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CDFA ANNOUNCES RECALL OF RAW MILK, RAW SKIM MILK AND RAW CREAM AT ORGANIC PASTURES DAIRY OF FRESNO COUNTY

May 23, 2016 - from CDFA:
Raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of June 1, 2016 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order. The quarantine order followed the confirmed detection of Salmonella bacteria in raw whole milk and raw skim milk.
Under the recall, Organic Pastures Dairy brand raw milk, raw skim milk and raw cream labeled with a USE BY date of JUN 01 2016 is to be pulled immediately from retail shelves, and consumers are strongly urged to dispose of any product remaining in their refrigerators.

Organic Pastures recalls raw milk


February 7, 2016 Organic Pastures is recalling the following raw raw milk products because because state tests showed foodborne pathogens.

  • Use by date: 1/23/16
    Lot code: 20160105-1
  • Use by date: 1/26/16
    Lot code: 20160106-2
This product may have been released to the Northern and Central Coast areas of California. These lot codes did not reach Southern California.

February 12, 2016: California Retail Distribution List is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5330

Kosher Alert Aperion Grill and Bar

May 11, 2016 from Kosher Miami:
For reasons that do NOT include kashrus violations, please be advised that Aperion Grill and Bar, located at 1009 Kane Concourse in Bay Harbour, FL is no longer under KM supervision, effective at 7:30 PM May 11, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5483

Kashrus alert on Napoleon Pitted Kalamata Olives

May 16, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification with additional information from the OU on May 19, 2016:
Napoleon Pitted Kalamata Olives bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. Corrective action is being taken.

From the OU: The OU certifies Napoleon Pitted Kalamata Olives that bear the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5474

TreeHouse Foods Expands Voluntary Product Recall Due to Possible Health Risk

May 19, 2016 - From FDA
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today expanded its voluntary recall of products containing sunflower kernels which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).
This follows the announcement on May 18, 2016, by our supplier SunOpta of its expanded recall of sunflower kernels which have the potential to be contaminated with L. mono. The additional recalled products are here.


TreeHouse Foods Amends Product Recall Information

May 4, 2016 from the FDA

May 4, 2016 from the FDA
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today amended certain information regarding the products it recalled yesterday including the following:

UPC Description Best By/Date Code
2113028352 Signature Kitchen Sweet & Salty Almond Bars Dec 08 16
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernals 2/28/2017

Corrections:

  • Best By Date: DEC 09 16 for 1373312032 Meijer White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars
  • UPC Code 2113028372: Changed “Signature Kitchen Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 08 16” to “Signature Kitchen Peanut Chocolate Chunk Bars Dec 09 16”
  • UPC Code for Essential Everyday Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bar DEC 07 16 is updated to 4130304541 (previously 4130304341)
  • Updated the below list of shipped products

TreeHouse yesterday announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores.

The products being recalled are listed below. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package.

UPC Description Best By/Date Code
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 3/1/2017
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 3/2/2017
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 2/28/2017
071725750198 Natures Harvest Whole Almonds 3/3/2017
071725750266 Natures Harvest Slivered Almond 3/3/2017
041498114749 Southern Grove Dry Roasted No Salt Almond 3/4/2017
041498132248 Southern Grove Dry Roasted Sea Salt Almond 3/4/2017
071725750259 Natures Harvest Sliced Almonds 3/4/2017
071725750211 Natures Harvest Pecans 3/4/2017
071725727497 Natures Harvest Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 11/25/2016
071725728074 Natures Harvest Sunflower Kernels Ranch Flavored 3/1/2017
071725727497 Natures Harvest Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 12/4/2016
070038638285 Best Choice Dark Chocolate Cranberry 3/14/2017
070038614142 Best Choice Mountain Trail Mix 3/14/2017
007172524140 Amport Roasted and Salted Sunflower Seeds 11/26/2016
639277348319 Naturally Select Roasted and Salted Sunflower Seed 3/1/2017
883967300013 Smart Sense Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 3/4/2017
049022832275 Nice Sunflower Seeds Salted in Shell 3/4/2017
050428353240 Gold Emblem Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 11/27/2016
071725748010 Sunflower Seeds Roasted and Salted 11/27/2016
071725728166 Natures Harvest Afternoon Snack Blend 11/28/2016
071725714688 Raisin and Nut Trail Mix 11/28/2016
071725711533 Natures Harvest Southwest Trail Mix 11/28/2016
708615110434 K&G Southwest Trail Mix 11/28/2016
1115029456 Roundy Sweet and Salty Almond Chewy Bars DEC 08 16
1115099114 Roundy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars DEC 05 16
1115099114 Roundy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars JAN 04 17
1116103436 ShurFine Sweet and Salty Almond Chewy Bars DEC 08 16
1373312015 Meijer Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
1373312015 Meijer Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
1373312016 Meijer Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
1373312016 Meijer Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
1373312025 Meijer Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
1373312025 Meijer Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
1373312031 Meijer Peanut Chocolate chunk Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
1373312032 Meijer White Choc Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
1540016425 Western Family Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
2113028372 Signature Kitchen Peanut Chocolate Chunk Bars Dec 09 16
2113028380 Signature Kitchen White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
2113028352 Signature Kitchen Sweet & Salty Almond Bars Dec 08 16
3225108607 Family Gourmet Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
3680017921 Food Club Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
3680017921 Food Club Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
3680035737 Food Club White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
3680039453 Food Club Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
3680039453 Food Club Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
3680039454 Food Club Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
4130300137 Essential Everyday Trail Mix Bars JAN 04 17
4130300139 Essential Everyday Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
4130304540 Essential Everyday Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
4130304540 Essential Everyday Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
4130304541 Essential Everyday Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bar DEC 07 16
5042847944 Gold Emblem Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
5042847944 Gold Emblem Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
5042847944 Gold Emblem Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 05 17
7003860349 Best Choice Trail Mix Fruit and Nut Bars JAN 04 17
7003863811 Best Choice Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
7003863811 Best Choice Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
7003863812 Best Choice Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
7003863812 Best Choice Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
7025322712 Our Family Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
7025322720 Our Family Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
7025322720 Our Family Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
7025322722 Our Family Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
7078447470 Tops Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
7078447478 Tops Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
7545001184 HyVee Peanut Choc Chunk Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 05 16
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 06 16
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 05 17
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 06 17
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 06 16
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 07 16
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 06 17
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 07 17
7874207499 Great Value Sweet & Salty Almond Bars 12 08 16
7874207499 Great Value Sweet & Salty Almond Bars 12 09 16
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 12 04 16
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 12 05 16
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 01 02 17
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 01 03 17
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 01 04 17
7989380097 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
7989380097 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
7989380098 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
7989380098 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 05 17
8826749280 FoodHold Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16

Pictures of the products listed above will be available on the TreeHouse Foods websitedisclaimer icon.

TreeHouse was made aware of the contaminated sunflower seeds by a supplier. The Company is working closely with the FDA as we continue to investigate the problem further.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5456

Waffelino in the 5 Towns, Long Island Loses Kashrut

May 19, 2016 from Yeahthatkosher.com and confirmed by the Five Towns Vaad:
Due to Kashrus violations, Waffelino located at 310 Central Avenue, is no longer under the Vaad of the 5T Certification, effective immediately‎.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5482

Kashrus alert on Emack and Bolio's Smoreos Ice Cream

May 18, 2016 - from the Rabbinical Council of New England (KVH):
Please be aware that while some products manufactured for Emack and Bolio's are certified by KVH, their stores are not under KVH certification. In addition, it must be verified that each product is indeed certified.
In particular, it has come to our attention that the Emack and Bolio's Smoreos Ice Cream has been mislabeled as Kosher. The product should not be used; corrective action is underway.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5480

Kashrus alert on Crescent Ridge Dairy Smores Ice Cream

May 18, 2016 from the Rabbinical Council of New England (KVH):
Please be aware that Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar is not certified and has never been certified by KVH Kosher.
While some products manufactured for Crescent Ridge are certified by KVH, it must be verified that each product is under certification.
In particular, it has come to our attention that the Crescent Ridge Dairy Smores Ice Cream has been mislabeled as Kosher. The product should not be used; corrective action is underway.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5481

Voluntary Recall on Piggly Wiggly Brand Yellow Cut Corn

May 12, 2016 from the FDA:
As part of the CRF Frozen Foods recall, McCall Farms Incorporated is notifying consumers that it is recalling Piggly Wiggly brand frozen Yellow Cut Corn due to the potential risk that it may contain Listeria monocytogenes. McCall Farms was notified by its supplier, CRF Frozen Foods, of this potential contamination. No other McCall Farms products have been affected by this recall.
Piggly Wiggly has been notified of this issue and has removed all potentially affected products from its stores.
The recall applies to:

  • Piggly Wiggly brand Frozen Yellow Cut Corn in a 2 lb bag
    UPC number: 4129075181
    Lot Code: CORN0J14FXA
In the event a consumer has this product, they are urged not to consume it and to dispose of it properly.
McCall Farms takes food safety very seriously and apologizes for any concern and inconvenience that this incident may have caused. For additional information contact McCall Farms consumer affairs line at: 1-800-277-2012 from 8am – 5pm Eastern.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5479

Maryland Post Pesach Maryland Beer Alert

May 12, 2016: from Star-K:
It has come to our attention that two large beer distribution companies in Baltimore and the surrounding areas are Jewish owned. As such, many brands of beer sold in our area are chometz she’avar alav haPesach, and may not be purchased at this time. A complete list of the affected beers can be found here.
These companies are the exclusive distributors of these brands in the listed areas.
The distributors have informed the Star-K that the stock of beer that they owned over Pesach will not be depleted until sometime in July. A more precise date will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Please check our website after July 1st for an update. Until that time, these beers should not be purchased.
If you have already purchased any of these beers after Pesach, please consult your Rov for guidance.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5478

Kashrus certification reinstatement on kosher hot dog concession at Progressive Field (Indians Stadium)

May 15, 2016: from localjewishnews.com: The kosher certification has been reinstated at the kosher stand at Progressive Field. The consumer is reminded to look for the Cleveland Kosher certification letter and symbol to insure that the certification is in force.

Kashrus alert on kosher hot dog concession at Progressive Field (Indians Stadium)

April 19, 2016 From the Cleveland Kosher:
Until further notice, the kosher hot dog concession at Progressive Field(Indians Stadium) is not kosher certified. The public will be informed of any updates and changes as they occur.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5444
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