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Kosher Alert SE Frozen Blackberries

December 4, 2018 from the OU:

SE Grocers Frozen Blackberries, Southeastern Grocers, Jacksonville FL has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Frozen Blackberries. Some SE Grocers Frozen Blackberries bags were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Brazilian Kashrus alert on CHEZ LUCIE PAVETERIA - MARCIA COHEN

August 31, 2018 from the BDK (Beit Din Kashrut Sao Palo Bazil):

odos os produtos da CHEZ LUCIE PAVETERIA – MARCIA COHEN, não estão mais sob supervisão da BDK.

Translated by Google translate: All products of CHEZ LUCIE PAVETERIA - MARCIA COHEN are no longer under the supervision of BDK.

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Israel joins Canada, U.S. in Salmonella outbreak traced to tahini products

December 5, 2018December 5, 2018 from Food Safety News

The Israeli Ministry of Health has reported almost 40 cases of Salmonella infection linked to tahini products that have also sickened five people in the United States. The Ministry of Health found a possible connection between the Salmonella accumulation and tahini by Achdut with expiry dates April 7, 2019, through May 21, 2019.

Updated Food Recall Warning - Soom brand tahini products recalled due to Salmonella

The Chef's Warehouse is recalling Soom brand tahini products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Soom Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread 340 g 071318CH 7 91154 34932 8
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 454 g 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34741 1
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 39.6 lb 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34732 9

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6652


December 3, 2018 - From Kosher Check:

Please be advised that Howe Sound Brewery is no longer certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (Kosher Check).

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Kashrus Alert - Melinda's Sauces

December 3, 2018 from the OK:

Melinda’s All Products, Figueroa Brothers, Coral Springs, FL 33065 has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL:
All Melinda’s brand products bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

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November 30, 2018 from the COR Detroit:

One 16 oz. can of BUSH'S BEST HONEY SWEET BAKED BEANS with no OU and containing bacon was mistakenly sold this week at One Stop Kosher Food Market and has not been accounted for. Please check your products.

Only Bush's Best Vegetarian Baked Beans (labeled in Canada as "Sweet & Tangy Vegetarian Baked Beans ") is Kosher and bears the OU symbol. Always check the label of every can.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6654

Coca Cola from Mexico Advisory

November 15, 2018 from the OU:

Coca-Cola from Mexico, Coca-Cola of Mexico:
A number of statements recently appeared about the kosher status of Coca-Cola in Mexico which has caused confusion amongst consumers. The Orthodox Union does not certify these products and are unable to recommend products that are not under certification.

From the COR Detroit and confirmed by Rabbi Charlop:
November 29, 2018 - PEPSI PRODUCTS FROM MEXICO, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew (except Kickstart) and Mist Twist products, are Kosher. (Mountain Dew Kickstart energy drink is Kosher only when bearing the letters XG in the middle of the second line of the inkjet code on bottom of the can, or when bearing a reliable certification on the label.)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6639

Kashrut information on Trader Joe's Gorgonzola Cheese Crackers

December 6, 2017 from the OU in response to a question from the editor and on November 29, 2018 from the COR Detroit:

Trader Joe's Gorgonzola cheese crackers that have an OU-D list animal rennet on the ingredient list. This is a printing error. The product is kosher and does not contain animal rennet.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6179

Kashrut alert on Racconto Pasta Sauces

November 29, 2018 from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU:

RACCONTO PASTA SAUCES have OU certification on several, but not all, varieties; check each label. Note that the Vodka variety contains cream and states OU Dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6650

Israeli produce alert & Information

November 29, 2018 from the COR Detroit::

BELL PEPPERS FROM ISRAEL (red, yellow and orange) will soon begin appearing in U.S. stores, and will require taking of Terumos and Maaseros. Consumers should carefully check the fine print on the package, or the sticker on individual peppers sold loose, for the country of origin. Often the same brand has some peppers from Israel and some from other locations, so each individual package or pepper should be checked.

One should always be careful when buying produce to check the sticker, bag label or original case for the country of origin. Some additional examples of Israeli produce commonly found in the U.S. include tomatoes, carrots, citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, clementines and pomelos), persimmons (“Sharon Fruit”), mangos, dates, dill and parsley.

Information on tithing can be found here
COR video on tithing is linked to here

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