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Coffee Bean privately owned franchise stores kosher status update

February 23, 2017 from KosherLA

Up until now, all Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf privately owned franchise stores (as opposed to corporate owned stores which are the majority of the CBTL stores) were mandated to maintain a Kosher food program.

Corporate CBTL has recently changed their protocol for these few privately owned franchise stores, and are now allowing them to opt out of their kosher food program if they wish to do so.

The following privately owned CBTL franchise stores that have chosen to opt OUT and no longer be part of the kosher program, and no longer bear a Kosher LA Teuda/certificate are:

  • USC Roland Building
  • USC Cinema
  • ULAX Terminal 1
  • ULAX Tom Bradley International ARRIVALS
  • UParamount Studios
  • USanta Barbara Airport
  • ULAX Terminal 5 will opt out as of May, 2017

All other stores which have been certified as Kosher remain so, however we always urge the customer to check for a Kosher LA Teuda/certificate when they visit the CBTL store.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5827

Kosher Alert Bertolli Balsamic Glaze

February 22, 2017 - from the OU:

Bertolli Balsamic Glaze, Deoleo Commercial Mexico has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Bertolli Balsamic Glaze. Some bottles are labeled with an unauthorized OU. This product is sold in Mexico (and possibly other locations). Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5826

Chodosh alert on Greenfield Noodle Co.

February 21, 2017 - from COR Detroit:

GREENFIELD NOODLE CO. has exhausted its stock of Yoshon flour, and is now using Chodosh flour. Any product that does not state Yoshon next to the expiration date is not Yoshon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5824

Oh! Nuts Monsey Store buttermints were mislabeled with OK Pareve Symbol instead of OK-D

February 21, 2017 from the OK:
Please be advised that A limited amount of buttermints in the Oh! Nuts Monsey Store (69 Route 59, Monsey NY 10952) were mislabeled: These are silver shimmer chevron stripe wrapped mints bearing the OK and Rabbi Eckstein kosher pareve symbols. These buttermints are dairy, cholov stam OKD certified. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5825

Kashrus advisory on BAGELS SOLD AT MEIJER

February 21, 2017 - from COR Detroit:

BAGELS SOLD AT MEIJER near the in-store bakery bear Meijer labels, but state on the plastic bag itself, “OK Kosher Pareve Pas Yisroel” and, in small letters, “Mfg. by Always Bagels, Inc., Lebanon, PA”. These bags are correctly marked. They are produced and packaged by an OK certified company, and are not processed or packaged by Meijer.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5823

Kosher Alert Above the Rest Bakery Inc. aka Melita Bakery

February 15, 2017 - from the Kof-K:

Effective immediately Above the Rest Bakery Inc. aka Melita Bakery is no longer under the KOF-K supervision

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5822

Kosher Alert Glendale Farm Grape Juice

February 16, 2017 - from the OU:

Grendale Farm Products: Grape Juice (2016), Glendale Farm, Finger Lakes NY
The Orthodox Union did not certify the 2016 production of Glendale Farm Organic Grape Juice. The non-certified Glendale Farm Grape Juice has the year "2016" and the letters "OU" printed on the label. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5821

Kashrus information: Richland Dark Aged Rum

February 16, 2017- from the the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:

Richland Dark Aged Rum is now AKC approved, even without the AKC logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5820

Shmitta Alert: Recanati Wine

February 16, 2017- from the the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:

2015 Recanati Wine does not have OU certification (shmita concern). The AKC does not recommend purchasing this product, and has asked local stores to remove it from the kosher sections.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5819

Veggie Noodle Co. Recalls Butternut Spirals Due to Possible Health Risk

February 15, 2017 - from the FDA:

Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, Texas is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Butternut Spirals due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled product was distributed to Whole Foods Markets and other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. The recalled product is packaged in a 10.7oz clear plastic container, has the UPC Code 852287006059 and has an “Enjoy By” date of February 23, 2017 (located on the side of the packaging). Products with other “Enjoy By” dates are not affected. Sold in refrigerated sections of the grocery store.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled Veggie Noodle Co. Butternut Spirals are urged not to consume it, and either discard the product or return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. For more information about the recall, consumers may contact Veggie Noodle Co. at 512-200-3337 x500 (available 8 am-5pm CST, M-F) or email at info@veggienoodleco.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5818
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