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Kashrus Alert - Hippocrates Health Institute

January 28, 2019 - from the OK:

Hippocrates Health Institute, 1466 Hippocrates Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 is no Longer Certified.
Please be notified that as of January 28th 2019, Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6718

Kosher Alert Noosa Yoghurt

January 11 2019 from the OU:

All Noosa Yoghurt, Noosa Yoghurt, Bellvue CO
The Orthodox Union will no longer certify Noosa Yoghurts due to a recent change in ingredients. Noosa Yoghurts with the OU symbol are certified by the Orthodox Union and Noosa Yoghurts without the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Over the next few weeks, it is possible that both the OU certified and non-OU certified products will be in the marketplace at the same time. Consumers of OU products should check carefully to make sure the Noosa Yoghurts have the OU symbol.

Ed. note: January 28, 2019 Non-kosher Noosa Yogurts are now being sold. Consumers who had purhased these products and wish that they would regain kosher certification can contact Noosa at 844-800-GDAY or info@noosayoghurt.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6699

Mexican Kashrus Alert on Dunkin Donuts

January 27 2019 from One Kosher Twitter Feed:

De momento, desde hoy sábado 26, Dunkin’ Donuts no cuenta con supervisión hasta que se afinen algunos cambios en su proceso de fabricación. Agradecemos su paciencia.

Translated by Microsoft: For now, from today Saturday 26, Dunkin' Donuts is not supervised until some changes in its manufacturing process are sharpened. We appreciate your patience.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6717

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. Recalls Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums Because They May Be Contaminted with Listeria Monocytogenes

January 24 2019 from FDA:

ac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,727 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1,207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums were distributed in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia through small retail establishments and the following select retail stores:

Retail Stores States Product
ALDI Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Nectarines, Peaches, Plums
Costco California Nectarines
Fairway Market New York Nectarines, Peaches
Hannaford Maine Peaches
Market Basket Massachusetts Nectarines, Peaches
Walmart Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Nectarines (MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV), Peaches (KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WV)

The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304. The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the packing house which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at compliance@jacvandenberg.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6716

SL: Recall of Thrive Market Nut Butters Due to Potential Health Risk

January 24 2019 from FDA:

Thrive Market, Inc, is recalling all unexpired lots of the Thrive Market-branded nut butters listed below (“Product(s)”) due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. On January 21, 2019, one of our suppliers notified us that it was issuing a recall of all nut butters it has manufactured since January 2018 because of a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes in recent lots. Because the safety of our members is our absolute priority, we are expanding on our supplier’s recall and are voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of all Thrive Market-branded nut butters manufactured by this supplier.
The Products were distributed nationwide via Thrive Market’s ecommerce subscription service to its members, as well as other online retailers.
Specifically, the affected Products are as follows:


Product Name
SizeSKU/UPCLot Numbers
Thrive Market Organic Creamy
Almond Butter
16 oz671635704757All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Non-GMO
Creamy Almond Butter
16 oz671635704733All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Crunchy
Almond Butter
16 oz671635704764All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Non-GMO
Crunchy Almond Butter
16 oz.671635704740All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Crunchy
Peanut Butter
16 oz.671635704788All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Creamy
Peanut Butter
16 oz.671635704771All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Sesame Tahini16 oz.671635704795All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Creamy Cashew
Butter
16 oz.671635704801All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Organic Coconut
Butter
16 oz.671635704818All unexpired
Lots
Thrive Market Sunflower Butter16 oz.671635704825All unexpired
Lots

The “Best By” date and Lot code can be found on the jar above or below the label as follows:

Consumers with additional questions can visit the Recall Information FAQ webpage or contact Thrive Market Member Services Team by emailing help@thrivemarket.com

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6715

Mexican kashrus information on La panadería de Superama Fuentes (Tecamachalco)

January 25, 2019 from KMD Mexico:

A partir del domingo 27 de Enero los productos elaborados en la panadería de Superama Fuentes (Tecamachalco) ubicada en Av. de Las Fuentes #174, Lomas de Tecamachalco, C.P. 53950, Naucalpan, Edo. de Mex. vuelve a contar con nuestra supervisión como Kosher Parve Mehadrin
Nota: Nuestra supervisión incluye lo elaborado en esta sucursal así como la sucursal de Superama Lomas Anáhuac (Puente Roto) exclusivamente.

Translated by Google Translate: From Sunday, January 27, the products made in the bakery of Superama Fuentes (Tecamachalco) located at Av. de Las Fuentes # 174, Lomas de Tecamachalco, C.P. 53950, Naucalpan, Edo. of Mex. Go back to our supervision as Kosher Parve Mehadrin
Note: Our supervision includes the elaboration in this branch as well as the branch of Superama Lomas Anáhuac (Puente Roto) exclusively.


Mexican kashrus alert on La panadería de Superama Fuentes (Tecamachalco)

January 19, 2019 from KMD Mexico:

La panadería de Superama Fuentes (Tecamachalco) ubicada en Av. de las Fuentes # 174, Col. Lomas de Tecamachalco, C.P. 53950, Naucalpan, Edo. de Mex.
A partir de hoy sábado 19 de Enero, deja de contar con Supervisión Kosher temporalmente por motivo de Kashrut hasta nuevo aviso

Translated by Google Translate: The bakery of Superama Fuentes (Tecamachalco) located in Av. De las Fuentes # 174, Col. Lomas de Tecamachalco, C.P. 53950, Naucalpan, Edo. of Mex.
Starting today Saturday January 19, stop having Kosher Supervision temporarily because of Kashrut until new notice.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6708

CHODOSH Update on Lieber's products

January 24, 2019 from from Mrs. Rosskamm, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman20@gmail.com

Original List:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6714

Updated Information on kosher breads

January 24, 2019 - from the Kof-K: After an overwhelming response from consumers Bimbo USA has decided to remain kosher on many of the items that were slated for decertification.

December 31, 2018 - The following information is from the COR Detroit
BIMBO BAKERIES, owner of many brands of bread and buns, including ARNOLD, BEEFSTEAK, BIMBO, BROWNBERRY, FREIHOFER’S, OROWEAT, SARA LEE, STROEHMANN and others, plus many regional supermarket / private label brands, has made a decision to remove Kosher certification from many of its products, in order to have the flexibility to produce them on non-certified factory lines. Therefore, many products that in the past bore the OU or Kof-K symbol no longer do, or will stop certification at some point in the future. Every package should be carefully checked for the symbol on every purchase. Consumers can voice their concerns to Bimbo at 800-984-0989.
No changes are planned at this time for Thomas and Entenmann’s products, or for Arnold Rye Bread and Levy’s Rye Bread. They continue to be certified as in the past, when bearing the OU symbol.


November 28, 2018 - The following information is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6648

Satur Farms Baby Spinach and Mesclun Recall Because of Possible Health Risk

January 23, 2019 from FDA:

Satur Farms, 3705 Alvah's Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935 is voluntarily recalling Baby Spinach and Mesclun with the specific lot numbers listed below because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The following product was distributed in New York and Florida through retail stores.

Retail product is packed in plastic clamshell containers with Satur Farms brand name: 5 oz, 10 oz, 16 oz
Food service product is packed in sealed poly bags: 2-1/2 lbs, 3#, 4#, 4 x 2.5#, 4 x 3#


The voluntary recall is being initiated following routine sampling by Florida Department of Agriculture and New York State Department of Agriculture and markets. Consumers who have purchase Satur Farms products with these lot numbers are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Satur Farms requests all consignees (wholesalers and retailers) to hold and discontinue selling their existing stock of this product. Please contact Satur Farms at telephone # 631-734-4219 and ask for Paulette Satur for instructions regarding returning or destroying any remaining inventories of the recalled products you may have. If you have redistributed or sold this product to other retailers, please notify your clients as to the status of this product and whom they may contact for further information at Satur Farms. info@saturfarms.com or 631-734-4219. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6713

General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour

January 23, 2019 from FDA:

General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of Salmonella which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product.
This recall only affects this one date code of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour five-pound bags. All other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall.
Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by this recall. Consumers who have had to discard products covered by this recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visit www.generalmills.com/flour.
This voluntary recall includes the following code date currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6712
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