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The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on October 23, 2014.

Smart Beat Fat Free UPC # 033776051556 Lactose Free UPC# 033776051808 Date Codes: MAY2815CA, JUL0215CA and JUL3015CA, GFA Brands, Inc.: The OU D-Dairy symbol was inadvertently omitted from these production dates. The products, with the above listed UPC #’s and date codes, are in fact OU D-Dairy certified even without the OU D-Dairy symbol. Subsequent packaging has been corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4734

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on October 23, 2014.

Ssips and Ssips Sabor Latino Ssips Drinks, Johanna Foods, Flemington, NJ: Ssips and Ssips Drinks are being phased out of kosher certification. Currently, only the 128fl. oz. containers are certified WHEN bearing the OU symbol. Consumers are urged to check for the OU symbol before purchasing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4733

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 21, 2014.

Z Natural Foods of West Palm Beach, FL is recalling 55 lbs of Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was available for sale directly through Z Natural Foods website at www.ZNaturalFoods.com. It was not available in retail stores.
The Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was available in a 1 lb and 5 lb standup resealable foil pouches either bronze (1 lb) or silver in color (5 lb) and marked with Lot # ZNCARB39513 and a Best By Date of 12/5/2016 at the bottom of the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date and we are issuing this recall purely as a precautionary measure. The potential for contamination was noted after learning that another customer of our ingredient supplier received a positive test for Salmonella. While sampling conducted by the manufacturer did not indicate the presence of Salmonella, we are recalling this product out of an abundance of caution. No other Z Natural Foods products are affected.
All sales of the Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder have been suspended while the FDA, Z Natural Foods and its suppliers continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased a 1 lb or 5 lb Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder are urged to contact Z Natural Foods to arrange return of the product and for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-963-6637 between the hours of 9am - 6pm, Monday - Friday Eastern Standard Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4731

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on on October 23, 2014.

Phytolab brand herbal products, distributed by Natalia Import, LLC, of Brooklyn, NY, bear an unauthorized Star-K symbol. The company is not Star-K certified.
Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4730

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 22, 2014.

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, San Diego, CA has issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of pouched Albacore tuna due to defects in the pouch seals which could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, and could lead to illness if consumed.

  • Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 8660024011, 8660024031, 5763800424. Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna In Water, Net Wt. 5oz, UPC 8660024016; UPC 8660024051, 5763800425.
    UPC: 8660024011, 8660024016, 8660024031, 8660024051: "Best By" dates: March 2017 to September 2017. UPC: 5763800424, 5763800425: All "Best By" dates
  • Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna with Jalapenos and Olive Oil, Net Wt. 2.5 oz, UPC 8660024012: Best By dates: March 2017 to September 2017
  • Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna with Sundried Tomatoes and Olive Oil, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 8660024013; est By dates: March 2017 to September 2017
  • Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna with Chipotle and Olive Oil, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 8660024014; est By dates: March 2017 to September 2017
  • Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Omega-3 Albacore Tuna with Omega 3 Tuna Oil, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 8660024191; Best By dates: March 2017 to September 2017
  • Bumble Bee Premium Lightmeat Tuna in Water, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 5763800426. Bumble Bee Premium Lightmeat Tuna in Water, Net Wt. 5oz, UPC 5763800427.; All "Best By" dates
  • Bumble Bee Jalapeno Albacore Tuna with Jalapeno & Olive Oil, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 5763800428; All "Best By" dates
  • Bumble Bee Chipotle Albacore Tuna with Chipotle & Olive Oil, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 5763800429: All "Best By" dates
  • Bumble Bee Sun Dried Tomato with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Olive Oil, Net Wt. 2.5oz, UPC 5763800430: All "Best By" dates

Distribution Pattern: nationwide in US

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4729

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 22, 2014.

Michael Foods, Inc., MN has voluntarily recalled Shell Eggs packaged under the following labels because the shell eggs are contaminated with Pseudomonas fluorescens:

  • Abbotsford Farms Cage Free Pasteurized Shell Eggs, Grade A Large Brown Eggs, packaged as 15 dozen per 1 case. Distributed by Abbotsford Farms, Gaylord, MN 55334. UPC Code 1 00 14616 64010 7.
  • AbbotsFord Farms Cage Free 1 Dozen Large Eggs Pasteurized for Safety. The product was packaged as 1 case of 15 1-dozen eggs per carton. Distributed by Abbotsford Farms, Gaylord, MN 55334. UPC Code 1 00 14616 64010 6. (3) Pepetti's Pasteurized Shell Eggs made with Grade A Large White Eggs, packaged as 15 dozen per 1 case. Distributed by: Michael Foods, Inc., Minnetonka, MN 55305. UPC Code 1 07 46025 86990 7.
  • Glenview Farms Pasteurized Shell Eggs made with Grade A Large White Eggs, packaged as 15 dozen per 1 case. Distributed by U.S. Foodservice Inc., Rosemount, IL 60018. UPC Code 5 07 58108 62234 5.
  • Crystal Farms One Dozen Large Eggs, Pasteurized Eggs. The product was packaged as 1 case of 15 1-dozen eggs per carton. Distributed by Crystal Farms, Lake Mills, WI 53551-0753. UPC Code 1 00 75925 00032 6.
  • GFS Large Pasteurized Eggs, packaged as 15 dozen per 1 case. Distributed by Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. UPC Code 0 00 93901 26545 6.

Code Info (1) AbbotsFord Farms, Product No.: 14616-64000, Lot Nos.: 4143W, 4150W, 4157W, and 4171W. (2) AbbotsFord Farms, Product No.: 14616-64010, Lot No.: 4136W. (3) Papettis, Product No.: 46025-86990, Lot Nos.: 4131W-4144W, 41417W-4150W, 4153W-4157W, 4160W-4164W, 4168W-4172W, 4174W-4176W. (4) Glenview Farms, Product No.: 58108-62234, Lot Nos.: 4131W, 4139W, 4147W, 4153W, 4160W, 4167W, and 4174W. (5) Crystal Farms, Product No.: 75925-00032, Lot Nos.: 4135W, 4142W, 4149W, 4156W, 4163W, 4170W, and 4177W. (6) GFS, Product No.: 93901-26545, Lot Nos.: 4132W, 4140W, 4148W, 4154W, 4161W, 4168W, and 4175W.
Distribution Pattern: Nationwide distribution. No product was distributed to foreign, military, or government facilities.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4728

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 22, 2014.

New York Youth Club’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Happauge NY bear an unauthorized OU Pareve mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify any NYYC cookies. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4727

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 22, 2014.

Countryside Creamery Homestyle Spread (Margarine), Aldi Inc.: Homestyle Spread (margarine) is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU-D Dairy product. This product contains milk as indicated on the ingredient panel. Some packaging was printed without the D - Dairy designation. Packaging has been revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4726

The following updated peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on October 15, 2014.

Mars Chocolate North America is recalling M & Ms due to undeclared peanuts. Mars Chocolate North America Milk Chocolate M & M's Net Wt. 3.40 oz packed in a brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box 12 Theater boxes per case Distributed by Mars Snackfoods US LLC., Hackettstown, NJ 07840-1503 UPC 40000294764 Code info: 417DH4JP09; 417EM4JP10; 417FM4JP09; 418AG4JP10; 418BG4JP10; 418CG4JP10; 418DM4JP09; 418EG4JP10; 419AM4JP09; 417EG4JP09; 417FG4JP09; 417FM4JP10; 418AM4JP09; 418BM4JP10 ;418CM4JP10; 418DM4JP10; 418EM4JP09; 419AM4JP10; 417EG4JP10; 417FG4JP10; 418AG4JP09; 418AM4JP10; 418CG4JP09; 418DG4JP10; 418EG4JP09; 418EM4JP10; and 419BM4JP10

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.  The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information. 

Distribted to: NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN

Mars Chocolate will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled product is not on store shelves.  In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.  Consumers with questions or concerns may call our toll-free number:   1-800-627-7852. This number will be operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4695

The following health alert is from the CFIA on October 21, 2014.

Bailey Farms, Inc. of Oxford, NC is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers was distributed to Meijer, Inc. and customers may have purchased this product from October 14th to October 19th at Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
In addition this product was distributed to Publix Super Markets Inc., Merchants Distributors, Inc., Walmart, Food Lion, Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, US Foods, Military Produce Group, LLC.,C&S Wholesalers, John Vena, Inc. and Harris Teeter. Consumers who suspect they may have purchased Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers from the above listed companies between the dates of October 2, 2014 to October 21, 2014 should check with the above listed companies to verify if the product was subject to recall.
Consumers with questions can contact Bailey Farms, Inc. M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST 1-888-820-2545.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4725
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