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The following health alert is from the FDA on May 8, 2015.

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are being recalled by the firm.

  • 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21111 10035” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21112 58772” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 1-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 20136” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 25871” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina.
The contamination was discovered after sampling by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Safety Program and subsequent analysis by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
Individuals who purchased soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts, distributed by Good Seed Inc. should return the product to the place of sale for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 703-392-0075 or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety Program at 804-786-1006.

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The following health alert is from the FDA Enformement Report for the week of May 6,2015.

The FDA Baltimore District Office was notified by the Dallas District Office that they had received results of positive salmonella from some macadamia nuts distributed by a repacker here in Texas. The repacker contacted their supplier, Red River Foods which is HQ in Virginia. The supplier wishes to initiate a voluntary recall of the product Style 2 South Africa Macadamia Nuts. The product was distributed to several states. - NJ, RI, TX, OH, AL

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0449

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on April 25,2015.

Please be aware that CitroBio of Sarasota, Florida, has issued a fraudulent LOC.
They used an LOC from another company and then put in their own name and added one of their products to the list. Their CitroBio 921 that is listed on page 2 of the LOC is not certified by the cRc.
CitroBio has never been certified by the cRc.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.
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