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The following kashrus and allergy alert is from the FAAN on November 19, 2007.

Blue Planet Foods Inc. is recalling Heartland Graham Pie Crust due to undeclared almond, milk, and coconut. The product was distributed through retail stores nationwide. The recalled 6-oz. “Heartland Graham Pie Crust” is packaged in a foil pie tin with a clear plastic cover and has a freshness date of “Best By Oct 27 2008 1” or “Best By Oct 27 2008 3. Consumers who have purchased this product may call the company toll-free at (877) 885-6650 for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2212

The following alert is from the Orthodox Union on November 13, 2006 and November 16, 2007.

Kellogg's Stuffing Mix (UPC #03800075018) made by Kellogg Sales Company- Battle Creek, MI is a pareve product that was erroneously distributed while bearing an OU-D symbol.

Ed. note (11/20/07): Kellogg's Stuffing Mix bearing a "K" is cetified kosher and pareve by the Rabbinical Council of New England.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1878

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on November 13, 2007 and information from the OU.

ll varieties of M & M’s listed in The Really Jewish Food Guide 2008 are now Not Kosher:

  • NK M & M’s Choco
  • NK M & M’s Crispy
  • NK M & M’s Peanut

Ed. note: In the US, M & M's are certified as kosher when bearing an OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2210

The following kashrus notice is from the editor and confirmed by the OU on November 13, 2007.

Babka Bites Cinnamon, Thou Shall Snack Company is mislabeled as OU-D. The product is certified by the OU and is pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2208

The following British and South African kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din and the Beth Din of Johannesburg on November 9, 2007.

The London Beth Din reported that "Southern Comfort, listed in The Really Jewish Food Guide 2008 as Pareve is now Dairy. Old stock should also be treated as Dairy." Please note that Sothern Comfort is approved ONLY when the label states “Product of USA and Ireland”.

Ed. note: Southern Comfort is not recommended as kosher by the Star-K and the Chicago Rabbinical Council. American kashrus agencies do not accept liquors without reliable certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2207

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

Nestle La Lechera Flakes (UPC: 501059-204270), Nestle CPW Mexico S. de RL. de C.V.: This product’s Spanish Label distributed in Mexico contains a non-certified cappuccino bar, but the outer box bears an OU-D symbol. Only the cereal is certified as OU-D. Orthodox Union policy requires the removal of the OU symbol when a non-certified sample is inserted into the package.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2206

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad Hakshrus of Buffalo on November 13, 2007.

Please note that all Selection Unlimited brand instant coffees and hot chocolates, marked with a BVK, are Dairy even when the symbol does not reflect that (note: the ingredients clearly say "milk"), new labels are being printed that will rectify this problem.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2205

The following wheat allergy alert is from the FFAAN on November 13, 2007.

Kellogg Company is recalling a limited number of Kellogg’s® Crispix® cereal 12-oz. packages due to undeclared wheat. The product was distributed in the Midwest and Southwest United States through retail grocery stores. The recalled cereal comes in a 12-oz. package with a Better If Used Before date of SEP 22 2008 KLC printed on the top of the package and a UPC of 38000 03530 found on the bottom of the package. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can contact Kellogg Consumer Affairs at (800) 962-1413 for further information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2204

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 6, 2007.

Skittles & Starburst Variety Pack (UPC# E20493), Effem Inc. - Bolton, Ontario containing:

  • Skittles Original Fruit
  • Skittles Sours
  • Starburst Original Fruit
  • Starburst Mixed Fieldberries
  • Starburst Sours
erroneously bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol and is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2203

The following kashrus notice is from the KOAOA (Half-Moon K) on November 7, 2007.
Natural Ovens of Manitowac - Healthy Beginnings White Wheat Bread bearing the KOAOA kosher symbol is not presently pas yisroel. This is a clarification, as the label does not state that the product is pas yisroel. This bread, a 2-pound large loaf, is only sold in Costco stores in the Midwest Region. It is kosher and pareve under our certification as indicated on the label.
Consumers are reminded that Natural Ovens of Manitowac Hot Dog Buns, Hamburger Buns, Dinner Rolls and Bagels bearing the KOAOA certification symbol are kosher, pareve and are pas yisroel, even though the pas yisroel statement is not on the label.
Please contact the KOAOA at info@kosher.org for any further clarification on this or any other KOAOA certified products.

The following kashrus notice is from the KOAOA (Half-Moon K) on September 6, 2007.

Effective immediately, all Natural Ovens of Manitowoc rolls and bagels bearing the Half-Moon K kosher symbol are Pas Yisroel. Product in the market place on or after September 6, 2007 carries this kosher status, even though the labels do not state "Pas Yisroel" at this time. This includes all varieties of bagels, Hot Dog Buns, Hamburger Buns and Dinner Rolls. We thank the company for working with us so that this kosher status could be arranged in time for the Aseres Yemei T'Shuva.

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on July 25, 2007.

Only those Natural Ovens of Manitowoc Label products bearing the cRc logo and the legend "Pas Yisroel" are guaranteed to be Pas Yisroel.

The following kashrus alert is from the KOAOA (Half Moon K) on July 16, 2007.

Natural Ovens of Manitowoc Hot Dog Buns and Hamburger Buns bearing our symbol are kosher and pareve, however they do not meet Pas Yisroel standards at this time, and are no longer labeled as Pas Yisroel. We are working with the company to establish proper Pas Yisroel procedures and hope that this will be accomplished soon. Please note that this only pertains to Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns and only those packaged with our symbol on the label. Other Natural Ovens products certified by other agencies continue their Pas Yisroel status as stated on the labels.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2113
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