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The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad HaKashrus of the Five Towns and AKO on August 23, 2010.

Please be advised that there is a report of very high infestation in fresh red cabbage. The small white insects can only be detected if the cabbage is opened on top of a light box. This is extremely tedious and impractical. The following sources are acceptable to be used:

  • Bodek Cabbage
  • Postiv Cabbage
  • Dole Red Cabbage with the Star–K
  • Dole Red Cabbage with a KAJ sticker
Red cabbage from whole heads may not be used until the end of August.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0290

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on July 29 2010.

Effective immediately,ALDEHYDE C-12 LAURIC from Berje, Inc. is no longer under kosher certified. The Kof-K will isssue lot-specific certificates until they use up existing stock.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0289

The following health alert is from the Washington Post and barfblogon July 23 2010.

Pasco Processing, LLC, of Pasco Wash., is recalling 2087 cases of 20 lb. bulk packaged Corn and Poblano peppers, because of the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other products that were manufactured by Pasco Processing, LLC are involved in this recall. This item was produced by Pasco Processing, LLC and transferred to the J R Simplot Company for distribution. For additional details, call Pasco Processing LLC at 1-800-575-8909 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0288

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 12, 2010.

Shanghai Kerry
Product: Various Oils
Company: Shanghai Kerry Oils & Grains Co. - China
Issue: The OU terminated Shanghai Kerry Oils & Grains Co. Any oils made by Shanghai Kerry Oils & Grains Co., are to be deemed NON-KOSHER even when bearing the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0287

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on July 6, 2010.

Please be advised that as of May 6, 2010 Sasol Yihai (Lianyungang) Alcohol Industries Co., Ltd) (Liangugang, Jiangsu, China) is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification. Due to market demand, they have switched to Talow based fatty acid.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0286

The following kashrus advisory is from the Rabbinical Council of California on June 25, 2010.

Seaweed used as a warp for Sushi can be infested with tiny sea horses. Please be advised that only seaweed with numbered RCC label OR "United Kosher Food" label is supervised by the RCC. The appearance of “RCC” on any other packaging or label, is inadvertent or fraudulent.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T02845

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on June 25, 2010.

Harvest Fresh Sunfield brand Cut Baby Corn in 106 oz. cans (6lbs 10 oz), distributed by Inteco, bear an unauthorized Star-K. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0284

The following allergy alert is from the FDA on June 18, 2010.

Rich Products Corporation, Buffalo, NY voluntarily recalled its Allen Bavarian Crème Filling (product code 02881) with Production codes 11870137F21, F-22, F-23, F-24, F-25, because the product may contain undeclared pecans, milk, and coconut.
The pail size is 3.5 gallons. Pail weight is 31.0 lbs and the pail material is HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). Allen Bavarian Crème Filling is not packaged for retail distribution and is sold to foodservice distributors and in-store bakeries nationwide. Rich’s has already notified all of its distributors and customers who have received the products in question and has directed them to remove and destroy the affected products.
Consumers with questions may contact Rich’s Product Helpline at 1-800-356-7094 (United States) or 1-800-263-8174 (Canada) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST. Voice mail is available after hours.

Ed. note: This product bears a Kof-K-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0283

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on June 7, 2010.

Formula 26-98-0047, manufactured by E.A. Weber of Chicago, Illinois, is now restricted (category 7) and requires a Rabbi's signature.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0282

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on June 3, 2010.

The two soft serve ice cream flavor toppings listed bellow manufactured by Flavor Burst, Danville, Illinois, were previously listed as pareve but have been found to contain dairy ingredients (Cholov Stam). Corrective measures have been taken.

  • FLA028 Cheesecake Flavor
  • FLA028SH Cheesecake flavor

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0281
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