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The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on March 3, 2014.

Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice involving Lehigh Valley brand half pints, half gallons and gallons; Swiss Premium brand half gallons and gallons; and Price Chopper brand gallons because these products may contain milk, an undeclared allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. While none of these products have been linked to any illness related to allergens at this time, Lehigh Valley Dairy is taking this precautionary measure because the orange juice may contain milk, an allergen, which has not been declared on the packaging.
Due to a manufacturing error, milk became mixed with the orange juice. To date, no complaints or reactions have been reported.

SizeNameUPC #DatePlant Code
GallonsLehigh Valley7047243000“SELL BY” date of March 23, 201442-099
Swiss Premium7654500106
Price Chopper4173517135
Half GallonsLehigh Valley7047249310
Swiss Premium7654500132
Half PintsLehigh Valley Dairy7047243022

The affected product has a “SELL BY” date of March 23, 2014, and was sold by retailers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. The carton carries the above referenced Universal Product Code (UPC) and plant code 42-099. 

Consumers who purchased any of the products listed above may discard it and return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact 1-800-587-2259 between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Ed. note: These products bear an OU-D.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4512

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on March 4, 2014.

Please be advised that Pita Bread Lebanese Style Produced by MT. ARARAT BAKERY (220-16 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, NY) bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. This product is NOT kosher. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4511

The following health alert is from the FDA on February 28, 2014.

Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling one specific production lot of UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice product, representing less than 3,500 cases. This product does not meet our quality standards due to punctures in the pouch packaging.
This action relates only to UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice product with a Best By date of "12/14 MADE IN CANADA," and with Lot Code 351GBBFPXX printed on the package, where “351GBBFP” is the lot code, and “XX” represents the packaging equipment, and could be any of 1L, 1R, 2L, 2R, 3L, or 3R. No other Lot Codes, or any other UNCLE BEN’S® Brand products, are involved in this action. No Mars Foodservices products are involved in this action.
Only this one specific lot code of the following product is impacted. This product should not be served or eaten. It should be returned to where it was purchased.

PRODUCT LOT CODE ITEM  NO.
UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice (pouch) 351GBBFP[1L, 2L, 3L, 1R, 2R, 3R] U0317600

For more information or assistance, please contact us toll free at 1-800-548-6253. (Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST) or via our website at www.mars.com.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4510

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on February 28, 2014.

Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 20-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC of 7756712130, with best before dates of JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV, which are printed on the side of each box. No other best before dates have been affected.
The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
No other Popsicle brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. To date, the company has received one report of two milk allergic reactions associated with this product. The company initiated the recall as a result of this consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before dates are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7402, which is operational 24 hours a day, to request a replacement coupon.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4509

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on February 28, 2014.

Please be advised that Post Limited Edition Honeycomb with Twisted Marshmallow Cereal is not kosher certified. It contains NON-KOSHER ingredients and does NOT have a kosher symbol on the package. Please use extra care when purchasing Honeycomb to ensure you buy original certified Honeycomb cereal ONLY.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4508

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on February 27, 2014.

Please be advised that SAFEWAY, INC. (Pleasanton, CA) is selling Eating Right For Healthy Living Fruit & Grain Cereal Bars bearing an unauthorized OKD Kosher symbol. THESE ITEMS ARE NOT CERTIFIED BY OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION. Corrective measures have been taken.

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The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4505

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on February 27, 2014.

DeLish (1) Dark Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Cookies (2) Milk Chocolate Castle Cookies (3) Milk Chocolate Caramel Truffle Cookies, Walgreen Co. Deerfield, IL contain dairy ingredients, as indicated on the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4507

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on February 25, 2014.

Aquafuchsia Foods Inc. is recalling Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprout product from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been sold in Quebec.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Aquafuchsia Salad Plus – Alfalfa with a touch of radish! 125 g 041 0 551176 1

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4504

The following health alert is from the FDA on February 20, 2014.

Falafel King of Boulder, Colorado is voluntarily recalling 10 ounce containers of Hatch Green Chile Hummus and 8.5 ounce Hatch Green Chile Wraps because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps were distributed to retail stores in certain areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nebraska.
The Hatch Green Chile Hummus comes in a 10 ounce clear plastic container with a black-rimmed lid, the UPC #822986-10305-2 printed on the back label and a “Sell By” date beginning 02/14/2014 through 03/16/2014 printed just above the back label where the UPC / bar code is located. The Hatch Green Chile Wraps are individually wrapped in clear plastic wrap, the UPC #822986-70205-7 printed on the front label and a sticker printed with “Sell By” 02/28 through 02/27 on the back of the package.
The recall was the result of notification by the supplier of fresh green chili that there was a potential for the Listeria organism in the Bueno Foods roasted fresh green chili used in the Hatch Green Chile Hummus and the Hatch Green Chile Wraps. The Falafel King recall was a completely voluntary decision in order to protect the consumers. Falafel King immediately changed its supplier of fresh roasted green chili and now heats the chili to at least 165º F then cools it before adding it to the Hatch Green Chile Hummus and the Hatch Green Chile Wraps.
Consumers who have purchased Hatch Green Chile Hummus or Hatch Green Chile Wraps with the “Sell By” dates noted in this recall are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Falafel King Corporate Office at 303-443-1346 Monday-Friday, 9:00a.m.–5:00p.m. MST.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4503

The following allergen statement change is from the FARE" on February 24, 2014.

The Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits have had a change in the Allergen Statement due to the addition of a new manufacturing facility.
The new product launched January 1, 2014; the cartons with the updated allergen statement will be on store shelves around March 1, 2014.
Products impacted:

  • 16000-48287: Nature Valley Breakfast biscuits – Blueberry
  • 16000-48288: Nature Valley Breakfast biscuits – Honey
The original statement was: CONTAINS MILK AND WHEAT INGREDIENTS
The new statement is: CONTAINS MILK, WHEAT INGREDIENTS; MAY CONTAIN PEANUT, ALMOND AND SOY INGREDIENTS.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4502
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