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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Wilton Brands Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 7 Sprinkle Products

March 3, 2021 from FDA:

Wilton Brands of Naperville, Illinois announced today a voluntary national recall of all lots of six sprinkles products and one kit containing affected sprinkles, because they may contain undeclared milk.

A full list of recalled products with photos and SKUs, which were distributed nationally through retail stores, mail, order, and direct delivery, is as follows:

Product Name & Item #


Product Name & Item #


Tasty Coffee Shop Cookie Kit
Item # 1900-0-0054
Wilton/Tasty Holiday Mix Sprinkles
Item # 710-7649
Holiday Home Assorted Treat Toppings
Item # 710-0-0207
Holiday Home Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles
Item # 710-9704
Valentine Chip Crunch Sprinkles
Item # 710-4277
Wilton Assorted Treat Toppings Sprinkles
Item # 710-9722
Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles
Item #710-5364

This recall is being initiated because of one reported allergic reaction to date associated with one of the recalled products. Wilton is recalling all affected products with a similar formulation.

Consumers who have purchased these products should immediately dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

These products will be removed from shelves at several retailers and distributors nationwide. A full list of retailers that have carried this product can be found at www.wilton.com/recall.

For questions about the voluntary recall, please call our Consumer Care Hotline at 1-800-794-5866, Mondays thru Thursdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm CT, and Fridays, 8 am to 1 pm CT, or by sending an email to productrecall@wilton.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7532

Kashrut Alert - Rita's of Staten Island Mall

March 3, 2021: From the Star-K:

Effective immediately, Rita's of Staten Island Mall, Store #1370, located at 2655 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10314 is no longer certified by STAR-D Kosher Certification.

July 8, 2020: From the Star-K:

Due to popular demand, Rita's of Coney Island, located at 1327 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY, near the boardwalk, has renewed its Kosher certification and is certified STAR-D Kosher.

Please note that the Rita's of Brooklyn-Flatbush located at 1324 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY, between Ave. I and Ave. J, remains under the certification of the OU.

Kashrut Alert - Rita's of Coney Island

June 29, 2020: From the Star-K:

Rita's of Coney Island, located at 1327 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY has not renewed its Kosher certification and is no longer certified by STAR-D Kosher Certification.

Kosher Advisory Rita’s on Surf Avenue

March 31, 2016: From the OU:
Effective March 31st, 2016- The Orthodox Union will no longer be certifying Rita's Coney Island, located on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.

Yeahthatskosher.com reported that they are now under the Star-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5413

Kosher Alert - Nerds (Allbrands Importer Israel)

March 1, 2021 from the OU

Nestle Nerds Candy in Israel, Nestle USA, Arlington VA; Allbrands Importer Israel has an unauthorized OU Sticker:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Nerds candies. The product packaging does not bear an OU symbol. A sticker with the Allbrands Importer Israel name wrongly states that Nerds are certified by the Orthodox Union. Consumers should not rely on any sticker indicating that a product is certified by the Orthodox Union without verifying with the Orthodox Union that the product is certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7531

Kashrus Alert - Z Natural Foods Organic Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

March 1, 2021 from Earth Kosher:

Organic Bittersweet Chocolate Chips sold by Z Natural Foods are Kosher - Dairy Equipment. A limited number of labels were inadvertently missing the DE designation. Labels have been corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7530

Kosher Alert FinerFin Tuna Mexicana

February 25, 2021 from the OU

FinerFin Tuna - Mexicana flavor, RSM Global LLC, Orangeburg NY is Not Bishul Yisroel.
The Orthodox Union certified various FinerFin Tuna products as OU Bishul Yisroel products. The FinerFin Mexicana variety with a code date that includes "2022" is NOT Bishul Yisroel, even though it is labeled with the words "Bishul Yisroel". Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7528

Kashrus Alert - Exclusive Glatt Supermanket, Rego Park, NY

February 25, 2021 from the the Vaad of Queens:

Effective immediately Exclusive Glatt Supermanket, 66-08 99th St., Rego Park, NY 11374 is NO LONGER UNDER VHQ SUPERVISION.
Ed. note: store has been sold and is no longer kosher.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7527

Israeli Kashrut Alert - "Peach-flavored Fuse Tea made by Coca-Cola Bottlers, Republic of Georgia

February 15, 2021 from Jerusalem Kosher News:

Rough translation: "Peach-flavored Fuse Tea made by Coca-Cola Bottlers, Republic ofGeorgia (as in the country, not Atlanta) bears an unauthorized hechsher of Machzikei Hadass Belz Badatz; that hechsher provides no oversight for any beverages from that factory."

"Rabbinate approval false as well. As is common, the problem is on the import label. The importer is being fraudulent. (just pointing out that the factory isnt claiming to be certified kosher, just the importer is)"

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7526

Israeli Kashrut Alert - Tilapia from the Far East

February 15, 2021 from Jerusalem Kosher News:

Rough translation: "It's currently too hard for badatz mashgichim in the Far East to check every single fish in the factory, so for now Badatz will no longer hechsher tilapia fillets, unless it contains some skin so you can easily ascertain it's a kosher fish."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7525

Aaron’s Gourmet Smoked Fish Recalls Smoked Fish Products Produced Without Licensure and Regulatory Oversight

February 5, 2021 from FDA:

Aaron’s Gourmet Smoked Fish is issuing a voluntary recall of all smoked fish products due to the lack of licensure and regulatory oversight by the state agency. The products are packaged in both glass jars and vacuum-packed plastic bags.

The products were distributed to Growers Outlet and Berry Good PDX in Portland, Oregon. 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 for a full refund.

The products have been voluntarily recalled by Aaron’s Gourmet Smoked Fish. We are not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Please contact Aaron at 503-372-9849 for questions or complaints.

Ed. note: I do not know if this product is kosher.

Ed. note: from Aaron's Gourmet in Queens: "We don't have any connections with this company whatsoever."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7524

Canadian Food Recall Warning - Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - unbun brand untortillas recalled due to undeclared egg

February 19, 2021 from CFIA

Unbun Foods is recalling unbun brand untortillas from the marketplace because they may contain egg which is not declared on the label.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
unbun untortillas 210 g 6 28250 17903 3

LOT CODE: 20308-02
BEST BY NOV: 03 2021

LOT CODE: 20310-02
BEST BY NOV: 05 2021

LOT CODE: 20316-02
BEST BY NOV: 11 2021

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7523
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