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Kashrut alert - GENERAL MILLS new PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BLASTED SHREDS

December 16, 2018 from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU:

GENERAL MILLS new PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BLASTED SHREDS shredded wheat cereal is not Kosher approved and does not bear an OU. (Cinnamon Toast Crunch Blasted Shreds, a discontinued variety, is also not approved.)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6671

SCC (Single Cup Coffee) - Donut Shop Hot Chocolate Missing DAIRY Designation

December 17, 2018 - From the COR:

SCC (Single Cup Coffee)- Donut Shop Hot Chocolate is missing the DAIRY Designation. This product is kosher DAIRY. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6670

California farm suspected in romaine outbreak recalls other produce

December 15, 2018 - from FoodSafetyNews and the Adams Bros Farms and the FDA:

Farming, Inc. is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA. The recall involves produce harvested between November 27, 2018 and November 30, 2018, grown in particular fields. It does not involve all of Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.’s products.

Cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA. Tijuana, Mexico, and Canada ; red and green leaf lettuce was distributed to wholesalers in CA, CO, OR, TX, PA, WA, and Canada; red leaf lettuce only was distributed to a wholesaler in MN, and Tijuana, Mexico.
Recalled product may be identified as follows:

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Filtered and treated water from the reservoir may have come in contact with the produce after it was harvested. None of the filtered, treated water has tested positive for E. coli, all E. coli tests returning negative.

Consumers who have purchased any of the referenced product are urged to return it to the place of purchase or destroy it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-805-925- 0339.


Canadian Food Recall Warning - Certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros Farming Inc. recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

December 15, 2018 - from the CFIA:

Industry is recalling certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California, United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The affected products described below have been imported from Adam Bros Farming Inc. by: Courchesne Larose Ltd., Anjou, QC, Dominion Citrus, Toronto, ON; Fresh Taste Produce Limited, Milton, ON; and Fruits et Legumes Gaetan Bono Inc., Montreal, QC. Consumers, retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell, use or consume the recalled products described below.
The following products, grown in the US, are known to have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador and may have been sold in other provinces.

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Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product Additional Info
Adam Brothers Family Farms Cauliflower Variable Carton tag numbers:
203-27263 331-18;
203-27263 332-18;
203-27263 333-18;
203-27263 334-18;
203-27268 334-18;
204-27268 332-18.
This cauliflower is wrapped and has the Adam Brothers Family Farms logo but no coding information.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.
None Green Leaf Lettuce Sold in bulk Carton Tag Numbers:
204-27247 331-18;
253-27268 331-18;
204-27268 331-18;
204-27268 332-18.
This product was sold in bulk without a brand name.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.
None Red Leaf Lettuce Sold in bulk Carton Tag Numbers:
253-27267 331-18;
204-27267 331-18;
203-27267 331-18.
This product was sold in bulk without a brand name.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6669

CHODOSH BULLETIN-13 DEC 18 (corrected)

December 13, 2018 from Yoseph Herman, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earlthlink.net

YOSEPH HERMAN-GUIDE TO CHODOSH: 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.

  • PRODUCTS

  • The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6667

    Signature Select Brand: Apple Crisp, Apple Blossom and Molten Chocolate Lava Cake COR 250 Dairy - Missing DAIRY designation

    December 14, 2018 - From the COR:

    Signature Select Brand: Apple Crisp, Apple Blossom and Molten Chocolate Lava Cake COR 250 Dairy -- Missing DAIRY designation The following Signature Select products sold only in the US at Safeway store nationwide are missing the DAIRY designation:

    These products are Kosher Dairy. They contain dairy ingredients.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6668

    Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce- new information

    FDA names California romaine farm but still looking for addtional sources of e coli as CDC reports additional E. coli O157:H7 patients

    December 13, 2018 from the FDA and Food Safety News:

    The FDA has "identified a positive sample result for the outbreak strain in the sediment of a local irrigation reservoir used by a single farm owned and operated by Adam Bros. Farms in Santa Barbara County."
    The contaminated "water from the reservoir on this single farm doesn’t fully explain what the common source of the contamination. We are continuing to investigate what commonalities there could be from multiple farms in the region that could explain this finding in the water, and potentially the ultimate source of the outbreak."
    "As of Dec. 13, our investigation yielded records from five restaurants in four different states that have identified 11 different distributors, nine different growers, and eight different farms as potential sources of contaminated romaine lettuce. Currently, no single establishment is in common across the investigated supply chains. This indicates that although we have identified a positive sample from one farm to date, the outbreak may not be explained by a single farm, grower, harvester, or distributor."
    The FDA feels "there is no longer a reason for consumers to avoid romaine lettuce from San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and Ventura Counties, in California, provided it was harvested after Nov. 23."
    "Romaine lettuce that was harvested outside of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara Counties in California after Nov. 23 doesn’t appear to be related to the current outbreak. Hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown romaine also doesn’t appear to be related to the current outbreak. There’s no reason for consumers or retailers to avoid using romaine harvested from these sources."


    FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce Grown in California

    November 28, 2018 from the FDA:

    Preliminary traceback information indicates that ill people in several areas across the country were exposed to romaine lettuce harvested in California. Specifically, current evidence indicates this romaine was harvested in the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California.
    The specific California counties FDA is including in this region are:


    Additional counties may be added as the FDA traceback develops.
    Romaine harvested from locations outside of the California regions identified by the traceback investigation does not appear to be related to the current outbreak.

    November 26, 2018 from the FDA:

    https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm626330.htm

    "Preliminary traceback information indicates that ill people in several areas across the country were exposed to romaine lettuce harvested in California. Specifically, current evidence indicates this romaine was harvested in the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California. "
    "Romaine harvested from locations outside of the California regions identified by the traceback investigation does not appear to be related to the current outbreak."
    "There is no recommendation for consumers or retailers to avoid using romaine lettuce that is certain to have been harvested from areas outside of the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California. For example, romaine lettuce harvested from areas that include, but are not limited to the desert growing region near Yuma, the California desert growing region near Imperial County and Riverside County, the state of Florida, and Mexico, does not appear to be related to the current outbreak. Additionally, there is no evidence hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown romaine is related to the current outbreak."

    The labeling will new identify the origin of the romaine based on harvest region, along with the date of harvest.

    November 20, 2018 from the CDC:

    CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

    Whole genome sequencing (WGS) results showed that the E. coli O157:H7 strain isolated from ill people in this outbreak is closely related genetically to the E. coli strain isolated from ill people in a 2017 outbreak linked to leafy greens in the United States and to romaine lettuce in Canada. The current outbreak is not related to a recent multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce. People in the spring outbreak were infected with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria with a different DNA fingerprint.

    Statements from various kosher certified lettuce companies:

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6640

    Del Monte Foods Announces Limited Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers Due to Under Processing

    December 11, 2018 from FDA:

    Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.
    The products subject to recall are 15.25-ounce (432g) cans with the following UPC number printed on the label: 24000 02770. The product will also have one of the following “Best if Used By” dates stamped on the bottom of the can:

    The product was distributed to multiple distributors and retail locations in 25 states and 12 international locations.

    States: Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

    International locations: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, El Salvador, Haiti, Guyana, Uruguay, Aruba, Panama, Saint Lucia, Suriname.

    If consumers have any product with the indicated UPC code and “Best if Used By” dates, they should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange.  Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-779-7035, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time or by logging onto www.delmontefoods.com

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6665

    Kashrus announcement - Kupel's Bakery, Brookline, MA

    October 12, 2018 from the KVH:

    Kupel's Bakery, 421 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 is beginning to operate on Shabbos. KVH Kosher would like to clarify as follows:
    Kupel's Bakery is not a Jewish owned enterprise and is not subject to the Laws of Shabbos. Therefore, following established KVH policy the ownership may decide to open on Shabbat.
    Kupel's remains fully certified at the highest standards of Kashrus and remains Pas Yisrael.
    The owners are fully committed to kashrus & Mashgichim continue to have full access at all times including Shabbos

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6663

    Kosher Alert Shawarma Guys, London ON

    December 4, 2018 from the OU:

    Shawarma Guys Restaurant, Shawarma Guys, London ON has an unauthorized OU:
    The Orthodox Union does not certify Shawarma Guys in London Ontario. The OU symbol on the store is unauthorized. Corrective actions are being implemented.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6660

    Kosher Alert Corners Sour Cream & Onion Pop Veggie Crisps

    December 4, 2018 from the OU:

    Corners Sour Cream & Onions Veggie Crisps, BFY Brands LTD., London UK has an unauthorized OU:
    The Orthodox Union does not certify Corners Sour Cream & Onions Veggie Crisps. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU D symbol. This product is sold in Europe. Corrective actions are being implemented.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6661
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