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Brazilian Kashrus alert on Casa Madeira Grape Juice

BDK has posted the following alert on February 17, 2016:
Informamos que infelizmente o nosso selo foi usado indevidamente nas garrafas do suco de uva Casa Madeira 500 ml .
Nas tampas destas garrafas está impresso L: BDK 003 e, na linha de baixo, a data F:02/05/2015.
Este lote, que chegou recentemente ao mercado, não foi produzido por nós e não está certificado Kosher. É proibido para o consumidor Kasher.
Quem tiver em sua posse garrafas deste lote pedimos que devolva à loja e que as lojas devolvam estas garrafas ao fabricante.
O assunto está sendo investigado e medidas já estão sendo tomadas.

Translated by Google translate:
Please be advised that unfortunately our seal has been misused in grape juice bottles Casa Madeira 500 ml .
On the covers of these bottles are printed L: BDK 003 and on the bottom line , the F date : 02/05/2015 .
This plot , which recently hit the market, was not produced by us and is not certified Kosher . It is forbidden for the kosher consumer.
Who has in his possession bottles of this batch we ask that you return to the store and what stores give back these bottles to the manufacturer.
The matter is under investigation and measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5349

International Foodsource, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Raw Pistachios Products Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

From the FDA on February 12, 2015 - International Foodsource, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Raw Pistachios Products due to Possible Salmonella Risk.
The products were distributed to food service and retail stores nationally.
The affected products can be identified by:

Product IFS Lot Number Weight Best by Date UPC
Bulk Raw Whole Pistachio 80% VP 76114 (Sam International Lot# 102914) 30 LBS Boxes 4/29/16 N/A
Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels 79249 5 oz Bags 08/10/16 790429241428
IFS Club Bag Pistachio Raw Shelled 80% Wholes 78634 3 LBS Bags 7/16/16 790429243026
IFS Web Bulk Pistachio - Shelled 80% Whole 78998 30 LBS Boxes 07/30/16 790429239630

This was brought to our attention by FDA after their contract testing laboratory analysis revealed the presence of Salmonella in one of the 19 retail 5oz bags of Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels, Lot 79249. As a precaution, additional products are being recalled as they may be contaminated since they were packed from the master lot that came to our facility. We are working closely with FDA to determine the cause of this situation.

Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 973-361-7044, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5348

South Africa: Some Kee Wings Cheeses Now Certified as Kosher

From the Beth Din of Johannesburg on February 11, 2016: A few weeks ago, the Kashrut division of the UOS informed the community of a number of cheese products which displayed the Beth Din logo without authorisation, made by a company called "KEE Wings" and distributed in airport lounges across the country. We are happy to announce that the company now employs a full time Mashgiach and is now sourcing kosher cheeses for 5 products in its range which are now certified kosher (Milchik, not Chalav Yisroel) under the Beth Din of Johannesburg. The company has been authorised to put the logo on the following products in its range;

  • Cheddar
  • Camembert
  • Blue Mould Cheese
  • 6 Month Matured Cheddar
  • KEE Belle
It is important to remember that the company do still produce non-kosher cheeses which will not display the Beth Din logo. Only those cheeses with the logo can be now eaten. The certified product has a Beth Din sticker that was placed by the mashgiach.

The following South African kashrus alerts are from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 11, 2016.

"This is a reminder that the cheeses manufactured by "Kee Ingredients" displaying the name "Kee Wings" on their packaging, contain an unauthorised Beth Din logo and cannot be eaten.
These cheeses are commonly found in hospitality venues such as airport lounges and are currently under investigation.
Their cheese range includes the following types of cheeses, none of which are currently acceptable:

  • Blue
  • Cheddar 6 month matured
  • Gouda
  • Belle
  • Camembert
We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5296

Dairy Allergy alert on This Kid Saves Lives Chocolate Chip Bars

From the FDA Enforcement Report on February 8, 2015 - This Bar Saves Lives, Venice, CA is recalling This Kid Saves Lives Chocolate Chip because the product contains whey protein and does not identify milk.
Product Description: This Kid Saves Lives Chocolate Chip UPC #10858497004097 UPC# 858497004090;
Code Info Inner pack(5 bar carton) - BEST BY APR APR2916 and BEST BY JUL2816 Case(8 inner packs) - BEST BY APR2916 and BEST BY JUL2816
U.S. distribution to the following: Distributor- IL Retail- MN, OK, ND, WI, IA, KS, CA, IL, MD, TN, IA, NM, FL, GA Online Consumers- FL, PA, VA, LA, CA, MD, NC, TX, RI, NY, MA, OH, ME, TN, GA, AK, MI, CT, NJ, WA, IL, IA, OK

Ed. note: Product bears an OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5347

Newly Kosher Trader Joes Marshmallows

From the cRc Twitter Feed on February 12, 2016 - Trader Joes Marshmallows are now cRc certified when bearing a cRc logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5346

Kosher Alert: Nafta Foods and Packaging Inc, Orbit Brand Cookies, COR 518, Missing DAIRY designation.

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on December 24, 2015.

from the COR on February 12, 2016 - The following Orbit Cookies products were inadvertently labeled without a ‘dairy’ designation:

  • Mini Heart & Teddy Bear Sugar Cookie Platter
  • Spring Mini Sugar Cookies
  • Mini Sweet Heart Sugar Cookies
The products ares DAIRY and kosher certified. The products were sold across Canada. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5345
Goya Berry Blend, Strawberry Blend, Tropical Blend have Unauthorized Kosher Symbol

February 10, 2016 -From OK Kosher Certification: Goya Foods, Inc., 350 Country Road, Jersey City, NJ 07307: Goya Foods, Inc. is distributing Goya Berry Blend bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. OK Kosher Certification does not certify this product. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5344

Bushmills Distillery (Ireland) newly certified

February 11, 2016: From the OK Kosher Certification Twitter Feed: Bushmills Distillery (Ireland) is now OK kosher certified. They produce Irish whiskey.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5343

Kosher Alert Roundy’s Balsamic Vinegar

February 3, 2016: The Orthodox Union does not certify Simply Roundy’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Roundy's Supermakets, Milwaukee WI. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5342
Dylan’s Candy Barn Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies have Unauthorized Kosher Symbol

February 10, 2016 -From OK Kosher Certification: Dylan's Candy Bar, Dylan’s Candy Bar, 33 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003 and other locations is selling Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies and other products with an unauthorized OK symbol. Action Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5341
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