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The following kashrus alert is from Kehilla Kosher of Los Angeles on June 16, 2014.

As of this date, Kosher Bazaar, 6846 Reseda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA is no longer Kehilla supervised.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4600

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 12, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 11, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. is recalling Madegood brand Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bars from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Madegood Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bar 36 g Lot#: 1213
Lot#: 0114
Lot#: 0314
6 87456 11103 2
Madegood Chia and Berries Raw Fruit & Nut Bar 12 x 36 g Lot#: 1213
Lot#: 0114
Lot#: 0314
6 87456 11303 6
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4598

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 11, 2014.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Wegmans Ice in 18 lb. (UPC 77890 29200) and 7 lb. (UPC 77890 29197) bags sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. This recall has been initiated because the ice may contain metal pieces from a broken part in the machine that produces the ice, posing a possible choking hazard.
The affected bags of Wegmans Ice were sold in Wegmans’ stores located in Pennsylvania (excluding Erie), New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. (Note: This recall does not affect Wegmans Ice sold in the company’s New York State, Massachusetts or Erie, PA stores.)
Wegmans estimates that approximately 6,000 bags of potentially affected ice were sold. The company also confirmed that automated phone calls will be placed to customers who purchased Wegmans ice, using their Shoppers Club card.
Customers may return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department toll free at 1 (855) 934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit www.wegmans.comdisclaimer icon for a list of all product recalls.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4597

The following milk alleryg alert is from the FDA on June 8, 2014.

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC today announced that it is voluntarily recalling DOLE Garden Soup "Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil", due to an undeclared milk allergen.
The product is a 26 oz. carton with UPC Code 3890002404, Lot Numbers WF14113 and WF14114 ONLY, Best by Oct 23 2015 and Oct 24 2015 respectively. The UPC CODE is on the side panel and the lot number and best by information are printed on the top of the carton.
The recalled product was distributed only in TEXAS through retail grocery stores. No other Dole Packaged Foods products are affected.
Consumers who purchased any of these lots are asked to return to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The company has contacted the retailers to retrieve the affected lots. Replacement stocks of unaffected lots are being shipped.
Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Packaged Foods Consumer Response Center at (800) 232-8888 24 hours a day.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4596

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 6, 2014.

Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA is recalling to the consumer level Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284, due to possible contamination by Salmonella.
The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:
Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars UPC code: 096619164998
Sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale Club nationwide between April 4, 2014 and June 4, 2014
The recall affects 5,153 cases of recalling Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284 located below the back label.
If you have the recalled product, please do not consume it. Please dispose of the recalled product and its container.
Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact an Olde Thompson Customer Care Representative at 1-844-568-5555 between the hours of 8:30AM and 8:00PM CST.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4595

The following peanut alleryg alert is from the FDA on June 4, 2014.

Ocean Spray today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling two production lots of Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries because the products may contain yogurt covered peanuts.
The following 8-ounce pouches of Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries are part of this recall:

  • UPC # 31200 03719
  • Best By Dates Feb 10, 2015 and Feb 11, 2015
The products were distributed to retail stores in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. We received three consumer complaints that the product contained peanuts, but no associated illnesses were reported.
The recalled products were produced by a co-packer in Chicago and no other Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries or Ocean Spray® products are affected by the recall. Our co-packer has reported some yogurt covered peanuts have been packaged along with Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries on two production dates in February. Ocean Spray has worked with the co-packer to identify the issue and we’re confident that this is an isolated incident and the problem has been corrected.
Although the packaging does contain a warning that the product is made on equipment that also processes nuts, Ocean Spray issued the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our consumers. This recall affects a very small amount of our Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries and we have not received any reports of allergic reactions.
If you purchased Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries with the above UPC code and sell by dates and have a concern about peanut allergies, please save or take a picture of the UPC label and best by date and contact the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3263, weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, for a coupon replacement. Please then destroy the product.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4594

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 2, 2014.

Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 4,339 cases of LiveGfree Gluten Free Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Crackers with a best if used by date of 11-24-14 because they contain a seasoning that is being recalled by Kerry Ingredients. Kerry Ingredients is recalling the seasoning due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.
The affected products were distributed nationally:

  • LiveGfree 4.25 oz Gluten Free Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Crackers: Best By Date 11-24-14
Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased.
Customers with questions or concerns may contact Laura Villarreal at 414-409-2123 between 8:00 am and 6 pm CST.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4593

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 2, 2014.

Glutino, a division of GFA Brands, Inc. Paramus, NJ, is voluntarily recalling Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers. The recall is being initiated because the seasoning supplier, Kerry Ingredients, recalled the seasoning blend due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers products with "Best By" date of October 26, 2014 are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers were distributed nationally through retail and warehouse club stores. The product affected is sold in a 4.25 ounce and a 20 ounce opaque white box with a “Best By” date of October 26, 2014 stamped on the top of the box. The recall is limited to the Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers and does not extend to any other Glutino products.
The affected Glutino UPCs are:

  • 6 78523 03861 1
  • 6 78523 03863 5

Customers who purchased this item are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-421-3970 or visit www.glutino.com.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4592

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on June 3, 2014.

Cappiello Mozzarella Cheese - variable weight packs, Wegmans, Rochester NY:
The Orthodox Union certifies Cappiello Mozzarella Cheese when packed at the factory. Some Wegmans stores obtained 5 pound blocks of OU-D certified cheese, cut it up into weight variable sizes, wrapped them and labeled them with Cappiello labels that bear an OU D symbol. The Orthodox Union did not certify the re-packing process, and the OU on those labels are unauthorized. Corrective measures have been implemented.
This alert does not pertain to the Cappiello twisted mozzarella which are wrapped and labeled under the Orthodox Union’s supervision.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4591

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on June 2, 2014.

Please be advised that COSTA RICA COFFEE EXPORT (Santa Domingo, Costa Rica) bears an unauthorized OK Kosher Certification kosher symbol. COSTA RICA COFFEE EXPORT IS NOT CERTIFIED BY OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4590
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