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Kosher Alert: Delices de la Foret COR 267 Product Mislabeling

February 25, 2016 - The COR Twitter Feed had 2 kashrus alerts regarding products labeled COR267:

  • Délices Vailli Copeaux de Chocolate Noir Dark Chocolate Shavings 2 kg was inadvertently labeled without a ‘dairy’ designation. The product is DAIRY and kosher certified.
  • Mélange Alegria Mix 1 kg was inadvertently labeled with a COR 267. This product is not under certification.

9.1 ounce Snack Size Jolly Rancher Bites and Twizzlers Bites Contains Non-Kosher Filled Gummies

February 26, 2016 - From Kashrus Magazine:
Snack Size Jolly Rancher Bites and Twizzlers Bites, in the 9.1 ounce packaging distributed by The Hershey Company (Hershey, PA), contains three varieties of candies: non-kosher Jolly Rancher Bites Filled Gummies—Watermelon, Green Apple and Cherry (.7 ounce size) together with two “OU”-certified varieties, Twizzlers Bites Mixed Berry and Jolly Rancher Bites Soft Chews. The Filled Gummies contain non-kosher gelatin. The outer packaging bears two “OU” symbols. The non-kosher Jolly Rancher Bites do not bear an “OU” and there is a small disclaimer saying “Package contains kosher and non-kosher items.” Caveat emptor! Let the buyer beware.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5368

Boston area Food Truck Kosher Alert

February 26, 2016 - From Rabbinical Council of New England (KVH):
Please be advised that as of the date of this notice
RAMI'S Resturant (Glatt Kosher Meat)
Pure Cold Press (Kosher Dairy - Cholov Stam) are the only establishments operated by the Cohen Family
THE RAMI'S FOOD TRUCK IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION
AT THIS TIME THERE ARE NO FOOD TRUCKS CERTIFIED KOSHER by KVH KOSHER a division of the Rabbinical Council of New England

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5367

Oh Nuts

February 24, 2016 - From the Chicago Rabbinical Council:

Certain Packages of products under the "Oh Nuts" brand bear an unauthorized cRc logo. In addition, the labels on some of those packages do not indicate that the product is dairy, cholov stam.
The cRc does not presently certify any products under the "Oh Nuts" brand.
Corrective actions are being taken.

Ed. note: From the OK: It is a labeling error. The mislabeled Lavender Chocolate Lentils Gems are OK-D, cholov stam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5364

Jack & The Green sprouts linked to E. coli outbreak

February 26, 2016 - From FoodSafetyNews: Jack & The Green Sprouts is recalling their company's sprouts.

February 24, 2016 - From Fiidsafetynews.com and Minnesota Department of Health: People should avoid eating alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts. These have been linked to an E coli outbreak that has gotten at least 9 people sick. "Jack & The Green Sprouts alfalfa sprouts may be packaged in a plastic clamshell with a brightly colored round label on top that notes the sprout variety. The alfalfa sprouts may be mixed in the same package with other sprout varieties." "Jack & The Green Sprouts, River Falls, WI, distributes its sprouts to states in the upper Midwest 'and possibly other states.'"

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5366

Marathon Ventures, Incorporated Announces Voluntary Recall of Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk

February 23, 2016 - From the FDA:

Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled products were sold between July 2, 2015 and February 3, 2016, through grocery, foodservice, other retail outlets, and direct mail orders via company website nationwide. Affected products are packaged as follows:

UPC BRAND PRODUCT DESCRIPTION UNIT WT CODE DATE / LOT NUMBER LOT CODE LOCATION
0 15400 86635 4 Shurfine Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz / 142g Best By:
2 SEP 2016
Front of bag - top right
0 15400 16635 5 Western Family Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz / 142g Best By:
3 AUG 2016
Front of bag - top right
        Best By:
4 AUG 2016
Front of bag - top right
        Best By:
2 SEP 2016
Front of bag - top right
0 75450 13287 8 HyVee Macadamia Nuts 2oz / 57g Best By:
10 JUL 2016
Back of bag - mid right
0 85239 52108 3 Market Pantry Chopped Macadamia Nuts 2.25oz / 64g Best By:
13 AUG 2016
Back of bag - right side
        Best By:
11 SEP 2016
Back of bag - right side
0 75049 42186 4 Pear's Gourmet Macadamia Nuts Raw 16oz / 454g Best By:
11 SEP 2016
Front of bag - near top
        Best By:
25 SEP 2016
Front of bag - near top
06509 Cash-Wa Distributing Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs / 2.27kg 15204 Bot right on case label
        15260 Bot right on case label
Bulk Case Nutpro C.C. Macadamia Nuts Style #5 25lbs 79818 Case label
Consumers who have purchased the items listed above should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.
Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc. at (402) 934-8223 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central Time or via e-mail at qa@marathonventuresinc.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5365

Health alert on Sweetwater Farms Sprouts

February 23, 2016 - From the CDC:

"Thirteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Muenchen have been reported from four states."
"Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory officials indicate that alfalfa sprouts produced by Sweetwater Farms of Inman, Kansas are a likely source of this outbreak."
"We recommend that consumers do not eat and restaurants and other retailers do not sell or serve alfalfa sprouts produced by Sweetwater Farms at this time."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5363

Kosher info on Kroger Breads in the Atlanta area

February 23, 2016 - From the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:

  • AKC certified Kroger Raisin Bread is pareve. Some ingredient labels may incorrectly list dairy ingredients.
  • The AKC does not recommend Kroger Bagels with a plain K.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5362

British Kashrus info on Thunder Toffee Vodka

February 23, 2016: From the London Beth Din: Thunder Toffee Vodka now certified KLBD Parev only when bearing the KLBD logo. Currently sold at Kosher Kingdom, BKosher, Mendy's and Sussers.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5361

British Kashrus alert on Eager Cranberry Juice Drink

February 23, 2016: From the London Beth Din: It has come to our attention that Eager Cranberry Juice Drink (not listed in The Really Jewish Food Guide 2016) contains natural fruit sugars derived from grape and is therefore Not Kosher.
Products containing fruit sugar can be problematic and therefore should be avoided unless bearing a hechsher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5360
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