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Commercial Kashrut Alerts


September 22, 2022 from the COR Detroit:

SUPER K FORTUNE COOKIES from KARI-OUT COMPANY, White Plains, NY, are Kosher only when bearing the OU symbol on the case and also on each individually wrapped cookie. Cases not bearing the OU, and cookies not bearing the OU on their individual wrapper, were produced by a non-certified supplier. Some cases bearing an OU were found to mistakenly contain some non-certified cookies mixed in that did not bear an OU. Check each wrapper. (Note: These cookies are not Pas Yisroel.)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0884

Kosher Alert: SaltWorks Fusion Vintage Merlot Salt

September 16, 2022 from the OU:

SaltWorks Fusion Vintage Merlot Salt, SaltWorks Inc., Woodinville WA is no Longer Certified.
The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Saltworks wine-flavored salts. Some of the Fusion Vintage Merlot salt may inadvertently have the OU symbol on the label. Fusion Vintage Merlot salt produced after 2019 should be considered nonkosher. These salts have been discontinued and are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0883

Fraudulent Kosher Hecksher

posted September 9, 2022 August 26, 2022

Fraudulent kosher certification from non-Jewish certification company in Packistan.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0882

Amaranth Grain recalled in 17 states because of Salmonella contamination

August 26, 2022 from the Food Safety News and on July 22, 2022 from Bob's Red Mill. Both of these websites have detailed recall data.

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc., of Milwaukie, OR, is recalling Bob’s Red Mill brand Organic Amaranth Grain Gluten Free because of potential Salmonella contamination. The product was distributed in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, as well as internationally in the Philippines.

Customers with any questions regarding this recall or Bob’s Red Mill products are encouraged to call the Bob’s Red Mill hotline at 800-349-2173.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0881

Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall Due to the Recall of a Raw Material from Lyons Magnus

August 25, 2022 from the FDA

Out of an abundance of caution, Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling select dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and bun products listed below that were used in limited products made between March 21,2022 and April 25, 2022, following the expanded Lyons Magnus recall dated August 10, 2022 recall of a raw material (FDA publish date August 16, 2022), used in limited production of dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and bun products from the manufacturer of Golden Gloss glaze (Lyons Magnus). Lyons Magnus is recalling this raw material due to the potential for it to cause microbial contamination, including the organisms Cronobacter sakazakii and/or Clostridium botulinum. While no illnesses associated with Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. bread products have been reported and no pathogens have been found in Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. products to date, this voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution to ensure customer safety.

This recall does not impact any other Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. products, as no other products were produced with this raw material from Lyons Magnus.

We advise that distributors and end users in possession of any of these Piantedosi dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and/or buns immediately examine your inventory for any of the affected lot codes and place any remaining products you may have on hold. Cease further distribution of these affected products, and do not consume these affected products. Distributors and/or end users in possession of any of the affected product lots listed should contact your Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. representative to coordinate return of the product and for replacement of product. In the event you do not have any of the affected lot codes in your inventory, please retain this notice in the event any of your customers and/or end users have any questions. We advise that in the event any consumers are in possession of any of these affected Piantedosi dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and/or buns should dispose of the product. Consumers can contact Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. at 800-339-0080 x165, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00pm ET, if they have any questions, or to request replacement product.

The affected lots of Golden Gloss glaze received were used for a limited production period between March 21, 2022 and April 25, 2022. See below for the list of the affected Piantedosi Baking Company product UPC #s and lot codes.

Go here for a iist of recalled products and pictures.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0880

Canada: Supherb Farms brand IQF Dill recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

August 12, 2022 from the CFIA on the folowing dates: CFIA

Supherb Farms brand IQF Dill recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product has been sold in Ontario.




Code on Product


Supherb Farms

IQF Dill

35 pound



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Kashrut Alert: Premium Food Bamboo Shoots

August 7, 2022 - from Kosherquest.org and confirmed by the Kof-K:

Premium Food Source Bamboo Shoots, distributed by Limson Trading, Inc. (64 oz. can), bears an unauthorized Kof-K symbol

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0878

Kashrut Alert: Maui Farms Fruit Cocktail in Natural Juice

August 9, 2022 - from the Star-K:

Please be advised that Maui Farms Fruit Cocktail in Natural Juice, packed in #10 cans, bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0877

Kashrut Alert: Non-Kosher Cocarsa Ecocarnessa Meat with Kof-K

July 28, 2022 - from the Kof-K:

Please note that there is meat from Argentina being sold with an unauthorized Kof-K and is likely non-kosher. The Kof K would greatly appreciate if anyone can assist in tracking it down the source of this meat and should please contact Rabbi Yehuda Rosenbaum at yrosenbaum@kof-k.org

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0876

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
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