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Koffee Kup Bakery, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Bread Products Due to Possible Presence of Plastic Pieces in Product

September 17, 2016 - From the FDA:

Koffee Kup Bakery, Inc., Burlington, VT has voluntarily recalled approximately 99,000 packages of its bread products due to the possibility that there may be clear plastic pieces in some products. The product recall is limited to the bread products listed below and only those identified by the “use by” dates 9/30/16, 10/1/16, 10/2/16 or 10/3/16, which are printed on the closure tags of each package. Products bearing other “use by” dates were not affected, nor were any of Koffee Kup’s crullers or donuts, which are produced on a different manufacturing line.
Koffee Kup discovered the presence of a foreign object in its bread and roll production through routine screening. The company ceased production immediately and upon further investigation, discovered that a small piece of clear plastic entered the stream of production and broke apart during the production process, thus creating a hard-material choking hazard. The company elected to commence an immediate product recall of all products potentially contaminated by the plastic that entered the production stream.
The recalled products were shipped to U.S. retailers in the states of VT, NH, ME, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, MD,VA, and the District of Columbia. None of the products were shipped by Koffee Kup or its distributors to Canada or to other countries, to the company’s knowledge.
The following Koffee Kup products may be affected. No Koffee Kup products other than those identified below bearing “use by” dates 9/30/16, 10/1/16, 10/2/16 or 10/3/16 were affected.

Seeded Potato Hamburger BunsPotato Hoagie RollsKoffee Kup Sub Rolls
Kaiser RollsKoffee Kup Wheat Sub RollsKoffee Kup Wheat Hamburger
Seeded Kaiser Roll PoppyKoffee Kup Kaiser Rolls(Corn)12 Hot Dog Buns
Wheat Hoagie RollsKoffee Kup Kaiser Rolls(White)Potato Hot Dog Buns
Sourdough Hoagie RollsKoffee Kup Kaiser Rolls(Wheat)12 Burger Buns
Sandwich RollsMarket Basket Plain Bulkie RollsKoffee Kup Hot Dog Rolls
Grinder RollsMarket Basket Wheat Bulkie RollsMarket Basket Plain Sub Rolls
Wheat Kaiser RollsBar-B-Que Sweet BunsHot Dog Buns
Wheat Grinder RollsSeeded Sandwich BunsHamburger Buns
Koffee Kup Hamburger BunsBig Y Bulkie RollsSeeded Kaiser Rolls Sesame
Big Y enriched White GrindersBig Y enriched Wheat GrindersHamb 5.5” Plain 8 PK
Hamb 5.5” Seed 8PAK  

Distributors, drivers and retailers have been notified of the recall and have been directed to remove all potentially-affected products from stores, but some products may already have been purchased by consumers. Customers who purchased any of the above-listed products should NOT eat the product, but should return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or a full refund. When possible, customers are asked to return the product with the bag and closing clip.

No injuries have been reported to date.

Consumers with questions can contact Koffee Kup Bakery, Inc. at 1-800-841-8102.

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Kashrus Advisory on Kashi Cereals

September 26, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

KASHI CEREALS: Some varieties have changed status from plain OU (i.e., pareve) to OU-D. Each box should be checked.
Currently, all Kashi cereals that bear OU-D are DE (dairy equipment) status. (This refers only to Kashi cereals; not to other Kashi products.) Products manufactured on dairy equipment may be eaten after meat without a waiting period, but not with meat.
The OU cautions that even where it states that a product is DE, the OU does not supervise the cleaning of the equipment between dairy and non-dairy productions.
Please note that cereals are subject to frequent reformulations. It is therefore recommended that consumers check for dairy in the ingredient listing on every purchase, and also to contact the OU office at 212-613-8241 or kosherq@ou.org every three months to reconfirm the DE status.

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Kashrus Advisory on Wish Bone Salad Dressings

September 26, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

WISH-BONE DRESSINGS currently have OU certification on only two varieties - regular Italian, and Robusto Italian. Additional varieties will be receiving certification in the future. Every jar should always be checked for the OU symbol to verify that it is from a Kosher production.

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Albany’s Terra International Restaurant is Dropping Kosher Supervision

September 27, 2016- from the YeahThatsKosher:

The Terra Pescatarian International Restaurant in Albany, NY is dropping it's kosher supervision on September 289, 2016. "The restaurant was the only Cholov Yisroel kosher restaurant in the Capital District region."
"The owners are seeking the possibility of opening a smaller kosher restaurant that can be sustained by the limited kosher observant population, and travelers who pass by on their way between NYC & Montreal."

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Kosher Alert Naturally Irene's - Missing D - Dairy Designation

September 23, 2016 from the OU:
he Orthodox Union certifies Naturally Irene’s Cheese Blintzes as an OU D – Dairy product. Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

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FDA Suspends Food Facility Registration of SM Fish Corp

September 21, 2016 - FDA:

No food from the facility may be sold or distributed, Ossie’s and Ossie’s Gourmet ready-to-eat seafood products recalled

SM Fish Corp Recalls Select Ossie’s Ready to Eat Salads Because of Possible Health Risk

September 15, 2016 - From the FDA:

SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is voluntarily recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products were sold at the firm’s seven retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey between August 1, 2016 and September 9, 2016.
The recalled products were packed in plastic deli containers with a UPC Code and "Best By" date codes of 8/21/16 through 10/18/16 (located on the bottom of the tub):

The recall was the result of sampling and inspectional findings by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA found Listeria monocytogenes in multiple locations throughout the facility. SM Fish Corp. has ceased production and distribution of products following discussion with FDA on September 8, 2016. The company and the FDA continue their investigation as to the cause of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are urged not to consume them and promptly discard. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 945-9838, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm EDT, or via email at: recallssmf@gmail.com.

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Ferrara Candy Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts and Wheat in Almond Supremes with a Best by Date of 4/22/2017

September 19, 2016 - From the FDA:

Ferrara Candy Company has initiated a voluntary recall of Brach’s® 5 ounce Almond Supremes with a best by date of 4/22/2017 after discovering that some Brach’s® Almond Supremes packages may include Brach’s® Bridge Mix, a product that contains peanuts and wheat. No other Ferrara Candy Company products are affected. he affected product was distributed throughout retail stores in Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Recalled items include:

  • Item: 39733
  • Description: Brach’s® Almond Supremes, 5oz
  • Item UPC - 11300 39733
  • Code Date: 6G23CC33102

After discovering the issue, Ferrara Candy immediately investigated and determined that the packaging error was caused by an incorrect roll of packaging film being accidentally loaded in one of its manufacturing facilities. Ferrara Candy has moved quickly to locate the potentially affected product and has currently retrieved over half of it. To date, only six bags of Brach’s® Almond Supremes have been found to include Brach’s® Bridge Mix, and to date no illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall are encouraged to speak with one of Ferrara Candy Company’s representatives regarding this issue by calling the Company during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, at 800-323-1768.

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Kellogg Company Recalls Limited Number of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles Due to Potential Health Risk

September 19, 2016 - From the FDA:

Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall.
Recalled product was distributed to customers and retailers in 25 states (CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, WY). The affected product is:

  • Package Size: 10 Box Count (12.3 oz)
  • Package UPC Code: 38000 40370
  • With Best If Used By Date of: NOV 21 17 or NOV 22 17
The date code can be found on the side of the package.
The recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts which identified the potential for contamination. As soon as the company learned of a potential concern, it moved quickly to identify any foods that might be impacted and resolve the issue.
Kellogg is asking that people who purchased affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers can call 1-800-962-1413, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET or by visiting https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html.

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Kashrus Advisory KVH Certified Bakery Products containing Berries

July 6, 2016 - from KVH Kosher:

"Effective September 1st 2016, certification has been discontinued on bakery products prepared by In-Store Kosher Bakeries if they contain fresh berries, as it is impractical to prepare them in a way that meets Kosher requirements."
"A KVH Symbol should not be displayed on any product containing fresh berries.:
"This affects all In-Store Kosher bakeries under our supervision Including: Stop & Shop, Star Market & Shaw’s."
"All other products of these bakeries remain under KVH Kosher Certification when purchased from Certified Bakery Departments in these stores."

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"This is the final version going to the printer. You will note many companies and facilities that were listed as Yoshon last year are missing from this preliminary issue. That is because the mashgichim for those companies did not respond to our requests yet for confirmation of their hashgocho. We hope to have the lists completed for the final Guide due approximately in December. If anyone wants a PDF copy of this Guide, they should send email to chodosh@moruda.com."

Rabbi Herman: PRELIMINARY GUIDE TO CHODOSH September 18, 2016

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