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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

Kashrut alert on Pescanova Frozen Seafood

January 16, 2018 from the OK:

Pescanova Frozen Seafood, Pescanova España, S.L.U., Redondela, Spain has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL
Please be advised that Frozen seafood imported from India by the company Pescanova España, S.L.U. has been found bearing an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol. Neither the producer nor the importer are certified by the OK. These products are NOT KOSHER. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0562

Evershing International Trading Company Recalls Frozen Shredded Coconut Because of Possible Health Risk

January 3, 2018 from the FDA:

Evershing International Trading Company is recalling Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, 16 oz., because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

This coconut product was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Oklahoma with redistribution to Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas. This Frozen Shredded Coconut product is packaged in 16 ounces plastic bags. This is a complete recall of ALL Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut currently on the market. Any customers who have this product should return the product to place of purchase for full refund. Customers may also contact Evershing International Trading Company at (408) 975-9660 during hours of operation, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The issue was discovered by testing performed by the State of Massachusetts.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0561

Kosher Alert Dongsheng Bok Choy; Soybean Sprout

January 9, 2018 from the OU:

Dongsheng IQF Baby Bok Choy Sliced; IQF Yellow Soybean Sprout, Dongsheng Foods USA, Sunnyvale CA has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Dongsheng Foods IQF Baby Bok Choy Sliced and IQF Yellow Soybean Sprout because of bedikas tolayim concerns. Some labels of the 40lb boxes 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=T0560
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