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South African Kashrut alert on Golden Cloud Scone Mix

April 23, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Golden Cloud scone mix carries a parev Beth Din logo. Please note that this product is Milchik. The manufacturers are in the process of rectifying this on future packaging.

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Kashrus Advisory - Dole Fresh Vegetables

April 23, 2018 from the OK:

Please be advised that Dole Fresh Vegetables are certified when bearing the OK kosher symbol on the bag.
Lots that are not certified will not bear the symbol – be sure to check the bags you are buying.
New Products: Dole is introducing Salad Kits which include salad vegetables and dressing.

From the OK: Dole Fresh Vegetable salad products are certified per approved lot. As the lots are approved, the OK symbol is ink-jetted along with the 'best-by' date on the top right hand corner of the packaging.

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Israeli Kashrus Advisory - Elite Products

April 22, 2018 from Jerusalem Kosher News:

The Elite company announces that due to a shortage in mehadrin ingredients, some of the products that are customarily 'mehadrin' are now being sold as non-mehadrin and consumers should be vigilant and check each item before purchase.

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Kashrus Alert - Lady Fortunes in Canoga Park, CA

April 20, 2018 from the KSA:

Please be advised that due to kashrus violations, KSA has terminated its kosher supervision on Lady Fortunes in Canoga Park, CA as of April 20, 2018.

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Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

April 20, 2018 from the CDC and CDC:

Previous information from April 13, 2018 from the CDC and CDC:

Advice to Restaurants and Retailers

Advice to Consumers

Read the full Investigation Notice

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Updated Canadian Food Recall Warning - Montana brand frozen strawberries recalled due to Hepatitis A

April 20, 2018 - CFIA

The food recall warning issued on April 14, 2018 has been updated to include additional distribution and product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Phoenicia Group Inc. is recalling Montana brand frozen strawberries from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Montana Strawberry
1 kg All codes purchased on or before April 20, 2018 6222000401487

Ed. note: These strawberries are from Egypt.

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Voluntary Recall: Traditional Medicinals Herbal Tea Products

April 16, 2018 - from NaturalGrocers:

Traditional Medicinals is voluntarily recalling EveryDay Detox Lemon Tea UPC 32917001979 LOT # 19461 Exp. date: Jan 2021 and Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea Tea UPC 32917001597 LOT #19482 Exp. date: Jan 2021.
An ingredient in these products has tested positive for Salmonella at their Supplier. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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Kosher Alert Schwan's Ice Cream

April 19, 2018 from the OU:

Schwan's Chocolate Marshmallow Ripple Sqround; Rocky Road Sqround, SFC Global, Marshall, MN has an uUnauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Schwan's Chocolate Marshmallow Ripple Sqround and Schwan's Rocky Road Sqround ice creams. A small quantity of these products may have been sold with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Kosher Alert Kroger Ranch Tuna

April 19, 2018 from the OU:

Kroger Ranch Flavored Tuna, The Kroger Company, Cincinatti OH is mMissing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Kroger Ranch Flavored Tuna as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some labels bear a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being Implemented.

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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Shell Egg Recall Due to Possible Health Risk

April 16, 2018 from the FDA:

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.was notified by Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, of a voluntary egg recall. The eggs involved in the recall have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup and were distributed from Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County, North Carolina, facility from January 11, 2018, through April 12, 2018.
Through an abundance of caution, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one load, or 23,400 dozen eggs, purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged at the Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.’s Dade City, Florida, location. The product will list the plant number of P-1359D, and will have a Julian date of either 048A or 049A and a best by date of April 2, 2018, or April 3, 2018.
The potentially affected eggs being recalled by Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. are listed below. Plant numbers and Julian dates can be found printed on the individual boxes. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example P-1359D-048A. These eggs were distributed in the state of Florida. table class="table table-bordered table-striped table-condensed"> Product Description UPC Lot Number Best By PUBLIX GRADE A extra large EGGS 18PK 0 41415 00966 0 P1359D 048A
P1359D 049A APR 02
P1359D 049A APR 02
P1359D 049A APR 02
APR 03

This is a consumer level recall. Consumers who believe they may have purchased potentially affected shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased. Questions and concerns may be directed to Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.’s corporate office at 1-888-254-4465, (extension 4387 on the Company’s voicemail system) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard time.

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