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Wheat Allergy Alert YoCrunch¿ Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt with M&Ms

May 29, 2024 from FDA:

YoCrunch¿ Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt with M&Ms 65 cases 18 6oz cups per case have been recalled by DANONE US LLC, White Plains, NY have been recalled because of Undeclared wheat
Distribution Pattern: 1 Consignee in Florida
Best if Used by: June 09, 2024

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Green Life Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of Baby Arugula Because of Possible Health Risk

June 8, 2024 from FDA:

Green Life Farms is voluntarily recalling one lot of its 4-ounce containers of Baby Arugula because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled products were available for sale at select Publix locations from 5/31/24 and have a sell by date of 6/15/24.

The recall applies only to products marked with Lot #LW15124. The product comes in a 4-ounce, clear plastic package marked with the lot code stamped on the top. Product is dated with a sell by date of 6/15/24.

Consumers who have purchased Baby Arugula marked with the affected lot code are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-213-9603 or by email at info@greenlifefarms.ag.

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Kashrut Alert: Napoli Artichoke Hearts

June 9, 2024 from the Star-K:

Cans of Napoli Artichoke Hearts bear an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. Product was found in a grocery store in Connecticut.

STAR-K does not certify artichoke hearts due to insect infestation. The product should not be used. Corrective action is being taken.

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Appliance Alert: Wolf Wall Ovens

June 6, 2024 from the Star-K:

The Sabbath Mode in the models listed below was not correctly implemented according to STAR-K specifications. Pressing "+" or "-" to adjust the temperature causes a display change on the screen, which is forbidden on Yom Tov.

One may not adjust the temperature of these ovens on Yom Tov, even when in Sabbath Mode. All other Sabbath Mode functions work properly.

This alert does not impact Professional style "M" Series wall ovens with knob controls.

Wolf is aware of the issue and will include a resolution in their next software update.

If you own one of these models, contact the Wolf service department at 800-222-7820 to report the problem. They will arrange a service appointment when the update is ready.

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Nutybite Products Erroneously Labeled Pareve

June 6, 2024 from the COR (Canada):

The following Nutybite products were erroneously labeled using the COR Pareve logo:


These products are KOSHER DAIRY
They are currently only being sold in one store in Concord, Ontario.
Corrective action is being taken.

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Schreiber Foods Cream Cheese recall

May 3, 2024 from the FDA posted June 4, 2024.

Distribution:CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI. Product was also shipped to Puerto Rico.

Schreiber foods has recalled the following `cream cheese products because of potential Salmonella contamination:

  1. Cream Cheese Spread. Keep Refrigerated, packaged under the following brands:
    1. Dunkin, Net Wt 8 oz. (226g), UPC 0 29244-01497 0. Manufactured Exclusively for Dunkin Brands Inc. 130 Royal St. Canton, MA 02021
    2. Happy Farms, Net Wt 8 oz. (226g). UPC 4099100101737, Dist & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL 60510.
    3. Hy Vee, Net Wt 8 oz. (226g), UPC 0 75450-09610 1. Distributed by Hy-Vee Inc. West Des Moines, IA 50266.
    4. Hy Vee, Net Wt 12 oz. (340g), UPC 0 75450-09612 5. Distributed by Hy-Vee Inc. West Des Moines, IA 50266.
    5. Piggly Wiggly, Net Wt 8 oz. (226g), UPC 0 41290-1066 9. Distributed by Piggly Wiggly LLC, Keene NH 03431.
    6. Schnucks, Net Wt 8 oz. (226g). UPC 0 41318-58023 5. Distributed By Schnuck Markets, Inc. St. Louis, MO 63146-6928
    7. Bulk Culinary Cream Cheese Spread, Net Wt. 30 lbs. Manufactured by Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, Wi 54301 l

    Code Information: 1. USE BY SEP 01 2024, USE BY SEP 15 2024 2. SELL BY 09/01/2024, SELL BY 09/08/2024, SELL BY 09/15/2024 3. BEST BY 10/01/24 4. BEST BY 10/01/24 5. BEST BY 10/15/24 6. BEST BY 10/08/24 7. PKD ON APR 16 24

  2. Whipped Cream Cheese Spread. Net Wt 8 oz. (226g) Keep Refrigerated, packaged under the following brands:
    1. Dutch Farms, Net, UPC 0 919145-67990 1. Distribured By: Dutch Farms, Chicago, IL 60628.
    2. Fareway, UPC 0 21333-83051 5. Packed for Fareway Store, Inc. Boone, Iowa 50036. 3
    3. Happy Farms, UPC 4099100101881, Dist & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL 60510 4. Hy Vee , UPC 0 75450-09613 2. Distributed by Hy-Vee Inc. West Des Moines, IA 50266.
    4. Kroger, UPC 0 11110-58088 7. Distributed By The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
    5. Our Family, UPC 0 70253-50994 0. Distributed by Pique Brands, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI 49518.
    6. Schnuck, UPC 0 41318-58005 1. Distributed By Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, MO 63146-6928.

    Code Info1. EXP 14 AUG 24, EXP 17 AUG 24. 2. USE BY SEP 03 24, USE BY SEP 13 24, USE BY SEP 21 24. 3. SELL BY 08/30/2024, SELL BY 08/31/2024, SELL BY 09/01/2024, SELL BY 09/03/2024, SELL BY 09/04/2024. 4. BEST BY 08/07/24, BEST BY 08/14/24. 5. BEST IF USED BY AUG 08 24. 6. BEST BY 08/08/24. 7. BEST BY 08/08/24.

  3. Product description: Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread. Net Wt 8 oz. (226g). Keep Refrigerated, packaged under the following brands:
    1. Fareway, UPC 0 21333-83053 9. Packed for Fareway Store, Inc. Boone, Iowa 50036.
    2. Essential Everyday, UPC 0 41303-00625 2. Distributed By Supervalu Inc., Eden Prairie, MN 55344. 3. Schnuck, UPC 0 41318-58005 1. Distributed By Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, MO 63146-6928.
    3. Hy Vee, UPC 0 75450-09606 4. Distributed By Hy-Vee Inc. West Des Moines, IA 50266. 5. Our Family, UPC 0 70253-50100 5. Distributed By Pique Brands, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI 49518.

    Code Information:1. USE BY SEP 13 24, USE BY SEP 22 24, USE BY SEP 01 24 2. BEST BY 09/01/24 3. BEST BY 08/08/24 4. BEST BY 09/13/24, BEST BY 09/22/24 5. BEST BY 09/01/24

  4. Product DescriptionL Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread, Net Wt 8 oz. (226g). Keep Refrigerated, packaged under the following brands:
    1. Fareway, UPC 0 21333-83052 2. Packed for Fareway Store, Inc. Boone, Iowa 50036.
    2. Happy Farms, UPC 4099100 101744, Dist & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL 60510.
    3. Hy Vee, UPC 0 75450-09616 3. Distributed by Hy-Vee Inc. West Des Moines, IA 50266.
    4. Schnuck, UPC 0 41318-58007 5. Distributed By Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, MO 63146-6928.

    Code Information: 1. USE BY SEP 08 24 2. SELL BY 09/08/2024, SELL BY 09/15/2024 3. BEST BY 09/08/24 4. BEST BY 09/08/24

  5. Product Description: Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Spread, Net Wt. 8 oz. (226g). Keep Refrigerated, packaged under the following brands:
    1. Fareway, UPC 0 21333-83066 9. Packed for Fareway Store, Inc. Boone, Iowa 50036.
    2. Happy Farms, UPC 4099100 101751. Dist & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL 60510.
    3. Hy Vee, UPC 0 75450-09607 1. Distributed by Hy-Vee Inc. West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Code Information: 1. USE BY SEP 13 24 2. SELL BY 09/13/2024, SELL BY 09/22/2024 3. BEST BY 09/22/24

  6. Product Description:Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread, Net Wt. 8 oz. (226g). Keep Refrigerated, packaged under the brand Essential Everyday, UPC 0 41303-04876 4. Distributed By UNFI, Providence, RI 02908.

    Code Information: EST BY 09/19/24

  7. Product Description: Variety Tray Chive Onion (UPC 4099100 101751), Strawberry (UPC 4099100 101744), and Plain Cream Cheese Spread (UPC 4099100 101737), each container Net Wt. 8 oz. (226g). Keep Refrigerated, packaged under the brand Happy Farms, UPC . Dist & Sold Exclusively by Aldi, Batavia, IL 60510.

    Code Information:Warehouse Level Codes only - Not consumer facing SELL BY 07/19/2024CH SELL BY 08/02/2024CH SELL BY 08/04/2024CH SELL BY 08/09/2024CH SELL BY 08/17/2024CH SELL BY 08/23/2024CH¿ SELL BY 08/25/2024CH Consumer Facing Codes: Chive & Onion SELL BY 09/13/2024 SELL BY 09/22/2024 Plain SELL BY 09/01/2024 SELL BY 09/08/2024 SELL BY 09/15/2024 Strawberry SELL BY 09/08/2024 SELL BY 09/15/2024 l

  8. Product Description:Ranch Garlic Cream Cheese Spread, Net Wt. 5 lbs. Manufactured By Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI 54301.

    Code Information: EXP Aug 15 24

Aldi list is here


Recall_Supplier Recalls Impact Two Hy-Vee Products Third-Party Manufacturers Alert Retailer of Potential for Contamination; No Illnesses Reported

May 6, 2024 from the FDA:

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread out of an abundance of caution due to the potential for contamination with Salmonella.

These products are manufactured at different third-party facilities around the Midwest and are sold under HyVee’s private label and bulk packaging programs. The manufacturers of these products notified Hy-Vee of the potential issue and out of an abundance of caution Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling these specific products. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of any of these products.

The affected products were distributed to Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore and Dollar Fresh Market locations – as well as Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh convenience stores – across the company’s eight-state region of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The recalled products are labeled as outlined below.

No other varieties of Hy-Vee Cream Cheese or bulk-packaged items are affected by this voluntary recall.

UPC:

Product and Size:

Use By/Best By:

Lot Number:

0075450096132 Hy-Vee Whipped Cream Cheese Spread – 8 oz. 8/7/2024; 8/14/2024 N/A
0075450096120 Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread – 12 oz. 10/1/2024 N/A
0075450486740 Hy-Vee To Go Cookies & Cream Mix – 4 oz. 12/5/2024 24073
0075450486740 Hy-Vee To Go Cookies & Cream Mix – 4 oz. 12/1/2024 24101
0075450486740 Hy-Vee To Go Cookies & Cream Mix – 4 oz. 12/5/2024 24117
0075450486730 Hy-Vee Cookies & Cream Mix – 16 oz. 12/5/2024 24073
0075450486730 Hy-Vee Cookies & Cream Mix – 16 oz. 12/1/2024 24101
0075450486730 Hy-Vee Cookies & Cream Mix – 16 oz. 12/5/2024 24117
Hy-Vee has voluntarily removed all affected items listed above from its shelves. Customers who purchased the product should dispose of the product or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives at (800) 772-4098 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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


Schnucks Recalls Three Cheese Spreads

May 4, 2024 from the Schnucks:

Schnucks Recalls Three Cheese Spreads

Products recalled for possible Salmonella contamination Schnuck Markets Inc. is recalling three of its cheese spreads for possible Salmonella contamination.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:


Affected products may be returned to the nearest Schnucks store for a full refund or exchange. Customers with questions may contact the Schnucks Customer Care team at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

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UBC Food Distributors Recalls Baraka Brand Ground Black Pepper Spice Because of Possible Health Risk Announcement

June 3, 2024 from FDA:

UBC Food Distributors in Dearborn Michigan is recalling the Ground Black Pepper under the Baraka brand name in 7oz plastic containers 7oz * 10 With UPC code 8 22514 26626 6 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled "black pepper" were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic package marked with expiration date of January 2026 on the back of the label.

The potential for contamination was noted after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) notified us of the contamination based on a routine state surveillance sample collected by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets that tested positive for Salmonella the presence of Salmonella in some 7 ounce packages of Ground Black Pepper.

Consumers who have purchased 7-ounce container of ground black pepper are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 313-846-8117 Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm.

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Abundant Life Gluten Free Mixes Recalled For Gluten

May 30, 2024 from Food Poisoning Bulletin:

"Abundant Life Gluten Free mixes are being recalled because they contain gluten that is not declared on the product label as required by law. Anyone who is allergic to gluten or who has celiac disease could have a serious reaction if they eat this product. This recall was posted on the FDA’s Enforcement Reports page, and not the regular recall page, so there is no mention about whether or not any adverse reactions have been reported to the company to date. The recalling firm is BooKoo Foods LLC of Lancaster, Virginia.

"These products were distributed to a distribution center in Minnesota and also in Washington state. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the package size, manufacturer lot number, and UPC number at the FDA web site.

"The recalled products are all Abundant Life brand. They include Abundant Life Foods brand Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix, Gluten Free Basic Muffin Mix, Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Mix, Gluten Free Assorted Muffin Mix, and Gluten Free Butter Vanilla Icing Mix, among others.

"If you purchased any of these items and you cannot consume gluten, do not eat them. You can throw these products away in a secure trash can, or you can take them back to the store where you bought them for a full refund.

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Tree Nut Allergy Recall: Hannaford recalls Indulgent Trail Mix at select stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts due to mislabeling

June 4, 2024 from the Hannaford:

Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling its private brand Indulgent Trail Mix sold at select stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts due to mislabeling.

The 12 oz. packages of Indulgent Trail Mix, purchased between November 1, 2023 and June 3, 2024, may be missing the “tree nut allergen (almonds)” specification on its label. The sell-by date is October 1, 2024.

A complete list of impacted stores is available is available is here

Customers should check their storage areas for this product and not eat the product. The items may be returned to your local Hannaford for a full refund. There have been no reports of illness or injury. All impacted products have been removed from sale.

For more information or to answer any questions you may have, please contact your local Hannaford or Consumer Relations at 1-800-213-9040.

Recall Details:
Product Name: Hannaford Indulgent Trail Mix
Product Size: 12 oz.
Recalled UPC #: 04126820417
Lot #: 3277 D19 13:54
Expiration Date: October 1, 2024

Reason for Recall: Product is being recalled due to potential undeclared “tree nut allergen (almonds)” call out on the label.
Product Location: Grocery – Snack Aisle
Additional Notes: Product may have been purchased between November 1, 2023 and June 3, 2024.

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Kashrut Alert: Tom's Incredible Ice Cream, Phoenix , AZ

June 4, 2024 from the Phoenix Vaad:

We are sorry to inform you that Tom's Incredible Ice Cream is going out of business and, effective immediately, is no longer certified by the Vaad. We wish them well in all future endeavors."

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