyn, NY melted last night. As more candles are lit, the local temperature goes up and likelihood increases of the plastic candle holders melting.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2231

The following kashrus notice is from K0A0A on December 5, 2007.

Block & Barrel brand Hawaiian Cluster Dinner Rolls, distributed by Sysco (product code 0842716) bearing vendor code 17634 and our Half-Moon K kosher symbol bear an erroneous ingredient statement listing "nonfat milk" as an ingredient. In fact, there is no milk nor are there any milk derivitives in these rolls and they are correctly marked Kosher Pareve. Corrective action has been taken for all future labels. This product is distributed nationwide in the food service marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2237

The following kashrus notice is from K0A0A on December 5, 2007.

Farmer's Market brand (Corvallis, OR) canned Organic Pumpkin, Organic Butternut Squash, Organic Sweet Potato Puree and Organic Pumpkin Pie Mix bear a Half-Moon K - P symbol (implying Pesach certification). While the product was not intended to be certified Kosher for Pesach, in fact cans in the market as of this time are pareve and Kosher for Pesach. Future productions of this product will be correctly labeled "Pareve" instead of "P."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2236
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