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Poppies International Expands Voluntary Recall of Chocolate Enrobed and Cream Puff Products Due to Presence of Metal

December 28, 2021 from the FDA and January 10, 2022 at FDA.

Any consumers who have purchased or received any of the products described below should immediately discontinue use of the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at info@delizza.us or 252-428-7118, Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm EST. More information can be found at www.delizza.us/press.

Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is expanding their voluntary recall to include the Taste of Inspirations Crème Puffs 30ct container, UPC 7 25439 99597 9, Lot # L2I5021 Best Before Date 06/08/23 that were made during December 7-10, 2021, due to the possible presence of small metal fragments. The issue was discovered during production. To date no injuries or incidents have been reported in connection with the recalled items. See below for product list, UPCs, and “best before” dates, which may be found on the side of the containers.

The product included in the recall was available for sale from December 16-23, 2021 and can be identified by the lot numbers and best before dates which can be found on the side of each tub by the lid:

Description UPC Lot Codes Best Before Date
Delizza Choc Enrobed 30 ct (400g)
See image below.
6 76670 00402 2 L1J5021
L1K5021
06/09/2023
Delizza Cream Puffs 30 ct (375g)
See image below.
6 76670 00107 6 L2N5021
L2O5021
06/10/2023
Delizza Cream Puffs 120 ct (1.5 kg)
Taste of Inspirations Crème Puffs 30ct (375g)
See image above.
6 76670 00800 6 L32E5021
L32F5021
06/07/2023

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7904

Canadian Kashrus Alert - Nestea Lemon Iced Tea

January 11, 2022 from the MK:

Nestea Lemon Iced Tea, The Minute Maid Company bears an MK on the outer plastic wrap of the Tetra Paks.  These products are not certified by the  MK.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7924

British Chodosh Information - Kellogg's

December 16, 2021: From the Manchester Beth Din:

his year, due to Pesach having fallen early in the Spring, the Chashash Chodosh has increased greatly.Those who are particular with products containing a chance of chodosh chutz l'aretzThe exception to this, is all Kellogg’s cereals with code 0345 or 0346 printed on the packaging, which are ןשי all the way through to חספ, besides for Special K range,Froot Loops, Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes, & All-Bran Original (shreds).

We can confirm that Mornflake Oats, Nestlé Cheerios & Gluten Free Cornflakes, are yoshonי.

Cereals with an earlier production date than November, will be easier to find in the smallersupermarkets and grocery stores, than in the bigger stores.

THE ABOVE DOES NOT APPLY TO OUR MK CERTIFIED CEREALS EXPORTED TO ERETZYISROEL, WHICH ARE ALL YOSHON.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7922

Israeli Kashrut Alert: Sapir- Fish Market, Northern Ashkelon

January 2, 2022 from the Kashrut of Eretz Yisroel:

They are using the Kashrut Logo of the Institute for Kashrut of Eretz Yisroel even though they do not have a certificate from the Institute.. After returning several times they continue to use the Kashrus symbol whhich they have forged. Complaints have been given to the authorites. The various items are not under our supervision. We are not responsible regarding tolaim. (translated by Aliza Hochsead).

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Some Trader Joe’s soycutash recalled for concerns about Listeria contamination

January 8, 2022 from the Food Safety News:

Sno Pac Foods Inc. of Caledonia, MN, if recalling Trader Joe’s brand soycutash from a store in Monrovia, CA, because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

"The recalled items has an item number of 99319 and is a mix of sweet corn, shelled edamame and red bell peppers. The product is sole in 16-ounce packages.

"The product is labeled as “Keep Frozen” and has a UPC number of 0099-3197.

"Some of the soycutash has a lot code of SOM2.309.1C and a use-by date of 11/05/23. Other packages of the product have a lot code of SOM1.310.1C and a use-by date of 11/06/23. There are also recalled packages with a lot code of SOM1.315.1C and a use by date of 11/11/23.

"There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the soycutash in their homes because the use-by dates run into N

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7920

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall for Certain Salads Processed at its Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA Facilities and Containing Iceberg Lettuce Due to Possible Health Risk from Listeria monocytogenes

January 7, 2022 from the FDA.

–Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads described below processed at its Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA production facilities containing iceberg lettuce, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Products subject to the voluntary recall from Springfield, OH are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “W” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 22, 2021 and January 9, 2022. Products subject to the voluntary recall from Soledad, CA are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “B” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 23, 2021 and January 8, 2022. The product lot codes are located in the upper-right-hand corner of the package (see example below). Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators are urged not to consume the product and to discard it immediately. No illnesses have been reported with the products being recalled to date.

This voluntary recall notification is being issued after harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce material used in these finished products was tested by Dole and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Listing of products subject to each of these recalls is set forth below.

Recalled salad items from the Springfield facility were distributed in the states of AL, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WI. Additionally, these salads were distributed in the following Canadian provinces: New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec. Recalled salad items from the Soledad facility were distributed in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MD, ND, NE, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI. Additionally, these salads were distributed in the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary recalls should be directed to the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time.

The full list is here. The recalled brands are Dole, HEB, Marketside, President's Choice, Little Salad Bar.

Ed. note: not all recalled products are kosher.


Canada: Certain Dole and President's Choice brand salad products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

January 7, 2022 from the CFIA.

Certain salad products have been recalled bucause of Microbial Contamination hat to do: Do not consume the recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Dole Garden Salad 340 g 0 71430 01135 5
  • All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "B" and a Best Before date up to and including January 8, 2022
  • and
  • All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "W" and a Best Before date up to and including January 9, 2022
Dole Very Veggie 283 g 0 71430 01008 2 All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "W" and a Best Before date up to and including January 9, 2022
Dole Greener Selection 312 g 0 71430 00965 9 All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "W" and a Best Before date up to and including January 9, 2022
Dole American Blend 340 g 0 71430 00933 8 All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "W" and a Best Before date up to and including January 9, 2022
President's Choice Garden Salad 340 g 0 60383 22268 0
  • All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "B" and a Best Before date up to and including January 8, 2022
  • and
  • All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "W" and a Best Before date up to and including January 9, 2022
President's Choice Mixed Greens 340 g 0 60383 00188 9 All packages bearing a lot code beginning with "W" and a Best Before date up to and including January 9, 2022

Ed. note: not all recalled products are kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7919

South African Yoshon Bulletin #6 Jan 6, 2022, 4 Shevet 5782

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7918

Kashrut Information & Alert: WELLSLEY FARMS MINI CINNAMON ROLLS - corrected & 7-SELECT CHOCOLATE & VANILLA PUDDING

January 5, 2022 from the OU in response to a question from the editor:

WELLSLEY FARMS MINI CINNAMON ROLLS are DE, not dairy.

December 28, 2021 - From the COR Detroit:

THE FOLLOWING KOSHER CERTIFIED PRODUCT CONTAIN DAIRY INGREDIENTS, but are not labeled correctly as Dairy:

  • 7-SELECT CHOCOLATE PUDDING and 7-SELECT VANILLA PUDDING sold at 7-Eleven contain milk and cream, but mistakenly bear a plain OU symbol without the D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7905

Kashrus Alert & Information: The Great American Health Bar

January 6, 2022 from the OK Twitter:

The Great American Health Bar, located at 35 West 57th St, NY 10019, is displaying the OK Kosher symbol on their website and menu materials. This establishment is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

Ed. note: This restaurant is certified as kosher by National Kosher Supervision, Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7917

Re-Certification of some 16 HANDLES

January 6, 2022 from National Kosher Supervision:

As a follow-up to our last communication, National Kosher Supervision is happy to announce that two 16 HANDLES ice cream/yogurt locations located in Manhattan have been fully recertified as kosher! Enjoy!
They are:

  • 1569 2nd Avenue
  • 325 Amsterdam (75th Street)


Removal of Certification from 16 HANDLES, BAYA BAR, & Baked Cravings in New York City

January 4, 2022 from National Kosher Supervision:

Effective immediately, National Kosher Supervision has removed certification from the following as of 1/1/22:

  • All four 16 HANDLES locations listed below:
    • 1569 2nd Avenue
    • 1161 1st Avenue (64th Street)
    • 325 Amsterdam Avenue (75th Street)
    • 2600 Broadway (98th Street)
  • BAYA BAR at 6305 Avenue N, Brooklyn NY.
  • Baked Cravings 1673 Lexington Avenue, NYC
    All items should be considered treif.
    This store is NO LONGER KOSHER CERTIFIED.

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