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Chukar Cherries Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 7.5 Oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries Pouches

November 16, 2018 from the FDA:

Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries because they may contain undeclared milk.
The 7.5oz amaretto rainier chocolate cherries were distributed in AK, AZ, CA, CO, MD, ME, MT, OR, UT, WA, and WY through retail stores. The product is sold in plastic pouches, UPC 0 11261 22307 7, and a Best By date of 09/2019 is found underneath the UPC code on the back side of the package.
One allergic reaction has been reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.
Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk should not consume this product with the affected Best By date of 09/2019. Consumers who have questions or have purchased pouches with the lot code above may contact Chukar Cherries at 1-509-786-2055 from 8am to 5pm PDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6633

The Pictsweet Company Recalls 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears due to Potential for Listeria Monocytogenes

November 13, 2018 from the FDA:

The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects only Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears identified by UPC code 0 70560 97799 9 with production codes beginning with the following six digits: 2138XD and a “BEST BY AUG 1, 2020.” A photo of the package is included with this release. The following information is printed on the back panel of each package (bag) as shown below.


The states in which the product was distributed are as follows: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The company initiated this recall after it was notified by the manufacturer that product suspected of containing Listeria monocytogenes was inadvertently shipped to The Pictsweet Company.
Consumers who have purchased Pictsweet Farms 8 ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears with the code listed above may contact our consumer affairs line at 1-800-527-0986 from 9am to 5pm Central Standard Time, Monday – Friday or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6632

Mexican kashrus alert on Nopalia Churritos

October 9, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

Los churritos de la marca Nopalia temporalmente no cuentan con nuestra supervisión aún portando nuestro logo.

Translated by Google Translate: Nopalia Churritos temporarily do not have KMD supervision even carrying the KMD logo

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6631

South African Kosher FAQ and Kosher Alerts:
King Cone ice creams
Dairymaid Mega ice creams
Wedgwood nougats
Thrive high protein multigrain cereal

November 2, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:


We confirm that these companies have been notified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6630

Kosher Advisory Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping

November 8, 2018 from the OU:

Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping, Knouse Foods, Biglerville, PA is missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients panel. Some 9.5 lb. pails of this product were labeled with an OU symbol, without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6629

Kosher Alerts Cheshni Foods

November 9, 2018 - From the Star-K:
Black olives, tea biscuits and other products distributed by Cheshni Foods, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, bear an unuthorized STAR-K symbol. Corrective measures are being taken.


Kosher Alerts Cheshni Black Olives, Apricots, Figs & Dates

November 1, 2018 - From the OU:

Cheshni Black Olives, Cheshni Foods LLC have an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Cheshni product. Some Cheshni Black Olives jars and bags of dried apricots, figs and dates are labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6619

Kashrus alert - Carrington Farms MCT Oil Powder

November 9, 2018 from the Star-K:

Carrington Farms brand MCT Oil Powder bears an unauthorized STAR-K. This DAIRY product is not certified by STAR-K or STAR-D. Corrective action is being taken.

Ed. note: This product is being sold at Walmart.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6628

Kashrus alert - Molino Nicoli

November 7, 2018 from the Star-K:

Please be advised that various products from Molino Nicoli, Italy, including polenta, cereal, granola bars, and a dairy chocolate snack are labeled with an unauthorized STAR-K. These products are not certified. They are being distributed in Europe and Israel. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6627

Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow Cake Mixes Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

November 5, 2018 from the FDA:

Conagra Brands is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by CDC and FDA. While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified (Classic White) and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abundance of caution.

Several of the individuals reported consuming a cake mix at some point prior to becoming ill, and some may have also consumed these products raw and not baked. Consumers are reminded not to consume any raw batter. Cake mixes and batter can be made with ingredients such as eggs or flour which can carry risks of bacteria that are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw batter products, to follow baking instructions, and to never eat raw batter.

Product Description & BrandProduct UPCBest If Used By Date
(located on top of box)
Duncan Hines Classic White Cake 15.25oz.644209307500MAR 7 2019
MAR 8 2019
MAR 9 2019
MAR 10 2019
MAR 12 2019
MAR 13 2019
Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake 15.25oz.644209307494MAR 9 2019
MAR 10 2019
MAR 12 2019
MAR 13 2019
Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake 15.25oz.644209307593MAR 7 2019
MAR 8 2019
MAR 9 2019
Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake 15.25oz.644209414550MAR 12 2019
MAR 13 2019

Consumers who have purchased these items are advised not to consume them and to return them to the store where originally purchased. Conagra Brands is cooperating with the FDA on this recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Care team at 1-888-299-7646, open 9 am through 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday or visit www.duncanhines.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6625

Canadian Kosher Alert: Aliments Alibaba and Aliments Chipotle

November 5, 2018 - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that the following products:
VEGAN HARISSA, CHIPOTLE CHILI and VEGAN CHILACA
made for ALIMENTS ALI BABA and CHIPOTLE FOODS have been inadvertantly mislabeled with an MK symbol. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6624
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