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Kashrut alert on FREDDY'S GUY chocolate covered hazelnuts

February 17, 2018 from the Oregon Kosher Facebook page:

FREDDY'S GUY chocolate covered hazelnuts have an unauthorized Oregon Kosher symbol. The product is not kosher certified.
Product was sold in the following stores in the Pacific Northwest


    Arbor Brook
    Bergstrom Wines
    Country Cat at Pdx
    Capers Cafe
    Market of Choice #7
    Market of Choice #5
    Paramount Hotel
    Providore
    Red Hills Market
    Red Ridge Farms
    Salt and Straw

Product has been recalled and corrective measures have been taken to remove the unauthorized symbol.
Other Freddy's Guy product with the oregon kosher symbol are kosher certified. .

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6247

Kashrus Advisory - Tevilas Keilim

February 15, 2018 from the OK:

Please be advised: gift trays may need to be toiveled if they will be further reused for food use.
According to Jewish law, the proprietor is not required to perform tevilas keilim but the consumer may be obligated to do so. Please consult your personal Rav.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6246

[Chodosh] Bulletin: Liebers products

February 1, 2018 from Yoseph Herman, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earlthlink.net

"The mashgiach for Liebers advised us that they changed suppliers recently. Therefore, the earlier rules about Liebers cookies, crackers, etc. being Yoshon may not be valid any longer. Attached to this note is a PDF file supplied by the mashgiach. As of now, only the items listed there, in the sizes listed, are guaranteed to be Yoshon."
Lieber's Yoshon Certificate is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6245

Kosher Alert Carvinna Canned Tuna Chunks in Brine

February 13, 2018 from the OU:

Carvinna Tuna Chunks in Brine, Carvinna, Utara Indonesia has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Carvinna Canned Tuna Chunks in Brine. Some cans bear an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is sold in Indonesia and Australia. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6244

Kosher Advisory Nestle Fitness Cereal/Bar

February 13, 2018 from the OU:

Fitness Cereal, Fitness Bar, Nestle Mexico:
Non-Certified Promotional Insert The Orthodox Union certifies Nestlé's Fitness Cereal bearing an OU-D symbol. Some boxes of Fitness Cereal manufactured in Mexico include a promotional Fitness Bar that does not bear the OU symbol and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6243

Kashrut information on Sunshine International Foods

February 12, 2018 from OK Twitter feed:

Sunshine International (MA) is now OK certified. They produce Tahini products.


Kashrut alert on Sunshine International Foods

November 27, 2017 from the KVH Certification:

​Please be aware that KVH Certification of Sunshine International Foods also known as George's Bakery and Sesame King in Methuen, MA is DISCONTINUED on all products (even those labeled with the KVH symbol) due to Kashrus violations, as of October 4, 2017. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6149

Pesach Programs No Longer Supervised by the ORB:

February 8, 2018 from the ORB:

The following programs are NO LONGER SUPERVISED by the ORB:

  • A Different Pesach Program
    (Orlando Villa Program)
    (Windsor Palms & Windsor at Westside)
    Ed. note: now certified by Rabbi Yaakov Raskin
  • Nitzan Productions
    (Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown Inner Harbor)
    Ed. note: now certified by the OU
  • Pesach in Vallarta
    (Grand Fiesta Americana, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6240

Kashrut alert on Cookies From Home

February 9, 2018 from the Phoenix Vaaad:

Cookies From Home is no longer certified by the Phoenix Vaad, effective immediately:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6242

Kashrut alert on Spun Paradise Cotton Candy

February 4, 2018 from the Phoenix Vaad:

Spun Paradise Cotton Candy is no longer certified by the Phoenix Vaad, effective immediately:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6241

Food Recall Warning - Sawler brand Turnip Sticks recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

January 31, 2018 - from the CFIA and February 8, 2018 - CFIA:

Sawler Gardens Ltd. is recalling Sawler brand Turnip Sticks and Compliments brand Baby Cut Turnip Sticks from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Sawler Turnip Sticks 340 g 18 FE 18 6 21063 36600 3
Sawler Turnip Sticks 340 g 18 FE 11 6 21063 36600 3
Compliments Baby Cut Turnip Sticks 340 g 18 FE 11 0 68820 12504 4

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6227
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