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The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K dated March 4, 2009.


Glycerin, produced by Kraft Chemical Company, bears an unauthorized Star-K. This company is not certified by the Star-K. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0252

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on February 26, 2009.

Brands: Newland / or other brands manufactured by Zhejiang Zhongda Newland Co., Ltd.
Their Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Bok Choy bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0251

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on Feb. 17, 2009.

Vitality and ChoicePak Frozen Concentrated Grape Cocktail Distributed by Vitality Foodservice Inc. - Tampa, FL:

  • Lot # 01/11 027C
  • Lot # 02/11 036C
  • Lot # 12/10 366C
Individual products are labeled correctly and do not bear the OU symbol. The outside box bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective action is being taken. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0250

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on Feb. 13, 2009.

Coconut Batter - 1030588, made by Griffith Laboratories, was mistakenly certified as Pareve, the product is in fact cRc Dairy, Cholov Stam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0249

The following kashrus alert is from the KSA on January, 22, 2009.

Please be advised that the Vegetarian Refried Beans under the Chef's Quality Label has a unauthorized KSA. This product is not certified. This product has been found at Restaurant Depot. Future labels have been corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0248

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 13, 2008.

Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), Lynchburg, Va a peanut processing company and maker of peanut butter for bulk distribution to institutions, food service industries, and private label food companies, today announced a voluntary recall of peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

All product affected was produced on or after July 1, 2008, specific to the lot numbers and descriptions listed below. The peanut butter being recalled is sold by PCA in bulk packaging to distributors for institutional and food service industry use. It is also sold under the brand name Parnell’s Pride to those same industries. Additionally, it is sold by the King Nut Company under the label King Nut. PCA customers who received the recalled product are being notified by telephone and in writing. None of the peanut butter being recalled is sold directly to consumers through retail stores.
PCA initiated this recall after an open container of King Nut brand peanut butter in a long-term care facility in Minnesota was found to contain a strain of salmonella. King Nut brand peanut butter is produced by PCA.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota laboratory analyses on the contamination in the already-opened container of peanut butter have the same genetic fingerprint as the cases in the national outbreak that has sickened almost 400 people in 42 states. The voluntary recall of 21 lots of its peanut butter, in containers ranging from five to 50 pounds, is being taken immediately. PCA is notifying its institutional customers and has set up a toll-free hotline number 1-877-564-7080 to answer questions. PCA is continuing to work closely and cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state officials as part of this ongoing investigation. According to a CDC update issued on their website today (January 13, 2009), preliminary analysis of an epidemiologic study conducted by CDC and public health officials has suggested peanut butter as a likely source. The CDC and other public health officials are continuing to conduct surveillance for cases of infection with the outbreak strains, and to gather and analyze data or exposures that may be associated with illness. To date, no association has been found with common brand names of peanut butter sold in grocery stores. Customers are asked to take all peanut butter manufactured with the lot numbers listed below out of distribution immediately. Customers can call the following toll-free 24-hour number 1-877-564-7080 for further instructions on what to do with the product or visit the company website at www.peanutcorp.com for additional information.
For more information on the salmonella bacteria, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Lot Numbers Affected: 8193, 8194, 8197, 8233, 8234, 8235, 8241, 8255, 8256, 8275, 8276, 8282, 8283, 8284, 8296, 8316, 8330, 8331, 8336, 8345, 8354

Stock Numbers

Descriptions

Pack Size Affected

551000

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

6 ct / 5 lb

551006

Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter

6 ct / 5 lb

551020

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

35 lb

551022

Natural Course Peanut Paste

35 lb

551025

Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter with 1% Salt

35 lb

551035

Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter

35 lb

551040

Creamy Natural Peanut Butter

35 lb

551050

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

50 lb

551050-D

Dark Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

50 lb

551051

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter with Monodiglyceride

50 lb

551053

Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter

50 lb

551072

Peanut Butter Variegate

45 lb

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0247

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 13, 2008.

Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), Lynchburg, Va a peanut processing company and maker of peanut butter for bulk distribution to institutions, food service industries, and private label food companies, today announced a voluntary recall of peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

All product affected was produced on or after July 1, 2008, specific to the lot numbers and descriptions listed below. The peanut butter being recalled is sold by PCA in bulk packaging to distributors for institutional and food service industry use. It is also sold under the brand name Parnell’s Pride to those same industries. Additionally, it is sold by the King Nut Company under the label King Nut. PCA customers who received the recalled product are being notified by telephone and in writing. None of the peanut butter being recalled is sold directly to consumers through retail stores.
PCA initiated this recall after an open container of King Nut brand peanut butter in a long-term care facility in Minnesota was found to contain a strain of salmonella. King Nut brand peanut butter is produced by PCA.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota laboratory analyses on the contamination in the already-opened container of peanut butter have the same genetic fingerprint as the cases in the national outbreak that has sickened almost 400 people in 42 states. The voluntary recall of 21 lots of its peanut butter, in containers ranging from five to 50 pounds, is being taken immediately. PCA is notifying its institutional customers and has set up a toll-free hotline number 1-877-564-7080 to answer questions. PCA is continuing to work closely and cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state officials as part of this ongoing investigation. According to a CDC update issued on their website today (January 13, 2009), preliminary analysis of an epidemiologic study conducted by CDC and public health officials has suggested peanut butter as a likely source. The CDC and other public health officials are continuing to conduct surveillance for cases of infection with the outbreak strains, and to gather and analyze data or exposures that may be associated with illness. To date, no association has been found with common brand names of peanut butter sold in grocery stores. Customers are asked to take all peanut butter manufactured with the lot numbers listed below out of distribution immediately. Customers can call the following toll-free 24-hour number 1-877-564-7080 for further instructions on what to do with the product or visit the company website at www.peanutcorp.com for additional information.
For more information on the salmonella bacteria, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Lot Numbers Affected: 8193, 8194, 8197, 8233, 8234, 8235, 8241, 8255, 8256, 8275, 8276, 8282, 8283, 8284, 8296, 8316, 8330, 8331, 8336, 8345, 8354

Stock Numbers

Descriptions

Pack Size Affected

551000

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

6 ct / 5 lb

551006

Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter

6 ct / 5 lb

551020

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

35 lb

551022

Natural Course Peanut Paste

35 lb

551025

Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter with 1% Salt

35 lb

551035

Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter

35 lb

551040

Creamy Natural Peanut Butter

35 lb

551050

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

50 lb

551050-D

Dark Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter

50 lb

551051

Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter with Monodiglyceride

50 lb

551053

Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter

50 lb

551072

Peanut Butter Variegate

45 lb

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0247.

The following health alert is from the FDA on January 10, 2008.

King Nut Companies, a distributor of peanut butter manufactured for them by Peanut Corporation of America, today announced a recall of peanut butter distributed under the King Nut label. Salmonella had been found in an open five-pound tub of King Nut peanut butter. King Nut distributes peanut butter only through food service accounts. It is not sold directly to consumers. King Nut does not supply any of the ingredients for the peanut butter distributed under its label. All other King Nut products are safe and not included in this voluntary recall. This product is also distibuted under the Parnell’s Pride brand. Lot codes beginning with “8,” are being recalled. Customers are asked to take all King Nut peanut butter and Parnell’s Pride peanut butter distributed by King Nut out of distribution immediately. For more information, go to www.kingnut.com..
Additional pictures can be found at /www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/photos/kingnut01_09.html

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0246

The kashrus alert is from Central Rabbinical Congress on January 1, 2009.

Due to infestation in some raspberry products, the CRC conducted intensive checking and research on all raspberry products under CRC supervision, and after analyzing the results, the CRC came to the conclusion that they are recalling the following items:

  • U.S..Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Filling, Raspberry Topping, Raspberry Jam Seedless and Seeded - Except oven proof jam (H.R.)
  • Nature's Finest Raspberry Jam
Text is at www.kashrut.com/Alerts/RASPBERRY.pdf

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0245

The following corrected kashrus alert is from the OK on December 18, 2008.

Pleased be advised that Block & Barrel Hot Dog Buns with the OK-D symbol on the label distributed by SYSCO CORPORATION is NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Any product found with the OK symbol is unauthorized. This product is being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0243
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