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Kosher Advisory - Pas Yisrael information Alpha Baking Company

March 19, 2019, 2018 from the cRc:

The Chicago Rabbinical Council is proud to announce that as of March 8, 2019 all breads baked by Alpha Baking Company are now Pas Yisroel. This includes all their retail products under the brand names: Natural Ovens, S. Rosen, Marry Ann, Kreamo, Golden Hearth, and Castle labels. The cRc would like to thank Rabbi Simcha Smolensky and Rabbi Dovid Jenkins of the OU for their help in facilitating this tremendous accomplishment.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6775

Better Made Snack Foods Issues Allergy & Kashrus Alert on Undeclared Milk In 10 Ounce $3.99 Original Potato Chips

March 25, 2019 from OU:

Better Made Regular Potato Chips in 10 oz. bags, Better Made, Detroit MI have a dairy Product in Pareve Bag:
The Orthodox Union certifies Better Made Potato Chips (plain) as an OU Pareve product. Some Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips, which are certified as OU D - Dairy products were mistakenly packed in 10 ounce plain potato chip bags. The effected product have a use date of Aug. 10, 2019, a UPC code of 041633063048 and the following lot numbers: #62090431442 through #62090431520 and #85100431442 through #85100431520. This product is being recalled from the marketplace.

March 21, 2019 from FDA:

As a preventative measure, Better Made Snack Foods of Detroit, MI, is recalling 10-ounce packages of Original Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled 10-ounce Original Potato Chips were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

10oz $3.99 Original Potato Chips come in a yellow flexible pouch bag and are marked on the top right corner with the following information:


Use by date of 10 AUG 2019
The recalled bags will also have a UPC code of 041633063048

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a package of 10-ounce Original Potato Chips dated 10 AUG 2019 did not contain Original Potato Chips but instead contained Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips which contain milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes which may have affected 660 bags of 10-ounce Original Potato Chips.

Sale and distribution of these items should stop immediately and any product remaining in the market should be removed. Consumers who have purchased 10-ounce packages of Better Made Original Potato Chips are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Better Made Snack Foods at (313)-925-4774 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.

NO OTHER BETTER MADE SNACK FOOD PRODUCTS OR FLAVORS ARE RECALLED.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6771

Kashrut alert - SHINER BREWER’S PRIDE ROSÉ PALE ALE

March 3, 2019 from the COR Detroit:

A a new limited edition product from Spoetzl Brewery, is brewed with grape must and is not Kosher. All other Shiner beers remain K-COR certified.
Ed. note : It is also aged in wine casks

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6776

Kashrut Alert - MIA FOODS

March 25, 2019 - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that the MIA FOODS are no longer under MK certification. All products without the MK should be considered NOT kosher.


Kashrut Alert - MIA FOODS

January 15, 2019 - From the MK:

Please be advised that due to a change in the production process MIA FOODS is currently not certified as kosher. Updates will be sent out when available.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6701

Henry Avocado Recalls Whole Avocados Because Of Possible Health Risk

March 23, 2019 from FDA:

Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility.

The recalled products – California-grown conventional and organic avocados -- were packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in Arizona, California, Florida New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. All shipments from the packing facility are subject to the recall (Henry Avocado did not begin packing there until late January 2019). Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed.

Henry Avocado is contacting all affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are immediately removed from store shelves. For conventional products purchased at retail, consumers can identify the recalled products by the “Bravocado” stickers. Henry Avocado organic products do not carry the “Bravocado” label on the sticker. Instead those products are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker. Retailers can identify Henry Avocado organic products by the bar code on the stickers.

Consumers who have purchased any recalled avocados are urged not to consume them, but to discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may contact Henry Avocado at (760) 745-6632, Ext 132 or visit www.henryavocado.com/media.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6774

Canadian Recall: Monster Energy brand Caffé Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink Recalled Due to Pieces of Glass

March 22, 2019 from CFIA:

Monster Energy Canada Ltd. is recalling Monster Energy brand Caffé Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink from the marketplace due to the potential presence of glass pieces. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Monster Energy Caffé Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink 405 ml Best Before: JA2120 BF A,
JA2120 BF B,
JA2220 BF A,
JA2220 BF B
0 70847 03184 0

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or consumers can call Monster Energy Consumer Relations at 1-855-488-1212.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6773

Shmitta Alert - Israeli Wines from 2015

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6760

Kosher Alert - Earth Berger, San Antonio, TX

March 19, 2019, 2018 from the cRc:

The website www.yeahthatskosher.com under the headline Vegan Fast Food Chain ‘EARTH BURGER’ Goes Kosher in San Antonio, TX states that “Earth Burger is located at 2501 Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio, Texas and is kosher certified by the CRC”. Please note that while the cRc certifies the Earth Burger at the Mall of America in MN it does not certify the San Antonio location.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6769

Kashrus Information - Boulevard Brewery

March 19, 2019 from the Vaad HaKashruth of Greater Kansas City:
All beer manufactured by Boulevard Brewery should be assumed DE (produced on dairy equipment) even when these letters are not printed alongside the KCK.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6770

Kashrus Information - Bravo Kosher Pizza in Brooklyn, NY

March 13, 2019 - from the OK with additional information from Rabbi Babad:
Bravo Kosher Pizza in Brooklyn, 902 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11223is using the OK Kosher symbol without permission. This location is not certified by OK Kosher Certification.

Ed. note: This location is certified by Rabbi Yichiel Babad, The Tartikover Rav

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6768
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