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The following kashrus alert is from the Kashrut LeMehadrin KMBE of Madrin, Spain on December 12, 2011.

"OLEYA Foods" from Spain has forged a Kosher certificate from a Spanish Rabbi, and dated it June 30th, 2011. It has used the fake certificate to sell various food products to clients in Canada and the USA, including products containing vinegar. Anyone receiving merchandise with such a certificate should reject it.
Also, please be advised that "OLEYA Foods" is not a factory, but rather a company that buys merchandise from various suppliers for resale, and that each supplier must provide its own Kosher certificate.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0321

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on December 2, 2011.

Pfeil & Holing Products: Company: Issue: Mislabeled A limited quantity of the following Pfeil & Holing, CakeDeco.com industrial bakery product were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol:

  • Sixlets Pearl Bright Pink
  • Sixlets Navy Blue
These products are kosher and dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0320

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 25, 2011.

Ocean Spray today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain production lots of its Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries product in 5-ounce, 10-ounce and 48-ounce packages as well as bulk sweetened dried cranberries in 10-pound packages due to the possible presence of very small hair-like metal fragments that are unlikely to cause consumer injury.

To date, the company has not received any reports of consumer complaints relating to this recall. No injuries or adverse effects have been reported regarding these products to date. Ocean Spray issued the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our consumers.

No other Ocean Spray brand products are affected.

The following Ocean Spray Original Flavor Craisins® Dried Cranberries are part of this recall:
 

  • 5 oz Craisins® UPC: 00293-000
    1. Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
      1. Oct 27 2012 M
  • 10 oz Craisins® UPC: 29456-000 and 29464-000 
    1. Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
      1. Oct 27 2012 M
      2. Oct 28 2012 M
      3. Oct 29 2012 M
  • 48 oz Craisins® UPC: 00678-318
    1. Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
      1. Oct 27 2012 M
      2. Oct 28 2012 M
      3. Nov 3 2012 M
      4. Nov 4 2012 M
      5. Nov 5 2012 M
      6. Nov 6 2012 M
      7. Nov 7 2012 M
      8. Nov 10 2012 M
      9. Nov 11 2012 M
  • 10 lb bulk ingredient & foodservice UPC: 03477-000
    1. Best By Dates (ONLY THESE DATES FOLLOWED BY THE LETTER “M” ARE AFFECTED):
      1. 30 Oct 2013 M
      2. 31 Oct 2013 M
      3. 1 Nov 2013 M
      4. 5 Nov 2013 M

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy the product, save the UPC label and best by date and contact the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3263 for a coupon replacement.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0319

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on November 23, 2011.

FENCHEM BIOTEK Ltd., is not certified by Star-K. Any documentation to the contrary is forged. Corrective measures are being taken.
The forged certification letters were for Triacetin and Ascorbyl Palmitate.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0317

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on November 23, 2011.

WMB NUTRITIONAL CORPORATION, is not certified by Star-K. Any documentation to the contrary is forged. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0318

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 18, 2011.

GFS, Gordon Food Service Caesar Salad Dressing (1 gallon size foodservice containers), Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI has an unauthorized OU. A few boxes of GFS Caesar Salad Dressing were shipped with an unauthorized OU on the outer box, however, each individual container has no OU symbol. This product is not certified by the OU and the corrective action was implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0316

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 4, 2011.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat Turkish pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, after FDA tests confirmed the presence of Salmonella on the product. FDA is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State public health and agriculture officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections. To date, the CDC reports there are at least 42 illnesses associated with the outbreak in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. As part of FDA's investigation, the Agency collected samples of Turkish pine nuts from a warehouse used by Sunrise Commodities. Additional testing is underway on FDA’s Salmonella positive samples of pine nuts to determine if the Salmonella detected matches the outbreak strain. FDA's State partners also collected samples of pine nuts distributed by Sunrise Commodities; some of those samples tested positive for Salmonella and matched the outbreak strain. Sunrise Commodities has voluntarily recalled four lots of the implicated product, totaling more than 21,000 pounds of pine nuts. Each lot was packed in 22-pound boxes and included the markings:

  • Warehouse Lot 27963 with the identifying code “PO#: 50165”
  • Warehouse Lot 29628 with the identifying code “PO#: 50558”
  • Warehouse Lot 27713 with the identifying code “PO#: 49595”
  • Warehouse Lot 27427 with the identifying code “PO#: 50032”
Sunrise Commodities distributed the Turkish pine nuts in bulk to various food vendors in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Canada. Sunrise Commodities issued a recall notification to its customers dated November 3, 2011, alerting them of the test results and of the epidemiologic investigation and asking them to notify their subsequent customers of the recall.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0315

The following food recall is from the USDA on November 9, 2011.

Schreiber Processing Corporation, Maspeth, N.Y. is recalling an undetermined amount of broiled chicken liver products that are linked to a cluster of Salmonellosis illnesses. The illnesses are linked to the consumption of broiled chicken livers which appear to be ready-to-eat, but are in fact partially cooked and need to be fully cooked before consumption. Illnesses are also linked to chopped liver made from this product at retail stores. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg was isolated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets from samples of broiled chicken livers from the establishment, and chopped chicken livers produced at retail from these livers. These products would have been repackaged and will not bear the original packaging information. The products subject to recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 10 lb. boxes with two, 5 lb. bags of "Meal Mart Broiled Chicken Liver; Made for Further Thermal Processing" 10 lb. boxes of loose packed "Chicken Liver Broiled" Each bag or box bears the establishment number "P-787" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was distributed to retail stores and institutional users in MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, FL, OH, RI. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/RC_090-2011_Retail_List.pdf.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0314

The following kashrus information is from Badatz Toronto on October 26, 2011.

Badatz Toronto is now certifiying LDF Fine Frozen Foods Inc.

The following kashrus alert is from the COR dated August 5, 2011.

LDF Fine Frozen Foods Inc., LDF – COR 777, Frozen Dough products: This company is no longer under COR certification as of July 18, 2011.
Note: All products, even when bearing COR 777, are not kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0308

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on October 26, 2011.

Effective November 2, 2011, the following Schlotterbeck-Foss products will now be DAIRY, due to manufacturing changes:

  • 11-005 SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE SYRUP
  • 20-307 DOUBLERICH CHO. ICB NO PRES.
  • 20-318 ORANGE PINEAPPLE IC BASE
  • 20-341 SEEDLESS RED RASPBERRY ICB
  • 20-370 BLACK RASPBERRY FLV PUREE
  • 30-502 HP CHOCOLATE DAIRY SYRUP
  • 30-504 HP CHOCOLATE DAIRY SYRUP- NAT. FLAVOR
  • 32-503 COFFEE DAIRY SYRUP
  • 32-505 DECAF COFFEE DAIRY SYRUP
  • 32-508 STRAWBERRY DAIRY SYRUP
  • 41-93081 NAT COFFEE LIQUEUR FLAVOR
  • 42-775 EGG SHADE

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0313
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