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The following is a Kashrus alert is from the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis on March 6, 2007.

Please be informed that Kohinoor brand products manufactured by Satnam Overseas, Limited, New Dehli, India, and distributed by Satnam Overseas Limited, Inc., Somserset, NJ, are NOT kosher certified by the OV, the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis. The OV symbol was printed erroneously on the packaging instead of the international Vegan symbol. Steps are being taken to ensure that the correct Vegan logo is printed on future packaging. The OV does not assume any kashrus responsibility for these products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1993

The following is a Canadian Kashrus alert is from the COR on March 5, 2007.

Please be advised that the only Crush products produced by Cadbury Schweppes which are kosher in Canada, are Cream Soda Red, Lime, Orange, Pineapple. All other flavors in Canada, are not kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1992

The following is a Dunkin Donuts corporate statement on March 1, 2007 correcting a number of emails that Kashrut.com has received.

Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are independently owned and operated by franchisees. To receive an exception to operate as a kosher shop, the franchise owner must provide sufficient evidence that there is a demonstrated customer preference for a kosher restaurant. The franchisee is also required to show that the restaurant has received and will maintain proper kosher certification.
Currently, more than thirty Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners nationwide have responded to community needs by obtaining kosher certification for their restaurants, and that is not changing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1991

The following insect infestation alert is from the New Square Kashrus Council on February 28, 2007.

As there have recently been bug infestations found in H-O Smart Balance Omega "Quick" with a date code of Buy before Jan. 08 D11. New Square Kashrus is publicizing this to alert people not to use this product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1990

The following insect infestation alert is from the New Square Kashrus Council on February 27, 2007 and revised February 28, 2007.

It has been determined that Fairmont Strawberries in 14 oz. polybags, bearing the markimg "PRODUCT OF CHILE", requires washing due to possible infestation according to the following guidelines before using:


    Strawberries must be defrosted and each Strawberry must be washed individually under a strong stream of water and rubbed well.
    Strawberries that have already been blended or cooked may be eaten.
    Unopened bags may be returned to the store and purchase cost will be refunded.
This notice applies only to products of Chile. All other Fairmont Strawberries do not require washing and/or checking before use.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1989

The following kosher alert is from the KAJ, OU on February 27, 2007.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Gummi Bears, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Inc.-Durango, CO: This product, sold in Rocky Mountain Chocolate Stores, bears a mislabeled OU-D symbol and is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1988

The following kosher alert is from the KAJ, BCKosher dated February 23, 2007.

Please note that the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (BC Kosher) only certifies fish products that have Hashgacha Tmidis (constant rabbinical supervision) or which retain an identifiable patch of skin. It has been brought to our attention that some Treasure Island brand Smoked Salmon product with the BCK symbol may not have the required patch of skin. Consumers finding this product are urged to contact BC Kosher at (604) 731-1803.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1987

The following health alert is from the FDA on February 23, 2007.

Castle Produce, a subsidiary of Tropical Produce, Inc., a wholesale importer of fresh fruit and vegetables announced the recall of cantaloupes in California due to potential health concerns. Some cantaloupes delivered on or after 2/16/2007 have tested positive for Salmonella, although no illnesses have been reported. Approximately 2,560 cartons of cantaloupes were distributed to wholesalers in Los Angeles and San Francisco for distribution in the Western United States. The cantaloupes have a light green color skin on the exterior, with orange flesh. The cantaloupes were distributed for sale in bulk in cardboard cartons, with 9, 12 or 15 cantaloupes to a carton. The recalled cartons are natural brown cardboard with "Tropifresh de Costa Rica" in green and orange lettering. They have a thirteen-digit number on a white tag pasted to the carton; the tenth digit is a 2 or a 3.

The following health alert is from the FDA on February 16, 2007.

Dole Fresh Fruit Company announced the recall of cantaloupes in the Eastern U.S. and Quebec due to potential health concerns. Some cantaloupes packed on January 25, 26 and 27, 2007 by an independent, third-party grower in Costa Rica have tested positive for Salmonella. Although no illnesses have been reported, Dole voluntarily has decided to recall all cantaloupes imported from Costa Rica and packed by that grower. Approximately 6,104 cartons of cantaloupes were distributed to wholesalers in regions of the eastern United States and Quebec between February 5 and February 8, 2007. The cantaloupes have a light green color skin on the exterior, with orange flesh. The cantaloupes were distributed for sale in bulk in cardboard cartons, with 9, 12 or 15 cantaloupes to a carton. The recalled cartons are dark brown with "Dole Cantaloupes" in red lettering. They have a thirteen-digit number on a white tag pasted to the carton; the tenth digit is a 2. The recall is a result of a random test by the company. Consumers who have uneaten cantaloupe purchased in the eastern United States or Quebec, on or after February 5, 2007, may contact their retail store to see if the product is the recalled brand. Consumers with additional questions should contact the Dole Consumer Center at (800) 232-8888.

Ed. note (2/23/07): Additional recalled fruit has been sold in Ontaria, Canada. A list of stores can be found at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2007/20070222e.shtml.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1975

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on February 23, 2007.

Beech-Nut Assorted Baby Foods, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp- Canajoharie, NY: Several previously certified varieties or stages of Beech-Nut products are no longer certified kosher. These non-certified products' labels do not bear the OU symbol. As always, the public is encouraged to check for the OU symbol on every product which is purchased.
Ed. note: Beechnut can be reached at 1-800-233-2468.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1985

The following change in kashrus supervision is from the KAJ, Koshertoday and the Debrecerner Rebbe and posted on February 26, 2007.

Adwe has changed supervision from the K'hal Adas Yereim (Viener Kehilla) and K'hal Adath Jeshurun (Washington Heights)to the Debraciner Rav.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1986
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