Insect infestation alert on NFresh Express Classic Garden, Fresh Express Shredded, and Dole Shredded Lettuce
May 26, 2016 from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission with additional information from the COR Detroit on May 18, 2016:
Fresh Express Classic Garden, Fresh Express Shredded, and Dole Shredded Lettuce do not have a kosher symbol at the current time, in this area due to infestations.
Sprouts carries lettuce with Star-K certification
Publix Brand lettuce has OV certification
Please check packages for certification before buying.
From the COR Detroit: Fresh Express in the Midwest is not affected and continues to bear the Star-K.
Kashrus information on Monday Night Brewery
May 25, 2016 from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:
We are proud to announce that Monday Night Brewery is now AKC certified! Any of their year round beers including: Slap Fight, Nerd Alert, Blind Pirate, Fu Manbrew, Drafty Kilt and Eye Patch Ale are now Kosher Certified whether in a bottle, can, or by draft! The beer is Kosher even when not bearing an AKC symbol.
Although regular beer does not require a hechsher, beers produced in microbreweries or that have flavors added, do. Feel free to show Monday Night Brewery that it was worth going Kosher, and that they are appreciated by the community, by buying their beer. These beers can be purchased at Kroger, Publix, and many other locations.
Kosher Alert Kirkland Signature Chilean Sea Bass
May 24, 2016 from the OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Kirkland Signature Chilean Sea Bass. Some packaging was printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Kashrus alert on Walmart Party Platter Selects
May 18, 2016 from the COR Detroit:
PARTY PLATTER SELECTS, a party platter being sold at Walmart, features a container of Sabra Classic Hummus in the center, and states "Sabra" prominently on the platter’s outer packaging, which may give the misleading impression that the platter’s other products are Kosher. In fact, Sabra Dipping Co. has no connection to this platter, and the salami, cheese and breadsticks items are non-Kosher. (A non-Kosher company purchases Sabra hummus and inserts it into its platter.)
Kashrus alert on Brooklyn Brewery Beer
May 18, 2016 from the COR Detroit:
BROOOKLYN BREWERY BEERS: Only those Brooklyn Brewery beers that state on the individual bottle "Brewed & Bottled by The Brooklyn Brewery, Utica, NY" are K-COR Detroit certified (even if the label does not yet bear the K-COR symbol). Those that state they are brewed and bottled in Brooklyn, NY are not Kosher.
NORPAC Foods, Inc. Recalls Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables, And Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, Due To Possible Health Risk
May 9, 2016: From the FDA:
NORPAC Foods, Inc. of Salem, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two (2) frozen private label vegetable items, Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables and Natural Directions Organic Green Peas, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken because the recalled products contain vegetables that were purchased from CRF Frozen Foods and are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall. The recalled products are Natural Directions Organic Mixed Vegetables and Natural Directions Organic Green Peas. Additional information can be found here.
All retailers who received the products have been contacted. Products being recalled may have been purchased in the states of: AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, and Guam.
Consumers who purchased these products may return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund, or simply discard them. Consumers with questions may call the company contact at 888-641-9349, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PDT.
Updated: The Pictsweet Company Notiﬁes Consumers That Select Kroger Brand Frozen Vegetables Shipped into the Western US are Included in Previously Announced Recall
May 23, 2016 - from FDA:
As part of the on-going CRF Frozen Foods recall, The Pictsweet Company is notifying consumers that certain Kroger brand frozen vegetable sold in Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smith's, QFC, and Fred Meyer are included in the recall announced Friday, May 6. These products were packaged by The Pictsweet Company and contain Green Beans or Green Peas recently recalled by CRF Frozen Foods due to a health risk.
The Pictsweet Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Frozen Vegetable Items due to Possible Health Risk
May 9, 2016 - FDA:
The Pictsweet Company is voluntarily recalling certain frozen vegetable products because they contain Green Beans or Green Peas recently recalled by CRF Frozen Foods, a Pictsweet ingredient supplier. The affected Pictsweet items were distributed nationwide through retail stores. Recalled products were all manufactured using Cut Green Beans or Green Peas. Products being recalled include “best if used by” dates in the table below and the letter “K” as the 5th digit of the manufacturing code. This information is printed on the back panel of each package. No other Pictsweet products are impacted by this recall. A list of the recalled products is here.
Health alert on Pictsweet Frozen Spring Vegetables
April 11, 2016: From the FoodSafetyNews.com:
The Schnucks grocery chain is recalling Pictsweet brand "Seasoning Blend" and "Steamable Spring Vegetables" possible listeria contamination from chipped onions.
Kashrus alert on PASTENE STUFFED CHERRY PEPPERS
CDFA ANNOUNCES RECALL OF RAW MILK, RAW SKIM MILK AND RAW CREAM AT ORGANIC PASTURES DAIRY OF FRESNO COUNTY
May 23, 2016 - from CDFA:
Raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of June 1, 2016 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order. The quarantine order followed the confirmed detection of Salmonella bacteria in raw whole milk and raw skim milk.
Under the recall, Organic Pastures Dairy brand raw milk, raw skim milk and raw cream labeled with a USE BY date of JUN 01 2016 is to be pulled immediately from retail shelves, and consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators.
Organic Pastures recalls raw milk
February 7, 2016 Organic Pastures is recalling the following raw raw milk products because because state tests showed foodborne pathogens.
- Use by date: 1/23/16
Lot code: 20160105-1
- Use by date: 1/26/16
Lot code: 20160106-2
This product may have been released to the Northern and Central Coast areas of California. These lot codes did not reach Southern California.
February 12, 2016: California Retail Distribution List is here.
Kosher Alert Aperion Grill and Bar
May 11, 2016 from Kosher Miami:
For reasons that do NOT include kashrus violations, please be advised that Aperion Grill and Bar, located at 1009 Kane Concourse in Bay Harbour, FL is no longer under KM supervision, effective at 7:30 PM May 11, 2016.