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RECALL ALERT – Organic Bethel Cholov Yisroel Milk & Yogurt

November 28, 2018 from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Yeshiva World:

Pasteurized Whole Organic Milk, Whole Organic Milk Greek Yogurt and Whole Organic Milk Leben produced by Pelleh Farms Inc., which is located at 522 Happy Avenue, Swan Lake, NY 12783, is being voluntarily recalled due to improper pasteurization. Proper pasteurization heats milk to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.

The recalled Whole Organic Milk, Greek Yogurt and Leben were sold in Orange County and Brooklyn, New York. All the products we re sold under the name Bethel Creamery. The Whole Milk was packaged in a 64 fluid ounce, plastic container that bears the code dates of: USE BY NOV 29 through USE BY DEC 07 2018. The Greek Yogurt was packaged in 5.3 oz. plastic cups and the Leben was sold in 6 oz. plastic cups. The Greek Yogurt and Leben container code dates are USE BY DEC 14 and 15 2018.

Routine inspection conducted by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets revealed that these lots of product were improperly pasteurized. Consumers with questions about this product should contact Rafoel Franklin at (845) 583 - 6059.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6647

Final Guide to Chadosh for the Year 5779 ('18-'19)

November 22, 2018 from Yoseph Herman, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earlthlink.net

Link to 2018-19 final guide is here.

PAS YISROEL, YASHON PRODUCT LISTS are at Kosher Consumer Bakery Products section.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6645

Kashrus Alert - Public Service Announcement regarding regarding Sultan Restaurant in Sunny Isles Beach, FL

November 22, 2018 from Kosher Miami:

"Kosher Miami has received inquiries regarding Sultan Restaurant in Sunny Isles Beach, FL."

"The restaurant claims to be kosher, and they claim to use kosher meat."

"Kosher Miami is not aware of any Orthodox Rabbinical supervision that they are under."

:Furthermore, we have heard reports that they are endorsed by an interfaith 'rabbi' who deems them to be ecologically kosher".

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6644

Kosher Alert GlenCrest Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre, Chicago,IL

November 21, 2018 from the cRc:

As of December 1, 2018, due to a pending change of operator, GlenCrest Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre, located 2451 W. Touhy in Chicago, IL will be discontinuing its cRc certification.
Kosher meals will be available through a cRc certified caterer for all of its kosher residents.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6643

[Chodosh] Update from the Guide to Chodosh

November 21, 2018 from Yoseph Herman, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earlthlink.net

THE ONGOING WINTER WHEAT-SPRING WHEAT PROBLEM: THE ONGOING WINTER WHEAT-SPRING WHEAT PROBLEM: MATZOS, GEFILTE FISH, PRETZELS, CAKES AND CRACKERS
"Two years ago, we became aware of a new problem. Namely, since the inception of the Guide more than 40 years ago, people in the milling and baking industry had a rule of thumb that all soft and crumbly baked products including crackers, matzos and pretzels are always made from winter wheat which is Yoshon. We now learned that over the last few years the winter wheat crops have been so low in protein, that many of these products now have spring wheat flour mixed in, making them possibly Chodosh. Even ingredients labeled “winter wheat” may, by law, have even more than 50% spring wheat content! This has required us to reexamine all products that have in the past been labeled Yoshon following the old rules. This reexamination is an ongoing process. This issue of the Guide lists those crackers, matzos, items using matzo meal (such as gefilte fish) and pretzels that have at the time of this printing been confirmed as being Yoshon."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6642

Insect Infestation - various Unger products

November 18, 2018 from a Unger's Public Notice:

Unger's Pearled Barley, Unger's Chickpeas bag with Lot #081320 and
Unger's Large Lima Beans, with Lot #071120 were found with various levels of insect infestation. Unger's is issuing a voluntary recall of thse products and they may be returned for credit at the place of purchase. Unger's Pearled Barley with an inkjet best buy of 10/24/19 is not includend in this recall.
Additionally, a few bage of Cholent mix with Barley with a best by date of 5/13/20 and a few bags of Kidney Beans with a best buy date of 9/13/20 have been found iwth minor occurances of bugs. There is no recall at this time. Unger's recommends that if you are in possession of any of the about bean products they should be checked for insect infestion.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6638

Kashrus Alert - 365 Everyday Kosher Cheddar Cheese

November 18, 2018 from a reader:

365 Everyday (The Whole Foods brand) of "kosher cheddar" used to be Star-D. It now bears the Tablet-K (D).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6637

Kashrus Alert - Raw Green Organics

November 15, 2018 from the OK:

The following Raw Green Organics, Berkeley, CA 94710 products have an unauthorized use of the OK Kosher symbol:

Raw Green Organics products, listed above, bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. OK Kosher Certification does NOT certify this company or their products. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6636

Kashrus Alert - Synchro Ketobasis and Ketomanna

November 15, 2018 from the OK:

Synchro Ketobasis and Ketomanna, Synchro LLC, Berkeley, CA 94710 has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL.
Synchro Ketobasis and Synchro Ketomanna bear an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol. OK Kosher Certification does NOT certify this company or their products. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6635

The Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall of a Small Quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Distributed to Five Target Stores Due to Possible Health Risk

November 16, 2018 from the FDA:

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. While the potentially affected product only reached five specific Target stores and is limited to 21 boxes of one variety with two Best Before Dates, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public health.
The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed the finished product may contain bacteria.
The product being recalled was distributed in limited quantities only to the five Target stores listed below. This recall only includes 21 outstanding boxes purchased after Nov 5:
17.1 ounce boxes of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal with UPC code 0 30000 6211 1 and Best Before Dates of JUL 30 19 or JUL 31 19 purchased at the following Target stores:

StoreAddressCityStateZip
Super Target4001 N 132nd StOmahaNE68164
P-Fresh4250 Rusty RdSaint LouisMO63128
Super Target10800 E 21st St NWichitaKS67206
Super Target8201 S 40th St.LincolnNE68516
P-Fresh1040 NE CoronadoBlue SpringsMO64014

A picture of the product listed above and information about how to identify the recalled products can be found on www.capncrunch.com and is provided below.

There are no other Quaker products being recalled.

Consumers who have purchased the above products are advised not to consume them, and urged to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They can direct any questions to 800-234-6281, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST), or find more information at cu.pepsico.com/capncrunch.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6634
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