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Kashrus alert on Corrado Specialty Food Beer Nuts

August 16, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Corrado Specialty Food Beer Nuts mistakenly bear the OK kosher symbol instead of the OK-D kosher symbol. Product contains dairy ingredients as stated on the nutrition label. Corrective action is being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5602

Cambridge Farms, LLC Recalls Three Brands Of Frozen Cut Corn Because Of Possible Health Risk

August 19, 2016 - From the FDA:

Cambridge Farms, LLC of Lancaster, PA is recalling the below products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Specific products / production codes included in this recall are:

  • Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag - UPC 8685401734
    Code SWFF/R10312, Best by 4/11/18
    Code SWFFR/10452, Best by 5/09/18
    Code SWFF/R10609, Best by 6/6/18
  • Laura Lynn Frozen Cut Corn in a 32 oz. Polybag - UPC 8685401717
    Code SWFF/R 10482, Best by 5/10/18
  • Key Food Frozen Cut Corn in a 16 oz. Polybag - UPC 7329607091
    Code SWFF/R10320, Best by 4/11/18
    Code SWFF/R10405, Best by 5/2/18
  • Better Valu Frozen Cut Corn in a 14 oz. Polybag - UPC 7980124561
    Code SWFF/R10308, Best by 4/11/18

The above codes will be on the back of the retail package.
The above products were distributed in the following states: NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, VA, NY, CT, NJ, PA, OH, WV, KY, MD and FL. These products are sold thru retail supermarkets.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished product they sampled from a retail store contained the bacteria. In an abundance of caution, the company has included all cut corn products which may have been produced using the same lot of cut corn. Cambridge Farms, LLC has ceased the production and distribution of the product and continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above items are urged to not consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-717-945-5178 Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM Eastern Daylight Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5600

Kosher Alert – Cal Delight Precooked Corn on the Cob

August 19, 2016 from the Star-K:
A single lot of Cal Delight Precooked Corn on the Cob is being recalled due to infestation issues.
The affected lot, expiration 08-15-17, has been found to be infested and it is being removed from the shelves. Consumers may return the product to the store for a refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5599

OU Kosher Alert – Bill Baron’s Parmesan Panko

August 17, 2016 from the OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Bill Baron's Parmesan Panko, Bill Baron's Specialty Foods, Martinez CA. Some products sold at Whole Foods Market in the Northeast bear an unauthorized OU and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5598

OU Kosher Alert – Unger’s Pearled Barley

August 15, 2016 from the OU:
Unger’s Pearled Barley (Quality Frozen Foods) limited to lot #26917 and #62318, has been found to be infested and should not be used without checking the product thoroughly. Measures are being taken to prevent the rampant infestation of the barley.

Ed. note: This infestation has been seen in the New York area

Barley Checking method (from the Star-K:

  1. Place all the barley you wish to use in a white bowl.
  2. Fill the bowl with water, a few inches over the top of the barley.
  3. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. If there are insects present, they will float to the top.

From the COR Detroit:
Packaged barley in general may be subject to infestation during the summer months, as the packages may be stored in warehouses with excessive temperatures and eggs may hatch within the package. It is therefore recommended to check all barley, even other brands and other codes.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5591

Kashrus alert on Mr. J’s all-in-one 100% fruit juice

August 16, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Mr. J’s Mr. J’s all-in-one 100% fruit juice, M & B PRODUCTS, Semple Terrace, FL 33637: M & B PRODUCTS Mr. J’s all-in-one 100% fruit juice in several flavors bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

Kashrus alert on Adams Fairacre Farms Beer Nuts

August 16, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Adams Fairacre Farms Beer Nuts, Adams Fairacre Farms, Newburgh, NY: Adams Fairacre Farms Beer Nuts mistakenly bear the OK kosher symbol instead of the OK-D kosher symbol. Product contains dairy ingredients as stated on the nutrition label. Corrective action is being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5597

Kashrus alert on Bogopa Beer Nuts

August 16, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Bogopa Beer Nuts, Bogopa (Food Bazaar Supermarket): Bogopa Beer Nuts mistakenly bear the OK kosher symbol instead of the OK-D kosher symbol. Product contains dairy ingredients as stated on the nutrition label. Corrective action is being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5596

Kashrus alert on Orange Crush and Hawaiian Punch

August 16, 2016 from the CRC and confirmed byt the Wisconsin-K:
Sprecher's Sodas has an unauthorized Wisconsin K symbol on the outside of the boxes. Product has been seen at Sam's Club and possibly other places.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5594

Salmonella Regularly Found In Poultry Sold In Israel


August 15, 2016: YeshivaWorld:
"Chickens sold in Israel are contaminated with salmonella but are nonetheless marketed for retail sale." Shipments of meat that are disqualified for export to Europe due to salmonella infection over 10% are commonly found for sale in Israel. "
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5593
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