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Kashrus alert on Ferrara Pan candies

March 15, 2016 - From the cRc: The following alert is being sent on behalf of the UMK. Please address all questions and comments directly to Rabbi Menachem Piekarski at kosherq@umkosher.com
Due to changes in manufacturing, some varieties of Ferrara Pan candies are no longer certified by the UMK. Packaging with the UMK symbol is still certified. Please make sure to check each package for the UMK symbol


The following kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit with confirmation from UMKosher on January 12, 2016.

FERRARA CANDIES - Lemonhead, Red Hots, Atomic FireBall, etc. - that do not bear the UMK symbol are currently manufactured at a non-supervised plant, and are not acceptable. Each package should be checked for the symbol.

Crumbs Bake Shop Misrepresentation Of Kosher Certification

March 15, 2016: From the OK Kosher Certification: Crumbs Bakeshop retail locations are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification or by anyone representing OK Kosher Certification.

Crumbs BakeShop Loss of Kosher Certification

March 12, 2016 - From yeahthatskosher.com has reported that Rabbi Cohen of OKS, has removec the kosher certification from Crumbs effective immediately.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5386

Kanan Enterprises Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Natural in Shell Pistachios

March 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Kanan Enterprises, Solon, OH announces the voluntary recall of natural in shell pistachios due to potential contamination with salmonella.
The only item that is affected by this recall is Favorites Natural Pistachios, a 4.5 ounce stand up pouch bag with a UPC 0 38445 12286 5 and a date code of 15 Feb 2017 and 16 Feb 2017. No other products or dates are affected. This product was distributed nationally through convenience stores.
Consumers with this reported product should not consume this product. They should destroy it or return the product to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call 1-800-860-5464, 8:15 am – 5:00pm EST, Monday – Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5385

Texas Star Nut & Food Company is Expanding the Recall on Natural Pistachio Kernels and Products Containing Pistachio Kernels, Which Were Previously Voluntarily Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

March 10, 2016 - From the FDA and on March 14, 2016 - FDA:

Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. VOLUNTARILY RECALLS the below, Nature’s Eats, Natural Pistachio Kernels, 8oz. – cello bag, with the following lot code because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella:

Brand Product Size Lot Code Best Buy Date
Nature's Eats Natural Pistachios Kernels 8 oz. 40262001 1/4/2017
Fresh ChoiceSurvivor Mix4.75oz0-39759-17030-69/11/2016 - 1/13/2017
Southern GroveSurvival Mix10oz0-41498-21118-98/27/2016 - 2/2/2017
Southern GroveGo Raw8oz0-41498-21123-38/17/2016 - 9/14/2016
Nature's EatsNatural Pistachios8oz8-32112-00271-58/3/2016 - 1/14/2017
Nature's EatsSurvivor Mix10oz8-32112-00345-39/3/2016 - 1/18/2017
Nature's EatsHill Country Ramblin'15oz8-32112-00364-48/14/2016 - 2/1/2017
Nature's EatsAustin's Nutty All-Terrain12oz8-32112-00371-28/21/2016 - 1/28/2017
Nature's EatsAlmond & Pistachio Duo6oz8-32112-00380-49/8/2016 - 2/8/2017
Nature's EatsSimply Go Raw8oz8-32112-00383-58/13/2016 -1/25/2017

The above listed products, were distributed to Retailers nationwide. The product was sold between 8/13/2015 and 2/24/2016. This notification is intended to inform consumers that may still have any of the above listed product in their possession.

The recall was as a result of a routine, random sampling program conducted by an FDA third party contracted lab which revealed that the Nature’s Eats Natural Pistachio Kernels product contained Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products and best by dates are urged to discontinue consuming the potentially affected product and may return product to the retail location for a refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company at 1-844-571-5555 from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday, Central Standard Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5383

E.J.'s Pizzeria, Skokie, IL is again Yoshon

March 15, 2016 - From the cRc:
The flour being used at E.J.’s Pizzeria in Skokie is once again Yoshon. They apologize for any inconvenience to their loyal customers.

Yoshon Notice for E.J.'s Pizzeria, Skokie, IL

Please be aware that until further notice, the foods containing flour at E.J.'s Pizzeria, 9149 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL are not to be considered Yoshon. They apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The preceeding yoshon notice alert is from the on January 25, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5312

Wonderful Pistachios Voluntarily Recalls Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk

March 9, 2016 - From the FDA and the CFIA:

Wonderful Pistachios announced that it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. itis.
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention some of our products may be linked to an outbreak of Salmonellosis. The products, which were distributed through several retailers nationwide and Canada, can be identified by a 13-digit lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package. The specific products and lot codes are:

Product Description

Brand

UPC

Unit WT

Code Date / Lot Number

Lot Code Location

Roasted No Salt Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113910064

16oz

2016 OCT 26 – 150912325560115091232557011509123255901
2016 OCT 27 – 1509123256001

back of the bag - bottom left

Roasted No Salt Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113910187

8oz

10/26/2016 - 1509123259601

Back of the bag - bottom left

Roasted No Salt Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113913652

200g

2016/10/26 - 1509123260301

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted No Salt Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113912532

225g

2016/10/26 - 1509123256901

Back of the bag - bottom left

Roasted Salt and Pepper Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113910293

4.5oz

2016 NOV 05 - 1510123307001

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113911863

1.5 oz

10/26/16 – 1509123256701
10/28/16 - 1509123256801

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113911979

24 oz

2016 OCT 27 – 1509123260601
2016 NOV 02 - 1510123304901

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113910088

5 oz

2016 OCT 30 - 1509123289801

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

N/A

13 oz

2016 NOV 02 - 1510123304801

On clear bag - bottom that has back seal

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113913638

40 oz

11/05/2016 - 1510123332601

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Shelled Pistachios

Wonderful

014113734066

6oz

10/26/2016 - 1509123260401

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Shelled Pistachios

Wonderful

014113913386

2.5oz

2016 NOV 02 - 1510123295001

Back of the bag - bottom left

Roasted Salted Shelled Pistachios

Wonderful

014113910125

24oz

2016 NOV 04 – 1510123331501
2016 NOV 05 – 1510123305001

Bottom of the bag

Roasted Salted Shelled Pistachios

Wonderful

014113734066

6 oz

11/02/2016 - 1510123295301

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Shelled Pistachios

Wonderful

014113912044

225g

2016/10/27 - 1509123259801

Back of the bag - bottom left

Roasted Sweet Chili Pistachios

Wonderful

014113913331

1.25oz

2016 NOV 04 - 1510123307901

back of the bag - bottom left

Roasted Sweet Chili Pistachios

Wonderful

014113910309

4.5oz

2016 NOV 05 - 1510123308101

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

014113912839

1 oz

2016 OCT 26 – 1509123255401
2016 OCT 29 – 1509123255501
2016 NOV 02 - 1510123294801

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Wonderful

00014113910255

25 lbs

2016/11/02 – 1510123294601
2016/11/05 – 1510123332501

side box

Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios

Paramount Farms

NA

25 lbs

2016 OCT 29 – 1509123280901
2016 NOV 06 - 1510123332401

side box

50% Less Salt Dry Roasted & Salted Inshell Pistachios

Trader Joe's

00111348

16 oz

2016 OCT 28 – 1509123256501
2016 OCT 29 – 1509123256401
2016 OCT 30 – 1509123256601
2016 NOV 03 – 1510123307101
2016 NOV 04 – 15101233072011510123307301

Back of the bag - bottom right

Dry Roasted & Unsalted Inshell Pistachios

Trader Joe's

00079990

16oz

2016 OCT 27 – 1509123256101
2016 OCT 28 – 15091232562011509123256301

Back of the bag - bottom right

Dry Roasted & Salted Inshell Pistachios  

Trader Joe's

00079983

16 oz

2016 OCT 28 – 15091232599011509123260001
2016 OCT 29 – 1509123260101
2016 NOV 03 - 1510123294901

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Unsalted Pistachios

Wonderful

0 14113 91365 2

200 g

BEST IF USED BY 2016/10/26 1509123260301
2016 OCT 28 – 15091232562011509123256301

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Unsalted Pistachios

Wonderful

0 14113 91253 2

225 g

BEST IF USED BY 2016/10/26 1509123256901
2016 OCT 29 – 1509123260101
2016 NOV 03 - 1510123294901

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Pistachios

Wonderful

0 14113 91204 4

225 g

BEST IF USED BY 2016/10/27 1509123259801
2016 OCT 28 – 15091232562011509123256301

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Pistachios

Wonderful

00014113910255

25 lb

BEST IF USED BY 2016/11/02
151012329460101

Back of the bag - bottom right

Roasted Salted Pistachios

Wonderful

00014113910255

25 lb

BEST IF USED BY 2016/11/05
1510123332501

Back of the bag - bottom right

Consumers may return these products to Wonderful Pistachios for a refund by sending the product back or bottom portion of the package that contains the lot code (see photo below) to Wonderful Pistachios, 13646 Hwy 33, Lost Hills, CA 93249. If consumers prefer, they may return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a refund. Consumers should discard the nuts prior to returning the entire package or lot code panel to their retail store.

Consumers with questions are encouraged to contact (844) 505-3844, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5379

Health alert on on Jody's Gourmet Popcorn, Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Walnut

March 2, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report:
Jody's Gourmet Popcorn, Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Walnut, net weight 8 oz. , one unit per package, packed in clear clamshell, expiration date 12/22/15 has been recalled because Jody's Inc. Virginia Beach VA received a few notifications from people who bought the fudge as part of a school fund raiser that the fudge had mold on it. The expiration date of the fudge is 12/22/15, and it should not be growing mold yet. The firm immediately recalled the fudge. See the FDA website for the distribtion information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5382

Gluten Allergy alert on Mary's Gone Crackers Thins, Light and Tasty Snack Crackers; Lightly salted

March 2, 2016 - From the FDA Enforcement Report: Mary's Gone Crackers Thins, Light and Tasty Snack Crackers; Lightly salted. Organic, gluten free, non gmo, vegan; NET WT. 4.5 oz (127 g); UPC: 10897580000707; Mary's Gone Crackers, Inc. 199 Kentucky St., Gridley, CA 95948 have been recalled because the Gluten Free product may have gluten levels above the >20 ppm limit in FDA regulations for gluten free products.
Code Info Lot: 15120003; Best By: 09SEPT2016 A3433
Distribution Pattern: Two distributors with locations in CT, CA. PA, SC and NJ.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5381

Yogurt Zone Various flavors yogurt unauthorized use of kosher symbol

March 11, 2016: From the OK Kosher Certification: Please be advised that Yogurt Zone Various flavors yogurt, Woodland Hills, CA is advertising in various community flyers that their products are certified by OK Kosher Certification. Yogurt Zone is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5380

Kashrus alert on Britts Pickles Open Barrels

March 4, 2016: From the Seattle Vaad: Although Britts Pickles products in sealed containers bearing the Vaad Kosher symbol are certified kosher and may be purchased wherever they are available for sale, The Pike Place Market location is no longer certified by the Vaad. Pickles or other items in open barrels or bins at this location are no longer certified kosher by the Vaad.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5378
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