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British Kashrut Alert - Cow & Gate Baby Rice now Dairy

October 26, 2018: From the London Beth Din:
Cow & Gate Baby Rice listed as approved Parev on page p.23 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2018 is now approved DAIRY.
Cow & Gate Cereal Tropical Fruit and Cow & Gate Porridge Banana Multigrain previously Parev are now also approved Dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6612

Shirley’s Cookie Company In. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in "Chocolate Whoopie Pie

October 24, 2018 from the FDA:

Shirley’s Cookie Company Inc. of Claysburg, PA, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of "Chocolate Whoopie Pie" because they may contain undeclared peanuts.
The recalled "Chocolate Whoopie Pie" were distributed to Weis Markets Headquarters (Address Below) on September 14, 2018. The affected 55 cases/660 units of "Chocolate Whoopie Pie" has a batch code of 227256 and freezer sell by 9/1/19.

The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package marked with a wrap around Weis Label with a UPC of 4149710692.
Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of "Chocolate Whoopie Pie" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 814-239-2208, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm EST

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6611

Kashrus Alert - Kodiak Cakes Muffin Mix

October 23, 2018 from the OK:

Kodiak Cakes Power Bake Protein Packed Muffin Mix Double Dark Chocolate, Kodiak Cakes, Park City, UT 84098 has an mistaken Use of OK Pareve Symbol:
Kodiak Cakes Power Bake Protein Muffin Mix Double Dark Chocolate of Kodiak Cakes Park City, UT 84098 bears a plain OK symbol instead of the required OKD. This product contains dairy as stated in the allergen warning, and is certified kosher dairy. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6609

Kosher Alert: Natrel, Sealtest & Northumberland- Unauthorized COR

October 26, 2018 - From the COR:

Natrel, Sealtest & Northumberland Sour Creams have an unauthorized Use of COR Symbol:

The following products are unauthorized even when bearing a COR 76 symbol:

Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6610

Kashrus alert on Vera's Kosher Cusine

October 22 2018 from the COR Detroit:

VERA’S KOSHER CUISINE is no longer under K-COR supervision. (This is not due to any Kashrus violations or issues.)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6606

Chadosh information on GOLD MEDAL BREAD FLOUR and GOLD MEDAL ALL PUROSE FLOUR from the KC mill

October 23, 2018 from the COR Detroit:

GOLD MEDAL BREAD FLOUR and GOLD MEDAL ALL PUROSE FLOUR from the KC mill, in all sizes of bags, are both made from winter wheat and are always Yoshon. [This is an update to the information in Rabbi Herman’s Guide to Chodosh.] The KC mill is indicated by the letters KC after the year in the second line of the code on top of the bag. [For those makpid on malt, the cut-off date code is 25 JUN 2020.] Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flour, even from KC mill, is Yoshon only if the date code is prior to 1 FEB 2019.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6608

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

October 23, 2018 from Manufacturing.net:

"Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states."
"The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited quantities with "a simpler, updated recipe." The company says production was moved to a "trusted and tested Kellogg-owned facility that has been reliably producing cereal for decades."
"The recall was issued in June. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at least 30 of the people infected in the outbreak were hospitalized."


Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

June 15, 2018 from CDC:
CDC has expanded its advice. Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or with any “best if used by” date.

June 14, 2018 - FDA:

Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.
Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses.
The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

Description (Retail)UPC CodeSizeBEST If Used By Date
Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.)380003910315.3 ozJUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019
Honey Smacks380001481023 oz JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6487

Kashrus alert - Kingston Cocoa Grinder

October 23, 2018 from the Star-K:

Kingston Cocoa Grinder, located at 227 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, New York, is no longer certified by STAR-K.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6607

Kashrus alert on various BREADS & BUNS

October 22 2018 from the COR Detroit:

BREADS & BUNS from many national and major brands [such as Arnold, Beefsteak, Bimbo, Brownberry, Bunny, Freihofer’s, Sara Lee and others] have Kosher certification on some products. Consumers should be aware that in most cases, only some varieties are certified, while others are not and do not bear any Kosher marking. In addition, some companies have many plants, of which some have reliable certification, and others may have an unreliable certification or none at all. Consequently, even the same type of bread may have reliable certification on some packages, and on other packages have unreliable or no certification. It is important to always check every package label for a reliable certification symbol.


Kashrus alert on various Sara Lee Bread products

December 25 2017 from Kof-K:

Sara Lee Corporation has chosen to no longer have kosher certification on the following products:


This is in no way in a result of any infraction or violation and the company is in good standing with KOF-K.

Ed. note: You can contact Bimbo Bakeries the manufacturer of Sara Lee Bread at 1-800-984-0989.


Kashrus alert on Sara Lee Breads

October 26, 2017- from the the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:

Sara Lee: A number of Sara Lee Bread products will be discontinuing their certification. Please check the packaging before purchasing. If you want these products re-certified please call Sara Lee and let them know: 800-984-0989

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6110

Kosher Alert Sera Pickled Mixed Vegetables in Brine

October 22, from the OU:

Sera Pickled Mixed Vegetables in Brine, Korhan Pazarlama Vedis, Turkey has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Sera Pickled Mixed Vegetables in Brine. Some jars were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6604
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