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The Star-K Pas Yisroel and Yashon update is at Sept., 2007 Keeping You Kurrent.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2152

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 28, 2007.

Metz Fresh, LLC, Salinas, CA is voluntarily recalling bagged spinach as a result of a positive test for Salmonella found during routine company testing. The spinach is distributed under the label Metz Fresh, in both retail and food service packages. These include 10 and 16 oz bags as well as 4-2.5 lb. and 4 lb. cartons. The only Metz Fresh product affected is spinach that bears the tracking codes 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314. It was distributed in the continental United States and Canada. Consumers are advised to discard this product or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact 831-386-1018.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2151

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on August 28, 2007.
Effective immediately, Krispy Kreme, located at Penn Station, NYC, is no longer Star-D certified. The Star-D does not currently certify any Krispy Kreme stores or products in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT).

The following kashrus alert is from the Kosher-NY on August 26, 2007.
The Krispy Kreme located at Penn Station (2 Penn Plaza, at Penn Station's Amtrak Rotunda), is no longer under kosher supervision. According to Krispy Kreme (1-800-4KRISPY), this is the only remaining Krispy Kreme location in the city of New York.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2149

The following South African kashrus update is from the UOS on August 28, 2007.

The Beth Din of Johannesburg wishes to advise consumers that dried fruit, even when it carries a hechsher, must still be checked. This is because the Hechsher usually does not cover infestation related issues. It usually only covers other aspects which are not infestation related, e.g. that no non-Kosher ingredients have been added and that the equipment used is Kosher.
Also, infestation can set in after manufacture.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2150

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on August 24, 2007.

Blue Bunny Assorted FrozFruit Products, Well's Dairy-Le Mars, IA: Some pareve products are correctly labeled OU on the outer box, but contain wrappers bearing no symbol, OU or OU-D. All dairy products are correctly labeled as OU-D on the outer box and wrappers.
All Frozfruit products, including the parve items, bear a notice regarding milk content. This is due to the concern of microscopic airborne milk particles that could affect individuals with extreme milk allergies.
The status of the products is shown below.

  • FrozFruit Strawberry OU
  • FrozFruit Banana and Cream OU-D
  • FrozFruit Chunky Mango Bar OU
  • FrozFruit Chunky Pineapple OU
  • FrozFruit Chunky Tropical OU
  • FrozFruit Coconut OU-D
  • FrozFruit Lemon Fruit Bar OU-D
  • FrozFruit Lime Fruit Bar OU
  • FrozFruit NSA Chunky Raspberry OU
  • FrozFruit NSA Chunky Strawberry OU
  • FrozFruit Pina Colade OU-D
  • FrozFruit Strawberries & Cream OU-D
  • FrozFruit Superfruit Pomegranate-Cherry OU
  • FrozFruit Superfruit Raspberry Acai OU
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2148

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 22, 2007 and updated on August 23, 2007 to include additional areas of distribution.
Los Angeles Salad Company, City of Industry, CA is recalling its "Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" with a Sell By Date Code up to and including August 16, 2007 printed on the back of the packages because the product may be contaminated with the bacteria Shigella. The product was sold in packages with two labels. One is labeled "Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" distributed by Kroger Co. King Sooper, in Colorado, Kroger Co. Ralphs in CA; Publix in GA, TN, AL, SC and FL. All of these packages were sold in flexible plastic bags in 7 and 8 oz. size with a Sell By Date Code up to and including August 16, 2007. The second label was "Trader Joe's Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" distributed by Trader Joe's in Arizona, CA, NM, NV, OR and WA in 7 oz. flexible plastic bags with a Sell By Date Code up to and including August 8, 2007. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the same product sold in Canada was contaminated with Shigella. There were four reported incidences of illness in Canada from August 4-6, 2007. No one was hospitalized and all persons affected have fully recovered. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to find the cause of the problem, but at this time the source has not been determined. This is precautionary notice. Consumers who have purchased Los Angeles Salad Company's "Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Los Angeles Salads at (1-626-322-9017).

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on August 17, 2007 and updated on August 20, 2007.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Los Angeles Salad Company Baby Carrots described below because the product may be contaminated with Shigella. The affected product, Los Angeles Salad Company Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots, is labelled as product of Mexico and imported by Los Angeles Salad Company. It is sold in 672 g/1.5 lb plastic bags bearing ITM 50325, UPC 8 31129 00137 7 and Sell By dates up to and including 8 /13 /07. This product was sold in Costco stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, and Manitoba. Costco Wholesale, Ottawa, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2142

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 22, 2007.

Planters Sesame Nut Mix (UPC #2900001127), Kraft Foods North America- East Hanover, NJ: This product correctly bears an OU symbol and is certified pareve. The product label erroneously lists milk as an ingredient.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2147

The following health alert is from the FDA dated August 14, 2007.

Acme Smoked Fish Corporation, Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily recalling 132 lbs of 4 oz. Smoked Salmon (Acme NY Original) and 114 lbs of 8 oz. Smoked Salmon (Acme NY Original) with a batch code of 9428 and sell-by-date code of 9-26/2007. This product was distributed to retail stores in the South Florida Region. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 4 ounce package of "4 oz. Smoked Salmon (Acme Y Original)" with product code 9428 and sell-by-date code of 9/26/07. Consumers who have purchased 4 oz. Smoked Salmon (Acme NY Original) and/or 8 oz. Smoked Salmon (Acme NY Original) with batch code 9428 and sell-by-date 9/26/07 are urged to contact Acme for further details and refunds. Consumers with questions may contact the Quality Assurance Department at Acme Smoked Fish Corporation at 718-383-8585.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2145

The following yashon alert is from the MK on August 20, 2007.

The Yoshon season is soon approaching. Please purchase BARLEY and OATMEAL products as soon as possible, as the deadline for these products is approaching.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2144

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 16, 2007.

Estee Fructose Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups, The Hain-Celestial Group- Melville, NY: This product is certified OU-D and contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel. The product was distributed in Mexico with a Spanish label which bears a plain OU symbol. Future packaging will be revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2141
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