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Canadian Food Recall Warning - Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

March 31, 2017 - from the CFIA and on April 4, 2017:

Central Smith Creamery is recalling Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Food service institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, should not serve or use the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Wholesome Farms Vanilla Sundae Cup 115 ml 017032 None
Wholesome Farms Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae Cup (case) 48 x 115 ml 7382200017032029
2/1/17
00074865915427
Wholesome Farms Strawberry Sundae Cup 115 ml 03204 None
Wholesome Farms Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Cup (case) 48 x 115 ml 7382200018032042
2/1/17
00074865915038

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0542

Kashrus alert on Marquis Brand Canned Tuna

March 30, 2017: From the Star-K:

Please note that MARQUIS brand canned CHUNK LIGHT TUNA, imported from China by Royal Food Import Corp., Boston, MA, states "STAR-K" on the back of the can. This statement is unauthorized as this product is not Kosher certified.
Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0541

Kashrus alert on Lubricoat Food Equipment Oil

March 27, 2017: From the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:

Lubricoat Food Equipment Oil by Kasco Sharptec bears an unauthorized AKC kosher logo on its labels. The AKC no longer certifies this product. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0540

South African kashrus alert on Kee Ingredient, South Africa

March 15, 2017: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Kee Ingredient products are no longer certified..

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0539

Kashrus alert on Doce Vida Industria e Comercio de Produtos Alimenticios Naturais, S.A. Anápolis, Brazil

March 7, 2017 - from the OK:

Doce Vida Industria e Comercio de Produtos Alimenticios Naturais, S.A., Anápolis, Brazil was certified by OK Kosher for many fruit pulp products.
Doce Vida Frutaê Grape Pulp was never certified - this product bears an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol on the packaging.

As of March 1st, 2017, Doce Vida Industria e Comercio de Produtos Alimenticios Naturais, S.A. is no longer certified by OK Kosher.

Any products sold after this date are not under OK Kosher Certification.
Corrective actions have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0538

Codex-ing DuraPro Natamycin Mistaken Use of OK Pareve Symbol

February 6, 2017 from the OK Kosher Certification:

Codex-ing DuraPro Natamycin 50L, Codex-ing, Miami, FL 33166:
Codex-ing DuraPro Natamycin 50L bears a plain OK kosher symbol on the packaging, instead of the required OK-D. This product is certified kosher dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0537

Specialty Commodities, Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew Allergen in Dry Roasted Almonds

January 21, 2017 - from the FDA:

Specialty Commodities, Inc. (SCI), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling a specific lot of dry roasted almonds because they may contain undeclared cashews.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the cashew-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of cashews. The recalled dry roasted almonds were distributed between December 22, 2016, and January 19, 2017, to three customers, one of whom redistributed them for sale in either bulk bins or clam shells to retail outlets in California, including Safeway and Nugget Markets.
Representatives of SCI are working with DSD Merchandisers Inc., the distribution customer, and these outlets to ensure the product is removed from shelves and returned. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.
Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary process irregularity that occurred at the third-party contract manufacturer that processed and packaged the almonds for SCI. Then, an inventory processing irregularity resulted in the almonds being forwarded to the impacted customers.
Please direct any customer inquiries to 770-752-8229 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0536

Kashrus alert on Farbe Munchen de Mexico

January 23, 2017 - from the Star-k:

A letter of certification issued to Farbe Munchen de Mexico, of Mexico City, ostensibly by STAR-K, is forged. The certificate lists colors and extracts under the brand name Farbe. STAR-K has never certified this company. For more information contact info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0535

Perfotek Hydrolyzed Collagen Unauthorized Use of OK Kosher Symbol

January 17, 2017 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Perfotek Hydrolyzed Collagen +Peptides (all sizes) bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. This product 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=T0534

Schreiber Processing Corp. Recalls Chicken Tender Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination and Misbranding

January 9, 2017: from USDA:

Schreiber Processing Corp., a Maspeth, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,330 pounds of chicken tender products that may be contaminated with plastic and misbranded, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The breaded chicken breast tenders were produced on December 8, 2016 and packaged on December 9, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
10-lb. boxes containing “Meal Mart BATTERED & BREADED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS” bearing item code 03-CTB and production code 0246
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-787” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional and retail locations in New Jersey, New York, and Washington.
The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint.
There have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness due to 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=T0533
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