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The following Kashrus and Passover alert is from the Vaado of Buffalo on May 12, 2010.

Please be advised that Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate produced by Niacet inc., located in Niagara Falls USA, was mistakenly marked as certified for Passover. This product is NOT Kosher for Passover (can contain Kitniyos) while it is Kosher for non-Passover use if a BVK letter is presented specifically for this product. ALL LOCs for Niacet Inc. must be dated May 2010 - December 2010 to be viable.

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The following health alert is from the FDA on May 6, 2010.

Freshway Foods is voluntarily recalling products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier because they have the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria (E. coli O145). The products were sold under the Freshway brand and Imperial Sysco brand. The company is working with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inform consumers of this recall.
This recall includes romaine lettuce products sold by Freshway Foods for food service outlets, wholesale, and in-store retail salad bars and delis; no other products are involved. Freshway Foods does not produce bulk, prepackaged romaine or bagged salad mixes containing romaine for sale in supermarkets, and therefore these products are not included in this recall. A list of recalled products can be found at FDA and at www.freshwayfoods.com.

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The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on April 23, 2010.

Effective April 23, 2010, Stoller Trucking, located in Gridley Illinois, is no longer certified by the cRc.

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The following health alert is from the FDA dated April 1, 2010.

As the result of a recall of Black Pepper by Mincing Overseas Spice Company, Binell Bros. of Dearborn, MI is recalling ground black pepper because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The pepper is packaged in clear, plastic bags weighing between lb and 10 lbs, and was sold on-site between December 11, 2009 and February 2, 2010. The bags are labeled with stickers identifying the distributor, Binell Bros. Cutlery, but no product code. The product was sold in Michigan only. To date, no illnesses have been reported to Binell Bros. Cutlery. However, due to its commitment to the health and safety of consumers, the company has decided to voluntarily initiate this recall. Customers who have purchased any size quantities of ground black pepper between the dates of December 11, 2009 and February 2, 2010 should stop using the pepper, and return it to Binell Bros. Cutlery for full refund. For more information, customers may call 313-584-3219 from 9-4 EST Monday - Friday.

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The following health alert is from the CFIA on March 25, 2010.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central Smith Creamery are warning the public and food service institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, not to serve or consume the ice cream sundae cups described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following table lists the affected ice cream sundae cups. These cups were prepared for Sysco Corporation, Toronto, Ontario and were distributed primarily to food service institutions such as restaurants, hospitals, day care centres and nursing homes.

Brand Product Format Code on Box*
Wholesome Farms Vanilla Sundae Cup 115 mL 7382200017032012
Wholesome Farms Butterscotch Sundae Cup 115 mL 7382200020032023
*There is no identifying code on the individual unit; it appears only on the shipping boxes (case of 48). If you have purchased a product described above but cannot identify the original code, you are advised to check with your place of purchase.

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The following kashrus alert is from the OU on March 26, 2010.

Testlab Bacterial Cultures (also known as Probiotics) (Including Lactobacillus acidophilus, and other cultures), Brewster Food Co. - Reseda, CA: A limited number of lots of these products were labeled incorrectly with a plain OU. These products are DAIRY. Future packaging will be corrected.

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The following kashrus alert is from the OU on March 26, 2010.

Country Road 8kg Industrial Size Feta Cheese, t Food Imports- Lafayette, CA: This product, which bears an OUD symbol, was distributed to industrial users on the West Coast. This product is not kosher and has been recalled.
Please note that Country Road retail-size feta cheese in 16-oz. and 32-oz. plastic containers is OU-certified when bearing the OUD symbol and OU holograms, as stipulated in the product's letter of certification.

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

Wholesome Spice, Brooklyn, NY is recalling all lots of 25 lb boxes of Crushed Red Pepper sold between 4/6/09 and 1/20/10, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The 25 lb boxes of Crushed Red pepper were distributed in the Northeastern U.S.. The product was not sold on the retail level to consumers. The Crushed Red Pepper product is packaged in a clear plastic bag which is placed inside of a cardboard box with an adhesive white label with a blue border and blue and black lettering. The brand name on the product labels is WHOLESOME SPICES. The product name is listed as CRUSHED RED PEPPER. The firm was informed that samples of its product have tested positive for Salmonella. The firm is currently working with the FDA to determine how the contamination occurred. Manufacturers who have purchased 25 lb boxes of WHOLESOME SPICES brand Crushed Red Pepper are urged not to use the product and to recall any product they further distributed. Manufacturers with questions may contact the firm via telephone at (718) 388-1549. Our hours of operation are from Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

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The following health alert is from the FDA on March 5, 2010.

Mincing Overseas Spice Company of Dayton, NJ announced today that it is recalling black pepper Lots 3258 and 3309 because of possible contamination with Salmonella. Black pepper was not distributed at retail level and was shipped to FL, IA, IL, IN, MA, OK, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TX and WI. The black pepper was sold in 50 lb, 25 lb, and 20 lb cartons with Mincing Overseas Spice Company's name. Customers that purchased black pepper from any parts of Lots 3258 and 3309 should place these lots or any spice blends made from these lots under their control on hold and contact Mincing Overseas Spice Company at 732-355-9944. With regard to any spice blends or other foods made from these lots, companies should contact their local FDA Recall Coordinator to determine the appropriate action and if a sub recall is needed.

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The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on March 8, 2010.

The kosher status of the following industrial flavors from Fontana Flavors has changed as listed:

  • MR1038L is now not kosher
  • M1015D1 is now dairy
Please check any of your formulas containing these raw materials and adjust your records accordingly.

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