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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

AMB Food Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat in Product

May 24, 2024 from the FDA:

AMB Food Inc. in Brooklyn NY is recalling 8 oz bags of Pop a Nosh Mix Munch Regular and Honey BBQ snacks because it contains pretzels, but does not list Wheat as an allergen.

The products were distributed through retail supermarkets in Brooklyn, New York.

The products are packaged in 8 oz clear plastic bags with the product name and flavor prominently displayed on the front. No ingredient statement is included on the product packaging; however, the front label does indicate the mixes contain potato chips, popcorn, and pretzels. The Product UPC Code is 914669941 – for Regular and 914669940 – for Honey BBQ

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the pretzels included in both snack mixes contain wheat and both flavors were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of wheat. The firm continues to investigate and make appropriate corrections.

Do not consume this product if you have a sensitivity to wheat. It can be returned to the original point of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

If you have questions or concerns, please call 929-292-0838 Monday through Thursday 9-5.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8872

OU Kosher Alert - Acme Wild Caught Herring in Cream Sauce

May 23, 2024 from the OU:

Acme Wild Caught Herring in Cream Sauce, Acme Smoked Fish - Brooklyn, NY is missing D- Dairy Designation
Product mistakenly bears OU Pareve and is actually OUD Dairy. The ingredient panel includes dairy ingredients and there is an allergy warning for milk. Corrective action is being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8871

Israeli Food Recall: Taaman Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil

May 19, 2024 from the Israeli Ministry of Health:

Recall - Importer "Taaman Food Marketing Ltd" Recalls the Product "Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil", Content 750 ml, Made in Turkey
This after an inspection was conducted by the Ministry of Health, the Food Services, and it was found that the product does not meet the definition of olive oil.
Notice in Hebrew is here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8870

Canadian Health Recall: Meta brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

May 22, 2024 from the CFIA:

Enoki Mushroom have been recalled because of microbial Contamination --Listeria
What to do: Do not consume, use, sell, serve or distribute recalled products
Distribution: Ontario; Possibly other provinces and territories

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8869

Kosher Alert: Steiner & Kovarik Chocolate

May 20, 2024: From OK Kosher:

Pražská čokoláda s.r.o. (Prague, Czechia) has an unauthorized Use of OK Mark:

Steiner & Kovarik brand chocolate products, sold by Pražská čokoláda s.r.o. in Prague, Czechia, bear an unauthorized OK certification mark.
OK Kosher Certification does not certify this company’s products or locations.
Action: Corrective actions are being taken.

Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8867

Kashrut Update: Picklelicious and The Pickle Shoppe, Teaneck, NJ

May 21, 2024 from RCBC:

"Please note that effective immediately the Pickelicious brand and all locations under that name are not under RCBC supervision.

Pickle Shoppe products sold at the Pickle Shoppe (located in the former location of Picklelicious, 384 Ceder Lane), are under the RCBC supervision."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8868

London Beth Din Kashrut Information: Bendicks are back!

May 21, 2024 from the London Beth Din:

Bendicks and KLBD are delighted to announce that following in-depth consultation, the iconic brand will retain its Kosher Certification. The next few months will see the return of the KLBD logo to the packaging.

Available stock of all varieties remains kosher certified Parev, with or without the KLBD logo.

Rabbi Elie Schoemann, Interim Director of KLBD, said: 'We are so pleased to be able to make this announcement today. We had heard rumours of stockpiling in parts of the Jewish community and are relieved that kosher consumers can now buy Bendicks from any store in any part of the country. I would like to thank the Bendicks and KLBD teams for making this possible. In a world full of difficult news, we hope this small ray of sunshine will bring some happiness to Friday night dinner tables across the community.'"

London Beth Din Kashrut Information: Bendicks Mint Collection- corrected

September 20, 2023 from the London Beth Din Twitter (X):

Bendicks have announced their intention to drop #kosher certification for all their mint chocolates.

#KLBD are working hard to convince them to continue with #kosher certification.

If this is important to you, please contact #Bendicks via their website bendicks.co.uk/get-in-touch.

Please note that all Bendicks Mints remain certified KLBD Parev when produced before March 2024 even though the KLBD logo has already been removed from some packaging. See www.isitkosher.uk

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8721

Update to Palmer Candy Company Recall of White Confectionary Products Because of Possible Health Risk

May 17, 2024 from the FDA:

This press release was updated to include additional best by dates of the products:

and to include the following two items:

The revisions are identified in bolded and highlighted text on the full list here

The recalled confectionary items were distributed nationwide in Walmart, HyVee, Target, Dollar General, and to distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The product comes in a variety of retail packaging like bags, pouches and tubs.

Palmer Candy was notified by its liquid coating supplier that there was a potential for contamination with salmonella from an ingredient that was potentially contaminated from one of their suppliers.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased White coated confectionary items manufactured by Palmer Candy Company are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-831-0828 Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm.

Original Press Release

Ed. note: This posting is for informational purposes only. Some of the recalled products may not be certified as kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8858


May 17, 2024: From the COR Detroit:

OASIS MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE BULGAR WHEAT is no longer Star-K certified, and no longer bears the Star-K symbol. Some packages were mistakenly sold recently at The Grove.
[Note: Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine Taboule Salad is also no longer Star-K certified, as reported last year.]


October 31, 2023: From the COR Detroit and confirmed by the Star-K:

OASIS MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE TABOULE SALAD is currently not Star-K certified, and the Star-K symbol on the label should be covered with a sticker. Some packages mistakenly still display the Star-K; they should not be considered Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8672

Nearly 900,000 popular ‘immune support’ tea bags recalled due to possible pesticide contamination

May 16, 2024 from CNN:

Nearly 900,000 tea bags by the organic tea brand Yogi are being recalled due to a detectable amount of pesticide on the product, according to an enforcement report posted on the US Food and Drug Administration’s website.

The Echinacea Immune Support teabags are sold in stores across the country and were first recalled in March by parent company East West Tea. A full list of affected lot numbers is available in the report on the FDA’s site.

The Class III recall means using the product “is not likely to cause adverse health consequences,” according to the FDA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8866
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