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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

Health alert on Kenneth Miller Farms Eggs

March 19, 2016, 2016 - From the abc22now.com: Kenneth Miller Farms in New Lebanon, Ohio is recalling their eggs due to a positive test for Salmonella to eggs sold to Lucky's Taproom. Anyone with questions or concerns can call the farm directly at (937) 696-2733.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5394

Kashrus alert on President’s Choice Deluxe Savoury Snack Mix

Feb 5, 2016, 2016 - From the COR: President’s Choice Deluxe Savoury Snack Mix was inadvertently labeled without a 'dairy' designation. The product is DAIRY and kosher certified. Corrective measures are being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5393

Kashrus alert on Cedar Frozen Italian Blend

March 17, 2016 - The MK wishes to inform the public that Cedar Frozen Italian Blend bears an unauthorized MK pareve symbol. CORRECTIVE ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5392

Kashrus Advisory on Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix

March 17, 2016: From the OK Kosher Certification:
Please take notice that the Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix produced by ConAgra is only OK-D kosher certified for the following three sizes.

  • 28.5 oz. canister
  • 2 lbs. (32 oz.) for a vending machine
  • 1.75 Lbs. (28 oz.) for a vending machine
Please remember when purchasing these kosher items to check for the OK-D symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5391

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC Issues Precautionary, Voluntary Recall on Select 5 oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil and 5 oz. Canned Chuck Light Tuna in Water

March 17, 2016 - From the FDA:

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a 2,745 cases (equal to 107,280 cans) of Chicken of the Sea brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil and 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water.

This recall has been initiated because the product 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. There have been no reported illnesses to date connected with the affected products, and Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is issuing this voluntary recall to ensure the highest level of safety and quality.

The UPC code, Best By date and lot codes are used to determine the products involved. The UPC code (also known as the bar code) is found on the label of the product. The Best By date is printed on the bottom of the can. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall can also be found on the bottom of the can.

The specific products being recalled are as follows:

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

The UPC code is 0 4800000195 5 and the Best By date is 2/10/19.

LOT CODEBEST BY DATE
6OA3Z SCEES2/10/19
6OAAZ SCEES2/10/19
6OABZ SCEEB2/10/19
6OACZ SCEEB2/10/19

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 18, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

The UPC code is 0 4800000245 7. The Best By dates are:

  • 2/18/19
  • 2/22/19
  • 2/23/19
  • 2/25/19
  • 3/2/19
  • 3/3/19
LOT CODEBEST BY DATE
6OJEB SCAEB2/18/19
6OJCB SCAFB2/18/19
6ONEB SCAIB2/22/19
6OOFZ SCAFB2/23/19
6ORDB SCAFB2/25/19
6ORAB SCAFB2/25/19
LOT CODEBEST BY DATE
6L2CB SCAFB3/2/19
6L32B SCAEB3/3/19
6L33B SCAEB3/3/19
6L35B SCAEB3/3/19
6L3CB SCAEB3/3/19

"The health and safety of our consumers is our number one priority. As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to initiate this voluntary recall, alerting our retail customers that received the product and instructing them to remove it from store shelves," said Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods LLC.

No other codes of these products or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Consumers may return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Anyone with questions or concerns about this recall should call the 24-hour recall information line at 1-866-600-2681

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5390

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall on 3 Production Codes of Canned Chunk Light Tuna Due to Possible Health Risks

March 16, 2016 - From the FDA:

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 3 specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. 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. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.
There are a total of 31,579 cases that are included in the recall which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a "T" (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following "best by" dates:

Label UPC Product "Best By" Dates"
8660000020 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Water
02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019,
02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Oil
02/23/2019
8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee
Chunk Light Tuna in
Water
02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer during its routine quality audit. Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to expedite the removal of products from commerce.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. Consumers looking for more information on reimbursement or whom have questions about the recall may contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 between the hours of 9am and 6pm EST seven days a week or visit www.bumblebee.com/recall-march-2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5388
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