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The following health alert is from the FDA on May 30, 2013..

FRUIT TREASURE of CHULA VISTA, CA is recalling 43 boxes (25lb) of fresh THAI PEPPERS, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled fresh Thai peppers were distributed on April 7, 2013 to April 10, 2013 to retail markets in California. The product comes in a 25lb white wax box with a logo that says “JAMMIN PEPPERS”. Consumers who have purchased 25lb boxes of Thai peppers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-619-365-7110 between 8am and 6pm PST.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0362

The following revised health alert is from the FDA a on April 29, 2013 with additional information on May 9, 2013..

Krinos Foods, LLC. of Long Island City, New York is voluntarily recalling its TAHINI sesame paste, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The TAHINI sesame paste product is sold in 1 LB glass jars, 2 LB glass jars and in 40 LB plastic pails. The UPC codes for the following products: 1 LB jar is 0-75013-28500-3, 2 LB jar is 0-75013-28510-2 and 40 LB pail 0-75013-04018-3. The recalled lots have a code stamped on the lid between "EXP JAN 01 – 2014 up to and including EXP JUN 08 – 2014" and "EXP OCT 16 – 2014" up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015"
The potential for contamination was noted after the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted routine testing on a sample of the product in a retail store and advised Krinos of the positive test results. Krinos has ceased distribution of the product as FDA, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and the company, continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to discard the product and return the gold cap stamped with the following dates: “EXP JAN 01 – 2014 up to and including EXP JUN 08 – 2014" and EXP OCT 16 – 2014" up to and including “"EXP MAR 15 – 2015. Provide proof of purchase for a full refund to:


    Krinos Foods LLC
    4700 Northern Blvd.
    Long Island City, NY 11101
If consumers do not have a proof of purchase, Krinos will reimburse them $8.00 per jar plus $.50 for postage. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 729-9000 between 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0361

The following kashrus alert is from OU on April 23, 2013.

Diamond Crystal House Blend Caesar Dressing, Diamond Crystal, Savannah GA, a food service product, is not certified by the Orthodox Union. The individual packages do not have an OU on them. Some of the cartons used to ship this product mistakenly have an OU on them. The cartons have been corrected.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0360

The following kashrus alert is from KSA Kosher Certification on April 15, 2013.

Please be aware that the kosher certificate that follows from Jiangsu GuoJing Cocoa Foods for LanQin Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Cake, Cocoa Butter and Cocoa Mass / Liquor is not an authorized document from the KSA, nor doesw KSA they accept any responsibility whatsoever, for anything appearing thereon.
Fraudulent certificate is here.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0359

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on March 5, 2013.

Please be advised that Maxim Manufacturing and Marketing, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 is circulating a FORGED kosher certificate for the product
1/18LB BLK TJ PB
OK Kosher Certification does not certify any products produced or sold by this company. An investigation into this forgery is ongoing.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0358

The following health alert is from the FDA posted on February 26, 2013.

"Hoop Nuts LLC of Van Nuys, CA issued a voluntary recall of 600 pounds of raw and 600 pounds of dry roasted pistachios Sunday.
The recalled nuts were sold under the brand names ARO Pistachio and Orandi Farms as Pistachio Halves ‘n Pieces in 30 pound white corrugated boxes.
The dry roasted pistachios are marked with lot #121203 and the raw pistachios are identifiable by lot #1-121213.
The recalled products were distributed in California."

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0357

The following health alert is from the FDA posted on February 26, 2013.

Altiza Inc. in Chula Vista, CA has recalled the following Malichita brand cucumbers due to possible Salmonella contamination:

  • Malichita Cucumbers, 44 lbs/box,(green, yellow, red and white background color on each carton) Lot #MA012304

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0356

The following kashrut alert is from the Kof-K on February 21, 2013.

Green Fresh Whole Leaf Spinach, distributed by Honor Foods, bears an unauthorized Kof-K symbol. This product is not Kof-K certified.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0355

The following help alert is from the FDA on February 14, 2013.

Dakota Specialty Milling has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of its specialty flours and grain blends in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration due to the possible presence of fragments of thin metal wire from a defective screen on one of its manufacturing lines at a milling facility. This recall was initiated as a precaution to ensure consumer product safety. No injuries associated with the recalled products have been reported to date.
Dakota Specialty Milling supplies ingredients to leading brands of variety breads, cereals, crackers, granola, and nutrition bars and does not directly supply consumer products.
All affected customers have been notified with recall instructions.
Dakota Specialty Milling supplies custom-milled and whole grain blends to customers nationwide. The company is committed to product safety and is allocating its full resources to resolving this incident and to ensuring that all preventive measures are in place for the future. Customers with affected product or who have questions should contact us using the Contact Us feature on DakotaSpecialtyMilling.com or please call 253-219-4208 or 701-388-9271.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0354

The following milk allergy and kashrus alert is from the FDA and the Triangle K posted on February 16, 2013.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., in cooperation with Gordon Food Service (GFS), is recalling pudding labeled as GFS Lemon Pudding but contains vanilla pudding. Milk is an ingredient in this vanilla pudding. GFS Lemon Pudding does not declare milk on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.
The following product is affected:
GFS Lemon Pudding (113 ounce cans) with UPC Number 9390110676 and Lot # 3T12354C printed on the end of the can. These cans would be found in shipping cases labeled GFS Vanilla Pudding with Lot # 3T12354C printed on the outside of the case.
Only GFS Lemon Pudding cans with Lot # 3T12354C are affected by this recall. The recalled product was distributed in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some cans labeled as lemon pudding contained vanilla pudding. Consumers are advised to return these cans to the store where they were purchased for a refund. nyone requiring more information may contact AMPI Consumer Affairs at 888-587-4674, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0353
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