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The following revised kashrus update is from the CRC on March 23, 2007.

The cRc is very pleased to announce that Natural Ovens Bakery has decided to remain under the kosher certification of the cRc. All products are Pas Yisroel and Pareve with the exception of Natural Ovens Bakery Granola Bars which are certified cRc DE (dairy equipment).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2001

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

Wawa Hot & Spicy Peanuts (UPC#726191077279), Wawa Inc. - Wawa, PA: This product (sold in Wawa stores) bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8421 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2003

The following notice of kashrus updates and alerts is from the London Beth Din on March 22, 2007.

The March 2007 Update incorporating all alerts, changes and additions to The Really Jewish Food Guide 2007 from the London Beth Din, has now been posted on www.kosher.org.uk/updates.htm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2002

The following revised Kashrus alert is from the OU on March 16, 2007.

An olive oil manufacturer, Valdoliva International, Cincinnati, OH, has placed an unauthorized OU symbol on various oils distributed in the United States. Affected products, grouped by their respective distributors (as appears on the product label) appear below:

Federated Group- Arlington Heights, IL
Brand: Le Torri
Products:

  • Olive Oil Light
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pure Olive Oil

IGA Supermarkets- Chicago, IL
Brand: IGA
Products:

  • Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Topco Associated LLC- Skokie, IL
Brand: Sistina
Products:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Olive Oil Light
  • Pure Olive Oil

Valdoliva International- Cincinnati, OH
Brand: Valli
Products:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Blend)
  • Olive Oil (Blend)

Brand: Valdoliva

  • Product: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Brand: Val TorrE

  • Product: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1999

The following wheat allergy alert is from the FDA on March 16, 2007.

Ben & Jerry's, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, is voluntarily recalling 250,000 pints of its Ben & Jerry's Country Peach Cobbler Ice Cream: Peach Ice Cream with Cinnamon-Sugar Shortbread Pieces & a Peach Swirl ("Country Peach Cobbler"), because it contains undeclared wheat. The following date codes: Jan 23, 2008; Jan 24, 2008; Feb 8, 2008; Feb 9, 2008 of Country Peach Cobbler are subject to the recall. The date code is found on the bottom of the pint. If consumers have a Country Peach Cobbler pint dated Jan 23 2008, Jan 24 2008, Feb 08 2008 and Feb 09 2008 (printed on the bottom of the pint), they should discard the ice cream and send the base of the empty container back to Ben &Jerry's for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2000

The following Kashrus alert is from the KOAOA on March 15, 2007.

Some #10 cans (6 lb. 9oz) cans of La Romanella brand Marinara Sauce with Real Romano Cheese (Distributed by Amerifoods Trading, Los Angeles, CA) were erroneously printed with a KOAOA - Half-Moon K hechsher on the label. This product is not kosher certified. Affected labels have been recalled. This product was distributed in Smart and Final stores in California. Consumers finding this product with the hechsher on the label are asked to contact KOAOA at ko@kosher.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1998

The following Kashrus alert is from OK the on March 14, 2007.

Please be advised that Makkos of Brooklyn manufacturer of New York Pretzel has not renewed their Kosher certification. Products produced in the past that bear the OK stamp were produced with a Mashgiach temidi and are kosher certified. Products no longer bearing the OK stamp are not certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1997

The following Canadian Kashrus alert is from the COR on March 14, 2007.

The COR wishes to advise that the following Breads were inadvertently labeled with a COR 432. Please note that this Alert refers only to the fully-baked, ready-to-eat Bread.

  • Compliments Sensations Potato Scallion Bread
  • Compliments Festive 3 Fruit Boule
  • Compliments Sensations Four Peppercorn Bread
  • Compliments Sensations Filone Bread
  • Action has been taken to correct the packaging.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1996

The following is South African Kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of South Africa on March 14, 2007.

Canovi Fudge bears an unauthorised and illegal Beth Din Logo. This product not KOSHER!

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1995

The following is a Kashrus alert is from the CRC

Many well know brands of chocolates that are generally kosher, are also made in other counties and are NOT certified kosher. Please do not assume that the items that have been purchased in the past are kosher today. As always, the consumer is responsible to check each label for a reliable hashgacha, both for Passover and during the entire year.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1994
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