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Sara Lee Frozen Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Pecan Pies

May 11, 2021 from FDA:

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery announced today the recall of specific lots of select Sara Lee, Chef Pierre and Devonshire pecan pies produced between March 4 and April 1, 2021, because the product may contain undeclared peanuts.

Product was distributed nationwide through food service distributors. Recalled product details are as follows and consumers who believe they have purchased recalled lot codes are urged to confirm the lot code with the place of purchase.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0839

Israeli Health Alert - Chocotrade Strips of Sugared Orange Peels,Coated with a Chocolate Substitute

April 23, 2021 from health.gov.il

ChocotradeLtd. Company Calls for Returning the product: "Strips of SugaredOrange Peels,Coated with a Chocolate Substitute."
Upon an inspection, held as part of the self-quality assurance of the factory, Salmonella bacteria were discovered in the product "Strips of Sugared Orange Peels, Coated with a Chocolate Substitute."
Content: 1 kg.Manufacturer Name: Barret Ltd.Address: 3 Haofen St., Petah Tikva
Expiry date: all expiry dates between 7.5.2022-22.5.2022 (including).
Barcode: 7290002075172 .

For inquiries -dial: +972-03-9220440

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0838

Kosher Alert First Street Parmesan Cheese

May 3, 2021 from the OU:

First Street Parmesan Cheese (packets), Smart & Final, Commerce CA has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify First Street parmesan cheese packets, a foodservice item. Some labels bear an unauthorized OU-D symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0837

Guan’s Mushroom Co Recalls Enoki Because of Possible Health Risk

April 20, 2021 from FDA:

Guan’s Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05-ounce packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of China) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products were distributed from CA, NY, PA through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide. The Enoki comes in a 200g/7.05ounces, clear plastic package with the description “Enoki Mushroom” in English, Korean and French, and Guan’s logo in the front. At the back, there is UPC code: 810023170303. Product code is RY3428A or RY3434A in the front bottom. The product is being shipped in a white cardboard box with 25 pcs of 200g. The box contains Guan’s logo in blue color and product code RY3428A or RY3434A.

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 323.223.1188.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0836

Kashrus Alert - Restaurant Depot Big C French Fries

April 20, 2021 from the COR Detroit:

BIG C PREMIUM SELECT - SEASONED Frozen French Fried Potatoes and BIG C PREMIUM SELECT - ZESTY SEASONED Extra Crispy Batter Coated Frozen French Fried Potatoes, sold at Restaurant Depot /Jetro Cash & Carry, do not bear an OU currently, in contrast to most other Big C French Fried Potatoes products that generally do bear an OU. Check every case for Kosher marking.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0835

Maine Grains, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Organic Yellow Peas

January 27, 2021 from FDA:

Maine Grains, Inc. of Skowhegan, Maine is recalling 2,000 pounds of Organic Yellow Peas sold between 10.17.2019 and 11.1.2020 because it may contain undeclared soybeans. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Maine Grains Organic Yellow Peas were distributed in the Northeastern United States and to online customers who ordered through mainegrains.comExternal Link Disclaimer. The majority of the product went to NYC.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that organic soybeans of very similar size, shape and color to organic yellow peas were mistakenly shipped by a farmer supplier to Maine Grains, Inc. and were used to fulfill orders of organic yellow peas.

Retail bags are packaged in clear cellophane 1 lb bags and sold individually labelled as Maine Grains “Crop Rotation Organic Yellow Peas” bearing a lot number on a white sticker on the back of the bag ending in 3YP19. Customers may have purchased this product re-packaged under the GrowNYC brand label.

Maine Grains Organic Yellow Peas were also packed in 25 lb bulk bags labelled with Maine Grains, Inc., with contact information for the company in Skowhegan, ME and bearing a lot code on a small white sticker ending in 3YP19.

Consumers who have purchased Maine Grains Organic Yellow Peas between the dates of 10.17.2019 and 11.1.2020 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1.207.474.8001, M-F 8-4 pm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0834

Kashrus Alert - Forrelli Artichokes

January 20, 2021 from the OK:

Forrelli Artichokes, Allied International Corp. of VA, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 has an unauthorized Use of OK Kosher Symbol:
Forrelli Artichokes are being sold bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol.
These products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification.
Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0833

Don Anecio brand Balsamic Vinegar Glaze bears unauthorized use of the “KLBD” symbol

January 22, 2021 from Kashrus Magazine:

"Don Anecio brand Balsamic Vinegar Glaze, a product of Spain, is being sold in the USA, in both bulk and retail sizes and in both Premium and Organic varieties. This product is NOT KOSHER. It contains organic red grape vinegar and organic grape from concentrate, and mistakenly bears the “KLBD” [London Beth Din] symbol and the word “Kosher.” Do not use this product."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0832

Weis Markets Issues Recall for Possible Foreign Matter Contamination in Weis Ice Cream Products

January 10, 2021 from FDA:

Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for:

because the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically metal filling equipment parts. There has been one report of a customer who discovered an intact piece of metal equipment in the Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz). There is concern of an additional piece of equipment present in the ice cream product(s) possibly presenting a choking hazard.

The Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (in 48 oz. containers) product has been removed from sale. It was sold in 197 Weis Markets’ stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and West Virginia.

The Weis Quality Cookies and Cream ice cream is packaged in a scround 48- ounce container with a UPC of 041497-01253 and with a sell by date of 10/28/21. This was produced on 10/28/2020 and released for sale on 10/29/2020. The sell by date is located on the bottom of the container. An example of the label has been included with this release. Customers who have purchased this product may return it for a full refund.

The Klein’s Vanilla bulk ice cream is packaged in 3-gallon containers with a code stamp of 0302 and are not for retail sale. This product was sold to one retail establishment in New York and has been removed from sale.

Additional ice cream products packaged on 10/28/2020 included:

These items are packaged in 3-gallon bulk containers with a code stamp of 0302 and are not for retail sale. They were stored in a warehouse and have not been distributed.

Customers requiring additional information may contact Weis Customer Service at 1-866-999-9347 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0831

Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

December 4, 2020 from the USDA:

Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp., doing business as First Choice Kosher Meat & Deli Inc., a Spring Valley, N.Y. firm, is recalling approximately 61,504 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE meat and poultry items were produced on various dates from June 26, 2020, through Nov. 20, 2020, with various sell-by dates ranging from October 2, 2020, through April 18, 2021. The products subject to the recall can be found on the following spreadsheet. List is also below

Product Lables and Pictures of recalled products is here.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40009” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in New York.

The problem was discovered when the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets alerted FSIS about meat and poultry products produced by Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp., without the benefit of federal inspection and bearing the mark of inspection from another establishment without authorization.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Abraham Gruenzweig, Production Manager, Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp at (845) 659-4733.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0830
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