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Kosher Alert - H.C. Brill Icing is no longer Pareve

September 23, 2016 from the Kosher Atlanta:
Many of the local bakeries are experiencing pareve icing shortages for icing pareve cakes. The icing they used to get from H.C. Brill (CSM Bakery) has switched its formula to OU-D. The bakeries will have difficulties icing pareve cakes until they can find a pareve supplier.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0519

Limited Number of Canned Vegetable Products, Primarily Non-Retail, Recalled for Possible Shellfish Allergen Risk

September 23, 2016 from the FDA:
Sager Creek Foods, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA, a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, Inc., announced a recall of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of FIELD PEAS WITH SNAPS and GREEN BEAN PRODUCTS, primarily non-retail, which may have the potential for trace amounts of shellfish contamination. A customer alerted Sager Creek to the incident.
Of the 15,000 cases being recalled, 14,761 (98.5 percent) were distributed to foodservice customers. The product was shipped to 22 states: (AL, AR, CO, IL, MD, MO, MS, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, OK, PA, NC, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV).
The products are sold in 106 ounce metal cans with Best By Dates of JUN 01 19 printed on the top and contain the following UPC codes and product names:

0 34700 01224 4   Allens Cut Green Beans
0 34700 01224 7 Allens Cracker Barrel Label
0 74865 12172 9 Reliance BL Cut Green Beans
7 58108 01041 3 Monarch SWD Cut Green Beans
7 58108 01048 2 Monarch Mixed Cut Green Beans
8 06795 04718 9 Silver Source SH/C Green Beans
0 74865 02895 9 Reliance MX/SH Cut Green Beans
0 34700 63214 8 Allens Field Peas with Snaps

If customers or consumers have any of the listed products with the indicated UPC codes and Best By dates, they should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-543-3090, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time or by logging onto www.delmontefoods.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0518

Kashrus alert on Oleofats Inc. Coconut Oil

September 14 2016 - from the Star-K:
Effective immediately, coconut oil manufactured by Oleofats, Inc., of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, is no longer certified by STAR-K due to Kashrus violations.
Corrective action is being taken. For more information, contact STAR-K at info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0517

Kashrus alert on Identic Sugar Products

September 13 2016 - from the MK:
Please be advised that the following products from Identic bear an unauthorized MK symbol:

  • CINNAMON PEARL SUGAR
  • LEMON PEARL SUGAR
  • CARAMEL PEARL SUGAR
  • ORANGE PEARL SUGAR
  • STRAWBERRY PEARL SUGAR
  • ORANGE ICING SUGAR
  • RASPBERRY PEARL SUGAR
  • PINK ICING SUGAR
  • MINT PEARL SUGAR
  • YELLOW ICING SUGAR
Corrective action has been taken.

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Kashrus alert for sugar products from Edosa, Texas USA

July 13, 2016: From the KSA:
Please be aware that the KSA is not certifying any sugar products from Edosa USA.
Fraudulent LOC is here

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Fresh sprouts from Denver linked to 9-state outbreak

August 5, 2016 - From the FoodSafetyNews:

At least 30 people across nine states have fallen ill in an outbreak of Salmonella infections traced to “Living Alfalfa Sprouts” supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver.
A number of the victims reported eating fresh sprouts at several different restaurants before becoming ill, according to the Friday afternoon outbreak announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The 30 confirmed victims are infected with strains of Salmonella Reading or Salmonella Abony. Traceback investigation as of Friday showed several victims had eaten fresh sprouts on sandwiches from restaurants supplied by the Sprouts Extraordinaire company.
The recalled alfalfa sprouts were sold in 5-pound boxes and labeled “Living Alfalfa Sprouts,” according to the CDC.
Illnesses onset dates for the outbreak victims range from May 21 to July 20. Illnesses that occurred after July 12 might not yet be reported because of the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is confirmed and reported by local and state officials. This takes an average of 2 to 4 weeks.

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JML Ingredients Recalls IQF Cut Green Beans Because Of Possible Health Risk

July 22, 2016 from the FDA:
JML Ingredients, Inc. of East Petersburg, PA is recalling IQF Cut Green Beans, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
IQF Cut Green Beans was distributed to manufacturers in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by a manufacturer who used the product in their finished product. JML Ingredients has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Products being recalled are as follows:

Brand Product Lot Number Expiration Date Product size/container
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 110815 / 15649 August 10, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 120815 / 15650 August 11, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 050915 / 15651 September 4, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case
ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS 200915 / 15652 September 19, 2017 20 lb. / 9.070 kg. bulk case

Consumers who have purchased ICAPP IQF CUT GREEN BEANS are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact JML Ingredients at 717-569-2141.

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Kashrus alert on Nantong Best Potassium Sorbate

August 3, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Eco-Green Trading, Beans, Grains and many other products from Eco-Green Trading Inc., Beacon Rock, 21 Lighthouse Road, Durban 4320 S.A.:
"Please be advised that Best Biochemical Nantong Best Potassium Sorbate bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. We do not certify any products of this company. Corrective action is being taken."

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Updated: Additional Package Codes Of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn, and Organic Peas Recalled Because of Possible Health Risk

July 28, 2016 from the FDA:
CHICAGO — ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling additional package codes of Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These products were first recalled on May 5, 2016 and have not been available for purchase since this date. As part of ConAgra’s internal recall follow-up procedures, additional package codes were recently identified.
The products covered by this recall were distributed in the U.S. and sold at Costco. A complete list of impacted products is included below with the new additional package codes listed in bold. No other ConAgra Foods or Watts Brothers retail branded products are impacted by this recall.

UPC Product Name Net Weight Best Before Date Package Code
6.81241E+11 Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables 5 lbs Newly added dates
Best Before 01/08/17 6180 01 08 17 HH:MM
  Best Before 01/09/17 6180 01 09 17 HH:MM
Best Before 02/02/17 6180 02 02 17 HH:MM
Best Before 02/11/17 6180 02 11 17 HH:MM
Best Before 02/27/17 6180 02 27 17 HH:MM
Best Before 03/04/17 6180 03 04 17 HH:MM
Best Before 03/05/17 6180 03 05 17 HH:MM
Best Before 03/23/17 6180 03 23 17 HH:MM
Best Before 06/29/17 6180 06 29 17 HH:MM
Best Before 06/30/17 6180 06 30 17 HH:MM
Best Before 07/23/17 6180 07 23 17 HH:MM
Best Before 07/24/17 6180 07 24 17 HH:MM
Best Before 08/10/17 6180 08 10 17 HH:MM
Best Before 08/31/17 6180 08 31 17 HH:MM
Best Before 09/04/17 6180 09 04 17 HH:MM
Best Before 09/23/17 6180 09 23 17 HH:MM
Best Before 09/24/17 6180 09 24 17 HH:MM
Best Before 09/25/17 6180 09 25 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/01/17 6180 10 01 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/02/17 6180 10 02 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/14/17 6180 10 14 17 HH:MM
Best Before 12/09/17 6180 12 09 17 HH:MM
Best Before 12/10/17 6180 12 10 17 HH:MM
Best Before 01/13/18 6180 01 13 18 HH:MM
Best Before 01/15/18 6180 01 15 18 HH:MM
Best Before 02/03/18 6180 02 03 18 HH:MM
Previously reported dates
Best Before 09/30/16 6180 09 30 16 HH:MM
Best Before 10/01/16 6180 10 01 16 HH:MM
Best Before 10/16/16 6180 10 16 16 HH:MM
Best Before 12/03/16 6180 12 03 16 HH:MM
Best Before 12/11/16 6180 12 11 16 HH:MM
Best Before 12/12/16 6180 12 12 16 HH:MM
Best Before 12/16/16 6180 12 16 16 HH:MM
Best Before 12/17/16 6180 12 17 16 HH:MM
Best Before 01/20/17 6180 01 20 17 HH:MM
Best Before 01/21/17 6180 01 21 17 HH:MM
Best Before 02/03/17 6180 02 03 17 HH:MM
Best Before 02/12/17 6180 02 12 17 HH:MM
Best Before 02/26/17 6180 02 26 17 HH:MM
Best Before 03/31/17 6180 03 31 17 HH:MM
Best Before 04/17/17 6180 04 17 17 HH:MM
Best Before 04/24/17 6180 04 24 17 HH:MM
Best Before 04/25/17 6180 04 25 17 HH:MM
Best Before 05/08/17 6180 05 08 17 HH:MM
Best Before 05/12/17 6180 05 12 17 HH:MM
Best Before 05/26/17 6180 05 26 17 HH:MM
Best Before 05/27/17 6180 05 27 17 HH:MM
Best Before 08/07/17 6180 08 07 17 HH:MM
Best Before 08/27/17 6180 08 27 17 HH:MM
Best Before 08/28/17 6180 08 28 17 HH:MM
Best Before 09/01/17 6180 09 01 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/22/17 6180 10 22 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/23/17 6180 10 23 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/24/17 6180 10 24 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/25/17 6180 10 25 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/26/17 6180 10 26 17 HH:MM
Best Before 01/14/18 6180 01 14 18 HH:MM
Best Before 01/23/18 6180 01 23 18 HH:MM
Best Before 01/24/18 6180 01 24 18 HH:MM
Best Before 02/02/18 6180 02 02 18 HH:MM
Best Before 02/09/18 6180 02 09 18 HH:MM
Best Before 02/10/18 6180 02 10 18 HH:MM
Best Before 02/26/18 6180 02 26 18 HH:MM
Best Before 03/12/18 6180 03 12 18 HH:MM
Best Before 03/30/18 6180 03 30 18 HH:MM
Best Before 03/31/18 6180 03 31 18 HH:MM
Best Before 04/05/18 6180 04 05 18 HH:MM
Best Before 04/06/18 6180 04 06 18 HH:MM
Best Before 04/13/18 6180 04 13 18 HH:MM
Best Before 04/22/18 6180 04 22 18 HH:MM
6.81E+11 Watts Brothers Farms Organic Super Sweet Corn(Yellow/Gold) 5 lbs Newly added dates
Best Before 08/07/17 6180 08 07 17 HH:MM
  Best Before 09/01/17 6180 09 01 17 HH:MM
Best Before 09/02/17 6180 09 02 17 HH:MM

Previously reported dates

Best Before 03/18/17

6180 03 18 17 HH:MM

Best Before 04/09/17

6180 04 09 17 HH:MM

Best Before 04/13/17

6180 04 13 17 HH:MM

Best Before 04/14/17

6180 04 14 17 HH:MM

Best Before 04/29/17

6180 04 29 17 HH:MM

Best Before 05/18/17

6180 05 18 17 HH:MM

Best Before 05/19/17

6180 05 19 17 HH:MM

Best Before 05/28/17

6180 05 28 17 HH:MM

Best Before 06/12/17 6180 06 12 17 HH:MM
6.81E+11 Watts Brothers Farms Organic Peas 5 lbs Newly added dates
Best Before 10/23/16 6180 10 23 16 HH:MM
  Best Before 10/24/16 6180 10 24 16 HH:MM
Best Before 10/30/16 6180 10 30 16 HH:MM
Best Before 05/18/17 6180 05 18 17 HH:MM
Best Before 05/27/17 6180 05 27 17 HH:MM
Best Before 05/28/17 6180 05 28 17 HH:MM
Previously reported dates
Best Before 11/23/16 6180 11 23 16 HH:MM
Best Before 11/24/16 6180 11 24 16 HH:MM
Best Before 11/25/16 6180 11 25 16 HH:MM
Best Before 11/26/16 6180 11 26 16 HH:MM
Best Before 12/01/16 6180 12 01 16 HH:MM
Best Before 04/24/17 6180 04 24 17 HH:MM
Best Before 10/21/17 6180 10 21 17 HH:MM
Best Before 01/22/18 6180 01 22 16 HH:MM
Best Before 01/23/18 6180 01 23 16 HH:MM
Best Before 01/24/18 6180 01 24 16 HH:MM

Trader Joe's Products

The Package Code is located on the back of the package. The HH in the Package Code indicates the time the product was made and varies by package. Please refer to the attached photographs for examples.

UPC Product Name Net Weight Package Code
0029  9633 Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet Cut Corn 16 oz Previously reported dates
6180 03237HH
  6180 03247HH
6180 06287HH
6180 06297HH
6180 06307HH
6180 07137HH
6180 08117HH
6180 08127HH
6180 08137HH

Consumers who have purchased these items are advised to discard them or return them to the store where originally purchased. ConAgra Foods is working with its customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Affairs hotline at (800) 881-3989, open 9 am through 7 pm CDT, Monday through Friday.


Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn, And Organic Peas And Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet Corn Recalled Because Of Possible Health Risk

May 5, 2016 from the FDA:
ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas and Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Corn due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken because the Watts Brothers and Trader Joe’s recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall.
Products covered by this recall were distributed in the U.S. Watts Brothers Farms products were sold at Costco and Trader Joe’s products were sold at Trader Joe’s. Specific product names and information are listed below. No other ConAgra Foods or Watts Brothers retail branded products are impacted by this recall. Watts Brothers Farms Products: The Best Before Date and Package Code is located on the back of the package above the zipper. The HH:MM portion of the Package Code indicates the time product was made and varies by package. Please refer to the attached photographs for examples.

UPC Product Name  Net Weight Best Before Date  Package Code
681241053484 Watts Brothers
Farms Organic
Mixed Vegetables
5 lbs  Best Before 09/30/16
Best Before 10/01/16
Best Before 10/16/16
Best Before12/11/16
Best Before 12/12/16
Best Before 12/16/16
Best Before 12/17/16
Best Before 01/20/17
Best Before 01/21/17
Best Before 01/24/17
Best Before 02/03/17
Best Before 02/12/17
Best Before 02/26/17
Best Before 03/31/17
Best Before 04/17/17
Best Before 04/24/17
Best Before 04/25/17
Best Before 05/08/17
Best Before 05/12/17
Best Before 05/26/17
Best Before 05/27/17
Best Before 08/07/17
Best Before 08/27/17
Best Before 08/28/17
Best Before 09/01/17
Best Before 10/22/17
Best Before 10/23/17
Best Before 10/24/17
Best Before 10/25/17
Best Before 10/26/17
Best Before 01/14/18
Best Before 01/25/18
Best Before 02/02/18
Best Before 02/09/18
Best Before 02/10/18
Best Before 02/26/18
Best Before 03/12/18
Best Before 03/30/18
Best Before 03/31/18
Best Before 04/05/18
Best Before 04/06/18
Best Before 04/13/18
Best Before 04/22/18
6180 09 30 16 HH:MM
6180 10 01 16 HH:MM
6180 10 16 16 HH:MM
6180 12 11 16 HH:MM
6180 12 12 16 HH:MM
6180 12 16 16 HH:MM
6180 12 17 16 HH:MM
6180 01 20 17 HH:MM
6180 01 21 17 HH:MM
6180 01 24 17 HH:MM
6180 02 03 17 HH:MM
6180 02 12 17 HH:MM
6180 02 26 17 HH:MM
6180 03 31 17 HH:MM
6180 04 17 17 HH:MM
6180 04 24 17 HH:MM
6180 04 25 17 HH:MM
6180 05 08 17 HH:MM
6180 05 12 17 HH:MM
6180 05 26 17 HH:MM
6180 05 27 17 HH:MM
6180 08 07 17 HH:MM
6180 08 27 17 HH:MM
6180 08 28 17 HH:MM
6180 09 01 17 HH:MM
6180 10 22 17 HH:MM
6180 10 23 17 HH:MM
6180 10 24 17 HH:MM
6180 10 25 17 HH:MM
6180 10 26 17 HH:MM
6180 01 14 18 HH:MM
6180 01 25 18 HH:MM
6180 02 02 18 HH:MM
6180 02 09 18 HH:MM
6180 02 10 18 HH:MM
6180 02 26 18 HH:MM
6180 03 12 18 HH:MM
6180 03 30 18 HH:MM
6180 03 31 18 HH:MM
6180 04 05 18 HH:MM
6180 04 06 18 HH:MM
6180 04 13 18 HH:MM
6180 04 22 18 HH:MM
681241153986 Watts Brothers Farms
Organic Super Sweet Corn
(Yellow/Gold)
5 lbs Best Before 03/18/17
Best Before 04/09/17
Best Before 04/13/17
Best Before 04/14/17
Best Before 04/29/17
Best Before 05/18/17
Best Before 05/19/17
Best Before 05/28/17
Best Before 06/12/17
6180 03 18 17 HH:MM
6180 04 09 17 HH:MM
6180 04 13 17 HH:MM
6180 04 14 17 HH:MM
6180 04 29 17 HH:MM
6180 05 18 17 HH:MM
6180 05 19 17 HH:MM
6180 05 28 17 HH:MM
6180 06 12 17 HH:MM
681241054023 Watts Brothers Farms
Organic Peas
5 lbs Best Before 11/23/16
Best Before 11/24/16
Best Before 11/25/16
Best Before 12/1/16
Best Before 04/24/17
Best Before 10/21/17
Best Before 11/26/17
6180 11 23 16 HH:MM
6180 11 24 16 HH:MM
6180 11 25 16 HH:MM
6180 12 1/ 16 HH:MM
6180 04 24 17 HH:MM
6180 10 21 17 HH:MM
6180 11 26 17 HH:MM

Trader Joe's Products

The Package Code is located on the back of the package. The HH in the Package Code indicates the time the product was made and varies by package. Please refer to the attached photographs for examples.

UPC Product Name  Net Weight Package Code
0029 9633 Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet Cut Corn 16 oz 6180 03237HH
6180 03247HH
6180 06287HH
6180 06297HH
6180 06307HH
6180 07137HH
6180 08117HH
6180 08127HH
6180 08137HH

Consumers who have purchased these items are advised to discard them or return them to the store where originally purchased. ConAgra Foods is working with its customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Affairs hotline at (800) 881-3989, open 9 am through 7 pm CDT, Monday through Friday.

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Warren Produce recalls serranos due to potential salmonella contamination

July 26, 2016 from the ThePacker:
Warren Produce, Edinburg, Texas, has voluntarily recalled 200 cartons of serrano peppers after a sample tested positive for salmonella.
The cartons were from 18 orders, but Warren Produce managing member Jimmy Henderson said none of the product is expected to make it to retail.
Henderson said the company was notified of the issue at 4:30 p.m. July 22 after the Food and Drug Administration sampled a single lot. Warren Produce recalled that lot along with two others from the same grower, although those lots did not test positive for salmonella. The recalled lots are #115181, #115158 and #115186.
By the morning of July 25, Henderson had received confirmation from 15 of the 18 destinations for the peppers that the product was pulled from the supply chain.

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