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The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on July 18, 2007.

Please be advised that KETTLE STYLE AVOCADO OIL POTATO CHIPS BARCELONA BARBEQUE distributed by Good Health Natural Products bears and unauthorized KOF-K. This product was only distributed at food shows in sample 1.25 oz. packages and is in fact not certified by the KOF-K.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2117

The following kashrus alert is from the Kehilla Kashrus on July 17, 2007.

The Kosher Inn located on Main St.in Woodbourne, N.Y., and Yossi's Woodbourne Pizza, located on Main St., Woodbourne, N.Y., are not and never were certified by Kehilah Kashrus of Brooklyn, NY. The Kehilah Kashrus name and logo displayed in their advertisements and establishments, are unauthorized.

Ed. note: these establishments are certified by the Chuster Rav, Rabbi Pinchos Horowitz and Rabbi David Navaro, CMD.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2116

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on July 17, 2007.

Please be advised that EEE's Cafe (Currently Certified by OK), 105 E. 34th St., New York, NY, will be closing down on Thursday, July 19, 2007.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2115

The following kashrus alert is from the KOAOA (Half Moon K) on July 16, 2007.

Some breads produced by Oakhouse Bakery, Madison, Wisconsin erroneously bear the Half-Moon K symbol on the label. These breads are not kosher certified by KOAOA and the use of the hechsher is unauthorized. Packaging is being destroyed. These bread products are primarily distributed in Wisconsin. Consumers finded any mislabeled Oakhouse breads outside of Wisconsin are urged to contact us at ko@kosher.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2112

The following kashrus notice for is from the KOAOA (Half Moon K) on July 16, 2007.

Our investigation of Dole Fruit Cups allows us to clarify that fruits in heavy or lite syrup in 4-ounce fruit cups are acceptable for kosher use at this time. This includes pinneaple, mandarin oranges, apples, peaches, and mixed fruit cups. Please check for the kosher symbol on the product label to insure you are purchasing certified items, as not all Dole fruit items are certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2111

The following kashrus notice is from the KOAOA (Half Moon K) on July 16, 2007.

The KOAOA is happy to inform the kosher consuming public that Crown Prince canned sardines have been reviewed and found to be acceptable. Crown Prince products were noted on our previous news release as being under investigation. That process is complete, and we are please to fully endorse any Crown Prince sardines with our hechsher on the label. Enjoy Crown Prince Skinless Sardines, Sardines in Oil, Sardines in Soy Oil and Sardines in Olive Oil.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2110

The following health alert for is from the FDA on July 13, 2007.

Dent Fresh U.S.A., Inc, Miami, Florida, is initiating a nationwide recall in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the toothpaste made in China involving all: DentFresh Fluoride Mint Toothpaste 9 Oz (255g). This recall has been initiated because the products may contain the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol (DEG). DEG is used in antifreeze and as a solvent, and is a Central Nervous System depressant and potent kidney and liver toxin.
Retailers immediately examine your inventory and quarantine product subject to recall. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify your customers and notify them at once of this product recall. Your notification to your customers may be enhanced by including a copy of this recall notification.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at: denfresh@hotmail.com or at 305-677-9938. Adverse Reactions or quality problems experience with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or fax.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2109

The following health alert for is from the FDA on July 13, 2007.

Gerber Products Company, a division of Novartis Consumer Health, is voluntarily recalling all packages of Gerber ORGANIC Rice and ORGANIC Oatmeal Cereals due to a potential choking risk. A limited quantity of product may contain lumps of cereal, which do not dissolve in water or milk and pose a potential choking hazard. Gerber has received choking complaints, but no reports of injury. The FDA is aware of this recall.
The product has been distributed in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. If a consumer has Gerber ORGANIC Rice or Gerber ORGANIC Oatmeal Cereal, they should not use the product and call the Gerber Parents Resource Center 1-800-443-7237 or 1-231-928-3000 to return the product and receive a full refund.
Gerber ORGANIC Rice and ORGANIC Oatmeal Cereals are sold in 8 ounce boxes and all codes are being recalled. Gerber ORGANIC Rice UPC Code is 15000 12504. Gerber ORGANIC Oatmeal UPC Code is 15000 12502. These numbers can be found on the bottom right side of the box.
Photo: Gerber Oatmeal

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2108

The following South African kashrus alert for is from the South African Beth Din on July 13, 2007.

Based on information received from overseas kashrut authorities, the South African Beth Din no longer approves Tic Tacs, this applies to all flavours and all countries of origin.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2107

The following Israeli health alert for is from the Haaretz on July 13, 2007.

The Israeli Health Ministry was cited as releasing a statement Thursday night warning the public not to eat "Of Tov" smoked turkey cold cuts because the turkey contained Listeria.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2106
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