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Funky Chunky, Llc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree-Nut in 10 Oz. Nutty Choco Pop Found in Chocolate Popcorn Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser Gifts

December 20, 2018 from FDA:

Funky Chunky, LLC of Eden Prairie, MN is recalling 10 oz Nutty Choco Pop Gift Box, 50 oz. Holiday Crowd Pleaser and 50 oz. Crowd Pleaser, because it may contain undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree Nut.
Product was distributed to AZ, AL, CA, CO CT, DC, DE, FL GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WY through mail order or direct delivery.
The product impacted with an undeclared allergen on the label can be found in a 10 oz. clear bag labeled Funky Chunky Nutty Choco Pop found in the 10 oz Nutty Choco Pop Gift Box (lot code 8K30), 50 oz. Holiday Crowd Pleaser (lot code 8K29) and 50 oz. Crowd Pleaser (lot code 8K13, 8k27, 8L04, 8L04, 8L07 and 8L11).
The recall was initiated after it was discovered by a consumer that product containing Almond and Cashew tree-nut was distributed in packaging that was mislabeled and did not reveal the presence of Almond and Cashew tree-nut.
We are notifying all customers that purchased products with the above lot codes, so they can discard the product that they have on-hand. Funky Chunky, LLC will replace the 10 oz. Nutty Choco Pop with properly labeled product when we receive a completed recall response form. For more information, consumers may contact Funky Chunky customer service at (952) 938 6663.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6681

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Nut & Seed Butters Due to Potential Health Risk

December 20, 2018 from FDA:

Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.
The affected product can be identified by:

BrandProductLipari Item #SizeBest By DateLot #UPC
Inspired OrganicsOrganic Almond Butter96706716ozAll DatesAll Lots863669742540
Inspired OrganicsOrganic Peanut
Butter
96707316ozAll DatesAll Lots863669742588
Inspired OrganicsOrganic Tahini Butter96707016ozAll DatesAll Lots863669742564

Lipari Foods began shipping the product on April 12, 2018.


Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Sunflower Butter Due to Potential Health Risk

December 11, 2018 from FDA:

Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Sunflower Butter due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.
The affected product can be identified by:

BrandProductLipari Item #SizeBest By DateLot #UPC
Inspired OrganicsOrganic Sunflower Butter96706416oz10/2019099863669742526

This was brought to our attention by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) after product testing returned positive test results for potential for Listeria monocytogenes. We are working closely with the manufacturer, MDARD, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Lipari Foods began shipping the product on April 17, 2018.

Consumers who have purchased both of these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6664

Kosher Alert Skippy Peanut Butter (Europe Only)

December 20, 2018 from the OU:

Skippy Peanut Butter, Arvis Nordquist HAB, Sweden has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Skippy Peanut Butter made in The Netherlands and sold only in Europe. Some jars were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. This does not have any impact on the OU certified Skippy Peanut Butter sold elsewhere. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6680

Kashrus Alert - Terrafina LLC

December 20, 2018 - from the OK:

Terrafina Cajun Hot Mix, Terrafina LLC, Bronx, NY 10457 - Certification Terminated
Please be advised that OK Kosher Certification has terminated kosher certification of Terrafina LLC due to kashrus violations.
The following brands are affected:

Super Pita products bear an unauthorized Heart-K kosher symbol. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6678

Kashrus Alert - Giant Sports

December 20, 2018 from the OK:

The following Giant Sports products, Giant Sports International Manasquan, NJ 08736 bear an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL:


The products listed above sold by Giant Sports International bear an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol. This company and their products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6677

Insect infestation alert alert:Heckers flour bugs found- must be sifted

October 23, 2018 - from yudelstake.blogspot.com

Flour bugs werefound in Heckers flour, purchased in a numerous tri-state (NY/NJ) stores. Flour is Dated January 2020.

December 19, 2018 - product is still on store shelves

Methods for checking flour from Rabbi Moshe Veye is here.

From spruceeats how to store flour:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6676

Prevalence of Norovirus in produce sold at retail in the United Kingdom

December 19, 2018 - from ScienceDirect

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6675

Wegmans Issues Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie/Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower

December 15, 2018 - from FDA:

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower, sold in the produce department between 12/7/18 and 12/18/18, because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7).

The recalled products (with use-by dates of 12/11/18 through 12/22/18) are as follows:


The recalled products were distributed to 98 Wegmans stores in N.Y., N.J., Pa., Md., Va. and Mass.

The recall was initiated by Produce Packaging, Inc. based in Cleveland, OH, which supplies these products to Wegmans and notified Wegmans that the product may have been contaminated.
Wegmans has placed automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card.

Customers who purchased the recalled products from Wegmans between December 7 and December 18 should return them to the service desk for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs department toll free at 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6674

Kashrut Advisory on Dannon Yogurt

December 19, 2018 from the OU in response to readers questions:

The OU symbol was mistakenly ommitted from the following flavors of Dannon Yogurt. This applies only to the UPC #'s listed below. There are very similar flavors of yogurt which are not OU certified. The OU is being inkjetted into the date code of the below products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6673

CHODOSH BULLETIN-18 DEC 18

December 18, 2018 from Yoseph Herman, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earlthlink.net

YOSEPH HERMAN-GUIDE TO CHODOSH: IMPORTANT WARNING UPDATE ON NATURE VALLEY GRANOLA IN ISRAEL

The following are changes and corrections to the final issue of the Guide to Chodosh, dated 23 Nov 18. The printed copies of this Guide are now available at the local distributors. They are being mailed out to the individual subscribers this week.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6672
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