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Kashrut alert - Nutrium Egg Ova Easy

May 28, 2020 - From the Kof-K:

Egg in a Cup all varieties, Ova Easy products by Nutriom:
Product was mistakenly labeled as Kof-K DE instead of Kof-ZK Dairy. These products contains sweet cream and feta cheese. as clearly stated on the label, and is certified Kosher dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7193

Kashrut alert/advisory - Fairway Bakeries

May 28, 2020 - From the Kof-K:

The following Shop Rite/Falrway store bakeries that were formerly Fairway and certified by Mehadrin Kashrus are now certified by the Kof-K:

May 26, 2020 - From Mehadrin Kashrus:

Mehadrin Kashrus is no longer supervising the bakery at Fairway on 74th Street. Supervision has also been removed from the Fairway at East 86th Street, Kips Bay and Chelsea.

This was a decision made by the new owners of Fairway, Village Supermarkets (Shoprite) which has purchased 5 Fairway locations and the central bakery.

Fairway at 125th Street (which has not been sold) is still kosher BUT is temporarily purchasing baguettes from an outside vendor, these are therefore not under supervision. This applies also to the stores in Red Hook, Douglaston, Westbury, Plainview and Stamford.

Hopefully within a few days an acceptable source will be found for kosher baguettes and they will revert to being under supervision.

Fairway in Georgetown is now Foodway, and has kosher baguettes and rolls.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7191

Canadian Food Recall Warning - Food Safety Warning (Allergen) - iChoc brand Vegan Bars may contain improperly declared milk

May 26, 2020 - From the CFIA:

Ecoideas Innovation Inc. is recalling iChoc brand Vegan Bars from the marketplace because they may contain milk which is improperly declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
iChoc White Vanilla Vegan Bar 80 g 4 044889 002720 L29182
L29405
iChoc Classic Vegan - Vegan Bar made with Rice Drink 80 g 4 044889 002966 L29415
L19184
L38412
iChoc Super Nut - Vegan Bar With Hazelnuts 80 g 4 044889 002942 L29184
L29415
iChoc Almond Orange - Vegan Chocolate Bar with Orange and Almonds 80 g 4 044889 002744 L29182
L39415
iChoc Expedition Sunny Almond - Dark Almond Nougat Crisp - Vegan 50 g 4 044889 003062 L39192
iChoc Expedition Caribbean Gold - White with Coconut Blossom Sugar - Vegan 50 g 4 044889 013382 L39247
iChoc Choco Cookie - Vegan Chocolate Bar with Cookie Pieces 80 g 4 044889 002737 L39415
L39181
iChoc White Nougat Crisp - White Nougat Crisp Vegan Bar 80 g 4 044889 002751 L39183

Ed. note: The bars bear a Triagle K-DE

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7189

Israeli Peanut Allergy Alert - Reese’s chocolate snack filled with peanut butter

May 21, 2020 from health.gov.il

Leiman SchlusselCompany recalls product “Reese’s chocolate snack filled with peanut butter” from stores, forithas been accidentally indicated with details of another product and does not include the peanut allergy warning.

Product front image

Correct label image Wrong label image

Manufacturer’s name: Hershey’s Pennsylvania
Importer’s name: Leiman Schlussel Ltd.
Expiry date -4/12/20
Production date -04/12/19
Consumers who are allergic to peanuts, milk and soy, are requested not to consume the product.
Leiman SchlusselCompany, with coordination of Food Service at the Ministry of Health,recalls the product from marketing points.
Telephone for contacts 9324400

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7192

Israeli recall - Pastos –Frozen Vegetables

May 21, 2020 from health.gov.il

Great Line Import and Distribution Company Ltd. -p.c. 514773928(from now on: “Great Line”), hereby announces that following the finding of Listeria monocytogenes bacteriumupon a test, conducted by the southern district of Ministry of Health’s Food Service, on a product “Frozen corn grains” production date: 22.08.19 -expiry date: 21.02.21, thus raising suspicion for the following products:

Due to caution and out of responsibility and commitment to its clients, Great Line Company acts for immediate recall and removal of the product mentioned above from shelves. Consumer, who has package/s of the product from stated dates only, is requested not to consume the product and to contact the company’s administration at 04-6111102 for returning the product and obtaining another one in exchange. Great Line Company does her best to avoid this sort of accident and apologizes to her clients


Israeli recall - Pastos –Frozen Corn Kernels

May 17, 2020 from health.gov.il

Great Line Import and Distribution Ltd. -Co. Reg No.514773928 (henceforth: Great Line) at this momentannounces that following laboratory tests performed by the Food Service in the Ministry of Health, Southern District, Listeria Monocytogenes bacteria were found in the following product: Pestos –Frozen Corn Kernels in vacuum packaging, 700 grams, only with barcode no. 290114250023, production date: 22.8.19, expiration date 21.2.21. Out of the Company's responsibility to the health and well-being of its consumer public, Great Line has taken immediate actions to recall the above product from shelves. Any consumer in possession of this product (only from this specific date) is urged not to consume this product and to call the Company at 04-6111102 to arrange for returning this product and receiving another onein its place.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7187

Kashrut alert - Supermarket repacked meat without certification labled as kosher.

May26, 2020 - From a consumer:

The Shoprite in Clark, NJ (town near Linden) has been selling repackaged KJ Chicken Wings in kosher section. These products are not reliably kosher becuase they were not repacked under the supervision of a mashgiach.

Buyer beware, only buy properly sealed, certified kosher meats.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7190

Israeli recall - Murano Minis Mini Chocolate-Chip Cookies

May 17, 2020 from health.gov.il

Zion Turgeman Ltd.calls for the recall of its product, MuranoMinis Mini Chocolate-Chip Cookies, 100 grams. Upon routine inspection, it was discovered that by clerical error, the text "may contain milk allergens" was omitted from the allergen information label. Furthermore, the label states that the product contains butter when,in fact,the product contains no butter.

The product: MuranoMinis Mini Chocolate-Chip Cookies, 100 gramsBrand: Parle –Murano MiniBarcode: 685450117128Manufacturer's name: Parle Biscuits,Maharashtra, India Importer's name: Zion Turgeman Ltd.Expiration date: 11/03/2021 Manufacturing date: 12/09/2019Batch number: KP-ZTL1897

Consumers with a known allergy to milk and other allergens listed in the product's label are urgednot to consume it. In a coordinated action with the Food Service in the Ministry of Health, Zion Turgeman Ltd.recalls the product from all marketing venues. For inquiries: 08-8614110info@ztm.co.il

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7188

Israeli recall - Natural Cakes factory Pizza Margherita with olives (without gluten)

May 19, 2020 from health.gov.il

Upon inspection, as part of self quality assurance of the factory, Natural Cakes Ltd. From Sdot Negev industrial zone, during which Listeria monocytogenes bacteria havebeen identified in the "Pizza Margheritawith olives (without gluten)" product of "Re fresh" brand, manufactured on date 05.05.2020 and to be used until 07.10.2021, barcode:7290014016286.

A small amount of the product has been distributed to marketing points,and appropriate notification has been given. The product is intended to be baked at the client's home; nevertheless, the announcement of this notification has been decided upon as a precaution.Consumers who possess the productare requested not to use it.Listeria monocytogenesis a bacteria that may cause disease in the high-riskpopulation, such as in people with a weakened immune system, elderly people, and to cause abortions in pregnant women.In coordinationwith the Food Service at the Ministry of Health,Natural Cake factoryLtd.recallsthe product from marketing means.

Call the factory for any inquiry 03-9235276

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7186

Kashrut alert - The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

May 21, 2020 from Kosher LA

"Dear Kosher LA Patrons,
As you know, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has decided to change course from being exclusively Kosher.
As of June 8th, 2020, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf stores will no longer be under Kosher LA supervision, and therefore we cannot certify as Kosher any of the hand-crafted beverages, food items, etc."


May 18, 2020 from KSA Kosher and Kosherquest and Coffee & Tea Leaf:

The KSA has previously extended our kosher certification only to packaged coffee and tea products sold at "Coffee Bean" ONLY WHEN IN ORIGINAL SEALED PACKAGING, BEARING OUR KSA SYMBOL. This remains true. Any such products being presented for sale bearing our symbol is certified as kosher.

From Rabbi Eidlitz: "there will no longer be kosher supervision on in-store made drinks. As such, I would not recommend any flavored drinks or other items that would require kosher supervision in Coffee Bean stores." From The Forward:

"The non-kosher food options will begin appearing in Coffee Bean display cases on June 8."
"Multiple petitions to keep Coffee Bean kosher were launched on Change.org, one of which drew 5,000 signatures within 24 hours of its creation."

Cofee Bean & Tea Lieaf can be reached at 1.800.832.5323

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7179

Mexican kashrut alert - Ginebra Oso Negro

May 21, 2020 from KMD Mexico

Les notificamos que Ginebra Oso Negro Ya No cuenta supervisión

We notify you that Black Bear Gin no longer has supervision

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7185
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