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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Mexican kashrus alert on Nopalia Churritos

October 9, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

Los churritos de la marca Nopalia temporalmente no cuentan con nuestra supervisión aún portando nuestro logo.

Translated by Google Translate: Nopalia Churritos temporarily do not have KMD supervision even carrying the KMD logo

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6631

South African Kosher FAQ and Kosher Alerts:
King Cone ice creams
Dairymaid Mega ice creams
Wedgwood nougats
Thrive high protein multigrain cereal

November 2, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:


We confirm that these companies have been notified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6630

Kosher Advisory Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping

November 8, 2018 from the OU:

Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping, Knouse Foods, Biglerville, PA is missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients panel. Some 9.5 lb. pails of this product were labeled with an OU symbol, without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6629

Kosher Alerts Cheshni Foods

November 9, 2018 - From the Star-K:
Black olives, tea biscuits and other products distributed by Cheshni Foods, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, bear an unuthorized STAR-K symbol. Corrective measures are being taken.


Kosher Alerts Cheshni Black Olives, Apricots, Figs & Dates

November 1, 2018 - From the OU:

Cheshni Black Olives, Cheshni Foods LLC have an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Cheshni product. Some Cheshni Black Olives jars and bags of dried apricots, figs and dates are labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6619

Kashrus alert - Carrington Farms MCT Oil Powder

November 9, 2018 from the Star-K:

Carrington Farms brand MCT Oil Powder bears an unauthorized STAR-K. This DAIRY product is not certified by STAR-K or STAR-D. Corrective action is being taken.

Ed. note: This product is being sold at Walmart.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6628

Kashrus alert - Molino Nicoli

November 7, 2018 from the Star-K:

Please be advised that various products from Molino Nicoli, Italy, including polenta, cereal, granola bars, and a dairy chocolate snack are labeled with an unauthorized STAR-K. These products are not certified. They are being distributed in Europe and Israel. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6627

Kosher Alert Skinnygirl Gummies

November 5, 2018 from the OU:

Skinnygirl Gummies, Rivo USA, Las Vegas NV has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Skinnygirl Gummies. Some Skinnygirl Gummies packages are labeled with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6626

Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow Cake Mixes Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

November 5, 2018 from the FDA:

Conagra Brands is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by CDC and FDA. While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified (Classic White) and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abundance of caution.

Several of the individuals reported consuming a cake mix at some point prior to becoming ill, and some may have also consumed these products raw and not baked. Consumers are reminded not to consume any raw batter. Cake mixes and batter can be made with ingredients such as eggs or flour which can carry risks of bacteria that are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw batter products, to follow baking instructions, and to never eat raw batter.

Product Description & BrandProduct UPCBest If Used By Date
(located on top of box)
Duncan Hines Classic White Cake 15.25oz.644209307500MAR 7 2019
MAR 8 2019
MAR 9 2019
MAR 10 2019
MAR 12 2019
MAR 13 2019
Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake 15.25oz.644209307494MAR 9 2019
MAR 10 2019
MAR 12 2019
MAR 13 2019
Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake 15.25oz.644209307593MAR 7 2019
MAR 8 2019
MAR 9 2019
Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake 15.25oz.644209414550MAR 12 2019
MAR 13 2019

Consumers who have purchased these items are advised not to consume them and to return them to the store where originally purchased. Conagra Brands is cooperating with the FDA on this recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Care team at 1-888-299-7646, open 9 am through 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday or visit www.duncanhines.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6625

Canadian Kosher Alert: Aliments Alibaba and Aliments Chipotle

November 5, 2018 - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that the following products:
VEGAN HARISSA, CHIPOTLE CHILI and VEGAN CHILACA
made for ALIMENTS ALI BABA and CHIPOTLE FOODS have been inadvertantly mislabeled with an MK symbol. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6624

Barcelona Nut Company Recalls Roasted and Salted in Shell Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk

November 2, 2018 from the FDA:

Barcelona Nut Company of Baltimore, Maryland is recalling 239 cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The roasted and salted in shell pistachios were distributed in Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, California, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Georgia through retail stores and direct delivery. The pistachios are Barcelona Nut Company brand, packaged in Red White and Blue window plastic film, and come in sizes:


arcelona Nut Company's processor and supplier, ARO, voluntarily initiated the recall after a separate and unaffiliated manufacturer, performed a routine test which revealed salmonella. Since Barcelona Nut Company received product from the same lot, it is necessary to take precautions. Barcelona Nut Company has ceased the production and distribution of this particular lot of roasted and salted in shell pistachios as the FDA and the companies involved continue their investigation.
Consumers with questions, or who have purchased Barcelona Nut Company pistachios with the included code dates are urged to contact Michelle Ocheltree at michelleo@barcelonanut.com or 443.552.5366 or 443.552.5364 to receive a paid postage envelope to return the product to Barcelona Nut Company and full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6623
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