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Almond allergy alert on Chocolate Chile Pecan Mini Miracle Tart

March 23, 2016, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
Chocolate Chile Pecan Mini Miracle Tart 4.87 oz (138g) NET WT Party Pack of 6 in formed plastic tray has been recalled by Hail Merry LLC 9755 Clifford Dr Suite 150 Dallas TX United States because the list of ingredient fails to include almond flour.
Code Information: 42097111715, 42097112515, 42097120115, 42097121115

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5405

Recall of Citrus Flavored Soda Mello Yello because of undeclared aspartame

March 23, 2016, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
Citrus Flavored Soda Mello Yello, 12 fl. oz. (355 ml), Canned under authority of The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA 30313, UPC 497250 with a date code of OCT2416 HO D, OCT2416 HO E has been recalled because of undeclared aspartame in the product

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5404

Kashrus Advisory on Beanitos

March 22, 2016: From the Kof-K:
Please note due to operational changes effective March 15th the following Beanitos products will be marked KOF-K DAIRY:

  • Black Bean Original
  • Black Bean Honey Chipotle BBQ
  • Pinto Bean Simply Pinto
  • Pinto Bean Better Cheddar & Sour Cream
  • White Bean Hint of Lime
  • White Bean Nacho Cheese
  • White Bean Restaurant Style
New packages will be marked Dairy. Packages still marked as Parve, are in fact Parve

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5402

Kosher Alert Driftwood 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt

March 23, 2016: From the OU:
Driftwood 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt, Driftwood Dairy, El Monte CA: The Orthodox Union does not currently certify Driftwood 99% Fat Free Vanilla Flavored Lowfat Yogurt. This product contains gelatin. The containers are labeled with a 'K' on the cup, however, some lids bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions have been implemented. The company is working to reformulate this product, and the Orthodox Union antic
ipates certifying this product. The certified product will bear an OU D on both the cup and the lid.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5401

Kosher Alert Mini-Bicerin Liqueurs

March 23, 2016: From the OU:
Brand Vicenzi; Product: Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur; Company: Nuove Distillerie Vincenzi SRL, Italy
The Orthodox Union certifies Bicerin Originale Di Giandujotto Liqueur and Bicerin Original White Liqueur only when bearing the OU symbol. Miniatures bottles of these products are currently being sold in stores without the OU Symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify those miniature bottles and consumers should not assume those miniature bottles are kosher certified products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5400

Kashrus advisory on I Heart Keenwah Products

March 22, 2016 - From Oregon Kosher:
Oregon Kosher no longer certifies I Heart Keenwah products. We are informing consumers as they may see packages both with our kosher symbol and without at the following stores: TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
Packaging with our kosher symbol were produced under our supervision and are certified kosher.
Kosher Consumers are advised to double check for the kosher symbol before purchasing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5399

Acceptable QT Beverages

From the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:
Due to numerous requests from the community the following beverages at QT are now acceptable.

  • QT Almond Amaretto Cappuccino
  • QT Caramel Latte Smoothie
  • QT Caramel Macchiato Cappuccino
  • QT Chocolatte
  • QT Frozen Vanilla Cappuccino
  • QT Frozen Cappuccino Granita
  • QT Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • QT Hershey’s Cookies N Cream
  • QT HORCHATA GRANITA
  • QT Mighty Mocha Cappuccino
  • QT Peppermint Mocha Cappuccino
  • QT Pumpkin Spice With /Energy
  • QT Select Blend Fat free French Vanilla
  • QT Select Blend Vanilla Cupcake Cappuccino
  • QT Sugar Free White Chocolate Caramel

The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on August 21, 2015.

QT Update:
QT Hot Cappuccinos are no longer recommended except for Hershey’s Cookies ‘N Cream
All QT Smoothies and Frozen Cappuccinos are not kosher at this time.

Kashrus information on QT Drinks at www.kashrut.com/consumer/QT.


The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on June 4, 2015.

QT Update:
The following QT products are no longer acceptable at this time.

  • Jolly Rancher Frozen Beverage - Watermelon (Dairy)
  • ALL QT FROZEN Cappuccinos and Horchata are not acceptable at this time.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5012

Incorrect Designation of Kosher Status of Liquor product in Yated Ne’eman article

March 22, 2016 - From the cRc:
Please be aware that in the March 18, 2016 "Yated Ne’eman’s" feature of "What’s New in Kashrus" on page 166 there was column shift error where thirteen items that were supposed to be listed in the "Newly Non-Recommended" list was invariantly listed in the “Newly Recommended” list. These items start from “Napa Vodka and end with "Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey". The correct full list can be found at www.crcweb.org/LiquorList.pdf

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5398

H-E-B Issues Voluntary Recall: Select 5oz Hill Country Fare Chunk Light Tuna in Oil Recalled for Potential Health Risk

March 18, 2016 - From the FDA:
H-E-B is voluntarily recalling 224 cases (10,752 cans) of Hill Country Fare brand 5 oz. Chunk Light Tuna in Oil.
This recall has been initiated because the product, produced at a co-packer, may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.
The Hill Country Fare brand 5oz. canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil was sold at H-E-B Texas stores in single cans between Feb. 24, 2016 and March 16, 2016.
The voluntary recall impacts the following product only:

  • Hill Country Fare Chunk Light Tuna in Oil
    UPC code: 0 4122065335 5
    Product lot code 6O9FZ SCEES
    Best By date (printed on the bottom of the can) is 2/9/19.
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 8am to 5pm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5396

Recall of Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 8.5 oz. and Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil because of trace amounts of pesticides

March 17, 2016, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 8.5 oz. and Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 25.5 oz., packaged in glass bottles has been recalled by DEOLEO USA, Inc., Houston, TX due to the detection of trace amounts of two pesticides, Trifloxystrobin and Tebuconazole, that do not have a tolerance in the US for olive oil.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5395
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