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The following health alert is from the FDA on August 3, 2015.

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following products are being recalled by the firm.

  • 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC Code of "21111 10035" produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 1-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC code of "21111 20136" produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC Code of "21112 58772" produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC code of "21111 25871" produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker "GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts" produced on or after June 22, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled with a sticker "GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts" produced on or after June 22, 2015.
These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.
The contamination was discovered through surveillance and monitoring coordinated by the Virginia Rapid Response Team (RRT), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and testing by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
Individuals who purchased soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts, distributed by Good Seed Inc. should return the product to the place of sale for a full refund.


The following health alert is from the FDA on June 22, 2015.

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following products are being recalled by the firm.

  • 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC Code of "21111 10035" produced on or after May 8, 2015.
  • 1-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC code of "21111 20136" produced on or after May 8, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC Code of "21112 58772" produced on or after May 8, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled "GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts" "Keep Refrigerated" with a UPC code of "21111 25871" produced on or after May 8, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker "GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts" produced on or after May 8, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled with a sticker "GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts" produced on or after May 8, 2015.

These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.
The contamination was discovered through surveillance monitoring coordinated by the Virginia Rapid Response Team (RRT), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and testing by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
Individuals who purchased soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts, distributed by Good Seed Inc. should return the product to the place of sale for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 703-392-0075 or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety Program at 804-786-8899.

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The following health alert is from the KosherCheck (BCK)on August 6, 2015.

Please be advised that effective immediately MLA Industries of Kanpur, UP, India is no longer certified by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (Kosher Check).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0460

The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for July 29, 2015.

Marine Harvest, Los Angeles, CA is recalling raw, fresh, farmed Chilean Atlantic salmon refrigerated salmon fillets due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products are Raw, Fresh, Farmed Chilean Atlantic Salmon -Atl Fs Sal Chilean Fill Tr D 3-4 lbs 40lbs -Atl Fs Sal Chilean Fill Deep Skinned Tr E 3-4 lbs 10LBS -Atl Fs Sal Chilean Fill Tr E 3-4 lbs 40lbs -Chilean Fresh Atl Trim D 1-6 Factory 40lbs -Chilean Fresh Atl Factory 1-6 SK off 40lbs -ATL Fs Sal Chilean Fill Skin off FFO 2-5lb 40lbs; Code Info lot #700354 Item #: ATLFS00050, ATLFS00388, ATLFS00764, ATLFS20997, ATLFS20999 lot #700152 Item#: ATLFS00059, ATLFS00388, ATLFS00429, ATLFS0997, ATLFS20999, ATLFS20995. U.S. distribution to the following; CA, AZ, and NV. No foreign distribution. -

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0459

The following health alert is from the FDA on July 10, 2015.

Maya Overseas Foods Inc., Maspeth, NY, is recalling approximately 8000 lbs. of Cashew Split because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Cashew Split was distributed between February 18, 2015 and March 20, 2015 to retailers and restaurants located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Florida by direct trucking and delivery.
Maya brand Cashew Split was sold uncoded in 7 oz. (UPC 020843230389), 14 oz. (UPC 020843230716), 28 oz. (UPC 020843230327) and 5 lbs. (UPC 020843230303) clear plastic pouches. The Cashew Split was also sold in bulk 50 lbs. tins.
The recall was as the result of routine FDA sampling at our supplier which revealed that the bulk Cashew Split contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the supplier continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Maya brand Cashew Split are urged not to consume the product and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-894-5145, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0458

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 22, 2015.

Desiccated Coconut Distributed by: Phildesco , Inc. Somerset, New Jersey 08873 USA may be contaminated with Salmonella based on third party laboratory testing. Lot 14-333; 1000 X 25 lbs. bags - 25,000 lbs.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0457

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on June 11,2015.

Please be advice that Qingdao Cntech Industrial Co., Ltd. is distributing a FORGED OK kosher certificate on Frozen Broccoli and many other vegetables claiming to be certified by OK Kosher Certification. OK does not certify this company nor any of their products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0454

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 1, 2015.

The Hemisphere Group, Inc. of Smithtown, NY, is recalling 14,000 lbs. of Vietnamese LP Cashews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Vietnamese Cashews were distributed to direct customers in Kalamazoo, Michigan; North Billerica, Massachusetts; Maspeth, New York; plus Quebec and Scarborough, Canada. The direct customers were instructed to notify their accounts if the cashews had been distributed and to return them to The Hemisphere Group.
The following product is being recalled:


    Product: Vietnamese LP Cashew Kernels (shelled)
    Product: Vietnamese LP Cashew Kernels (shelled)
    Net Weight: 50 lbs. bulk cartons
    Packer: Hong Duc Company Limited
    FDA No.: 16153193186 (on carton)Hemisphere Code No. P95497

Consumers are urged not to consume the affected lot of Vietnamese Cashew Kernels. Consumers who have purchased the affected lot of Vietnamese Cashew Kernels are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact The Hemisphere Group, Inc. at 1-800-339-8846 extension 32, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0453

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 22, 2015.

Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the one bulk item mentioned below.
The product may contain very small stainless steel wire, the kind and type used in the screening process during manufacturing. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Consumers who have purchased the items mentioned below should return it to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. If they have any questions, they should call Falcon Trading Company's customer service at 1-831-786-7000.

COCONUT-MEDIUM SHRED IMPORTED BY FALCON TRADING COMPANY, INC.

Item Code UPC Code Item Description Pack Size Case Quantity Lot Codes
001120 086700011201 COCONUT-MEDIUM SHRED 25 LB BAG 726 SACKS DCM-101 AND DCM-102

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0452

The following FDA warning letter is from the FDA on April 27, 2015.

Gold's Kosher Catering received a warning letter from the FDA because they did not have a HACCP plan to control bacterial growth in thier cooked tilapia and breaded Pollack.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0451

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 8, 2015.

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are being recalled by the firm.

  • 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21111 10035” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21112 58772” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 1-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 20136” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 25871” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina.
The contamination was discovered after sampling by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Safety Program and subsequent analysis by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
Individuals who purchased soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts, distributed by Good Seed Inc. should return the product to the place of sale for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 703-392-0075 or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety Program at 804-786-1006.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0450
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