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Evershing International Trading Company Recalls Frozen Shredded Coconut Because of Possible Health Risk

January 3, 2018 from the FDA:

Evershing International Trading Company is recalling Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, 16 oz., because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

This coconut product was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Oklahoma with redistribution to Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas. This Frozen Shredded Coconut product is packaged in 16 ounces plastic bags. This is a complete recall of ALL Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut currently on the market. Any customers who have this product should return the product to place of purchase for full refund. Customers may also contact Evershing International Trading Company at (408) 975-9660 during hours of operation, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The issue was discovered by testing performed by the State of Massachusetts.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0561

Kosher Alert Dongsheng Bok Choy; Soybean Sprout

January 9, 2018 from the OU:

Dongsheng IQF Baby Bok Choy Sliced; IQF Yellow Soybean Sprout, Dongsheng Foods USA, Sunnyvale CA has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Dongsheng Foods IQF Baby Bok Choy Sliced and IQF Yellow Soybean Sprout because of bedikas tolayim concerns. Some labels of the 40lb boxes bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0560

Springfield Smoked Fish Expands their Recall of Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk

December 19, 2017 from the FDA:

Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA is expanding their voluntary recall of smoked fish products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Recalled products were distributed and sold at retail stores and wholesale establishments in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania from May 2017 through December 2017. Product was also sold nationwide through online sales.
The initial recall was limited to 1lb pre-sliced Nova Salmon produced on 11/24/17. The recall expansion includes product produced between May 22, 2017 and December 12, 2017, the date the facility ceased production of the products.
These products were sold under the brand names Springfield Smoked Fish and Rachael’s Springfield Smoked Fish.

Full list of recalled products and pictures is here

The recall expansion was initiated as a result of environmental and product sampling conducted by the firm. Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the recalled products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Please contact Springfield Smoked Fish for disposal or return of the product.

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-413-737-8693, Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0559

Kosher Alert Sogno Toscano Artichokes

December 6, 2017 from the OU:

Sogno Toscano Canned Artichokes, Sogno Toscano, Scottsdale AZ has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Sogno Toscano Canned Artichokes (a foodservice item). Some labels were printed with an OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0558

Hissho Sushi brand Wasabi Powder - Unauthorized KF Logo

November 29, 2017 from the Kashrus Magazine with confirmation from KFKosher:

Hissho Sushi brand Wasabi Powder (Charlotte, NC) bears an unauthorized "KF" of the Federation of Synagogues, London, England.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0557

Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Extraneous Material Contamination

November 9, 2017 from the USDA:

Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., a Mifflintown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,839 pounds of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw chicken breast products were produced and packaged on Nov. 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels here.

  • 4 to5.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 46375 and “Sell By” date 11/14/17.
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7488 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17.
  • 2.5-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7598 and “Sell By” date11/16/17.
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 92615 and “Sell By” date 11/17/17.
  • 1 to 1.25 –lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7888 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1015” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered on November 2, 2017 by an establishment employee who observed metal foreign material in a chicken breast while performing routine duties. The establishment took corrective actions to recover products before reaching commerce.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS has received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0556

Kosher Alert Essential Oils from Silvestris & Szilas, Kerepestarcsa, Hungary

September 24, 2017 from the Orthodox Rabbinate of Budapest:

Kosher certification for essential oils produced by Silvestris & Szilas, at their Kerepestarcsa, Hungary facility, has been terminated since the company has been found using unauthorized products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0555

Kosher Alert Fine Line Broccoli Florets

September 26, 2017 from the OU:

Paris Foods, Trappe MD Broccoli Florets (frozen), Fine Line has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Fine Line Broccoli Florets, a foodservice product. Some boxes bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0554

Kosher Alert Supremo Italiano Olive Medley

August 24, 2017 from the OU:

Supremo Italiano Olive Medley Mediterranean Mix, Restaurant Depot, College Point NY has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Supremo Italiano Olive Medley Mediterranean Mix. Some labels bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0553

Kosher Alert Fine Line Cauliflower

August 3, 2017 from the OU:

ine Line Cauliflower Florets (foodservice item), Shandong Santao, China bear an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Fine Line Cauliflower Florets. Some boxes were printed with an unauthorized OU. This is a foodservice product, not a retail product. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0552
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