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Commercial Kashrut Alerts



Kosher Alert Chef's Quality Multi Grain Tortillas

June 6, 2018 from the OU:

Chef's Quality Multi Grain Tortillas, RD Foodservice, College Point NY are not Pas Yisroel.
The Orthodox Union certifies Chef's Quality Multi Grain Tortillas as an OU pareve product. A limited amount of bags were printed with the words 'Pas Yisroel' on them. This product is not Pas Yisroel. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0572

Minex International is distributing a certificate bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol

May 29, 2018 from the OK:

Please be advised that Minex International Karachi, Pakistan M is distributing a certificate bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. This company is NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0571

Kashrus Advisory on Baldor Specialty Foods

May 9, 2018 from the OK:

Baldor Carrots, Baldor Specialty Foods, Bronx, NY 10474
Until recently the OK certified organic and non-organic carrots from Baldor Specialty Foods.
Please note that since Baldor is now receiving carrots from Israel, the OK will not be certifying Baldor’s carrots

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0570

Kosher Alert Taiyo Sushi Ginger

April 19, 2018 from the OU:

Taiyo Sushi Ginger - 20lb. container, Taiyo Food International Inc., Flushing NY has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Taiyo Sushi Ginger. This is a 20lb. foodservice item. Some labels have an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0569

International Harvest, Inc. Recalls Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut Because of Possible Health Risk

March 16, 2018 from the FDA:

International Harvest, Inc of Mount Vernon, NY is recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The product was distributed to customers via online retailers, retail stores, and distributors. Product was directly distributed to the following states: NY, NJ, CT, CA, CO, OK, GA, VT, IL, FL, ME, WA, NH, and UT.
Recalled products are as follows:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0568

Taylor Farms diced onion Salmonella risk spurs Haggen recalls

March 19, 2018 from the Food Safety News and PrNewswire:

"A grocery chain in the Pacific Northwest is recalling several deli salads, wraps and other products because they include diced onions from Taylor Farms of Salinas, CA, that are potentially contaminated with Salmonella."
"Neither Taylor Farms not the Food and Drug Administration had posted any recall information for diced yellow onions from the California company."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0567

Starwest Botanicals Inc. Product Recalls Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

March 9, 2018 from the FDA:

Starwest Botanicals is voluntarily recalling Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole), which is packaged in Mylar 1 pound bags and in bulk packs.
The product was sold nationwide by several different methods. It was either shipped directly to Starwest Botanicals customers who purchased online from firm’s website or mail order customers, or held for pickup up by the customer at Starwest Botanicals. The product was sold between January 15, 2018 and March 2, 2018.
The lot number of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) 1 pound with UPC 7-6796302528-9 included in this recall. The item# 209735-01 and lot number (75593) can be found on the label affixed to the bag.
The lot number of Starwest Botanicals Organic Cardamom Pods Green (Whole) bulk pack with UPC 7-6796302527-2 included in this recall. The item# 209735-00 and lot number (90186-00) can be found on the label affixed to the bulk pack.
Consumers in possession of this voluntary recalled product may return it to Starwest Botanicals in Sacramento, CA for a full refund. Consumers or media with questions should contact Starwest at 1-800-800-4372 (Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0566

Kosher Alert Dom Reserve Salad Shrimp

March 9, 2018 from the OU:

Dom Reserve North Atlantic Salad Shrimp, Dom International, Toronto ON has an unauthorized OU.
The Orthodox Union does not certify Dom Reserve North Atlantic Salad Shrimp. 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=T0565

Kashrus alert - Gemini Stearates

March 7, 2018 from Kof-K:

Gemini Stearates PVT. LTD. Certificate of Registration bears an unauthorized KOF-K symbol.


These products are NOT KOF-K certified,
and the certificate bearing the KOF-K symbol is unauthorized.
Corrective measures have been implemented.
For further information call: KOF- K Kosher Supervision, 201-837-0500, Info@kof-k.org

Fraudulent certificate is here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0564

National Frozen Foods Corporation Recalls Frozen Green Beans and Frozen Mixed Vegetables Because of Possible Health Risk

January 24, 2018 from FDA:

National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC) is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) green beans and IQF mixed vegetables because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Following cooking preparation instructions on the labels of master cases or packages will effectively reduce the risk of exposure to this bacterium This press release includes recalled products distributed to foodservice accounts in bulk and packaged containers in AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, KS, MI, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, TN, TX, VA, and WA. The products being recalled listed below were distributed between August 18, 2017 and January 12, 2018. The recalled items can be identified by the date codes printed on the back of the 32oz. sized bag or the side of the master case. Brands include Bountiful Harvest Foundations, Bountiful Harvest Originals, Monarch, NW Treasure, Simplot Classic, Sysco Classic, Sysco Imperial, (No Brand Name), Valamont, The World's Harvest
Only the codes listed hereare affected by this recall.


Frozen food company recalls green beans after pet food recall

January 23, 2017 from the Food Safety News and commissaries.com:

National Frozen Foods Corp. issued a Class I recall of individual quick frozen green beans because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to notices posted by US Foods Inc. and the U.S. Department of Defense Commissary Agency.

The frozen food manufacturer issued its recall following the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in a third-party test by a downstream customer, a pet food company.

A notice from the U.S. Department of Defense Commissary Agency reported the following products sold in its commissary stores were included in the recall:


Additional products, supplied to other customers, may also have been recalled. However, no other related product recalls have yet been posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

Ed. note: I expect this recall to expand. Cook the vegetables to 165 degrees F. and be careful about cross contamination.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0563
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