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Kashrus alert on ERNIE & ELLIE’S

March 17, 2016 - The MK wishes to inform the public that the MK has withdrawn their certification from ERNIE & ELLIE’S and all products produced by them.

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7-Eleven Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Fresh Fully Baked Chocolate Chunk, Sugar and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

April 29, 2016 from the FDA
7-Eleven, Inc. of Irving, TX is recalling fully baked chocolate chunk, sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies produced by CSM Bakery Solutions frozen cookie pucks because they may contain undeclared peanut.
Fully baked cookies prepared from frozen pucks were distributed and sold prior to Friday, April 22 at 45 7-Eleven stores in Missouri, South Carolina and Texas.
Chocolate chunk, sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies are sold fresh in a self-serve bakery case or within a countertop self-serve, acrylic case. There is no UPC code or label attached to these cookies.
7-Eleven was notified that these products may contain undeclared peanut by its supplier and has pulled all fully baked and frozen cookie pucks provided by CSM Bakery Solutions from our stores until the issue with our supplier is resolved.
Consumers who have purchased the above are urged to discard. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-255-0711, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm EDT.

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The Republic of Tea Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea

April 29, 2016 from the FDA
The Republic of Tea is dedicated to the health and wellness of each and every citizen (customer). As such, we are issuing a voluntary recall of our Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea in response to a possible health risk.
The Republic of Tea was notified by one of our suppliers, of the possibility that one lot of its organic ginger ingredient may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The organic ginger supplier reported this finding from another customer. The Republic of Tea and the organic ginger supplier have conducted their own investigations and have tested numerous samples of organic ginger by accredited independent third party laboratories and confirmed the absence of Salmonella.
Despite the fact it was confirmed that there is no Salmonella in the organic ginger that was tested, The Republic of Tea is taking the precautionary measure to recall the following Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea:

  • Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea – 50 CT Tin
    • UPC: 7-42676-40355-5 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018
  • Organic Turmeric Ginger – 250 CT Bulk Bag
    • UPC: 7-42676-30655-9 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018
  • Organic Turmeric Ginger – 250 CT Bulk Bag
    • UPC: 7-42676-30655-9 – Best Sipped by April 13, 2018
  • Organic Turmeric Ginger – 50 CT Refill Bag
    • UPC: 7-42676-42155-9 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018

Citizens may return Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea to The Republic of Tea for a replacement tea, or for a full refund.
For questions and concerns teasafety@republicoftea.com or call 1-800-298-4832, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm CST.
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CVS Pharmacy Announces Voluntary Recall of Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea Due to Possible Health Risk

April 26, 2016 from the FDA
CVS Pharmacy® announced today that it has voluntarily recalled select cases of Gold Emblem Abound" Organic Spiced Herbal Tea following notification from the manufacturer that the product is potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
The product is labeled "Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz" and was packed in 1.4 oz cartons. The recalled product has a single best by date of 18 Mar 2018 with a UPC code 0 50428 541043. No other best by dates are affected. The product was available at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide.
Approximately 200 units of the recalled product were sold prior to this recall. The Company is not aware of any reported cases of illness to date related to this product and it has issued this voluntary recall as a matter of precaution.
Any customer who purchased the recalled product should immediately discontinue use and return the item to CVS Pharmacy for a refund. For additional information, please contact the Company at 1-800-SHOP-CVS Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET.

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Food Recall Warning - Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Sweet Peas recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

April 23, 2016 from the CFIA:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Sweet Peas from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been sold by Costco warehouse locations in British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Organic by Nature Sweet Peas - Organic (frozen) 2.5 kg Best by dates:
10.22.17
12.03.17
03.16.18
8 46358 00061 9
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Kashrus alert on Joy Cone Chocolatey Dipped Ice Cream Cones

April 26, 2016 from the Star-K:
Please be advised that Chocolatey Dipped Ice Cream cones, manufactured by Joy Cone, Hermitage, PA, bear an unauthorized STAR-K Pareve symbol. The cones are Dairy, non-Cholov Yisroel.
Star-K has taken corrective action.

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Ingredient Notice and Update: Kellogg's Sandwich Crackers

April 19, 2016: from FARE: Because of ovewhelming consumer response to the original notice that peanuts will be included in some products Kellogg's has announced that "we will be making our Austin Grilled Cheese Sandwich Crackers without peanut products. They will be available in stores starting in September."

Ingredient Notice: Peanut Flour Added to Keebler and Austin Sandwich Crackers

March 30, 2016: From FARE:
Austin Announcement: The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in April, 2016; Austin will be changing the allergen statement on four flavors of sandwich crackers under the Austin® label. The flavors, Austin® Cheddar Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Austin® Grilled Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, Austin® Pepper Jack Cracker Sandwiches and the Austin® Variety Pack Cracker Sandwiches will contain Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients. The products will contain a new ingredient, peanut flour.
he new Austin® Sandwich cracker allergen advisory statement will include Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients. Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management.
Because product formulations may change from time to time, consumers are strongly encouraged to read the package label prior to every purchase. For more information, contact us at 1-877-453-5837 or visit our website at www.austinqualityfoods.com.

Keebler Announcement
The Kellogg Company would like you to know that starting in April, 2016; Keebler will be changing the allergen statement on four flavors of sandwich crackers under the Keebler® label.
The flavors, Keebler® Club® & Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, Keebler® Cheese & Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, Keebler® Pepper Jack Sandwich Crackers and the Keebler® Variety Pack Sandwich Crackers will contain Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients. The products will contain a new ingredient, peanut flour.
The new Keebler® Sandwich cracker allergen advisory statement will include Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Peanut ingredients. Kellogg Company has a commitment to allergen management.
Because product formulations may change from time to time, consumers are strongly encouraged to read the package label prior to every purchase. For more information, contact us at 1-877-453-5737 or visit our website at /www.keebler.com".

Dairy allergy alert on Nature Classic Crème cookies

April 19, 2016 From the FDA: Back to Nature Foods, LLC is expanding its voluntary recall to include four (4) additional lots of its Classic Creme cookies, 12 oz packages, because they may contain undeclared milk, not listed as an ingredient on the label.
The affected product was distributed to retail stores nationwide. In addition to the previously announced affected packages that were marked with a unit UPC# 19898-01103 and with best by dates of 10 SEP 16 and 16 SEP 16 labeled on top of the package, Classic Creme cookies packages marked with a unit UPC# 19898-01103 and with best by dates of 13 AUG 16 and 08 OCT 16 and 21 OCT 16 and 22 OCT 16 labeled on top of the package were also affected.
Consumers who have purchased the Back to Nature Classic Creme cookies with the UPC and dates noted, and have an allergy to milk, should destroy the product they have or are urged to return to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund. No other best by dates are affected.
Consumers with questions may call Back to Nature’s Consumer Relations Center at 844-275-5845. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page at http://www.backtonaturefoods.comdisclaimer icon for a replacement coupon.
No other Back to Nature brand products are included in this recall.


Dairy allergy alert on Nature Classic Crème cookies

April 11, 2016: From the FDA:
Back to Nature Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling two (2) lots of its Classic Crème cookies, 12 oz packages, because it may contain undeclared milk.
The affected product was distributed to retail stores nationwide. Packages are marked with a unit UPC #19898-01103 and with best by dates of 10 SEP 16 and 16 SEP 16 labeled on top of the package. No other best by dates are affected.
Consumers who have purchased the Back to Nature Classic Crème cookies with the UPC and dates noted, and have an allergy to milk, should destroy the product they have or are urged to return to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund.
Consumers with questions may call Back to Nature’s Consumer Relations Center at 844-275-5845. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page at http://www.backtonaturefoods.com for a replacement coupon. No other Back to Nature brand products are included in this recall.

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Samsung Oven Alert

April 13, 2016 From the Star-K:
We have been advised that some STAR-K certified Samsung ranges may have a Sabbath Mode that does not work properly. If you own one of these ranges, see here for instructions: www.star-k.org/articles/articles/kosher-appliances/appliance-memos/3679/information-on-samsung-ranges Please note that you still need to put your oven into Sabbath Mode before Shabbos or YomTov, even if you have installed a "ShabbosSwitch".
Place to purchase a Oven Shabboswitch

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Milky Way International Trading Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Nice! Peach Slices and Nice! Mixed Fruits in 8-ounce Glass Jars Due to Possible Glass in Products

Milky Way International Trading Corp. is initiating a voluntary recall of Nice! Peach Slices and Nice! Mixed Fruit in 8-ounce glass jars out of an abundance of caution due to potential glass in the product. The affected products were distributed to Walgreens stores nationwide and display the lots below. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. To date there has been one complaint on the peaches and no complaints on the mixed fruits.
The product has been removed from shelves in Walgreens stores.
The voluntary recall is limited to specific production codes as follows. The lot codes are located at the neck of the glass jars. Products: Item # 80894 Nice! Brand Peach Slices in Light Syrup 8oz

Lot number Bottle Label UPC Case UPC
3700/01069 12/15/2017 0-49022-80894-2 100-49022-80894-9
 

Item # 80896 Nice! Brand Mixed Fruit in Light Syrup 8oz

Lot number Bottle Label UPC Case UPC
3700/01069 12/08/2017 0-49022-80896-6 100-49022-80896-3

If you have any of the affected product(s) on hand, please do not consume and return/refund to place of purchase. For any questions, please contact Milky Way International immediately at 1.888.496.9187 Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm PST.

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