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The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on June 15, 2010.

GFS (Gordon Food Service) brand institutional-size Artichoke Quarters was labeled in error with a Star-K. The Star-K does not certify Artichoke Quarters.
Corrective action has been taken. Revised labels bear the correct certification - a six-pointed star in a circle. This is the Kosher Supervision symbol of the Rabbinate of Madrid (symbol to the right).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0300

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on May 19, 2010.

Foodchem International Corporation, Pudong, Shanghai, China, is not, nor has never been certified by the Star-K. Any certification letters to the contrary are unauthorized.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0299

The following health alert is from the FDA on April 29, 2011.

Satur Farms, Cutchogue, NY is recalling 88.5 pounds of Satur Farms Cilantro, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Satur Farms Cilantro was distributed in New York City and Long Island, New York.
The Cilantro in question was distributed to food service customers in 1/2 LB. and 1 LB. bulk bags which contained a small white stick-on label with four digit number lot number 6361.
None of the recalled cilantro was shipped to retail markets. Food service customers who have purchased Satur Farms Cilantro from the lot in question are urged to return it to Satur Farms. Customers with any questions may contact the company at 631-734-4219, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm EDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0298

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on February 1, 2011.

Please be advised that the following listed industrial ingredients from Innova that have been changed from Pareve to Dairy and requires the Rabbi's stamp: Rep Natural Flavor Chicken Type #089584, #089585, #089586

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0297

The following revised insect infestaion alert is from New Square Kashrus on January 16, 2011.

Trumph Yoshon Flour (General Mills) distributed by Dependable Food Corp. Edison, NJ is infested by insects. Each company needs to get guidance from their kashrus agency in order to determine how to handle this problem.
Ed note: Trump Flour from other distributors should be inspected on a case by case basis.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0296

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on December 22, 2010.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and McCormick Canada are warning the public not to consume the following sesame seeds and sesame blend with herbs products described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella:

Brand Product Weight UPC Lot codes
Club House One Step Lemon and Herbs Seasoning 134 g 0 66200 00255 8 0300, 0315 and 0330
Club House Sesame Seed 575 g 0 66200 91296 3 0321
Sysco Sesame Seed 575 g 0 74865 44892 5 0321
Trade East Sesame Seed 575 g 6 20868 69667 4 0334

The lot codes are printed by an ink jet on the package. These products were distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

McCormick Canada, London, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call McCormick Canada at 1-800-265-2600 (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday) or www.Clubhouse.ca - Contact Us.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0295

The following corrected kashrus alert is from the OU on December 29, 2010.

Correction from the OU: Please note: This alert was sent in error. It doesn't contain raspberries.

Alert sent out December 23, 2010: Dole Mixed Berries (A Food Service Item), Dole Food Company - Westlake Village, CA Bears an OU and contains raspberries which are prone to infestation. Packaging is being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0294

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK Kosher Certification on November 29, 2010.
Please be advised that our previous alert regarding STEARINERIE DUBOIS FILS (France) TRIGLYCERIDES was incorrect. This product is certified by OK Kosher Certification when the following is stensiled on the drum


DUBOIS NATURAL ESTHERS
Product of Malaysia
OK

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0291

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on November 8, 2010.

Please be advised that INNOVA NAT. BUTTER FLAVOR 018.5842 WONF is now restricted and requires the Rabbi's stamp.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0293

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 25, 2010.

The Texas Department of State Health Services today ordered Sangar Fresh Cut Produce in San Antonio to stop processing food and recall all products shipped from the plant since January. The order was issued after laboratory tests of chopped celery from the plant indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause severe illness.
The recalled products – primarily cut fresh produce in sealed packages – were distributed to restaurants and institutional entities, such as hospitals and schools, and are not believed to be sold in grocery stores.
DSHS inspectors also found sanitation issues at the plant and believe the Listeria found in the chopped celery may have contaminated other food produced there. The department found a condensation leak above a food product area, soil on a preparation table and hand washing issues. DSHS food safety personnel are contacting distributors, restaurants and institutions believed to have received the recalled products to ensure they are taking appropriate action to protect consumers.
DSHS continues to investigate possible sources of contamination and where the products were distributed. Sangar's customers are advised to discard or return the products. Cooking the products is not recommended. The order prohibits the plant from reopening without DSHS approval.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0292
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