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The following health alert is from the FDA on July 2, 2007.

Robert's American Gourmet Food, Inc. of Sea Cliff, New York is expanding its snack recall to include Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks Snack Food, all lots and sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks were distributed nationwide and Canada, and sold through local distributors, internet sales, phone orders, mail orders and retail outlets. Robert's American Gourmet Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks are packed in a flexible, plastic foil bag in a 6 oz. size, and has UPC 15665-10356 and all codes and expiration dates of Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks are being recalled. Consumers who purchased Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks, and still have product in their homes should discard the contents of the package Super Veggie Tings and contact us at 1-800-626-7557 for reimbursement of your purchase. Anyone with any questions pertaining to the situation may also contact us at 800-626-7557.

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

Robert's American Gourmet Food, Inc.of Sea Cliff, New York is recalling Veggie Booty Snack Food all lots and sizes , because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Veggie Booty was distributed nationwide and also in Canada through local distributors, internet sales, phone orders, mail orders and retail outlets. Veggie Booty is sold in a flexible plastic foil bag in a 4 oz., 1 oz., and l/2 oz. package. The brand name is Robert's American Gourmet, and all codes and expiration dates of Veggie Booty are being recalled. Robert's American Gourmet has been notified by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 51 cases of Salmonella across 17 states, associated or related to the consumption of the Veggie Booty, predominately in children of three years of age or younger. Based on the information provided by the CDC and FDA Robert's American Gourmet has decided to conduct this recall as a precautionary measure, even though there are no confirmed positive results in the finished product yet.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2094

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on June 29, 2007.

Wegmans Classic Assortment Crackers (17.1oz), Wegmans Food Markets. Inc. - Rochester, NY: This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2095

The following insect infestation alert is from the New Square Kashrus Council on June 26, 2007.

There is a large infestation of Leafminers in Celery. New Square checked many brands and found that CAL CEL is the cleanest thus far.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2093

The following kashrus alert is from Rabbi Mehlman on June 27, 2007 .

Effective immediately, the following Dunkin' Donut stores in Brooklyn are no longer certified kosher by Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of National Kosher Supervision:

  1. Ave. J & E.15th street
  2. Ave. U & 86th street.
All other Dunkin' Donuts bearing a valid certificate from National Kosher are 100% kosher.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2092

The following expanded heath alert is from the CFIA on June 27, 2007.
The public advisory issued on June 22, 2007, has been expanded to advise consumers of the potential distribution of three additional products which were not distributed by Hershey and therefore not included in the November 12, 2006 original recall. In addition to the list of recalled products included in the Health Hazard alert previously issued on November 12, 2006, the following products are affected. These products also bear the codes beginning with numbers ranging from 6417 to 6455 inclusive.

  1. Reese Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cups - 51 g
  2. Oh Henry! Rocky Road bar - 60 g
  3. Pot of Gold All Nut Collection - 245 g
Various Hershey chocolate products manufactured by Hershey Canada Inc. bearing codes beginning with numbers ranging from 6417 to 6455 inclusive were recalled for possible Salmonella contamination on November 12, 2006. For a complete list of recalled products associated with the affected codes see the CFIA website at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2006/20061112e.shtml. As a result of an ongoing investigation into recent incidents involving the theft of recalled Hershey Chocolate products in Toronto, Ontario and the discovery of a quantity of products between the Lindsay and Hamilton area, the CFIA has reason to believe that some recalled Hershey products may have re entered the marketplace. The affected products may be in circulation through a number of independent distributors, private wholesalers, liquidators, and flea-markets operating in Ontario.

The following heath alert is from the CFIA on June 15, 2007.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hershey Canada are advising the public that certain Hershey chocolate products previously recalled on November 12, 2006, may have been recently distributed to retail outlets. Consumers are advised to check their Hershey products to ensure they do not bear codes that begin with numbers ranging from 6417 to 6455 inclusive. On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, Toronto Police arrested two men in Toronto in possession of recalled Hershey’s chocolate products. As a result of a consumer complaint, on June 15, 2007 a number of Hershey chocolate products were discovered for sale at a retail store in Lindsay, Ontario. The Police investigation into the matter is continuing and it is unclear at this time if the two incidents are related.

The following heath alert is from the CFIA on November 12, 2006.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hershey Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain chocolate products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling these products from the marketplace. This recall does not affect Halloween or Christmas items. However, consumers are advised to check the codes identified below. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. Only products with date codes from 6417 to 6455, produced from October 15 to November 10, are affected by this alert. The date codes can be found on the back of each unit. A list can be found at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2006/20061112e.shtml.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1875

The following kashrus alert is from a reader and the OU on June 22, 2007 .

Hello Kitty Gummy Vitamins (UPC # 077283044595), Spectra Merchandising International, Inc. - Chicago, IL: This product, distributed in Target Stores and via internet sales, bears an unauthorized symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting the mislabeled product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2091

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

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries (All Varieties), General Mills- Minneapolis, MN: Due to ongoing changes in production, selected varieties of these products will no longer bear the OU symbol effective immediately. Eventually all varieties of these products will stop being certified and labeled kosher. All products that bear the OU symbol are certified by the Orthodox Union. As always, the public is encouraged to check for the OU symbol on every product that is purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2090

The following kashrus alert is from KOAOA (Half Moon K) on June 22, 2007 .

Fish products bearing the Jana Brands label are no longer certified by KOAOA. Those bearing the KOAOA symbol are not recommended.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2089

The following kashrus alert is from KOAOA (Half Moon K) on June 22, 2007 .

The KOAOA (Half-Moon K) symbol appears on some limited distribution bags of pre-washed salads. Due to insect infestation issues, the hechsher is being removed from all pre-washed salads with the exception of pure iceberg lettuce. As bags are being reprinted, consumers may find some in the marketplace with a hechsher. We recommend consulting your Rav as to if such products should be used and how to best check them.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2088

The following revised health alert is from FSNet and FDA on June 21, 2007 .

Gills Onions, LLC is recalling diced yellow onions with "Lot #2017-R and a Best if used by 06/16/07." The recall comes after the Washington State Department of Agriculture, during routine testing, detected Listeria monocytogenes in one retail bag of diced yellow onions. Gills Onions is working with both State and Federal officials to determine the cause. At this time there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product. As a precautionary measure, both retail and food service diced packs are being recalled. The retail product was labeled with the Trader Joe's brand name and was distributed to stores in AZ, CA, NV, NM, OR and WA. The Trader Joe's brand diced onions were packaged in a 10 oz. bag with the Lot 2017-R and a best if used by date of 06/16/07. The lot information for the 10 oz diced retail product can be found printed directly on the back of the package. The foodservice packages were packed in 4/5 lb cartons and labeled under the Gills Onions Brand and the Sysco Natural Brand, both with the Lot 2017-R and the best-if-used by date of 06/16/07 printed directly on the front of the 5 lb bag as well as on the outside carton label. Consumers and Retailers that have this recalled product should either destroy or return to place of purchase. Questions can be directed to the company at (800) 348-2255.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2087
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