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Kashrut Information - Kosher Sushi in Lunds & Byerlys, MN

November 29, 2021 from the cRc Twitter feed:

Please be advised that Monday, November 29, 2021 will be the final day of kosher certification for Kosher Sushi under Minnesota Kosher at Lunds & Byerlys in St. Louis Park, MN located at 3777 Park Center Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416.

The Kosher Bakery will continue to be certified by the Minnesota Kosher (a division of the cRc).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7866

Israeli Information for Chanuka

November 28, 2021 from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate:
Summary: Warning regarding fruadulent olive oil & a reminder to people to watch out for dairy donuts. Not all donuts that are dairy have a blue flag.

November 24, 2021 from the Jerusalem Kosher News:
Rough Translation: Put a blue flag in each dairy donut

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7865

Sufgoniot- Donut Information for Chanukah from Canada and Atlanta

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Flagship Food Group Recalls Frozen Cauliflower Because of Possible Health Risk

November 24, 2021 from the FDA:

Flagship Food Group of Eagle, Idaho is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The cauliflower was imported from China and the affected lot code and UPC are located on the back panel lower left corner of the bag. The impacted product was distributed in PA, TN, and WI. The recalled product is described below:

Product Description Lot Codes UPC Code
16 oz. TJ Farms Cauliflower 2077890089 75544000604-3

This voluntary recall is initiated due to a single sample of cauliflower which yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Consumers who have any remaining product with the affected lot code described above should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Flagship Food Group Consumer Center at 1-800-292-9600, which is open 8am-5pm MST, Monday-Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7864

Kosher Alert - Dough Donut Shops

November 26, 2021 from the OU:

Dough Donuts Retail Donut Shops in NYC, Brooklyn, Queens and other locations.
Dough Donuts, New York NY
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Dough Donuts or Dough NY donut shops. The donuts sold in these shops were not made in an OU certified facility, and the shops are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some Dough Donut signs bear an unauthorized OU symbol. If you see an OU symbol on a Dough Donuts sign or brochure, please provide the details to kosherq@ou.org. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7863

Kosher Alert - Publix Holiday Cookie Platter 20 Once

November 26, 2020: From the Kof-K:

Cookies have been mistakenly labeled with a plain Kof-K symbol. These products contain milk, and are certified Kosher Dairy.
Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7862

Kashrut Information - Cranberries

November 23, 2021 from the cRc Twitter feed and AskcRc:

Planning your #cranberry dish for #Thanksgiving? Search "cranberry" at http://askcRc.org, & find out the brachos for cranberries, whether dried, frozen, or fresh cranberries need a hechsher & more! P.S. Ocean Spray #cranberrysauce - jellied or not - IS recommended.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7860

Kashrut Information - Oatly Frozen Desserts

November 23, 2021 from the OU in response to the editor's question:

The Oat-ly Frozen Dessert are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment).

What does DE mean? A DE product does not contain actual dairy ingredients, but it is manufactured with heat on dairy equipment. DE items may be eaten after meat, but not with meat at the same time.

Many products qualify to be DE but are labeled OUD because OUD is a less confusing symbol for the kosher consumer. Also, to be a true DE product, the equipment must be properly cleaned of residue after dairy production, and that level of cleanliness is sometimes difficult to maintain and guarantee.

Please note that it is possible that the manufacturer will reformulate this product and add a true dairy ingredient. You will not be able to know this, since the OUD kosher symbol will remain the same. We recommend that you contact our office every few months to reconfirm the DE status of this product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7859

Kashrut Alert: Kadosh Kosher Wagyu Brand Beef

November 23, 2021 from Kosher Miami:

The Star K has issued an alert regarding Raaw Meat Market, located at 18519 W Dixie Hwy in Aventura. While the store was selling Star K certified Kadosh brand Kosher Wagyu meat that was labeled properly with the Star K hologram, they were also selling what they were labeling as "Kadosh Premium Kosher Wagyu", but without the Star K certification and hologram. It has been reported to KM that the meat without the Star K is not kosher meat. See below graphic received by KM. If you have indeed purchased meat from the store without the Star K hologram, please consult with your local Orthodox Rabbi as to what to do with your dishes and pots.

November 22, 2021 from the Star-K:

It has come to our attention that a store in South Florida has been selling STAR-K certified and sealed Kadosh Kosher Wagyu Brand Beef in retail packages while also displaying the Kadosh name on other packages of meat that don't bear a STAR-K. Consumers are advised to be aware that meat items without STAR-K seals are not certified by STAR-K.

In order to protect Kosher consumers from confusion, STAR-K is discontinuing future certification of all Kadosh branded meats. For more information, please contact STAR-K at info@star-k.org.

Product was sold at Raaw Meat Market in Miami.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7858

Canada - Organic sesame seeds recalled due to Salmonella

November 18, 2021 from the CFIA.

Organic sesame seeds have been recalled because of microbial Contamination - Salmonella:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Distribution
Greenboy Foods Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds 3.5 kg 6 91740 00743 7 Lot# 21277, 21272, 21260, 21258 Saskatchewan
Greenboy Foods Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds 300 g 6 91740 00746 8 Lot# 21278, 21260 Saskatchewan
dad's organic market Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds 300 g 6 91740 00746 8 Lot# 21279 Saskatchewan
Kelly's Organic Sesame Seeds White 227 g None Code: 56 Ontario

Canada - Certain sesame seed-containing products recalled due to Salmonella

November 20, 2021 from the CFIA.

Sesame seeds white org bulk, Salad Crunchy (Mix) have been recalled because Microbial Contamination - Salmonella

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional Information
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable Starts with 2 72125 All units sold from August 11, 2021 to November 16, 2021, inclusively Sold at Amaranth Whole Foods Market The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert, AB
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable Starts with 0 298569 Packed OCT-19-21 Sold at Amaranth 4th Street Market, 1407 4th St., Calgary, AB
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable Starts with 0 200804 Packed on OCT-21-21 Sold at Amaranth Health, 5222 130 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable – sold in bulk None All product sold from August 23, 2021 to November 17, 2021, inclusively Sold at Amaranth Whole Foods Market, 7 Arbour Lake Dr. NW, Calgary, AB
Going Nuts Salad Crunchy (Mix) 300 g 6 28110 71284 4 L2136 Sold in Alberta and online

Canada - Going Nuts brand Organic white sesame seeds recalled due to Salmonella

November 19, 2021 from the CFIA.

Going Nuts Inc. is recalling Going Nuts brand Organic white sesame seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The recalled product has been sold in Alberta and online.

Ed. note: Listing a product does not mean that a product is cerified as kosher.

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