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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

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 14,2015.

Azure Farm Cilantro Flakes Organic, 1 lb. and 4 oz. bag size, is recalled due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Cilantro Flakes Organic, sold under private label Azure Farm, Net wt. 4 oz. or 1 lb.
Product is packed in the heat seal poly bag.
The 4 oz. bag has UPC 8 70722 00256 5.
The 1 lb. bag has UPC 8 70722 00255 8. The 4 oz bag is labeled in parts: "***Cilantro Flakes Organic***GLUTEN FREE GMO-FREE***Azure Farm***Net Wt 4 oz (113.4g)
LOT NUMBER for 1 lb. bag: Lot # 90035102914; LOT NUMBERS for 4 oz. bag: Lot # 90036093014; Lot # 90036101414; Lot # 90036112514; Product Distributed Qty
Distributed by: Azure Standard Dufur, OR 97021 directly in Oregon .
The 1 lb. bag is labeled in parts: "***Cilantro Flakes Organic***GLUTEN FREE GMO-FREE***Azure Farm; Net Wt 1 lb (453.5g)
Distributed by: Azure Standard Dufur, OR 9702.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0438

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 15,2015.

Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company™ owned and operated by Classic Cooking LLC, is issuing a voluntary recall of several products due to the fact that they contain undeclared peanuts. The ingredient cumin provided by a third party vendor was contaminated with peanut allergen. Individuals who have severe sensitivity to peanuts should not consume the designated products as they may run the risk of a serious and even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The recall affects products with the following lot numbers and UPC codes:

PRODUCT NAMESIZELOT#EXP DATESUPC
Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé7 oz3219
33014
3517
5/25/2016
5/26/2016
6/23/2016
7-04863-01730-3
Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé7 oz27814
32214
32314
4/5/2016
5/18/2016
5/19/2016
7-04863-01720-4
Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt7 oz299144/26/20167-04863-01726-6
Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites9 oz28014
28114
30114
30214
27414
4/7/2016
4/8/2016
4/28/2016
4/29/2016
4/02/2016
7-04863-03611-3
Classic Cooking Kale & Quinoa Veggie Cakes6.75 lbs32314
33614
36314
27414
5/19/2016
6/2/2016
6/29/2016
4/1/2016
7-4863-32511-8

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Customers seeking a refund are asked to send a digital image displaying the UPC code and expiration date on the package/s affected to info@garden-lites.com or they can mail the product packaging to Classic Cooking Attn: RECALL at 165-35 145th Dr., Jamaica, NY 11434 in exchange for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0200 ext. 627, Mon - Fri 9:00AM To 5:00PM.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0437

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 7,2015.

The Regency Group, Inc., Portland , OR has recalled Organic Cilantro Cut & Sifted, packaged in 1 lb. or 20 lbs. The product is labeled in parts: "***Organic Cilantro Cut & Sifted***OREGON SPICE COMPANY***13320 NE Jarrett St. Portland, Oregon 97230*** is recalled due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The recalled products are LOT: 04589-140924 and 04589-140926 Use by Date: 9/25/15; 9/26/15. The products were distributed in Oregon and Washington

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0436

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 7,2015.

Organic Southwest Seasoning, Item no. 12785 and Organic Southwestern Seasoning, Item no. 12835, Net Wt. 50 lbs. (22.6 kg). The product is labeled in parts: "***Organic Southwest Seasoning***12785 ***OREGON SPICE COMPANY***13320 NE Jarrett St. Portland, Oregon 97230***". The product is labeled in parts: "***Organic Southwestern Seasoning***12835 ***OREGON SPICE COMPANY***13320 NE Jarrett St. Portland, Oregon 97230***" have been recalled by The Regency Group, Inc., Portland , OR because Organic Southwest Seasoning and Organic Southwestern Seasoning are recalled due to potential contamination with Salmonella. These products were distributed in Oregon and Washington.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0435

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 7,2015.

Organic Cilantro Medium Bulk - size is dependent on customer request; Certified Organic by QAI High Quality Organics Reno, NV; Product of Israel has been recalled by High Quality Organics, Inc. because an immediate customer received a positive result for Salmonella of Organic Cilantro, Medium. The product has been distributed to CA, IA, TX, NJ, GA, OR, NH, CO, NY and one customer in Canada.

Ed. note: This product may also have shmitta status.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0434
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