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Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Extraneous Material Contamination

November 9, 2017 from the USDA:

Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., a Mifflintown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,839 pounds of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw chicken breast products were produced and packaged on Nov. 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels here.

  • 4 to5.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 46375 and “Sell By” date 11/14/17.
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7488 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17.
  • 2.5-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7598 and “Sell By” date11/16/17.
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 92615 and “Sell By” date 11/17/17.
  • 1 to 1.25 –lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7888 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1015” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered on November 2, 2017 by an establishment employee who observed metal foreign material in a chicken breast while performing routine duties. The establishment took corrective actions to recover products before reaching commerce.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS has received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0556

Kosher Alert Essential Oils from Silvestris & Szilas, Kerepestarcsa, Hungary

September 24, 2017 from the Orthodox Rabbinate of Budapest:

Kosher certification for essential oils produced by Silvestris & Szilas, at their Kerepestarcsa, Hungary facility, has been terminated since the company has been found using unauthorized products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0555

Kosher Alert Fine Line Broccoli Florets

September 26, 2017 from the OU:

Paris Foods, Trappe MD Broccoli Florets (frozen), Fine Line has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Fine Line Broccoli Florets, a foodservice product. Some boxes bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0554

Kosher Alert Supremo Italiano Olive Medley

August 24, 2017 from the OU:

Supremo Italiano Olive Medley Mediterranean Mix, Restaurant Depot, College Point NY has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Supremo Italiano Olive Medley Mediterranean Mix. Some labels bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0553

Kosher Alert Fine Line Cauliflower

August 3, 2017 from the OU:

ine Line Cauliflower Florets (foodservice item), Shandong Santao, China bear an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Fine Line Cauliflower Florets. Some boxes were printed with an unauthorized OU. This is a foodservice product, not a retail product. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0552

Kashrus alert on B4U LOW SODIUM RANCH DRESSING

June 28, 2017 from the COR Detroit:
B4U LOW SODIUM RANCH DRESSING (200 pouches in a case) sold at Restaurant Depot contains buttermilk and whey, as listed in the ingredients, but mistakenly bears a plain OU without a D on the case label. The individual pouches, labeled as “Flavor Fresh Ranch Dressing”, are correctly marked OU-D..

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0550

Kosher Alert Marina Blue Cheese Dressing

July 5, 2017 from the OU:

Marina Blue Cheese Dressing, Marina Foods Inc., Medley FL: Missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Marina Blue Cheese Dressing as an OU D – Dairy product. Some labels bear a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredients list. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0551

Kashrus information - Dorot Carrots from Israel

June 14, 2017 from the Capitol-K:

"We are pleased to announce that effective immediately DOROT FARMS CARROTS product of Israel is Approved for this season under the certification of Rav Yosef Efrati.
PLEASE NOTE:

  1. This applies ONLY to DOROT FARMS CARROTS . Unfortunately, we still cannot accept other Israeli produce in establishments.
  2. NO SYMBOL REQUIRED
  3. This will need to be renewed yearly and will for sure not apply during the Shemitta/Sabbatical year.

Kosher certificate is at http://www.dorotfarm.com/img/Dorot_Kosher_Certificate.pdf.

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Gelsius brand IQF Whole Raspberries recalled due to Norovirus

June 20, 2017: From the CFIA:

Distribution Farinex (113712 Canada Inc.) is recalling the following IQF Whole Raspberries recalled due to Norovirus:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Gelsius IQF Whole Raspberries 5 X 1 kg D16083101 None

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0549

Updated Food Recall Warning - Robin Hood brand Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour and Italian Style Flour recalled due to E. coli O12

June 19, 2017: From the CFIA:

The food recall warning issued on June 16, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Industry is recalling Robin Hood brand Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour and Italian Style Flour from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold from various retailers in Ontario and possibly nationally. Please note that the products described below were intended for sale to hotels, restaurants, and institutions.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Robin Hood Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010573
6 28622 10597 4 Sold at
Hillcrest Home Baking, 2192 Floradale Rd., Floradale, ON
Robin Hood Italian Style Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010889;
BB/MA 2017 NO 01 and 6 306 SK and C0010889
6 28622 10134 1 Sold at
Flour Barrel, 115 Wyndham Street, North, Guelph, ON


Updated Food Recall Warning - Robin Hood brand Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour recalled due to E. coli O121

June 15, 2017: From the CFIA:

The food recall warning issued on June 2, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Industry is recalling Robin Hood brand Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold from various retailers in Ontario and possibly nationally. Please note that the product described below was intended for sale to hotels, restaurants, and institutions.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Robin Hood Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 12 and 6 286 SK and C0010118
BB/MA 2017 OC 15 and 6 289 SK and C0010543
BB/MA 2017 OC 21 and 6 295 SK and C0010547
BB/MA2017 OC 25 and 6 299 SK and C0010882
BB/MA 2017 NO 04 and 6 309 SK and C0011329
6 28622 10089 4

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