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Kosher Advisory Cappiello Mozzarella Cheese

May 10, 2018 from the OU:

Cappiello Products: Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, F. Cappiello Dairy, Schenectady NY:
The Orthodox Union certifies Cappiello Fresh Mozzarella Cheese. The certified cheese bears the OU D symbol and states that it is from Schenectady plant number #36-3893 on the front of the label. For about 2 months, Cappiello will make a non-certified Fresh Mozzarella Cheese at a another facility. The non-certified cheese does not include Schenectady, #36-3893 and the OU D symbol on the label. Consumers should be careful to look for the OU Symbol before purchasing this product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6339

Kosher Alert 4 Nutty Energy Health Mix

May 10, 2018 from the OU:

4 Nutty Energy Health Mix, Clover Distributors, Hackensack NJ is missing the D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies 4 Nutty Energy Health Mix as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6338

London Beth Din - Delisted items

May 9, 2018: From the London Beth Din and First Update to The Really Jewish Food Guide 2018:
Due to insufficient information from the manufacturers, the following products have been DELISTED and are no longer approved. Page numbers refer to the 2018 guide.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6337

Alert - KitchenAid Refrigerators

May 8, 2018 - From the Star-K:
PLEASE NOTE: In certain models of KitchenAid refrigerators with a STAR-K certified Sabbath Mode, after a power failure, the refrigerator recovers, but is not in Sabbath Mode. Even if the display reads "SAB", a light turns on when the door is opened. The models that are affected are KRFF507ESS, KRFF507EBL, KRFF507EWH, and KRFF707ESS. If you have one of these models, please email info@star-k.org (preferred) or call the STAR-K with your specific model and serial number (found on a sticker on right interior wall of the refrigerator). The manufacturer is working on a solution and we will update you when a fix becomes available.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6336

Kashrus Advisory on Baldor Specialty Foods

May 9, 2018 from the OK:

Baldor Carrots, Baldor Specialty Foods, Bronx, NY 10474
Until recently the OK certified organic and non-organic carrots from Baldor Specialty Foods.
Please note that since Baldor is now receiving carrots from Israel, the OK will not be certifying Baldor’s carrots

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6335

Kashrus Alert on VitaJing Herbs

May 8, 2018 from the OK:

VitaJing Herbs, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 8A3 have an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL
VitaJing Herbs is displaying an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on many of their products. This company is NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6334

Voluntary Recall of Certain Golden Flake, Good Health, UTZ and Weis Brand Tortilla Chips Because of Possible Milk Allergen

May 2, 2018 - FDA

Hanover, PA – Utz® Quality Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of some Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chip items due to potential contamination of undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products subject to this voluntary recall were distributed to retail outlets in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV.
The product items and expiration dates being recalled are: table class="table table-bordered table-striped table-condensed">Item DescriptionUPC CodeExpiration Date
FROMExpiration Date
TOUtz 17 oz Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips0-41780-00383-6MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 11.5 oz Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips0-41780-00384-3MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 17 oz Round White Tortilla Chips0-41780-00385-0MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 11.5 oz Round White Tortilla Chips0-41780-00387-4MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 52 oz Tortill Chip 4-Pack0-41780-00388-1MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 64 oz Rount White Tortilla Chips0-41780-00388-1MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 9 oz Organic Blue Tortilla Chips0-41780-01317-0MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 9 oz Organic White Tortilla Chips0-41780-01327-9MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Utz 9 oz Organic Yellow Tortilla Chips0-41780-01337-9MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Weis 11 oz Restaurant Sytle Tortilla Chips0-41497-00426-3MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Weis 11 oz No Salt Round Tortilla Chips0-41497-00427-0MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Weis 11 oz White Round Tortilla Chips0-41497-00425-6MAY 26 18JUN 16 18Golden Flake TORTIYAHS 12.5 oz Tortilla Chips0-72080-41000-0JUN 2 18JUN 23 18Good Health 5.5 oz Black Bean Tortilla Chips7-55355-04100-9DEC 29 18DEC 29 18Good Health 0.143 Black Bean Tortilla Chips7-55355-05910-3DEC 15 18DEC 15 18

Please see below for an example of reading the expiration dates and UPC code:

Bag FrontBag BackExpiration Date Example
Bag Front, expiration date upper right corner
The expiration date may be found in the upper right corner of the bag.
Bag Back, UPC code under ingredient label
The UPC code may be found on the back of the bag under the ingredients.
Expiration date example
The expiration date is noted as the month, day, year. In this example, June 23, 2018.

No other Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz or Weis Tortilla Chip products are being recalled.

Consumers are urged NOT to eat the products subject to this recall. Consumers who purchased the recalled product may return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange, or they may simply discard it.

For further information please contact the Customer Care Team:

Email: customerservice@utzsnacks.com
Or, call 1-800-367-7629 Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Retailers and wholesalers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6333

Kashrus Alert- Donuts With A Difference

May 3, 2018 from the Rabbinical Council of New England:
Donuts With A Difference, 35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155 has decided to no longer retain Kosher Certification.
Effective June 1, 2018, KVH Kosher will no longer certify Donuts With A Difference as Kosher.
For Further Inquiries Contact Us: 617-426-2139 ext. 103

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6332

Kashrus Advisory on Heimishe Gebeks

May 1, 2018 from the OK:

Heimishe Gebeks, 1280 56th St., Brooklyn, NY 11219:
Please be advised that as of April 27th, 2018, Heimishe Gebeks aka Podrigal’s (1280 56th St, Brooklyn 11219) is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6331

Seabear Company Issues a Voluntary Recall of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox Because of Possible Health Risk

May 1, 2018 - FDA

Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225/ 3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods brand, affected lot # CSCO-17339, Pack Date 17-340, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
The recall was initiated because the product's water phase salt testing below 3.5%. Labeling instructions state to freeze or refrigerate, once thawed they can be kept unopened in the fridge for up to 30 days. Because the water phase salt is under 3.5% the product must remain frozen until ready to consume. Keeping in the refrigerator after thawing in a reduced oxygen package has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, with the affected lot # CSCO-17339, Pack Date 17-340, was distributed directly to distributors in CA, MD, and WA between 12/8/17 and 4/10/18 and it may have been further distributed and sold through retail stores at least in these states.
Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox was packaged in a reduced oxygen packaging, net wt. 3 oz. (85g), and has the UPC 7 52047 92635 4.
Consumers are advised to keep product frozen until used and thaw under refrigeration immediately before use. If the consumer has refrigerated product, dispose of immediately even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 338-9903, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6330
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