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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

The following health alert is from the FDA and www.foodsafetynews.com/on January 7,2015.

Pride of the Redlands brand Florida green skin avocado, 12ct,14ct, 16ct, 18ct, and 20ct packaged in 1/2 bushel boxes Lot code: 09270 have been recalled by Unity Groves Corporation, Homestead, FL because a FDA random sample positive for Salmonella. These products were distributed in GA, MA, MD,and FL. They also were distributed in Houston, TX.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0433

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 9,2015.

Con Yeager Spice Company has issued a voluntary recall for multiple sized packages under multiple brand names of ground cumin and multiple seasoning blends (containing ground cumin) due to undeclared Peanut allergens in the ground cumin.
Con Yeager Spice Company was notified by the supplier Morris J. Golombeck Inc. that the ground cumin product had tested positive for traces of peanut protein. This spice is used in a variety of Con Yeager Spice Company seasoning blends and sold as a single ingredient product. Product packaging includes clear plastic bag in a box, clear plastic minijar, pint, quart, gallon jug containers and plastic bags. Our product identifiers are the product’s 5 digit item key and 6 digit item lot number beginning with a decimal point located on the labeling.
Production and distribution of all affected product has been suspended until the FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide in direct sales to customers, retail stores and through web orders. Consumers who have purchased any of the products on the below list from a retail store are urged to return product immediately to the point of purchase for a full refund. Web order customers should contact the company to process a return for a full refund. Direct sale customers will be contacted by the company to make arrangements for a refund and for the return of product. Consumers with any questions may contact Con Yeager Spice Company’s customer service at 1-800-222-2460 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST).
List of recalled products is is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0432

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 24, 2014 with additional information from Barfblog and cDC on December 17, 2014.

Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, VA is recalling all packages of Soybean Sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following products are being recalled by the firm.

These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia and Maryland.
Individuals who purchased Soybean Sprouts, distributed by Henry’s Farm should return the product to the place of sale for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 301-802-2996 or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety and Security Program at 804-786-3520.

From the CDC: "As of December 15, 2014, a total of 111 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 12 states."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0430

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on November 21, 2014.

Kozy Shack Enterprises, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain items of its Foodservice Kozy Shack® Simply Well® Chocolate Pudding 4 oz. cups because they contain undeclared milk and lack product labeling.
The recalled product was distributed through foodservice distribution channels and not sold in retail stores. Product was distributed to 20 states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The product comes in a small, clear 4 oz. plastic container and contains a yellow lid with the Kozy Shack logo on it. The carton in which the product was shipped is identified with the following information:

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed without complete labeling.
Customers who have purchased this product are urged to discontinue use of the item and return it to the place of purchase. Kozy Shack will work with customers to collect the product.
Foodservice customers can contact Consumer Affairs at 855-716-1555, Monday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time and Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0429

The following health alert is from the Barfblog and Lundberg on November 16, 2014.

Lundberg Family Farms is voluntarily recalling specific bags of Brown Rice Flour because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled Eco-Farmed Brown Rice Flour (UPC# 0 73416 00550 1) and Organic Brown Rice Flour (UPC # 073416 00500 6) were distributed in retail store bulk bins, and 25lb bulk bags, between November 4th and November 12th, 2014 in the following states: CA, HI, MA, AZ, NV, and through mail order.
The affected 25lb bulk bags contain the following lot numbers 141027, 141028, 141029, 141030 located on the bottom seam of the bag.
Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and contact place of purchase for a refund. Customers can Lundberg at 530-538-3555, or email recall@lundberg.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0427

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 12, 2014.

Organic Steam Treated Ginger Tea Bag Cut Item number 1641 USDA Organic Net Weight: 30 lbs. has been recalled by High Quality Organics Reno, NV 89506 because a they were notified by customer that representative sample of Organic Ginger (Tea Bag Cut) tested positive for Salmonella.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0428

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 29, 2014.

The following products of Michael Foods, Inc., Minnetonka, MN have been recalled because product may be contaminated with spoilage microorganism:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0426

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on October 31, 2014.

Please note effective immediately (but not retroactive) 1372003 Aldehyde C-11 MNA from Givaudan Europe and Givaudan Fragrance are no longer Kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0425

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 22, 2014.

Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. (MacArthur Facility), Tracy, CA is recalling CST Roma Tomatoes Whole Roma 1/25# Origin: USA Keep Refrigerated UPC: 40000356942 Taylor Farms, Pacific, Tracy, CA 95376 bacause firm was notified by supplier that specific lots of "expo fresh" Roma tomatoes may be contaminated with Salmonella. The tomatoes were distributed in California, Arizona, Nevada, & Washington.

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 15, 2014.

Expo Fresh, San Diego, CA is recalling Roma Tomatoes, 25lbs. case because they have a potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Lot Code is 23914 214 and they were distributed nationwide in US: NJ, MA, CA, AZ, OR, WA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0423
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