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Signature Bread Recall because of Metal Fragments

From the FDA Enforcement Report on February 8, 2015 - Signature Breads, Inc., Chelsea, MA is recalling the following products because the product may contain metal fragments:

These products were distributed in NH, PA, FL

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0485

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to "slicer" cucumbers, supplied by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce and grown in Baja, Mexico. This type of cucumber can also be called "American" cucumbers.
According to the CDC, as of January 26, 2016, 888 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 39 states.
CDC Update: On January 26, 2016 the CDC reported an updated case count. Since the last update on November 19, 2015, 50 more ill people have been reported from 16 states. Tennessee was added to the list of states with ill people, bringing the total number of states to 39.
The number of reported illnesses has declined substantially since the peak of illnesses in August and September; however, it has not returned to the number of reported illnesses that would be expected to be seen (about 1 every month). The investigation into the source of these illnesses is ongoing.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA on January 26, 2016.


Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) is recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on November 18, 2015.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0468

SUPREMO ITALIANO GIARDINIERA no longer certified

SUPREMO ITALIANO GIARDINIERA in one gallon containers from Restaurant Depot is no longer OU certified and no longer bears an OU symbol. Containers that still bear an OU on the label are acceptable.

The preceeding kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU on January 27, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0484

The following food safety alert is from the cDC, FDA and the CDC and the CFIA on January 22, 2016.

Dole Salad Recall

Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers:

Consumers should not eat packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio and Restaurants should not serve, and retailers should not sell, packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.
The packaged salads produced in this facility were sold under various brand names including:

Consumers can identify these packaged salads by the letter "A" at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package.
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that packaged salads produced at other Dole processing facilities in the United States are linked to illness.
This advice is particularly important for consumers at higher risk for listeriosis, including pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.

Dole distributed the salads to retailers in: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Massachusetts., Maryland, Minnesota. Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec
No additional Dole facilities are affected. Other Dole products, including fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and packaged salads from Dole’s other processing facilities (with product codes beginning with the letters “B” or “N”), are not part of this voluntary withdrawal.
Retailers and consumers who have any remaining product with an “A” code should not consume it, and are urged to discard it. Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary withdrawal should be directed to the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111) (hours are 8:00am-8:00pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday). Media inquiries should be directed to Bil Goldfield at 818-874-4647.

The CFIA also has a Candian recall of Dole and PC Organics products with a list of the reclled products here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0483

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 31, 2015.

Thomas Produce Company of Boca Raton, FL is recalling 174 bulk-packed containers of Cucumbers. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
This product was sold to distributors in Florida and Georgia between 12/15/2015 and 12/16/2015. All distributors that received this product have been notified as of the time of this press release.
The fresh, whole, green Cucumbers were sold in 166 cardboard bushel boxes (1 1/9 bushel size) with one of the following lot numbers ink-jet printed on the side: 1554311JDNK, 1554311HDNK, and 15143115DNK. These cucumbers were also distributed in 8 bulk cardboard bins(4'x4' size) tagged with codes 15NKJD-1554311-D, 15NKHD-1554311-D, and 15NK5D-1514311-D.
This recall notice is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Thomas Produce Cucumbers yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the FDA. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has elected to recall all lots of cucumbers that were packed on the same day. The company has ceased production and distribution of the affected lots of cucumbers as the FDA and the company continue their investigation.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to not consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the original place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Richard Wilson, Compliance Director, of Thomas Produce Company at 1-561-482-1111 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0482

The following health alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on December 23, 2015.

Kerry Foods, Beloit, WI is recalling the following products because of the possibel presence of metal in them:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0481

The following health alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on December 23, 2015.

Specialty Commodities, Inc., Fargo, ND is recalling Heartland Flax Meal, Net Wt. 50 lbs. with a manufacturing Lot Code: 2T330-04515-101 that may be contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium. The product was distributed in CA, FL, IL, NJ, NY, and PA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0480

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on December 23, 2015.

The MK Wishes to inform the public that Pei Blend (frozen) under the GFS brand contains a non certified ingredient that was inadvertently used. This product cannot be considered kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0479

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on December 18, 2015.

The MK Wishes to inform the public that Neige, Milk Chocolate Snaps, Dark Chocolate Snaps and Milk Chocolate Snaps produced by Cebon has been inadvertantly mislabeled with a MK pareve symbol. These products are in fact dairy. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0478

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on December 9, 2015.

SHAKTI GROUP USA LLC, New Brunswick, NJ is recalling Cumin Ground Product of India 50 lbs C/7784 because Cumin contains 8.0 ppm peanut allergen. Product was distributed in NY.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0477
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