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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Mexican kashrus alert on Ms. Zenaida's quesadillas

June 22, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

Las quesadillas de la Sra. Zenaida no cuentan con nuestra supervisión.

Translated by Google Translate: Ms. Zenaida's quesadillas do not have our supervision..

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6497

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

June 21, 2018 - FDA:

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Approximately 10,000 units of Zesty Sprouting Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017.

UPC CodeDescriptionLot NumberBest By Date
733739072719NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix, 16 oz.3031259 (located on back of package)12/20
733739072719NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix, 16 oz.3038165 (located on back of package)01/21

Evidence of potential contamination was implicated in ongoing FDA and CDC investigations into multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections, of which the clover seed supplier was notified.

NOW has provided information on this recall to all its retailers who purchased this product and has encouraged retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate the return of affected products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Zesty Sprouting Mix should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOODS (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6496

Agri Star Meat And Poultry LLC Recalls Beef Pastrami Products due to Possible Processing Deviation
Aaron’s Beef French Roast Pastrami & Shor Harbor and Roast Pastrami recall

June 21, 2018: from USDA:

Agri Star Meat and Poultry LLC, a Postville, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 3,592 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef pastrami products due to processing deviations that may have led to underprocessing of products and resulted in inadequate curing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE beef pastrami items were produced on April 3 and April 4, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 21.6-lb. average case weight of fully cooked pastrami that are vacuum-packed using clear plastic and labeled “Aaron’s BEST Beef French Roast Pastrami WATER & CARRAGEENAN PRODUCT.” Both the product and the shipping box display a sticker indicating “BEST BEFORE 09/10/18.”
  • 23.1-lb. average case weight of fully cooked pastrami that are vacuum-packed using clear plastic and labeled “SHOR HABOR GLATT KOSHER Beef French Roast Pastrami WATER & CARRAGEENAN PRODUCT.” Both the product and the shipping box display a sticker indicating “BEST BEFORE 09/11/2018.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Washington.

The problem was discovered on June 20, 2018, after the firm received a consumer complaint about product discoloration. The firm conducted an investigation and product testing and determined that not all products contained an adequate amount of the curing solution. The establishment notified FSIS on June 21, 2018.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. C
onsumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Lisa Beatty, Quality Assurance Manager at 563-864-7811 or Yaakov Labowitz, Vice President of Sales, at 514-648-8171 ext. 260.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6495

Kashrus Alert - KetoMCT

June 18, 2018 - from the OK:

KetoMCT Oil and KetoMCT Powder from KetoMCT, Life Sense International L.L.C., Long Lake, MN 55356 have an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL
KetoMCT Oil and KetoMCT Powder bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. This company and their products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6494

Food Recall Warning - Now Real Food brand Zesty Sprouting Mix recalled due to Salmonella

June 15, 2018 - CFIA

Puresource Inc. is recalling Now Real Food brand Zesty Sprouting Mix from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Now Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix – Clover, Fenugreek and Radish Seeds 454 g Lot #3031259 and
Lot #3038165
7 33739 07271 9

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6493

Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

June 15, 2018 from CDC:
CDC has expanded its advice. Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or with any “best if used by” date.

  • Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in any size package. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
  • Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
  • The Kellogg Company recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal on June 14, 2018.
  • Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
  • If you store cereal in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
  • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.

June 14, 2018 - FDA:

Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.
Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses.
The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

Description (Retail)UPC CodeSizeBEST If Used By Date
Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.)380003910315.3 ozJUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019
Honey Smacks380001481023 oz JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6487

Kashrus Alert - Cold Stone Creamery, College Park MD

June 15, 2018 from the Capitol K:
Please be aware that the Cold Stone Creamery located on 7314 Baltimore Avenue in College Park, MD is no longer under the supervision of the Capitol-K, (Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6492

Kashrus Announcement- Crescent Ridge Dairy

June 15, 2018 from the Rabbinical Council of New England Twitter Feed:
KVH Kosher is pleased to announce that, effective Jun 15, 2018, Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar, located at 407 Bay Rd, Sharon, MA 02067 is certified Kosher Dairy.
Certification is currently limited to the dairy bar ice cream and all toppings and ingredients.
Novelty items are not currently certified but may become certified in the near future.
The convenience shop sells both kosher and non-kosher packaged items.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6491

Kosher Alert Brooklyn Brine Barrel-Cured Garlic Dill Pickle

June 15, 2018 from the OU:

Brooklyn Brine Barrel-Cured Garlic Dill Pickle, Brooklyn Brine, Brooklyn NY ahs an unauthorized OU:
Brooklyn Brine's Brine Barrel-Cured Garlic Dill Pickle contains a non-kosher ingredient and bears an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union no longer certifies this product. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6490

Kosher Alert Kona Ice Trucks

June 14, 2018 from the OU:

Kona Ice, Florence KY
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Kona Ice trucks. Some trucks carry an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6488
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