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The following revised kashrus alert is from the cRc on December 9, 2015.

Some Muller Pinehurst Family Pak Ice Cream Flavors mistakenly bear a plain cRc instead of the cRc – Dairy symbol. These ice cream flavors are dairy as noted clearly in the ingredients.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5256

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on December 8, 2015.

Please be advised that Pharmascience Brand “FLUOR-A-DAY” products without an MK symbol are no longer under MK supervision with immediate effect.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5254

The following food allergy alert is from the FDA on December 7, 2015 .

Kroger Recalls Bakery Fresh Goodness Chocolate Brownies Due to Undeclared Allergens

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness chocolate brownies (16 oz, tub) sold in its retail stores because the product may contain walnuts not listed on the label.
All stores operating under the JayC and Smith's names, as well as Kroger stores located in Georgia; South Carolina; Auburn, Alabama; Greater Cincinnati (including Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio plus South Eastern Indiana); Central and Northwest Ohio; Northwestern West Virginia panhandle; Michigan; Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, Kentucky; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama; Indiana (except SE Indiana and Evansville); Illinois; Eastern Missouri; Texas and Louisiana; no other Kroger locations are included.
Kroger has removed this item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
Kroger is recalling the following item:

Product UPC Codes Size
Bakery Fresh Goodness Brownies 11110-09172 Lot numbers beginning with 15307
Purchased between Nov. 7, 2015 - Nov. 16, 2015
16 oz

Customers allergic to walnuts who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5255

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on December 5, 2015.

Los productos de la marca L'Atelier du Chocolat ya no cuentan con nuestra supervisión.

Los siguientes productos de las marcas Broncolín, Broncofresh, Broncoliptos y Broncorub ya no cuentan con nuestra supervisión.

Los productos de la marca WHITE LABS no cuentan temporalmente con nuestra supervisión .

Translation by KMD Mexico: The products of the following brands are not certified by KMD anymore: L'Atelier du Chocolat, White Labs, Broncolin, Broncorub, Broncoliptos and Broncofresh.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5253

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on December 5, 2015.

Sabritas nos notifica que por error involuntario algunos empaques del producto PAPAS FRITAS CREMA Y ESPECIAS de su marca ostentan el logo Kosher Parve en lugar del logo Kosher Lácteo, siendo éste el correcto. Se están llevando medidas correctivas al respecto.

Translation by KMD Mexico: Some Sabritas Crema y Especias potato chips have a KMD Kosher Parve symbol instead of Kosher Dairy symbol. This product is Dairy. Corrective actions have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5252

The following kashrus alert is from information provided by a reader on December 7, 2015.

Kabab Corner, 4110 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA 02155 has listed kosher specials on their website. This restaurant is NOT KOSHER.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5251

The following information is from the cRc twitter feed on December 3, 2015.

Kahlua is recommended only when the label states Hecho en Mexico.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5250

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K and from Buckeye Kosher Twitter Feed on December 4, 2015.

Please be advised that King's Fresh & Delicious Chipotle Queso Cashews, in 16 oz bags, manufactured by King Nut, bear an unauthorized Star-K Pareve symbol. The nuts are actually kosher dairy, non-cholov Yisroel. The product was sold in Marc’s supermarkets in the Cleveland Ohio area. The product is being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5248

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on December 2, 2015.

The Orthodox Union certifies Gonnella Seasoned Bread Crumbs, Gonnella Baking Co., Schaumburg IL as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some boxes were printed with an OU Pareve designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5247

The following food safety alert is from the FDA on December 2, 2015 with a Candian addition from the CFIA on December 4, 0215,.

JEM Raw Chocolate LLC Voluntarily Recalls Nut Butter Spread Products Due To Possible Health Risk

JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC (JEM Raw) of Bend, Oregon announced a voluntary recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads within expiry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Health authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Center for Disease Control (CDC) have linked the illnesses to person(s) who have consumed nut spreads, including JEM Raw products. There have been eleven (11) illnesses reported but no deaths or hospitalizations to date.
In light of this investigation, and with an abundance of caution, JEM Raw has initiated a voluntary recall of all products and sizes, packaged in glass jars, and sold under brand name JEM Raw Organics.
The following products are recalled:

Product Name Net Weight (oz.) UPC
Cashew Cardamom - Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97861 7
Cinnamon Red Maca - Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97862 4
Hazelnut Raw Cacao - Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 1 6 09728 97865 5
Superberry Maqui Camu - Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97864 8
Cashew Cardamom - Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97860 0
Cinnamon Red Maca - Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97848 8
Hazelnut Raw Cacao -Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 6 6 09728 97857 0
Superberry Maqui Camu - Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97858 7
Cashew Cardamom - Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97854 9
Cinnamon Red Maca - Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97850 1
Hazelnut Raw Cacao - Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 16 6 09728 97851 8
Superberry Maqui Camu - Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97852 5

The JEM Raw recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. Products are distributed between June 2015 and November 2015.

JEM Raw is working with distributors and retailers to remove these products from retail shelves. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers should discard any product and its container. JEM Raw will work directly with each consumer to manage replacement of its product.

Additional details can be found at www.jemraw.com. Those with questions may contact JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC at (541) 728-3844 between 9am 4pm PST, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5246
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