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Pillsbury Flour recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

March 11, 2019 USDA Twitter Feed and Hometown Food

Hometown Food Company announces voluntary recall on select Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The flour products were sold through a limited number of retailers including Publix & Winn-Dixie. Do not eat. The 2 lots are

Item Name Case Item Code UPC Item Code Lot Code BIUB Date
Pillsbury® Unbleached All -Purpose Flour 5Lb 0 5150022241 3 0 5150022241 6 8 292 APR 19 2020
Pillsbury® Unbleached All - Purpose Flour 5Lb 0 5150022241 3 0 5150022241 6 8 293 APR 20 2020

"Please check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers should not consume the recalled product. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused and are offering replacement coupons for your product. Please call our 800 number (1-800-767-4466)."

Information from the FDA on how to handle raw flour is here

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CHODOSH Update on Lieber's products

March 11, 2019 from from Mrs. Rosskamm, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman20@gmail.com

  1. Kellog's Cereals from England with the Hashgocho of the MK: All-Bran, Bran Flakes &'sultana Bran contain Sofek Chodesh with expiry date December '19 or later.
  2. The dates in the guide for Landau Whole Wheat Pretzels apply only to the whole wheat pretzels and NOT for the oat bran pretzels
  3. Kemach Cereals:
    • Containing Oats, Durum Wheat, or Barley:
      • Toasted Oats , Honey Nut Toasted Oats, Fruit Whirls, Honey Crunch, Corn Crisp, Bunch 'o Krunch, Sugar Puffed Wheat (Durum Wheat), MultiGrain Toasted Oats (Oats & Barley):with a "Best By" date before Nov 1 2019 is STILL YOSHON. After that it will be difficult to determine and should be presumed CHODOSH.
    • Bran Flakes (Made with winter wheat) Have a MALT Chodosh Date of 1/1/20.
    • Corn Flakes, Crisp Rice, Frosted Flakes Have a MALT Chodosh Date of 1/1/20
    • Whole Wheat Flakes, Cocoa Munchees & Crunchy Cinnamon Bites are ALWAYS Yoshon

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South African Yoshon Update - Franjelicas

March 6, 2019: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Franjelicas was erroneously listed as not Yoshon. Please note that in fact they are still Yoshon.

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Kashrut alert - Alphay Coffee Caffé Latte

March 12, 2019 from the Star-K:

Please note that Caffé Latte, a prepackaged coffee product, distributed online by Jiangsu Alphay Bio-Tech Ltd., bears an unauthorized STAR-K. This product is not certified and contains dairy ingredients. Corrective action is being taken.

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Fullei Fresh Recalls Organic Bean Sprouts Because of Possible Health Risk

March 8, 2019 from FDA:

Fullei Fresh of Miami, Florida is voluntarily recalling Organic Bean Sprouts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Organic Bean Sprouts were shipped to Whole Foods Markets in Florida and Freedom Fresh (a Miami distributor) on February 18, 2019.
The product is packaged as 4 oz. in plastic clamshells. It has a lot code 041 and a sell by date of February 28, 2019. This information is printed in black ink on the package label. The UPC code is 017442052108.
Consumers can use the following information to determine if they have the recalled product. Anyone who has the recalled product should not consume it and destroy it.
Consumers with questions may call (305) 758-3880 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST.

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Kashrus Alert - My Brother Bobby's Salsa

March 1, 2019 - from the OK:
My Brother Bobby All Products, My Brother Bobby's Salsa, LLC, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 is No Longer Certified:
Effective immediately, My Brother Bobby’s Salsa is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification.

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South African Kosher Alert - Sauce-A-Licious Burger & Chip Sauce

March 6, 2019: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

The manufacturer of Sauce-A-Licious Burger & Chip Sauce has incorrectly labelled the product with a BD sticker that says parev. It, in fact, contains dairy ingredients. The use of our logo on this product was unauthorised and the company has been cautioned regarding their error and have rectified it.
However, if you have used this product with meat vessels, they would not require kashering. The reason for this is that the dairy component in this product makes up only 0.514% it is therefore battel - halachikly insignificant as the proportions are less than 1/60th. Nevertheless, it is the Beth Din policy not to certify any product as parev that contains dairy - even in small proportions.
Please note that all Sauce-A-Licious products bearing the South African Beth Din logo are Kosher certified.

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Takaokaya Sushi Nori – Must have a Star-K

March 6, 2019: From the Kosherquest.org and confirmed by the Star-K:

Some packages of Takaokaya Nori have a sticker over the Star-K symbol. They are not certified by the Star-K. Only packages with the Star-K symbol showing (without a sticker on it) are certified. Please check each package before purchasing.

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Kosher Alert Wegmans Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Flavored Kettle Chips

March 6, 2019 from the OU:

Wegmans Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Flavored Kettle Chips, Wegmans Food Markets Inc., Rochester NY is missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Wegmans Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Flavored Kettle Chips as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains a dairy ingredient, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some bags bear an OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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March 3, 2019 from the COR Detroit:

MOCHA MIX ORIGINAL NON-DAIRY COFFEE CREAMER in the past was certified OK Pareve, and older containers that still state OK Pareve are pareve. This product is now under OU supervision, and new containers are labeled OU-D due to dairy equipment, because of the company’s desire to produce the product on a dairy production line. The OU-D labeled product may be eaten after meat, but may not be cooked or eaten with meat. The company may reconsider its decision, based on consumer response, and consumers who wish the product to remain pareve can contact the company at http://bayvalleyfoods.com/contact_us.php or 800-236-1119.

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