Kosher Advisory on various Honest Kids Products
March 31, 2016: From the OU:
Effective April 1st, 2016 the following Honest Kids brand beverages produced by Honest Tea will contain non-certified grape juice:
- Berry Berry Good Lemonade
- Goodness Grapeness
- Appley Ever After
- Super Fruit Punch
- Tropical Tango Punch/ Twisted Tropical Tango
Products bearing the OU symbol were produced prior to the change and are certified. All other Honest beverages bearing the OU symbol are kosher certified.
Kosher Advisory Rita’s on Surf Avenue
March 31, 2016: From the OU:
Effective March 31st, 2016- The Orthodox Union will no longer be certifying Rita's Coney Island, located on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.
Yeahthatskosher.com reported that they are now under the Star-D.
Kashrus alert on Cava Kalamata Hummus
April 1, 2016: From the BVK (Buffalo Vaad HaKashrut):
All Cava brand 'Kalamata Hummus' is mistakenly marked with a BVK. This product is not certified by the BVK and is made with ingredients that need to be verified. Anyone with this product should discontinue its use and dispose of it.
Bosch Cooking Products UPDATE #2
April 1, 2016 From the Star-K:
Please note the following about the Bosch HBLP651LUC, HBLP651RUC, and HBLP651UC built-in double ovens. There is a problem with the Sabbath Mode in the lower oven only. The upper oven works correctly in Sabbath Mode.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bosch customer service at 800-944-2904 if you own one of these models. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. Bosch will schedule a service appointment to repair the affected models free of charge. The manufacturer is working on a fix. Updates will be posted on our website.
Bosch Cooking Products UPDATE
March 17, 2016: From the Star-K: Please note the following about the Bosch HGI8054UC and HGIP054UC models of slide-in gas ranges: The oven’s heating source shuts off immediately when the door is opened and re-ignites when it is closed, even when the oven is in Sabbath Mode.
Consumers are advised not to open or close the oven door on Shabbos or YomTov while the oven is on.
If you own one of these models, please contact George.May@BSHG.com or Tyler.Corby@bshg.com. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. The manufacturer is working on a fix to be provided, hopefully, before Passover.
Kashrus alert on Barzini's Supermarket
April 1, 2016: From the Star-K:
Please be advised that Barzini's supermarket, located at 2451 Broadway, New York, NY, has been sellling non-kosher products labeled Star-K kosher with Barzini's brand name. Star-K has not certified this store, and the labels are unauthorized. Star-K has taken corrective action.
Mislabeled Sugarfina Martini Olive Almonds
March 30, 2016: From the Kof-k:
Please note that Sugarfina brand Martini Olive Almonds were mistakenly labeled as Parve and in fact, as per the ingredient legend, are dairy. The company is initiating a recall of the effected product and all future labels will correctly indicate the item is certified KOF-K Dairy. For any questions, please contact the KOF-K at 201 837 1967.
Alpine Valley Breads now certified Pas Yisroel
March 31, 2016: From the Star-k:
STAR-K is happy to announce that ALL Alpine Valley Bread products baked after 3/16/2016 are certified pas yisroel. Products with the number Q076 or higher on the plastic bag fastener were baked after 3/16/2016
Alpine Valley Bread is available at Costco and other major retailers nationwide
Kashrus information on Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
March 31, 2016: From the OU:
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies come in OU (pareve) and OU-D varieties. The OU-D variety does not contain any dairy ingredient in it, but it is made on equipment that processes dairy and may, therefore, contain dairy residue.
Parade Salted Peanuts Dry Roasted, 8 oz can may contain undeclared wheat.
March 30, 2016, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
Parade Salted Peanuts Dry Roasted, Net Wt. 8 oz Distributed by Federated Group, Inc. 3025 W. Salt Creek Ln Arlington Heights, IL 60005 UPC 050700569376 have been recalled by Star Snacks Co., Llc., Jersey City, NJ because Parade Salted Peanuts Dry Roasted, 8 oz can may contain undeclared wheat.
Distribution Pattern: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, OH, SD, WI, and WY.
Garden of Life Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Lots of Raw Meal Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
February 13, 2016- Additional FDA recall:
Garden of Life LLC is expanding its January 29th voluntary recall to include additional lots of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai products because an ingredient used in certain lots of the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Virchow. the Company has now identified the likely source of Salmonella contamination to be Organic Moringa Leaf powder from a supplier used only in Raw Meal. Because other Garden of Life products containing Moringa use different suppliers, only Raw Meal is exposed.
Garden of Life has requested that retailers remove the lots of Raw Meal from sale and that consumers check the lot number on their Raw Meal product and return any products involved in this recall to their point of purchase for a full refund.
The list of lots affected added to this recall. Consumers can find the lot codes prominently stamped on the underside of the plastic container is here.
No other Garden of Life products are affected by this recall.
Garden of Life, LLC Recalls Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products Because of Possible Health Risk
January 29, 2016 - Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai because they have the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow.
Consumers who believe they may have a Raw Meal product affected by this recall, should look for the following lot codes prominently stamped on the underside of the plastic container. The following is the list of lots affected:
A full list of the recalled products is here
If, however, a consumer has purchased a product from any of the lot codes listed wishes to return it, they should return the unused portion of the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to the company at 1-866-465-0051, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.
The preceeding health alert is from the FDA/a> on on January 29, 2016..