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Kashrus Information: Hershey Bulk Cocoa with an OUD

June 16, 2022 from the OU in response to a question from the editor:

Hershey's cocoa 25lb bearing an OUD on the outer box is Parve. The label is getting updated.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0875

Kashrus Alert: Mislabeled Nafco Wholesale Seafood with a Kof-K

May 24, 2022 from the Kof-K:

It has come to the Kof K attention that a small number of Bulk cases of shrimp, skinless flounder, skinless cod, and skinless yellowtail, distributed on the East Coast by Nafco Wholesale Seafood, were mislabeled with a Kof-K and shipped to Giant Food Stores Supermarket distribution centers. Currently the only Nafco product held by Giant Food Stores Supermarket certified by the Kof-K is salmon. The issue has been corrected, but any outstanding product bearing the Kof-K should not be used as kosher. This does not affect any retail items distributed by Nafco.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0874

Kashrus Alert & Information - Dorot Farms Carrots

May 20, 2022 from the Keystone-K:

Dorot Farm produce is available in several local stores. This produce is generally reliable regarding the separation of Terumah and Maaser however they rely on the heter mechira during the shemita year.

The policy of the Keystone-K is not to rely on the heter mechira and to consider such produce as containing kedushas shevi'is (sanctity of shemita).

If such produce comes into your possession it should not be given away. It is recommended to leave it outside and allow it to decay. It should not be thrown in the garbage while it is still edible.

If you have large amounts or if you have used it while cooking, please consult a competent halachic authority.

Kosher certificate under heter mechira is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0873

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter

May 21, 2022 from the CDC:

Jif brand peanut butter Sold at stores nationwide.

  • Many types and sizes were recalled, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat.
  • Lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first 7 numbers.

    See recall below

    The J. M. Smucker Co. Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Jif® Products Sold in the U.S. for Potential Salmonella Contamination

    May 20, 2022 from the FDA:

    The J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination.

    The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. Recalled products include the products below with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425. Lot codes are included alongside best-if-used-by date.

    Description UPC
    JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025516
    JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025537
    JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024705
    JIF 96 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024706
    JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150007565
    JIF 12 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER INTERNATIONAL 5150008026
    JIF 3/4 OUNCE PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008051
    JIF .64 OUNCE NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008058
    JIF 96 COUNT NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER TO GO CASE 5150021889
    JIF 36 COUNT CREAMY JIF PEANUT TO GO CASE 5150024114
    JIF 8 COUNT CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024130
    JIF 8 COUNT CREAMY PBTR TO GO 5150024136
    JIF 4.5 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024137
    JIF 54 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024143
    JIF 28 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024163
    JIF 96 COUNT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024170
    JIF 54 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024174
    JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024177
    JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL HONEY 5150024182
    JIF 12 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024191
    JIF 12 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024307
    JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024321
    JIF 28 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024322
    JIF 4 POUND CAN CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024331
    JIF 96 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY TWINPACK 5150024404
    JIF 15.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024540
    JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH 5150024545
    JIF 33.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024548
    JIF 13 OUNCE NATURAL SQUEEZE POUCH 5150024572
    JIF 80 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024769
    JIF 80 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024776
    JIF 40 OUNCE REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025499
    JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025518
    JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 PEANUT BUTTER 5150025530
    JIF 80 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150025542
    JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025565
    JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025574
    JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER HONEY 5150025578
    JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072001
    JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072002
    JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150041418
    JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT 5150092100
    JIF 48 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024094
    JIF 48 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024095
    JIF 1.5 oz CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024141
    JIF 48 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY 5150024402
    JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024090
    JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024091
    JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025524

    If consumers have products matching the above description in their possession, they should dispose of it immediately.

    Consumers who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should visit www.jif.com/contact-us or call 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM ET.

    Link to Canadian alert is here

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    Canada: Below Zero brand Whole Raspberries IQF recalled due to Norovirus

    From the CFIA on the folowing dates: CFIA

    Below Zero brand Whole Raspberries IQF recalled due to Norovirus.

    The recalled product has been sold in Quebec, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

    Brand Name

    Product Name

    Size

    Code on Product

    UPC

    Below Zero

    Whole Raspberries IQF

    1 kg

    Lot #: XT21253
    PO #: M14475
    BB: 2023-SE-09

    0 69821 06020 4

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0869

    Canada: Various poppy seeds recalled due to Salmonella

    From the CFIA on the folowing dates: May 5, 2922, April 29, 2022, April 23, 2022, April 22, 2022, April 21, 2022, April 20, 2022, April 19, 2022, and April 13, 2022, April 11, 2022

    Brand Product Size UPC Codes Distribution
    None Poppy Seeds Organic Various None All packages sold from January 2020 to April 2022, inclusively Sold at:
    The Hope Eco-Farm Store
    51681 College Line Aylmer (Ontario)
    GPE Organic Poppy Seed 5 kg 0 57736 03042 9 Lot # 071420 Ontario, Saskatchewan
    None Organic Poppy Seed Various (sold from bulk) none All packages sold from June 2020 to April 13, 2022, inclusively Sold at:
    Johnvince Foods Retail Store 555 Steeprock Drive, Toronto (Ontario)
    None Organic Poppy Seed Various (sold from bulk) None All packages sold from April 3, 2020 to February 12, 2022, inclusively Sold at:
    Healthy Planet
    85 Ellesmere Road, Unit 1, Toronto (Ontario)
    None Poppy Seeds Organic Various sizes None All packages sold from March 1 2020 to January 31 2021 Sold at:
    Natural Food Pantry (Formerly Rainbow Foods)
    1487 Richmond Road Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6R9
    None Poppy Seeds Organic Various sizes Starting with 0204077 AU.10.21 Sold at:
    Dutch House Farm Store
    670 Talbot Road,
    Wheatley, (Ontario)
    None Poppy seeds 300 g 628384904327 None Sold at:
    Oak Manor Organic
    756907 Oxford Rd 5
    Tavistock, (Ontario)
    Wahu Bagel Seasoning mix with Himalayan Pink Salt 70 g 628011424532 All packages sold from June 2020-June 2021 Sold at:
    - Simply for Life, 150 Nipissing Rd unit 5, Milton, (Ontario); and -Keto Girl Bakes, 1900 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, (Ontario); and
    - online at www.Ennato.ca
    Wahu Bagel Seasoning mix with Chili Flakes 70 g 628011424075 All packages sold from June 2020-June 2021 Sold at:
    - Simply for Life, 150 Nipissing Rd unit 5, Milton, (Ontario); and -Keto Girl Bakes, 1900 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, (Ontario) ; and - online at www.Ennato.ca
    Wahu Bagel Seasoning mix with Lime and Pepper 70 g 628011424174 All packages sold from June 2020-June 2021 Sold at:
    - Simply for Life, 150 Nipissing Rd unit 5, Milton, (Ontario);
    - Keto Girl Bakes, 1900 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, (Ontario) ; and
    - online at www.Ennato.ca
    Wahu Poppy Seeds 150 g 628011424068 Best Before Date: June 2021 Sold online at www.Ennato.ca
    None Poppy Seeds Organic Various None All packages sold from May 2021 to March 2022 Sold at:
    Penny's Pantry, 10 Elizabeth St, Picton, (Ontario)
    None Poppy Seeds Organic Various (sold from bulk) None Sold in June 2020 Sold at:
    St Ambrose Honey, 25 Gravel Road RR#2 Warkworth, (Ontario)
    None Poppy Seeds Organic Various (sold from bulk) None Sold from March 2021 to February 2022 Sold from The Granary, 107 Bridge Street Carleton Place, (Ontario)
    None Poppy Seeds Organic Various (sold from bulk) None Sold from March 2021 to March 2022 Sold from Herb and Spice, 375 Bank Street, Ottawa (Ontario)
    None Organic Poppy Seeds 250 g None Sold from March 2020 to February 2021 Sold from Natural Food Pantry, 2269 Riverside Drive Unit # 168 Ottawa (Ontario)
    None Organic Poppy Seeds Variable (sold in bulk) None All packages sold from April 2020 to April 13, 2022 inclusively Sold at:
    Bio Bazaar (Formerly 4 Life Natural Foods)
    210 August Avenue,
    Toronto (Ontario)
    None Poppy Seeds Variable (sold in bulk) None All packages sold from December 2020 to April 13, 2022 inclusively Sold at:
    Nuthouse
    1256 A Bloor St West,
    Toronto (Ontario)
    None Organically Grown Poppy Seed Variable (sold in bulk) None All packages sold from April 2020 to April 13, 2022 inclusively Sold at:
    Goodness Me! Natural Food Market (Formerly Noah's)
    322 Bloor St. West,
    Toronto (Ontario)
    GPE Organic Poppy Seeds 5 kg 0 57736 03042 9 Lot # 012220
    Lot # 100520
    Lot # 021721
    Lot # 082421
    Lot # 031622
    Sold in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and sold at:
    Grain Process Enterprises Ltd.
    105 Commander Blvd,
    Scarborough (Ontario)
    GPE Organic Poppy Seeds 11.34 kg 0 57736 03040 5 Lot # 012220 Sold in Ontario
    None Poppy Seeds 300 g 6 28384 90432 7 Lot # 112033113-07 12/16 Sold at:
    Oak Manor Organic, 756907 Oxford County Road #5, Tavistock (Ontario)
    None Organic Poppy Seeds Variable None All packages sold from May 21, 2021 to April 13, 2022 inclusively Sold at:
    Sunnyside Natural Market, 338 - 10th Street NW, Unit 10, Calgary (Alberta)
    Moulin Abénakis Organic Poppy Seeds 400 g 0 67486 10904 7 All lots starting with 20 or 21 Sold in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories
    Grainworks Organic Poppy Seeds 500 g 6 27544 10863 6 Lot # 7788-08 Sold in Alberta and British Columbia and online
    Grainworks Organic Poppy Seeds 1.5 kg 6 27544 10864 3 Lot # 7788-08 Sold in Alberta and British Columbia and online
    Grainworks Organic Poppy Seeds 11.34 kg 6 27544 10862 9 Lot # 7788-08 Sold in Alberta and British Columbia and online

    None

    Organic Blue Poppy Seeds

    11 lb

    7 11231 39081 1

    Lot. No.: BIOBPS2019

    Genesis Food

    Organic Blue Poppy Seeds

    25 kg

    Lot No.: BIOBPS2019

    Production Date: 11/2019

    None

    None Poppy Seeds Org Variable (sold in bulk) None All packages sold from March 16, 2022 up to and including April 4, 2022
    None Blue organic poppy seeds Variable (sold in bulk) None All packages sold up to and including April 14, 2022

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    Liberty Fruit Company, Inc. Recalls Processed Cantaloupe For Possible Health Risk

    March 28, 2022 from the FDA:

    Liberty Fruit Company, Inc. is recalling certain packages containing cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

    The recalled products were distributed to retail stores and foodservice operations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. These organizations have already been contacted by the company.

    The product is packaged in 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz and 32 oz (consumer only) as well as 5 lb (foodservice only) clear plastic containers marked Fruit Medley, Fruit Tray, Fruit Salad, Cantaloupe Chunks, Hawaiian Blend, and Melon Medley. The expiration dates marked on the labels range from 3/21/2022 to 3/26/2022. The product is marketed under the label Liberty Fruit Co., Inc. and/or Carol’s Cuts with the following UPC codes: 886810710052, 886810710250, 886810710076, 886810710120, 886810710014, 886810710069, 886810060560, 886810060591, 886810060546, 886810710403, 886810710410, 886810710793, 886810710502, 886810710762, 886810710724, 886810974263, 886810710809, 886810731002, 886810731019.

    If you have any of the product(s) described above, do not consume it. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (913) 281-5200 between 8 a.m. CT and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0867

    Jan Fruits Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushrooms Because of Possible Health Risk

    March 18, 2022 from the FDA:

    Jan Fruits Inc. of VERNON, CA is recalling all its cases of its 200g/7.05oz packages of ENOKI MUSHROOM (Product of Taiwan) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    The recalled Enoki Mushroom product was distributed in CA to produce distributors or wholesalers for further distribution to retail stores. The Enoki Mushroom comes in a 200g/7.05oz clear plastic package with the following description “Taiwan Best Quality Enoki Natural Mushroom***Manufacturer: Changhua County Mushrooms Production Cooperative” in English. There is a green lettered “Premium” Printed with two QR scan codes and UPC 8 51084 00835 8 on the back side of a package There is a Lot Code #3322 outside of box.

    The potential for contamination was discovered after a retail sample collected and analyzed by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 7.05 oz. package of Enoki mushroom.

    Consumers who have purchased 200g packages of Enoki are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with question may contact the company at 323-923-2879 Ext. 3. Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm PST.

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    Stutzman Farms Issues a Voluntary Recall of its Einkorn Products for an Undeclared Wheat Allergen

    March 8, 2022 from the FDA:

    Stutzman Farms of Millersburg, Ohio is voluntarily recalling all products containing einkorn as the product labels do not declare wheat, a known allergen, on the product label.

    The following products are subject to this recall:

    Products were sold from the retail location: 6197 Township Rd 605, Millersburg, OH 44654 and through retailers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All lots of product that were prepared, sold, or distributed from Stutzman Farms containing einkorn are included in this recall.

    Customers with a wheat allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to Stutzman Farms for a refund. Customers with questions may call Stutzman Farms at 330-674-1289 extension 2 and leave a message.

    Pictures of lables are here

    Ed. note: not all of the recalled products are kosher (or usable for kosher).

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    Kosher Alert - Yama Moto Yama Original Roasted Sushi Nori Seaweed 30 Sheets

    February 22, 2022: From the Kof-K:

    Yama Moto Yama Original Roasted Sushi Nori Seaweed 30 Sheets require additional inspection for tola’im REQUIRED for the following “Best Before” codes (located on the back of the bag):

    For further information call:
    KOF- K Kosher Supervision
    201-837-0500 Info @kof-k.org

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