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Lipari Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Product Recall of Specific Dark Chocolate Products Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

November 16, 2017 from the FDA:

Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of specific dark chocolate products packaged by sister company JLM due to an undeclared milk allergen.
The products were distributed to retail stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Products were distributed under the Weis and All Natural brand names or as generic product without branding.

List of products and photos can be found here.
This was brought to our attention by our sister company, JLM after they received an initial recall notification due to undeclared milk allergen within the ingredients labels for select dark chocolate bulk product from our manufacturer, GKI Foods. As a precaution, Lipari Foods private label and non-branded products are being recalled as they are mislabeled. We are working closely with the FDA to ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce.
Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6131

Yorgo’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk

November 15, 2017 from the FDA:

Yorgo’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. A complete list of the recalled Yorgo’s Foods products and product photos can be found here. Most of the recalled products were distributed in 8, 12, 16 and 32 ounce plastic cups or 2 and 5 pound plastic bags.
These products should be discarded or returned to the grocery store where purchased for credit.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-603-624-5830, M-F 9am- 4pm or go to the company website at www.yorgofoods.com/.

A full set of product photos can be found here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6130

Seattle Gourmet Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds In 5 Pound Bags of Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend

November 13, 2017 from the FDA:

Seattle Gourmet Foods of Kent, Washington is recalling 127 cases of Costco item # 2335, Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Espresso Beans in Semisweet, Milk and White Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend was distributed to Costco Business Centers located in Lynnwood, Washington and Tukwila, Washington, and Costco Northwest located in Salt Lake City, Utah between August 22, 2017 and November 9, 2017.
The product is packaged in a clear plastic bag, net weight 5-pounds and has the UPC 37041 05211. The affected product is labeled as Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend, Item# 2335, Lot Code 12287, and has the Best By 021619.
The recall was initiated after the firm discovered the chocolate covered almonds were mixed and packaged with the Dilettante Espresso Blend. Product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds should not consume the recalled product and should return Dilettante Chocolates Espresso Blend to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-206-957-9834 from 5:00am to 3:30pm PST on Monday to Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6129

Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, 16 oz., UPC 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019

November 15, 2017 from the FDA:

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:


Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Bonduelle at 877-990-2662. In addition, customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at stopandshop.com.

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

November 15, 2017 from the FDA:

Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Giant Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The following product is included in this recall:


Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant Food for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Bonduelle at 1-877-990-2662. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at 1-888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.


Giant/Martin’s Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

November 15, 2017 from the FDA:

GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale GIANT/MARTIN’S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The following product is included in this recall:


Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Bonduelle at 1-877-990-2662. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6128

Kashrus advisory on Trevo LLC

November 8, 2017 from the OK Twitter Feed:
"Trevo LLC is no longer certified by OK Kosher. If u see products w/ OK symbol, please notify info@ok.org, or call 718 756-7500."

Ed. note: The product is still certified by Rabbi N. Greenblatt, The Vaad HaKashrus of Memphis.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6123

Kashrus alert on Bouchard Chocolate Coins

October 16, 2017 from the OU Twitter Feed:
"Bouchard Chocolate is indeed dairy. It is made at an OU kosher facility, however this label was not yet authorized by the OU."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6127

Kashrus alert on Aunt Eva Oatmeal Cookies

November 8, 2017 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Please be advised that All flavors of Aunt Eva Oatmeal (of Ezree Inc. Brooklyn, NY 11219) Cookies bear an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6125

Revised SEATTLE VAAD KASHRUT ALERT - PCC Columbia City bulk bins

November 3, 2017: From the Seattle Vaad Twitter Feed:

t has come to our attention that one of the bulk bins at the PCC Columbia City location was inadvertently labeled with the Seattle Vaad sticker, however the bin with the item "Gummy Bears" or "Gummy Cubs" is NOT kosher. This error has been corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6118

Denver kashrus alert and advisory on Izzio’s Cherry Almond Bread

Nov 5, 2017 from the Vaad of Denver:

Izzio’s Cherry Almond Bread was mistakenly labelled as Scroll K certified. This product found in the 5 Scroll K-certified King Soopers IS kosher certified. If this product is found in any other establishment, it IS NOT Scroll K certified. Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6121

Israeli kashrus notice on Elite products

November 5, 2017 from Jerusalem Kosher News:

Elite is moving over from the kashrus of the Eida Chareidis to Rav Westheim, UK hechsher. Be advised the change is already in effect on many products.
Some products have an OU as well.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6120
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