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The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on January 9, 2013.

Please be advised that certification of the following companies VANDA PRESERVED FOOD CO., LTD., KARN CORN CO., LTD., VITA FOOD FACTORY (1989) LTD. (Thailand) has been reinstated. Please note that certification of VANDA FROZEN CO., LTD. has not been renewed.


The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on October 22, 2012.

Please be advised that as of the date of this notice (October 22, 2012) the following companies VANDA FROZEN CO., LTD. VANDA PRESERVED FOOD CO., LTD. KARN CORN CO., LTD. VITA FOOD FACTORY (1989) LTD. (Thailand) are no longer certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION Kosher certification has been revoked due to kashrus violations.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0351
The following Canadian tree nut allergy alert is from the CFIA on December 13, 2012.

NATURE'S PATH FOODS INC is recalling the following product that was distibuted in British Columbia, Quebec to Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional companies:

Product List

Brand NameCommon NameSizeCodes(s) on ProductUPCReason for Recall:
NATURE'S PATHHEMP PLUS GRANOLA25 lbBBD June 12, 20130 58449 88001 1Allergen - Tree Nut

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0350

The following egg allergy alert is from the FDA on December 7, 2012.

Sugar Flowers Plus Inc of Glendale, CA is recalling Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers because of the undeclared use of egg white wash as a “glue” for the inner petals of flowers. Cake Decors Pastillage (gum paste) flowers have been distributed to Hobby Lobby Stores and by direct online sale through company website, www.cakedecors.com. Some or all Hobby Lobby Locations may carry our Pastillage (gumpaste) line in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NY, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OH, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY between the dates of March 2004 – November 2012. A recall is being issued after a recent mild allergic reaction was reported to the Food and Drug Administration in regards to Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Line that has been on the market since 2002. Consumer complained of itchy (tickling) in throat after consuming a small portion of outer petal of Pastillage (gumpaste) Rose - Pink. Stomach cramps were also reported after benadryl was taken for initial symptoms. Consumer was not taken in for medical care as the symptoms alleviated after a short period of time. No medical records were reported or confirmed that that symptoms were due to consumption of product; however egg white wash is used within the product as an adhesive to the inner two petals of the flower but not an ingredient within the Pastillage (gumpaste) dough itself to form the rose. Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) are packaged in a white and blue box with a center cut out to show the product. Product is contained within a clear plastic clam shell. Each box contains 4 flowers, 2 inches in size, one style and color per box. Information on the reported item is as follows:

Rose - Yellow

8 38437 00001 6

Rose - Red

8 38437 00002 3

Rose - Pink

8 38437 00003 0

Rose - Blue

8 38437 00004 7

Cymbidium - W/M

8 38437 00010 8

Cattleya - W/P

8 38437 00011 5

Gladiolus - A/W

8 38437 00012 2

Gladiolus - P/BUR

8 38437 00013 9

Concerned consumers of Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have purchased items online or have any questions and/or concerns may contact us on our toll free number:

1-800-972-2935 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm PST or email at sugarflowersplus@gmail.com

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0349

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on December 6, 2012.

Aceitera General Deheza S.A., of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been distributing a forged letter of certification for their Soya Lecithin Liquid. The Star-K does not certify this company and has no information regarding this product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0348

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 21, 2012.

Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. of Mission, TX is recalling 840 cartons of 12/1 Dry Pints of Mexican cherry tomatoes in "Karol" brand boxes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The "Karol" cherry tomatoes were distributed through retail stores in the states of Texas & South Carolina.
The product was originally distributed in a bulk container of 12/1 Dry Pints in boxes labeled “Karol” with the Lot No. “01W45” stamped in the upper, right-hand corner on the face of the box. The box states “Distributed by Interstate Fruit & Vegetable”, which is an affiliated business of Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. These packages were distributed at the retail level between November 10th & November 19th, 2012. At the retail level, the tomatoes may have been packaged in an alternative container depending on the area and retailer.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from the product, identified by Lot No. “01W45.”
Consumers who have purchased Mexican cherry tomatoes in the listed states are asked to contact their retail store or place of purchase to determine if they were among the facilities to receive this product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 956-205-7400, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Central Standard Time).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0347

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on November 8, 2012.

"Agromet S.A. G. Banis Company & Services Inc. of Greece, producers of institutional sized olives and pickled products, has been terminated due to kashrus violations. If you are in possession of the above products, please call the STAR-K at 410-484-4110."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0346

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 6, 2012.

Omya Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of food grade ground limestone products processed at its Superior, Arizona plant because of the possible presence of Salmonella. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with any of Omya’s food grade ground limestone products. Although an investigation is still ongoing, Omya is recalling specific lots of Omya-Cal FG-4 AZ, Omya-Cal FG-10 AZ and Omya-Cal FG-15 AZ in the U.S. as a precaution. Omya’s voluntary recall is being conducted in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Omya’s food grade ground limestone products were sold to distributors and/or manufacturers as ingredients for further processing in the U.S. The food grade products were not distributed for retail sale to consumers. Omya is diligently investigating the possible problem and implemented additional precautionary food safety measures.
The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Product

Container Size

Lot numbers

Omya-Cal FG-10 AZ

50 lb. bags
2500 lb. bulk bags
2000 lb. bulk bags

Z227510511
Z227500511
Z227500511

Omya-Cal FG-4 AZ

50 lb. bags
50 lb. bags

Z227510409
Z230310409

Omya-Cal FG-15 AZ

2500 lb. bulk bags
2500 lb. bulk bags

Z228400712
Z228200712


All questions regarding the product recall should be directed to Omya at ph. 1-877-650-3478 (press 1 for product return assistance and press 2 for all other questions).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0345
The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on October 22, 2012.

Please be advised that as of the date of this notice (October 22, 2012) the following companies VANDA FROZEN CO., LTD. VANDA PRESERVED FOOD CO., LTD. KARN CORN CO., LTD. VITA FOOD FACTORY (1989) LTD. (Thailand) are no longer certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION Kosher certification has been revoked due to kashrus violations.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0344

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 9, 2012.

After receiving a recall notice from a former supplier of peanut butter base, Toft's has issued a voluntary recall on 48 oz cartons and 3 gallon tubs of Buckeye Bites Ice Cream with expiration dates of March 14,2013 or before. Any 48 oz or 3 gallon tub of Toft's Buckeye Bites with an expiration date after March 14, 2013 is NOT involved in this recall due to us switching peanut butter suppliers on March 15, 2012. Toft's Prime Time Buckeye Bites Ice Cream has been distributed throughout the state of Ohio and Southern Michigan.
The recalled product contains a peanut butter base that contains peanut butter manufactured by Sunland, Inc, which has just announced an expansion of a voluntary recall covering peanut products made in their Portales, New Mexico plant. Sunland's peanut butter products have been linked to Salmonella outbreaks across the United States dating back to March 1, 2010.
Toft's 48 oz Buckeye Bites Product UPC is 19473-00602. The Product Code for Toft's 3 gallon tubs of Buckeye Bites is 874. Buckeye Bites 48 oz cartons and 3 gallon tubs are the only items in this voluntary recall. No other Toft's products are included in this recall.
If consumers have 48 oz cartons or 3 gallon tubs of Toft's Buckeye Bites with an expiration date of March 14, 2013 or before in their freezers, they should cut out the date on their Buckeye Bites 48 oz carton or 3 gallon tub label and send it to the following address to Toft's for a full refund: Buckeye Bites, Toft Dairy, PO Box 2558; Sandusky, Ohio 44870. If you have any questions, please contact our corporate office at 800-521-4606 between the hours of8:00 a.m.-4:30p.m. EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0343

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 8, 2012.

Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the four bulk items mentioned below.
The product contains peanut butter supplied by Sunland, Inc. Sunland, Inc. initiated a secondary voluntary recall of all peanut butter products manufactured between March 1, 2010 and September 24, 2012, "because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms is committed to producing only the highest quality products, and our top priority is the safety of our customers. For this reason we are issuing this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.
Consumers who have purchased the items mentioned below should return it to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. If they have any questions, they should call Falcon Trading Company's customer service at 1-831-786-7000.

RE:  SUNRIDGE FARMS – CHOCOLATE BROWNIE SQUARES

Item Code UPC Code Item Description Pack Size Case Quantity Lot Codes
021116 086700211168 SUNRIDGE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE SQUARES 10 POUND CASE 481 Cases ALL LOT CODES

 

RE:  SUNRIDGE FARMS – CHOCOLATE DOUBLE DECKER CHEW

Item Code UPC Code Item Description Pack Size Case Quantity Lot Codes
021117 086700211175 SUNRIDGE CHOCOLATE DOUBLE DECKER CHEW 10 POUND CASE 233 Cases ALL LOT CODES

 

RE:  SUNRIDGE FARMS – PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCHY WITH SALT-ORGANIC

Item Code UPC Code Item Description Pack Size Case Quantity Lot Codes
016185 086700161852 SUNRIDGE  PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCHY WITH SALT-ORGANIC (LABELED  SUNLAND) 35 POUND TUB 1928 Tubs ALL LOT CODES

 

 RE:  SUNRIDGE FARMS – PEANUT BUTTER CREAMY NO SALT-ORGANIC

Item Code UPC Code Item Description Pack Size Case Quantity Lot Codes
016186 086700161869 SUNRIDGE PEANUT BUTTER CREAMY NO SALT-ORGANIC (LABELED  SUNLAND) 35 POUND TUB 1372 Tubs ALL LOT CODES

Ed. note: all products listed are not necessarily kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0342
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