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Kosher Alert The Nutmeg Spice Company Carne Assada Seasoning and Burgundy Wine Marinade

June 11, 2021 - from the OU:

The Nutmeg Spice Company, Carne Assada Seasoning and Burgundy Wine Marinade, The Nutmeg Spice Company, Terryville CT has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Carne Assada Seasoning and Burgundy Wine Marinade made by The Nutmeg Company. These products are labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol under several brand names, including brands of some kosher food stores and distributors. Every label with the unauthorized OU symbol states that the product is from The Nutmeg Company (and that statement typically appears on the back of the label). Corrective actions are being implemented.

Denver area Kosher Alert - ESKD Burgundy Wine Marinade

June 14, 2021 - from the Scroll K:

If you purchased East Side Kosher Deli branded spice “Burgundy Wine Marinade”, please note that OU has issued a Kashrus Alert for this product. The manufacturer is also recalling the product.

Please immediately stop using this product; it can be returned to East Side Kosher Deli for a full refund. Contact OU or Scroll K for further guidance.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7655

Kashrus Alert - Nori unauthorized from China

June 8, 2021: From the Kof-K revised June 14, 2021:

Recently, possibly due to the current shortage, several unauthorized KOF-K’s have been circulating on Nori sheets. The KOF-K does not certify any nori produced in China.

The following brands are the only Nori sheets that KOF-K currently certifies:

If you have any questions please email info@kof-k.org or call our main office (201)837-0500.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7649

Kashrus Alert & Clarification - UK Costco/Kirkland Signature Batch Cooked & Crinkle Cut Himalayan Salt Potato CRISPS

June 11, 2021: From the LBD Twitter:

Kirkland Signature Crisps Crinkle Cut Himalayan Salt sold at CostcoUK have been labelled in error with the Kof K logo, but are in fact #kosher certified by KLBD. Future batches will bear the KLBD Parev logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7648

Kashrut Statement from Bubbie's Market, Providence, RI

June 10 2021 from Bubbie's Market, Providence, RI & Rhode Island Kosher

From Bubbies Market & Deli: "Bubbies Market and Deli is saddened to announce that the community has been unable to secure a full time Moshgiach Temidi for our new store. While we are disheartened by this news, we would like to make clear what our own policy and standards will be while we wait for a Moshgiach to be hired and trained:

  1. Bubbies Market is owned and operated by 2 Shomer Shabbat individuals.
  2. There is a full camera system located within the building viewing all food production areas and all entrances and exits.
  3. All food that is “open/opened” behind the deli counter or in our grab and go section meets the following standards:
  4. Deli meat is all 100% Glatt meat.
  5. All prepared foods are prepared in a meat kitchen at our sister business; Ahava Catering which is certified by Rhode Island Kosher. The certified kitchen is located less than ½ a mile away.
  6. All items in our grab and go refrigerators that are prepared at our sister business, Ahava Catering, will contain their label and are prepared under the supervision of Rhode Island Kosher.
  7. "There is no open dairy prepared at Bubbies Market and Deli. All dairy products are produced and sealed at Ahava Catering in a the dairy kitchen certified by Rhode Island Kosher.
  8. "Hand sliced Nova and all smoked fish is cut and packaged on site at Bubbies Market in a separate area from the deli counter. All fish utensils are washed in a separate area from the deli counter utensils.

"While we are saddened by this unfortunate situation, we are confident in what we are providing to our consumers is a kosher standard equal to that of an Orthodox, Shomer Shabbat, Shomrei Mitzvot, Yotzei V’Nichnas standard in the absence of Moshgiach Temidi."

"All questions can be referred to Bubbies Market and Deli at 401-272-4835." Bubbiesmarket@yahoo.com

From Rhode Island Kosher: At this time Rhode Island Kosher is not certifying anything unless it is sealed with our certification on it.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7652

Israeli Kashrut Alert - Chiba Bakery - Jerusalem


June 3, 2021 from the Chief Rabbinate Religious Council Jerusalem:

Rough Translation: Letter to Chiba Bakery in Jerusalem from the Rabbanut informing them they're losing hashgacha effective immediately due to numerous flaws -- bugs in the flour, no receipts to show where ingredients were bought, parve/milchigs dishes being mixed, mashgiach hasn't been paid in months.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7651

South African Kosher Alert - Tiger Brands Jelly Tots

June 10, 2021: From the South African Beth Din in response to a question from a reader:

Jelly Tots, unfortunately, are still NOT kosher. Only very old stock bearing the BD logo on the actual little packets are okay. The outer box bearing the BD logo is also NOT okay. Going forward, the company has endeavoured to cover the BD logo with stickers before the boxes leave the factory.

October 18, 2020: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

We have received new information from Tiger Brands that produces Jelly Tots. They have recently introduced grape juice into some of the variations of Jelly Tots which is a non-kosher ingredient.

Therefore, please note, that Jelly Tots requires a kosher logo and any variation without a kosher logo is not kosher certified.

We are working together with the company to find a possible alternative solution going forward.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7349

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company Issues a Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal and Also Decides to Exit the Rice Cereal Segment

June 8, 2021 from FDA:

Beech-Nut Nutrition today has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal. This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the State of Alaska which found that samples from that production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic set by the FDA in August 2020, though the rice flour used had been tested and confirmed as being below the FDA guidance level for inorganic arsenic.

FDA has recognized that trace elements such as these are widely present in the environment, including water, soil and food; and has also stated that exposure to elevated levels of naturally occurring inorganic arsenic can pose a health hazard to young children.

The specific Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice item (UPC Code# 52200034705) being recalled has an expiration date of 01MAY2022 and product codes: 103470XXXX and 093470XXXX. The expiration date and product numbers can be found at the bottom of the Beech-Nut Single Rice Cereal canister. These specific product codes were distributed nationally through retail and online.

In addition to issuing the voluntary recall, Beech-Nut has also decided to exit the market for Beech-Nut branded Single Grain Rice Cereal. Beech-Nut is concerned about the ability to consistently obtain rice flour well-below the FDA guidance level and Beech-Nut specifications for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

Consumers who may have purchased Beech-Nut Rice Cereal with product codes: 103470XXXX and 093470XXXX with expiration of 01MAY2022 should discard the product. They can also go to www.beechnut.com/ricecereal, or call 1-866-272-9417, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for further information on obtaining an exchange or refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7650

Tulkoff Food Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared (Soy and Wheat) in Kimchi Aioli

June 8, 2021 from FDA:

Tulkoff Food Products Inc. of Baltimore Maryland is recalling Kimchi Aioli 18 fl. oz. squeeze bottles with lot code 09.18.2021M for the presence of undeclared wheat and soy allergens.

Tulkoff Kimchi Aioli was distributed on the East coast through US Foods, Pastores, and Restaurant Depot during the dates of March 22, 2021, and June 6th, 2021. Affected states are Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virgina.

The affected product is in a clear plastic squeeze 18 fl. oz. bottle. The front label will say Kimchi Aioli, while the back label will say Jalapeno Aioli. The Best if used by Date 09.18.2021M will be printed on the back of the bottle.

The recall was initiated after Tulkoff discovered that the incorrect back label had been affixed to the product. This error was confined to one specific product, and one specific lot. One hundred and forty (140) cases of the product were made. No other products manufactured by Tulkoff Food Products, Inc. are at risk.

Customers who have purchased Tulkoff Kimchi Aioli 18 fl oz lot 09.18.2021M are urged to destroy the product and or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Tulkoff Food Products Inc, customer service at 1-800-638-7343, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00am (EST) and 5:00pm (EST).

The Kimchi Aioli can be identified as follows:

Package Size

Package Label

Product Detail

Lot # on Pkg.

18 fl. oz. Clear plastic squeeze bottle Tulkoff Kimchi Aioli 18 oz Best if Used By

Company Contact Information: Consumers: Tulkoff Food Products Inc. Customer Service 1-800-638-7343

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7647

Kashrus Alert - Master Paletas

June 8, 2021 from Kosher Miami:

Master Paletas are NOT under KDM Certification

Kosher Miami has received reports of Master Paletas frozen bars being sold in Oleta Park bearing an unauthorized KDM logo. Master Paletas are not certified by KDM. Corrective measures are being taken.

Kashrus Alert - Master Paletas

January 8, 2020 from Kosher Miami:

Paletas manufactured by Master Paletas, located at 6921 NW 51st Street in Miami are no longer under KDM certification. The product is not certified, even when bearing the KDM logo on the wrapper. Corrective measures are being taken to ensure the KDM wrappers will no longer be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7062

Health Alert - Costco recalling some Cleo Snack Products

June 7, 2021 - from the Food Safety News and Costco:

"Clio Snacks has initiated a recall of some frozen treats because they may contain very small metallic fragments from a piece of production equipment/machinery. Clio brand snacks are sold by Costco."

"Any consumers who have the affected products are urged to dispose of them immediately. Consumers can contact info@cliosnacks.com with proof of purchase for reimbursement in the form of a print-at-home or physical coupon, according to the recall notice."

"Consumers with questions can also contact the company via email at info@cliosnacks.com."

The recalled products are:

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