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The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 25, 2015.

Tov Teva; Sternlife Soy Lecithin Granules, Company: Tov Teva Ramat Gan (importers); Sternlife Germany (supplier): The Orthodox Union does not certify Sternlife or Tov Teva Soy Lecithin Granules. Soy Lecithin Granules from Sternlife were imported into Israel by Tov Teva. Tov Teva placed a Hebrew label with an unauthorized OU symbol on this product. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5236

The following food safety alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on November 26, 2015.

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA, is recalling celery products and products containing celery because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The products listed below are being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Health. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak.

A list of the recalled products is found here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5235

The following Israelli kashrus alert is from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and TheYeshivaWorld.com posted on November 24, 2015.

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate publishes an annual list of fraudulent olive oils which is linked to here.
They suggest to buy at reputable locations and be suspicious of olive oil that is too cheap. In Israel they have found: "Olive oil is too often not authentic as advertised as unscrupulous individuals can use other less expensive oils, emulsifiers and artificial flavorings and colorings to produce what smells, appears and even tastes like olive oil at far less the cost than the real thing."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5234

The following South African kashrus alerts are from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on Nobember 20, 2015.

Please be aware that it has come to our attention, that there is a company called "Kee Ingredient" who supply the hospitality industry with cheese and dairy products, who are using our logo without authorization, specifically on a cheddar cheese product. This product is not under supervision and cannot be eaten. Investigative and corrective action is being taken.

Please also take note that butter manufactured by "Lady Smith" is incorrectly labelled as "Parev". We are working with the company to amend this error as soon as possible. Have a good Shabbos.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5233

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on August 5, 2015.

Frank Creamy, Dreamy Hot Chocolate Mix: This product, which is available at Canadian Tire stores, was inadvertently labelled without a "DAIRY" designation. This product is Kosher DAIRY. Resolution: Corrective measures have been taken to ensure correct labeling

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5232

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on November 24, 2015.

Sabatino Tartufi Whole Black Summer Truffles and Truffles & Salt, Sabatino North America, West Haven CT: The Orthodox Union certifies some but not all Sabatino Tartufi products. Sabatino Tartufi Whole Black Summer Truffle is not certified and does not bear the OU symbol. The Truffle & Salt is certified and bears the OU symbol. These products are being sold together in a single package. Only the product labeled with the OU symbol is certified by the Orthodox Union.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5231

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on November 23, 2015.

Beth Israel Hospital Certification Change: Effective on or about December 1, 2015, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, located at First Avenue and 16th Street, New York, NY, will offer Kosher patient meals prepared under hashgacha temidis of the OU, that will be available upon request from a separate menu for patients. Additionally, the Café will have extended hours seven days per week, and sealed kosher food will be available from a dedicated area. A kosher vending machine will also be available. The Café will no longer be OU certified. Both kosher and non-kosher foods will be available to the patients and visitors of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5229

The following kashrus notice is from the COR Detroit with confirmation from the OU posted on November 23, 2015.

The following JIM BEAM FLAVORED BOURBON WHISKEYS are now OU certified even without the OU symbol on the label:

  • Jim Beam Honey
  • Jim Beam Kentucky Fire
  • Jim Beam Maple
  • Jim Beam Red Stag

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5228

The following kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit on November 20, 2015.

DANNON OIKOS GREEK YOGURT is being served by some local hospitals to patients who request Kosher. Please be aware that only Dannon Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt is OU certified, when bearing the OU-D symbol. Other Dannon Oikos yogurts bearing a K are not OU certified and are not recommended.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5227

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on November 18, 2015.

The MK wishes to inform the public that hot chocolate produced by Davids Tea has been inadvertantly mislabeled with a pareve symbol. This product is in fact dairy. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5226
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