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Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in CA, NV, OR, and WA Due to Possible Health Risk

June 21, 2016 - From the FDA:

Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The product was labeled as "Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts" and was packaged in 6 oz clear plastic tubs. The recalled products have “best by” dates of 8/21/16 through 11/6/16, and a UPC code of 99948200132. The product was distributed only to Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. B
ased upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts products tested positive for Salmonella.
Customers who have purchased this product at Whole Foods Market stores in the affected states should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. at 925-634-6126. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00AM TO 3:30 PM PST.

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Pinnacle Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

June 21, 2016 - From the FDA:

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.
The frozen products are being recalled as a precaution with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. Pinnacle Foods initiated the recall after the contract packer of the products, National Frozen Foods, notified the Company of the issue. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products were distributed nationally and online. All affected distributors and retail customers are being notified and the recalled products are being removed from store shelves. The recalled items can be identified by a "Best by" code printed on the back of the bag. Only the following codes are affected by this recall:

C&W Early Harvest Petite
UPC 0-70332-00159-4
16 oz. bag
Peas C&W Petite Peas
UPC 0-70332-00158-7
16 oz. bag
Mar-07-18Mar-23-18
Mar-17-18Mar-28-18
Mar-28-18Mar-29-18
Mar-29-18 

No other products produced by Pinnacle Foods are affected by this recall.

Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pinnacle Foods at 1-888-299-7646.

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Kashrus alert on Tony's Coffee "Cold Brew"

June 20, 2016: From the Seattle Vaad:
Tony's Coffee "Cold Brew"(organic and chocolate) were inadvertently labeled without a "Dairy" designation. These products are DAIRY and Seattle Vaad kosher certified. Corrective measures have been taken

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Kashrus alert on Scara’s New York Gourmet Italian Ice

June 20, 2016 - From the cRc:
Scara’s New York Gourmet Italian Ice in the following flavors – Blueberry, Cherry, Lemon, and Sour Apple bears an unauthorized partial cRc logo (the surrounding triangle is missing). The product is kosher, however it was produced on Dairy Equipment. Corrective measures have been taken.
The Italian Ice varieties stated above should not be confused with the Scara’s Chocolate Sherbet, which is actually dairy, cholov stam. Please be aware that in the March 18, 2016 "Yated Ne’eman’s" feature of "What’s

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National Frozen Foods Corporation Recalls Frozen Green Peas and Frozen Mixed Vegetables Because of Possible Health Risk

June 17, 2016 - From the FDA:

National Frozen Foods Corporation is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Following cooking preparation instructions on the labels will effectively reduce the risk of exposure to this bacterium.
This press release does not include recalled products distributed to food service accounts in bulk containers and recalled products distributed to food service accounts in Canada and Japan.
The products being recalled listed below were distributed in retail stores nationwide between September 2, 2015 and June 2, 2016. The following brands of frozen peas and frozen mixed vegetables have been recalled: Bountiful Harvest, First Streets, Great Value, Live Smart, Market Pantry, Sprouts Farmers.
The recalled items can be identified by the date codes printed on the back of the retail sized bag or the side of the master case. A list of the recalled products is here
Consumers should not consume these products. Consumers who purchased affected products may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-253-8269 Monday – Friday 8.am to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness Drink

June 17, 2016 from the OU:
Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness Organic Fruit Drink, Honest Tea, Bathesda MD: The Orthodox Union does not certify Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness fruit drink. This product is being sold in 6 ounce cartons that were placed in large bags that bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5515

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Missing "Dairy" Designation

June 15, 2016, - From the COR:
President’s Choice Dulce De Leche Cheesecake was inadvertently labeled without a ‘dairy’ designation. The product is DAIRY and kosher certified. Corrective measures are being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5514

Flavour Pasta Sauce Missing "Dairy" Designation

June 15, 2016, - From the COR:
Thick & Zesty Romano Cheese & Basil Flavour Pasta Sauce: Some product labels were produced bearing a COR 125 symbol without the "Dairy" designation. These products are dairy
Note: This is a newly certified kosher product. Product without the COR is not kosher. Always make sure to look for the COR symbol before purchasing this or any product, as similar looking product may be of a non-kosher variety.
Corrective measures have been taken.

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Post Consumer Brands Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds Cereal Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

June 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Post Consumer Brands is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds cereal because it contains sunflower seeds that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The sunflower seeds were obtained from a supplier, SunOpta, which recalled its ingredient.
The recalled items were sold in packaging similar to the image below and can be identified by a “Best when used by” code printed on the top of the box. Only the following codes are affected by this recall:

  • AUG1416
  • NOV1016
  • AUG1516
  • NOV1116
  • AUG1616
  • NOV1216
  • AUG1716
  • FEB1817
  • NOV0916
  • FEB1917

Recalled products were distributed to customers throughout the United States and sold through retail stores nationwide. No other Post products are affected by this action.

Consumers should not consume these products. Products may be returned to the point of purchase for a refund or discarded. Consumers seeking information can visit the website, www.postconsumerbrands.com/greatgrains or contact the company at 1-800-431-7678 Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00 PM Eastern time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5512

Update to Frito-Lay Recall of Select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided

June 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Frito-Lay today issued an update to its previously announced voluntary recall of select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided due to a potential undeclared peanut allergen. The specific Rold Gold products remain unchanged. This communication updates the “use by” dates for two of the impacted multipack products that might contain the affected Rold Gold 1 oz. Tiny Twists pretzels. The updated information is:

  • 20 count Baked & Popped Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 – August 9, 2016
  • 32 count Fun Times Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 – August 9, 2016
Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-888-256-3090 or www.pretzelrecall.com.

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen

June 6, 2016 - From the FDA:

Frito-Lay today announced a voluntary recall of select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided due to a potential undeclared peanut allergen.
This recall is the direct result of a recent recall by a Frito-Lay supplier of certain lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue. The Rold Gold products subject to the recall may have been produced using the recalled flour and, as a result, these Rold Gold products may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue. More information about the flour recall can be found on the FDA’s website at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm504002.htm.
The affected Rold Gold packages are sold in retail stores and via foodservice and vending customers throughout the United States, and have “guaranteed fresh” dates ranging from June 28, 2016 - August 23, 2016 on the front of the package. Directly underneath the “guaranteed fresh” date is a 9-digit manufacturing code that includes the numbers “32” in the second and third position (example: x32xxxxxx). The following products with the above-described “guaranteed fresh” dates and manufacturing codes are impacted:

  • Rold Gold Tiny Twists - 1 oz. , 2 oz., 16 oz. and 20½ oz.
  • Rold Gold Thins - 4 oz. and 16 oz.
  • Rold Gold Sticks - 16 oz.
  • Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided - 10 oz.
It is important to note that products that do not include 32 in the second and third positions of the manufacturing code are not impacted. The Rold Gold Tiny Twists are also included in select multipack offerings. The impacted multipacks have “use by” dates on the front of the package. Directly next to or underneath the “use by” date is a 11-digit manufacturing code that will include the letter combination AM, TO, QH, QC or SW in the second and third position (example: xAMxxxxxxxx). The impacted products have different, varying “use by” dates, including:
  • 20 count Baked & Popped Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 - July 26, 2016
  • 20 count SunChips & Rold Gold Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from June 14 - August 9, 2016
  • 32 count Fun Times Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from June 14 - August 9, 2016
  • 30 count Baked & Popped Variety Pack -- “use by” dates ranging from June 14 - August 9, 2016
  • 30 count Home Town Favorite Variety Pack -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 - July 26, 2016

Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-888-256-3090 or www.pretzelrecall.com.

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