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Canadian Food Recall Warning - Randsland brand Classic Coleslaw and Broccoli Slaw recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

August 3, 2018 - CFIA with additional information on August 16, 2018 from the CFIA, August 26, 2018 from the CFIA and CFIA and on September 8, 2018 CFIA:

Randsland Farms Inc. is recalling Randsland brand Classic Coleslaw and Broccoli Slaw from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name
Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Randsland Classic Coleslaw 340 g 080118 0 57225 00007 0
Randsland Broccoli Slaw 340 g 080118 0 57225 00008 7
Randsland Super Salad Kit 454 g 083118 0 57225 00005 6
Randsland Super Salad Kit 454 g 090718 0 57225 00005 6
Randsland Super Salad Kit 454 g 090318 0 57225 00005 6

Distribution: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

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Kashrus alert on NORI SEAWEED SHEETS

September 7, 2018 from the COR Detroit:

NORI SEAWEED SHEETS require reliable Kashrus certification due to a concern of being processed on non-Kosher equipment, and also due to a serious issue of infestation. A number of Nori brands have recently been recalled, although they bear a Kashrus symbol, due to either infestation or unauthorized use of the symbol. The following list was issued by the Star-K:

Recalled Nori Brands as of September 5, 2018
[The lot numbers are usually inkjetted on the bag or package.]

  1. Sweet City – Star-K symbol. Two recalled lots: 092520 and 131820
  2. China Mehadrin – CRC (Hisachdus) symbol. One recalled lot: 3200/02426 1803 3242618043 2018 5A3B
  3. Sushi Metzuyan – Star-K symbol. One recalled lot: 121919
  4. Nantong Huaxin Seaweed – All bear an unauthorized Kof-K symbol. Should be considered not Kosher.
  5. Ushia Sushi – All bear an unauthorized Star-K symbol. Should be considered not Kosher.
  6. Sushi Maven - Volover symbol. ALL lots recalled EXCEPT two:
    1. Best by Date: 09/30/2019 may be used.
    2. Best by Date: 01/10/2019 may be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6556

Canadian Kashrus alert on Ushia Nori

September 6, 2018 from the Star-K:

Please note that Ushia Brand Nori sold in Canada bears an unauthorized Star-K. This company is not certified by the Star-K. The product is being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6563

Kosher Alert Laura Lynn Instant Grits Cheese Flavor

September 5, 2018 from the OU:

Laura Lynn Instant Grits Cheese Flavor, Ingles Markets Inc., Black Mountain NC has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Laura Lynn Instant Grits Cheese Flavor. Some boxes for this product bears an unauthorized OU D symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6562

Kosher Alert Food Lion Instant Grits Cheese Flavor and Variety Pack

September 5, 2018 from the OU:

Food Lion Instant Grits Cheese Flavor and Instant Grits Variety Pack, Food Lion, Salisbury NC has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Food Lion Instant Grits Cheese Flavor and Variety Packs. Some boxes for these products bear an unauthorized OU D. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Kosher Alert Alcaguete Snacks

September 5, 2018 from the OU:

Alcaguete De Mi Tierra Pan de Yuca and any other Alcaguete snack, Alcaguete, Colombia has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Alcaguete product. Alcaguete De Mi Tierra Pan de Yuca bears an OU symbol. This product is sold in Colombia. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Kosher Alert B'gan Black-Eyed Peas

September 3, 2018 from KAJ

"It has been brought to our attention that the B'gan Black-Eyed Peas are infested. Therefore we are advising the public to refrain from consuming this product.
Letter is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6558

Mexican kashrus alert on La Pont Spices

August 27, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

Las especies de la marca AL PONT no cuentan con nuestra certificación, aun portando nuestro logo.

Translated by M Basker-Seigel: The La Pont Spices are not under KMD supervision even though they carry their seal.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6560

Kashrut alert on Swad Products from India

August 22, 2018 from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OK:

Many "SWAD" brand products from India, including spice powders, flours, etc., dist. by Raja Foods LLC, bear a small OK symbol on the back of the package in the bottom left corner. This is not intended to be a Kashrus symbol, and these products are not certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6559

Insect checking instructions for some items used on Rosh HaShana as simanim

September 19, 2017 from the Star-K, reconfirmed and reposted by the editor on August 28, 2018:
At this time of year when many of us are using figs, dates and leeks, this is a reminder to check these items properly:

Star-K Bug Checking chart

What do bugs look like

The following documents as to the proper way of checking simanim to be used on Rosh Hashanah is provided by Rabbi Moshe Vaye Shlita, updated for Rosh Hashanah 5779 from Jerusalem Kosher News on August 28, 2018:

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