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Kashrus Advisory Lin's Kosher Chinese Kitchen, Manville, NJ

March 29, 2018 from the OK:

Lin's Kosher Chinese Kitchen, 244 S. Main Street, Manville NJ 08835:
Please be advised that Lin's Kosher Chinese Kitchen at 244 S. Main Street, Manville NJ has decided to discontinue kosher certification. Today (March 29, 2018) is the final day under kosher supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6300

Kosher Advisory 365 Frozen Berry Mix

March 28, 2018 from the OU:

65 Frozen Berry Blend bears an OU symbol. Please note that this berry blend contains blackberries. The berries were inspected per FDA regulations. FDA regulations are not necessarily consistent with OU kosher standards. Pursuant to OU kosher standards, blackberries should be checked for tolayim and may be consumed under certain conditions. To learn more, please contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241.

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Kashrut alert on Traverse City Whiskey Co

March 26, 2018 - The following information is from the cRc:

Please be advised that effective immediately, Traverse City Whiskey Co., Traverse City, MI, is no longer certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council. This includes all Traverse City Whiskey Co. products. Only products purchased before March 26, 2018, are certified kosher when bearing a cRc logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6297

OK Kosher has discontinued kosher certification of Elegant Event Los Angeles, CA

March 23, 2018 from the OK:

Please be advised that As of March 22nd 2018, OK Kosher has discontinued kosher certification of Elegant Event (9030 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6296

eBars Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens

March 26, 2018 from the FDA:

eBars LLC of Franklin, Tenn. is issuing a voluntary recall on its line of products that may contain undeclared peanut and/or almond allergens.
The “Use By” dates showing between June 21, 2017 through July 18, 2018 including: MAN, WOMAN, TRIM Cocoa Raspberry, TRIM Cocoa Almond, RUN Cocoa Almond, RUN Cocoa Raspberry, FOCUS Chocolate Peanut, FOCUS 4 KIDS, GOLF Chocolate Almond, GOLF Cocoa Raspberry, HEAL Chocolate Peanut, FIT Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry.
As part of its quality control review process, eBars discovered that MAN, WOMAN, TRIM, RUN Cocoa Raspberry, RUN Cocoa Almond, GOLF Cocoa Almond, GOLF Cocoa Raspberry, referenced above may contain undisclosed peanut allergens. Furthermore, all the LOT#’s of FOCUS Chocolate Peanut, HEAL Chocolate Peanut, FIT Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry, may contain undisclosed almond. Additionally, the FOCUS 4 Kids Bars may contain undisclosed peanut and/or almond. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. a,br>The bars listed above were distributed through Whole Foods in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and through Kroger in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. They were also distributed nationwide through ebars.com website.
The expanded recall was initiated after eBars’ quality control team discovered this issue at their manufacturing facility. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem may have arisen from a supplier whose raw ingredients tested positive for amounts of undeclared peanut and/or almonds. Consumers who are affected by this recall are urged to return the products to eBars or to the store in which they purchased the products, for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm CST, at 1-888-231-3227 or info@ebars.com.

A full list of recalled products caan be found here

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King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Coconut Flour (16 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk

March 23, 2018 from the FDA:

King Arthur Flour Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity (6,300 cases) of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.), after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.).
The recalled Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide.
The only product affected by the recall is Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) with Best If Used By Dates of 10/25/2018 LOT: CF22017E and 12/04/2018, LOT: CF22017E which can be found on the back of the pouch, near the bottom of the panel. UPC: 0 71012 10702 5
Consumers who have any of these affected products should not consume them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.
Other Best If Used By Dates and LOTS are not affected by this recall. There have been no reports of any injuries or illnesses associated with this recall.
King Arthur Flour issued a voluntary recall for Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.). King Arthur Flour has commenced an investigation as to the source of the problem in the Supply Chain.
This information can be found online at kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall. Customers with any questions regarding this recall or King Arthur Flour products are encouraged to call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866.797.9178.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6294

Kosher Alert Health Wise Protein Crisps

March 22, 2018 from the OU:

Health Wise Barbecue Protein Crisps; Ranch Protein Crisps, Nutritional Resources Inc., Grovetown GA are missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Health Wise Barbecue Protein Crisps and Health Wise Ranch Protein Crisps as OU-D products. These products contain dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some bags were printed with an OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Kashrut Alert - Quality Tea Co.

March 22, 2018 from the OK:

Quality Tea, Quality Tea Co., Novato, CA 94949 has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL:
Quality Tea Co. is selling loose leaf tea products bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. This company is NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

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Revised Canadian Kosher Alert: Delieuze Harissa (Red Peppers)

March 22, 2018, - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that HARISSA (RED PEPPERS) DELIEUZE BRAND are kosher for Passover. However, they bear an unauthorized MK symbol and were produced without MK supervision. Corrective action has been taken.

From the MK: The batch of Harissa was produced under the supervision of Rabbi Wolf from Amsterdam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6284

Chris’s Cookies Recalls Chocolate Chip Cookies Due to Undeclared Peanuts

March 16, 2018 from the FDA:

Chris’s Cookies has recalled one lot of its Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookie 12 Oz (340g) Bags (Barcode#: 0068 0752) after a report that Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies were discovered in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bag, and therefore the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product.
The recalled product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in ONLY the following states: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, Northern Virginia, PA, RI, VT and Washington D.C. The affected products are stickered on the side of the bag with Lot CODE: 2060 and date codes SELL BY 031218 through 031818
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a bag labeled as Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookies instead contained Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. While there is a warning statement on the label that the product may contain traces of peanuts, “peanuts” is not listed as an ingredient.
No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date. All of the affected Chocolate Chip Cookies have been removed from sale and destroyed. Consumers, who have purchased the affected product and have a peanut allergy, please do not eat it. Discard the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact the company at 201-288-8881 with any questions, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT.

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