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Kashrus alert on Identic Sugar Products

September 13 2016 - from the MK:
Please be advised that the following products from Identic bear an unauthorized MK symbol:

  • CINNAMON PEARL SUGAR
  • LEMON PEARL SUGAR
  • CARAMEL PEARL SUGAR
  • ORANGE PEARL SUGAR
  • STRAWBERRY PEARL SUGAR
  • ORANGE ICING SUGAR
  • RASPBERRY PEARL SUGAR
  • PINK ICING SUGAR
  • MINT PEARL SUGAR
  • YELLOW ICING SUGAR
Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5638

Kosher alert on Meijer No Salt Potato Chips

September 9, 2016 - From the OU:

The Orthodox Union certifies Meijer No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Meijer, Grand Rapids MI as an OU pareve product, and Meijer Salt & Pepper Potato Chips as an OU D product. About 280 cases of the Salt & Pepper Potato Chips were packaged in No Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips bags that bear a plain OU symbol. The affected products are 8.5 ounce bag marked with the UPC # 719283595577 and with an expiration date on the package of OCT 31 2016. Corrective action has been implemented.


Shearer’s Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy And Milk In No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

September 9, 2016 - From the FDA:

Shearer’s Foods, LLC of Massillon, OH is recalling Meijer brand 8.5 ounce packages of No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared soy and milk.
The recalled No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips were distributed to Meijer stores throughout the Midwest from August 10, 2016 until September 8, 2016.
The product comes in an 8.5 ounce bag marked the UPC # 719283595577 and with an expiration date on the package of OCT 31 2016. A total of 280 cases were affected. All 280 cases of the recalled No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips were distributed to Meijer stores.
The recall was initiated after a consumer discovered that there were Salt & Pepper Potato Chips (which contain soy and milk) in a package labeled as No Salt Added Potato Chips, which did not reveal the presence of these allergens. Subsequent investigation revealed we inadvertently added a small quantity of the Salt and Pepper potato chips into the No Salt Added packages. Customers who purchased the recalled product from Meijer’s may dispose of it or return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Shearer’s Consumer Affairs Department toll free at 1-800-428-6843 Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.
The recall was initiated after a consumer discovered that there were Salt & Pepper Potato Chips (which contain soy and milk) in a package labeled as No Salt Added Potato Chips, which did not reveal the presence of these allergens. Subsequent investigation revealed we inadvertently added a small quantity of the Salt and Pepper potato chips into the No Salt Added packages. Customers who purchased the recalled product from Meijer’s may dispose of it or return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Shearer’s Consumer Affairs Department toll free at 1-800-428-6843 Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5637

Jubilee Marketplace Yogurt Pretzels Mistaken Use Of OK Pareve Symbol

August 25, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
The top label mistakenly bears the OK kosher symbol instead of the OK-D kosher symbol. The bottom label has the correct OK-D kosher symbol. Corrective action has being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5632

Kashrus information on Pepsi products

August 18, 2016 - from COR Detroit with additional information from Pepsi:

New MIST TWIST soda from Pepsi, in regular, Cherry and Cranberry favors, both regular and Diet, is Kosher.

From Pepsi - Other new flavors:

  • Stubborn Black Cherry
  • Stubborn Orange Hibiscus
  • Stubborn Root Beer
  • Stubborn Lemon Berry Acai
  • Stubborn Agave Vanilla Creme
  • Sierra Mist Twist Lemon Lime
  • Mist Twist Cherry Lime

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5636

Kosher Alert PhiNaturals Collagen

September 8, 2016 from the OU:
PhiNaturals Collagen Complete (collagen formula), Excel Nutritionals LLC., Tierra Verde FL:
The Orthodox Union does not certify PhiNaturals Collagen Complete formula. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5635

7-Eleven Syrups - The Vanilla, Cherry and Lemon Flavor Shots offered at the fountain soda machine at many 7Eleven stores are kosher DAIRY - CHOLOV STAM!!

August 24, 2016: From the cRc:

Until recently, if the syrup was known to be kosher then there was no reason not to buy a drink from the fountain dispenser. However, over the past few months, 7-Eleven has introduced a new fountain soda machine into their stores which has raised doubts about these assumptions. To read an informative article on the subject here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5634

Voluntary Recall of Baker's Scoop Whole Wheat Flour Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter

September 8, 2016 - From the FDA:

The Morrison Milling Company has initiated a recall of the following item:

Morrison’s Number Product Name Package Size Product UPC Product Lot Number
01100 The Baker’s Scoop HEB 100% Whole Wheat Flour Net Wt. 5 Lbs. (2.27Kg) 4122019322 Best By 021418 DIT 6236
Best By 021518 DIT 6237

due the possibility of the presence of soft nylon fragments of mesh resembling white hair, caused by a faulty screen at our production facility. Foodborne foreign objects, in some instances may cause injuries such as choking. The severity and type of injury a consumer might experience depends on the size and shape of the foreign object.

The problem was detected internally by our quality department during a routine production line check.

While no nylon “hairs” have been found in finished product at all, we are taking this voluntary action in an overabundance of caution.

The potentially affected products are distributed through retail HEB supermarkets which are located in the Southwestern region of the USA.

The potentially affected product consists of retail packages weighing 5 Lbs.

The code date information can be found on the top folded seal of the package.

Consumers who have purchased the product with the above “Best By” dates before September 8, 2016 can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Morrison Milling Customer Service Center at 1-800-847-5608 or by e-mail at customerservice@chg.com for more information. The customer service desk will be staffed in person from 8am to 5pm CST Monday to Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5631

Kashrus alert on Pesco

Septembre 7, 2016 - From the cRc Twitter Feed with additional information from the cRc based on a reader's question:
Pisco, a type of brandy, requires kosher certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5630

Schmitta alert on Prigat Squeezed Orange Juice- No Labeling dDifference

September 6, 2016 from a reader:
Please note that Prigat Squeezed Orange Juice (from Israel) has in the past had a mehadrin hechsher and now have a heter mehira hecksher. Please note that the mehadrin juice had the identical label except for the hechsher.
Ed. note: Check the hecksher of other juices as well.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5629

Kosher Alert Fun Filled Hoop

September 6, 2016 from the OU:
Fun Filled Hoop (gumballs), American Finished Products Inc., Bronx NY: The Orthodox Union does not certify Fun Filled Hoop (a plastic hoop filled with gumballs). This products bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5628
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