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The following health alert is from the ThePacker.com and Gordon Foodservice and US Foods on April 14,2015.

Taylor Farms, of Salinas CA is issuing a voluntary recall of certain lots codes of washed spinach. The Michigan Health Department tested a sample of the spinach and notified Taylor Farms that it has tested positive for a bacterial pathogen.
The recall includes the below item and lot numbers only. These products are not to be consumed or served.

  • GFS Item # 329401
  • Description: : Taylor Farms brand 4-2.5 pound Washed Flat Leaf Spinach
  • Affected Lots* : 092A27, 092A28

* The lot code can be found on the front of the clear bag and the outer carton.
Customers with questions may contact Taylor Farms California at (831)754-1715.

on April 14,2015.

Taylor Farms, of Salinas CA is issuing a voluntary recall of certain lots codes of washed spinach. The Michigan Health Department tested a sample of the spinach and notified Taylor Farms that it has tested positive for a bacterial pathogen.
The recall includes the below item and lot numbers only. These products are not to be consumed or served.

  • GFS Item # 329401
  • Description: : Taylor Farms brand 4-2.5 pound Washed Flat Leaf Spinach
  • Affected Lots* : 092A27, 092A28

* The lot code can be found on the front of the clear bag and the outer carton.
Customers with questions may contact Taylor Farms California at (831)754-1715.

US Foods: Taylor Farms, Salinas, CA is issuing a Class I Recall on Fresh, Flat Leaf Spinach due to possible contamination of Salmonella. The product is under the Cross Valley Farms Brand and the Taylor Farms Brand and has code dates of YTF092A24, YTF092A27, YTF092A28 which are located on the front of the clear bag and outer carton.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0447

The following health alert is from the FDA Enformement Report for the week of April 15,2015.

A number of products from Coastal Green Vegetable Company, LLC., Oxnard, CA. This recall is being initiated due to test results that show the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in product that was shipped erroneously. Other finished product test results show the presence of Listeria but was not speciated, and out precaution those lots are also included in this recall.

  • Frozen IQF Conventional Chopped Spinach Packed in Bulk in 1,000 lb tote bins or 40 lb cases Each case and/or tote bin is tagged with a label containing the following information, item number, lot code, production date, weight, and SKU number. 00SP0241T10 Organic Spinach Cut Leaf Lot # 1431930067 Quantity: 1 Net Weight: 1,000 lbs Prod Date 11/15/2014 Product of USA Coastal Green Vegetable Co., LLC Oxnard, CA 93030 Prod Date 11/15/2014 1,000.00 lbs 1431930067 X0SPO241110 Organic Spinach Cut Leaf. Each tote and/or case receives an individual lot number. Lot/Serial Number: 1500810021, 1500810022 .
  • Frozen IQF Cut Leaf Organic Spinach Packed in Bulk in 1,000 lb tote bins Each tote bin is tagged with a label containing the following information, item number, lot code, production date, weight, and SKU number. 00SP0241T10 Organic Spinach Cut Leaf Lot # 1431930067 Quantity: 1 Net Weight: 1,000 lbs Prod Date 11/15/2014 Product of USA Coastal Green Vegetable Co., LLC Oxnard, CA 93030 Prod Date 11/15/2014 1,000.00 lbs 1431930067 X0SPO241110 Organic Spinach Cut Leaf Recall Number F-1912-2015. Codes of recalled products listed here
  • Frozen IQF ½ Chopped Organic Spinach Packed in Bulk in 1,000 lb tote bins Each tote bin is tagged with a label containing the following information, item number, lot code, production date, weight, and SKU number. 00SP0241T10 Organic Spinach Cut Leaf Lot # 1431930067 Quantity: 1 Net Weight: 1,000 lbs Prod Date 11/15/2014 Product of USA Coastal Green Vegetable Co., LLC Oxnard, CA 93030 Prod Date 11/15/2014 1,000.00 lbs 1431930067 X0SPO241110 Organic Spinach Cut Leaf Recall Number F-1911-2015. Codes of recalled products listed here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0446

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on March 12,2015.

Please be advised that the Chinese distributor GUANGZHOU XILU CHEMICAL CO. is circulating the attached kosher certificate in the name of Natural Oleochemicals Sdn. Bhd. This certificate is a FORGERY and was not issued by OK Kosher Certification, nor was it authorized by Natural Oleochemicals. Natural Oleochemicals products are certified by OK Kosher when bearing the OK kosher symbol and accompanied by authentic certificates (KID’s can be verified on Digital Kosher).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0445

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on March 11,2015.

Morris J. Golombeck, Inc., Brooklyn, NY is recalling GROUND CUMIN SEED, 50 LBS NET, ETO STERILE TREATED with code Info MJG #6820, MJG#6909, MJG#6764 because the Cumin may contain undeclared peanut protein.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0444

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on March 4, 2015.

AA-All American Manufacturing & Supply Co. Edible Ink, All American Manufacturing & Supply Co., Philadelphia, PA: All American Manufacturing & Supply Co. is manufacturing and distributing various colors of edible ink bearing the OK Kosher Certification kosher symbol on the packaging, without the permission of OK Kosher Certification. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0443

The following kashrus advisory is from the Vaad of Seattle on February 27, 2015.

Cascade Pacific Essential Oils/Royal Mint is no longer certified by the Va'ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0442

The following is a compelation of cumin peanut allergy infomation posted on February 25,2015.

  • FDA list of recalled cumin products containing peanut
  • NAC recall
    N.A.C. Foods initiated this recall because Mimi's Products Ground Cumin and Rosa Maria Ground Cumin may contain undeclared peanut protein. Rosa Maria Ground Cumin, (Comino Molido), 6 oz. (173g), UPC 707425-16041-7, Packed by NAC Foods Corp., Palisades Park, NJ.
  • Schiff recall
    Schiff Foods Products, Totowa, NJ has recalled Ground Cumin Seeds, ETO Treated, 50 lbs packaged in 50 lb brown paper bags Code Info 2927E, 2808E, 2915E, 2686E, 2927I, 2686I, 2948E, 2948I; Distribution Pattern KS, CA
  • Starwest recall
    Starwest Botanicals, Inc, CA has recalled Ground cumin seed; Received in 50 lb. bags Shipped in 25# bags Country of Origin - Turkey: Certified Kosher; Starwest Botanicals, Sacramento, CA Received from Schiff Food Products Co. ,Inc. Totowa, NJ 07512 Firm was notified by supplier of ground cumin that it may contain peanut protein.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0441

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certificatiohn on February 20,2015.

Please be advised that Slant Ventures International Group, 465-240, Sonara lane Tiga Limbe Industrial Estate, Cameroon, is trying to sell their products using a FORGED OK kosher certificate. OK Kosher Certification does not, and has never, certified this company. An investigation into the forgery is ongoing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0440

The following health alert is from the FDA on February 4,2015.

Willamette Filbert Growers Inc has recalled Jumbo, In-shell, Bulk Hazelnuts packed in 50-lb poly weave plastic sacks. No UPC. due to the finding of Salmonella.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0439

The following Canadian peanut allergy alert is from the CFIA on January 9,2015.

MorningStar Farms brand Spicy Black Bean Burgers recalled due to undeclared peanuts. These products were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger 48 count (93 g) 04286 GSA
APR 28 2016 GS A
0 00 64100 73133 2


The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 9,2015.

MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut. MorningStar Farms, Battlecreek, MI was notified by a third party supplier that one of the spice ingredients used in Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers may inadvertently contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements.
This recall affects the following products:

Description(retail)UPC CodeSizeBetter if Used Before Date
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger289897175018.90 oz (8 ct)APR14 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger28989392079.50 oz(4 ct)APR14 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burger289897167438.10 oz (9 ct)MAR22 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burger289894086450.80 oz (12 ct)MAR22 16 XXXX XX:XX to JUN30 16 XXXX XX:XX
Description(foodservice)UPC CodeSizeBetter if Used Before Date
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger28989499388.7 lb case (48 ct)MAR 24 2016 XXXX XX:XX to JUN 30 2016 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger289893165112.75 lb case (4 sleeve)APR 09 2016 XXXX XX:XX to JUN 30 2016 XXXX XX:XX
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger28989977659.75 lb case (4 sleeve)APR 20 2016 XXXX XX:XX to JUN 30 2016 XXXX XX:XX

 

These products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. at both retail stores and through foodservice channels.

Consumers with questions may contact the Consumer Response Center using the Contact Us feature on www.MorningStarFarms.com or by calling at 1-800-962-0120 from Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0431
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