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Kashrut alert on some Kroger Greek YOgurts and Kroger Frozen Yogurts

May 29, 2018 - COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU:

KROGER GREEK YOGURTS and KROGER FROZEN YOGURTS are OU Dairy certified when bearing an OU-D. Some of the Greek yogurts (Plain and Blended Nonfat) mistakenly bear a plain OU without the D.
Other types of Kroger yogurts are not OU certified and contain gelatin.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6466

Kosher Advisory Post Shredded Wheat

February 26, 2018 from the OU:

Post Shredded Wheat, Post, Lakeville MN is No Longer Certified. Due to changes in the production of Post Shredded Wheat, the Orthodox Union is no longer certifying Post Shredded Wheat.
Boxes of Shredded Wheat with the OU symbol were produced before the changes and are certified by the Orthodox Union.
Post Shredded Wheat without the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.
Post Shredded Wheat N Bran is not affected by the changes and will continue to be certified by the Orthodox Union when bearing the OU symbol.
Consumers should always check for the OU kosher symbol before purchasing a product.

May 28, 2018 Addition from the: COR Detroit Big Biscuit Shredded Wheat is also still certified as kosher by the OU; (must bear an OU).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6262

Kashrus Alert - Rushmore Essentials

May 30, 2018 from the OK:

Rushmore Essentials Antioxidant Blend, Antioxidant 3-Berry Blend, Antioxidant 4-Berry Blend, Rushmore Superfoods, 33971 Selva Rd, Dana Point, CA 32629 has a UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL.
Rushmore Essentials Antioxidant Blend, Antioxidant 3-Berry Blend and Antioxidant 4-Berry Blend bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. These products are 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=A6465

Kashrus Alert - Green's Cheesecake

May 30, 2018 from the OK:

Green’s Cheesecake, Green’s Bakery, 65 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 has mistaken Use of OK Pareve Symbol:
A limited amount of Green’s Cheesecake, sold at Jewel-Osco locations in the Chicago area, was mistakenly labeled with the OK Pareve symbol, instead of the correct OK D.
This product is certified Kosher, Dairy - Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel, and Yoshon under OK Kosher Certification. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6464

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Ruffles brand Regular Potato Chips recalled due to undeclared milk

May 29, 2018 - COR Detroit

Some 220 g bags of FRITO LAY RUFFLES REGULAR POTATO CHIPS sold in Ontario, Canada were mistakenly filled with Sour Cream 'N Onion potato chips, which are certified COR [Canada] Dairy. The incorrectly filled bags bear the expiration date JL 17 and lot code 6081 13249, and are being recalled. Other lot numbers are not affected.

May 25, 2018 - CFIA

PepsiCo Foods Canada is recalling Ruffles brand Regular Potato Chips from the marketplace because they may contain milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Ruffles Regular Potato Chips 220 g

JL 17
38 HH:MM*

(*indicates the time)

0 60410 90135 9

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6459

Stop & Shop Voluntarily Recalls Stop & Shop Frozen Broccoli Cuts

May 23, 2018 - FDA

Stop & Shop is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution due to our supplier notifying us the product may have Listeria monocytogenes.
Stop & Shop has removed all affected product from its shelves and urges customers to return the product to their local store for a full refund. Customers may also contact Stop & Shop's Customer Support Center at 1- 800-767-7772.
While there have been no reports of illnesses to date, the frozen vegetable product is being recalled by Stop & Shop as a precautionary measure after a product sampled by the state of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6462

Divvies, LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Benjamint Crunch Chocolate Bars Due to Undeclared Milk In The Mint

May 25, 2018 - FDA

Divvies announced today a voluntary recall of its Benjamint Crunch Chocolate bars due to possible undeclared milk in the peppermint used in the bars. The recall is limited solely to the Benjamint Crunch Bars that were sold online through the Divvies website. This recall will impact approximately 140 consumers.

The product being recalled is the following:

Product DescriptionUPCPurchase Dates
Benjamint Chocolate Bars8550011001389Feb 22, 2018 – May 18, 2018

This issue was discovered through routine testing of ingredients.  There have been no consumer complaints regarding this product.  Divvies is reaching out to each consumer who has received the product via phone or email to alert them of this situation.

Consumers with questions or concerns should contact the company at 844-434-8843 M-F.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6461

H-E-B Voluntarily Issues a Precautionary Recall H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives Being Recalled for Potential Glass in The Product

May 25, 2018 - FDA

H-E-B is voluntarily issuing an all-store precautionary recall for H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives in 10-ounce glass jars with a best by date of Nov. 3, 2019 due to the possible presence of glass in the product.
There have been no injuries reported due to this incident, which customers reported to H-E-B. All products related to this recall were sold at our Texas stores and have been removed from store shelves.
H-E-B is working closely with its H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives manufacturer to ensure all safety measures are being taken when manufacturing the product.
The voluntary recall impacts the following product with the Best By date Nov. 3, 2019:

ProductUPCPackage Size
H-E-B Ode to Olives Sliced Salad Olives412209486610 oz.

Customers who purchased the product can return it to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time.  

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6460

Kosher Alert: Chapman's Ice Cream Twister- DAIRY, Mislabeled as DE on Wrapper

May, 2018 - From the COR:

Chapman's Ice Cream Twister: Neapolitan Creamy & Rainbow Creamy Flavours:
The box is labelled correctly with COR DAIRY, however the inside wrapper was incorrectly labelled with a DE symbol. The Ice Cream Twister products are DAIRY and kosher certified.

Note: Do not confuse this with Chapman's Water Ice Twister flavours Stacked and Twisted & Fruit Twist which are certified DE.
Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6458

Kashrut Alert - Pure Green Grapeshot Juice

May 25, 2018 - From the Star-K:
Pure Green Grapeshot juice, distributed by Pure Green in the New York area, bears an unauthorized Star-K. This product contains grape juice and is not kosher. The product is being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6457
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