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Publix Voluntarily Recalls Private Label Egg Custard Pie That May Contain Coconut Pie

November 21, 2023 from the FDA:

Publix Super Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall on specific batches of private label Egg Custard Pie purchased Publix stores in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties between Octo. 20, 2023, and Nov. 16, 2023, that may contain an undeclared coconut allergen:



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Egg Custard Pie 4141537891 10/20/2023 – 11/16/2023

The Egg Custard Pie package may contain a coconut pie. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut may run the risk of serious life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our customer care department toll-free at 1-800-242-1227 or visit the website at publix.com

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8700

Star-K PSA - Kosher Food Delivery Services

November 20, 2023 from the Star-K:

Consumers should note that when using a delivery service to deliver kosher food from a STAR-K or STAR-D certified establishment – whether through the establishment's delivery driver or through a third party (e.g., Uber Eats, GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates) – they should carefully check that the delivered food has kosher seals that:

Stores are required to affix approved kosher seals on all delivery orders.

Consumers must reject an order whenever the kosher seal is missing or broken.


Neither the STAR-K establishment nor STAR-K has any control over third-party services. The delivery service reserves the right to use another location within the same chain to fulfill the delivery order.

Thus, for example, an order from one of the two kosher Dunkin' stores in Pikesville (located at 7002-A and 1508 Reisterstown Road) could actually be fulfilled from the non-kosher Dunkin' nearby, which sells bacon and other non-kosher items. Orders from the certified Dunkin' store will bear a seal with the kosher logo and the store's address.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Please refer to the article, "Delivery and Ride Apps" about the halachos involved in using food delivery services.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8699

COR Kosher Alert: Sardo Seasoned Artichoke Hearts Not Kosher

November 17, 2023 from the COR Canada:

This product bears a COR 77 symbol in error. This product is NOT KOSHER.
Corrective action is being taken.

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HMC Farms Voluntarily Recalls Whole Peaches, Plums and Nectarines Sold at Retail Stores in 2022 and 2023 Because of Possible Health Risk

November 17, 2023 from the FDA:

The HMC Group Marketing, Inc., which does business as HMC Farms, is voluntarily recalling peaches, plums and nectarines sold in retail stores between May 1 and November 15, 2022 and between May 1 and November 15, 2023. The fruit is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,.

The recalled fruit was distributed nationwide and sold at retail stores as individual pieces of fruit bearing PLU stickers (see photos) or in consumer packaging (also shown in the attached photos) AND sold at retail between May 1 and November 15, 2022 and between May 1 and November 15, 2023.

This recall includes only conventionally grown fruit – no organic fruit is being recalled. Peaches, plums, and nectarines currently available for sale at retail stores are not included in this recall.

Consumers: Although the recalled fruit is no longer available in retail stores, consumers may have frozen the recalled fruit at home for later use. Consumers are urged to check their freezers for the recalled fruit, not consume it, and discard it. Consumers with further questions can contact the company’s consumer information desk at 844-483-3867, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Canadian Health Alert: Various brands of Fresh Cut Fruit recalled due to Salmonella

November 18, 2023 from the CFIA:

Fresh Cut Fruit under many brand names has veen recalled because of Microbial Contamination - Salmonella
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Possibly other provinces and territories

The full list of products is here.

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Canadian Allergy Alert: PC brand Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins recalled due to undeclared almonds

November 16, 2023 from the CFIA:

PC Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins have been recalled because of a food - Allergen - Tree nut
What to do: Do not consume recalled products to which you are allergic or sensitive.







Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins

908 g

0 60383 98203 4

Best Before 2024 JL 08

The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace because it may contain almonds which are not declared on the label.

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Israeli Kashrus Alert Grapeade Arizona Tea

November 15, 2023 from the Kof-K

Grapeade Arizona Tea is being sold in Israel with an added lable bearing the Kof-K kosher symbol. This product is not kosher and is not certified by the Kof-K

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8693

Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company Recalls Cantaloupe Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

November 14, 2023: From the FDA

Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company, located in Oklahoma City, OK, has initiated a voluntary recall of all fresh-cut cantaloupe products listed below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella,

Due to the 11/8/2023 recall of fresh, whole cantaloupes by Sophia Foods, LLC (DBA Trufresh) of Nogales, AZ, in response to a notification by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Salmonella, Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company is issuing this recall. Cantaloupes recalled by Sophia Foods LLC were used as a raw material in Vinyard cantaloupe products listed here.

Consumers may obtain additional information by calling Jennifer Vogler at 1-405-639-2451, Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM CST.

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Israeli Food Safety Alert: Eurocize Dairy spread with milk and vegetable fat

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Grandy Organics Cancels Recall of Gluten Free Honey Oat Granola. Third Party Laboratory Error Resulted in Falsley Identifying Presence of Coconut

November 9, 2023: From the FDA

Grandy Organics, makers of organic granolas, nuts and trail mixes based in the rural town of Hiram, Maine, announced today that they have retracted their recall of Gluten Free Honey Oat Granola that was publicized over the weekend. After proper testing and cooperation with the FDA, all Grandy Organics products, including Gluten Free Honey Oat Granola, are proven safe to consume.

Grandy Organics provided repacked samples of the product to the potential distributor who in turn had it tested at their labs for their own Quality Assurance records. Friday November 3rd the distributor informed Grandy Organics that traces of coconut were discovered at 6 parts per million in the Gluten Free Honey Oat sample they were given. Because coconut is a dangerous allergen, Grandy moved quickly.

Concurrently, Grandy sent two additional batches of product out for testing to confirm there was no further contamination. What they learned from the third-party lab was incredible: There are known cross-reactivity events with certain ingredients that can cause a false positive when testing for the coconut allergen. Lab technicians are, in fact, trained to use a different testing procedure when these ingredients are present. Once the correct procedures were run, Grandy was notified that all products sent for testing were, in fact, free of allergens, as is stated on Grandy’s packaging.

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