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King Soopers brand P$$T White Bread & P$$T Wheat Bread - NOT KOSHER starting Wednesday 8/23/17

August 22, 2017 from the Vaad of Denver:
The King Soopers brand P$$T White Bread & P$$T Wheat Bread are for a limited time baked NOT kosher & do NOT bear The Scroll K symbol.
These breads were sent to stores today 8/22/17, and are for sale in the stores starting Wednesday 8/23/17. This was due to a mechanical situation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6043

Walmart’s Great Value frozen cherries recalled for listeria risk

August 23, 2017 from the FDA and FoodSafetyNews:
SunOpta Inc’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This recall includes certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products distributed from Sunrise Grower’s facility in Edwardsville, Kansas on August 10, 2017. The issue was discovered during routine testing by Sunrise Growers. No illnesses related to the consumption of these products have been reported.
Ninety cases of Great Value Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry products are being recalled. The products are packaged in 32 ounce printed plastic zip top bags and marked with a Best By Date of 08/10/19 on the back of the bag. The UPC code is 078742126166 and the lot code is FED722211 or FED722212.
These recalled products were distributed to a customer distribution center in Louisiana and may have been redistributed to stores in Louisiana and Mississippi. The affected retail customer has been notified of this recall and instructed to remove any recalled product from retail store shelves and inventories.
Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may contactus@sunopta.com or call 1-800-854-1988 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. pacific time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6045

Kashrus alert on Apex Seafood Hiyashi Wakame

August 20, 2017 from the ORC:
Please be advised that Hiyashi Wakame from Apex Seafood, San Jose, CA below bears an unauthorized ORC kosher logo. It is not and never was certified kosher by the ORC.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6044

MADHAVA Natural Sweeteners Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in its 13.8 oz. MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

August 11, 2017 from the FDA:
Madhava Natural Sweeteners of LONGMONT, CO is recalling its 13.8 oz. box of MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix because it may contain undeclared milk.
The recall applies to all units of their MMM Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix. A 13.8 oz. packages with the item UPC of 0 78314 25105 0. Product has been distributed nationally through retail channels.
The recall was initiated by Madhava Natural Sweeteners after it was discovered that one ingredient in the chocolate chips may include a milk product.
Consumers who have purchased MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-530-2900. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT.

Ed. note: The product bears a Scroll-K Dairy symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6042

British Kashrut Alert - Hellmann's Ketchup SWEETENED WITH HONEY & Ketchup RED & GREEN

August 16, 2017: From the London Beth Din Twitter Feed:
Please be aware that the recently introduced Hellmann's Ketchup SWEETENED WITH HONEY & Ketchup RED & GREEN are Not Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6041

Kashrus advisory - Kellogg's Products containing gelatin & interesting story on gelatin in Kellogg's products

August 10, 2017 - From KVH Kosher twitter feed:

Kellogs items currently certified KVH Kosher DON'T contain gelatin and have a K indicating kosher. Kellogs items with gelatin are NOT certified as kosher.

Interesting story that goes with the above advisory:
Hindu leader slams Kellogg’s for not disclosing beef gelatin

August 16, 2017 from FoodSafety.com:

"Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism (USofH), is calling out Kellogg’s CEO John A. Bryant for failing to disclose that some of the company’s cereals contain beef-based gelatin."
"Zed says the world’s 1 billion Hindus were shocked to learn that some of the Kellogg’s cereals they’ve been eating for years without concern, in fact, contained beef-based gelatin, which is not disclosed on packaging or labels." "Gelatin is a protein made from the skins and bones of pigs and cows. It’s a common ingredient in many products. Hindu religion prohibits followers from eating meat from cows."
"Kellogg’s has confirmed that beef-based gelatin is an ingredient in all varieties of Kellogg’s Frosted Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats cereal. All Kellogg’s fruit flavored snacks and all Kellogg’s Krave Treat Bars contain either pork or beef-based gelatin."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6030

Flowers Foods Adds Allergen Advisory

August 16, 2017: from FARE:
"Flowers Foods is adding the allergen advisory statement – 'Manufactured on shared equipment that also processes products containing tree nuts and peanuts' – to the packaging of brownies, sandwich creme cookies, cereal bars, and snack cakes/cookies sold under the Mrs. Freshley’s, Tastykake, Mountain Farms, and private label brands. Packaging with this voluntary advisory statement will begin appearing on store shelves Summer of 2017. These products will be made at a bakery that will be producing items containing tree nuts and peanuts."
"Flowers Foods recommends consumers read all product labels for the most accurate allergen information. For more information, please contact Flowers Consumer Relations Center at (866) 245-8921. Also, visit our website at www.mrsfreshleys.com or www.tastykake.com."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6040

Shake ‘N Bake Ranch & Herb and Shake ‘N Bake Crispy Buffalo have been mistakenly labeled with the OK Pareve symbol instead of the OK D symbol.

August 16, 2017 from the OK:

Please be advised that Shake ‘N Bake Ranch & Herb and Shake ‘N Bake Crispy Buffalo have been mistakenly labeled with the OK Pareve symbol instead of the OKD symbol. These products are certified kosher and dairy, as per the ingredient list and allergen statement.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6039

Super Bowl Cuisine in Kingston, NY is displaying UNAUTHORIZED OK kosher symbol on their menus

August 15, 2017 from the OK:

Please be advised that Super Bowl Cuisine in 300 Plaza Road Kingston, NY is displaying UNAUTHORIZED OK kosher symbol on their menus. This restaurant is NOT KOSHER CERTIFIED. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6038

Kosher Alert CorNiche Chef Express Curry Paste

August 15, 2017 from the OU:

CorNiche Cheff Express, Curry Paste (and any CorNiche product), Summit Import Corporation, Jersey City NJ; Dai Cheong Trading Co. Los Angeles CA as an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any CorNiche Chef Express products. Some packaging of CorNiche Curry Paste bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented. If you see this product in the marketplace, please email the details at kosher@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6037
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