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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

Canadian Kosher Alert: Sweet Maple Candies Rainbow Chips – Chocolate Chips with Candy Shells – Missing Dairy Designation

September 11, 2020: From the COR:

Rainbow Chips – Chocolate Chips with Candy Shell Size: 10M, 30lbs Issue:
This product was incorrectly labelled without a DAIRY designation. The product is DAIRY and kosher certified.
Distribution: Sold in Quebec only in commercial sizes...

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0829

Kosher & Passover Alert -Sysco Clear Soybean Reliance Shortening and Sysco Classic Clear Canola Frying Shortening

September 21, 2020 Alert from the OU with additional information from the OU:

Sysco Reliance Clear Soybean Frying Shortening (35 lb) and Sysco Classic Clear Canola Frying Shortening, Sysco Corp. have a mistaken OUP symbol:
Product is certified as OU, not kosher for Passover. The product mistakenly bears an OU-P symbol and is not certified for Passover. Please note this is a food service item and corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T0828

Urgent Onion Recall Notification

August 19, 2020 from the FDA:

HelloFresh has been informed by one of its ingredient suppliers that it is conducting a voluntary recall of its onions due to the potential presence of salmonella bacteria. Please discard all onions received from May 8 through July 31, 2020.

We recommend disposing of all onions received during the specified time period. For further information on whether you have been impacted, please check the product codes, located on the bottom square of your box shipping label. Please see the photo provided below as reference for locating the product code. `

Production Week

Production Week Start Date

HelloFresh Product Codes*
*Number sequence may vary

Everyplate Product Codes*
*Number sequence may vary

20 5/08 2-3-5-6-17 81-82-84-86-92-94
21 5/15 2-8-15-19 82-86-83-93
22 5/22 2-5-6-9-20 87-88-89-93-90-94
23 5/29 6-8-9-15-B- 3-5-20 82-84-86-87-89-91-92-95
24 6/5 6-8-17- B 82-84-86-89-90-95-83-93
25 6/12 3-4-10-15-18-17-19-20 82-87-88-95-82-87-88-95
26 6/19 2-3- 8-12 88-89-84-93
27 6/26 5-17- 4-15-18-20 82-87-89-90-91- 84-92-93
28 7/3 3-9-10-12-15-17- 6 85-86-90-91
29 7/10 3-20-7-21 82-88-89-90-92-96
30 7/17 4-19-21 82-84-89-94-96- 83-95
31 7/24 2-3-4-19-7-8-16 82-92- 81-84-87-89-94-96-98

As noted above, customers should immediately discard all onions received. We also recommend extra caution in disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and containers that may have come in direct contact with these products, as recommended by the FDA. In the event that the onions have been consumed, please note that thoroughly cooking the product to 165ºF/74ºC, as instructed by the recipe, will kill the salmonella bacteria.

If you have any additional questions, please contact HelloFresh at hello@hellofresh.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T8027

Food Safety Warning - Sunsprout brand Micro - Greens Alfalfa & Radish may be unsafe due to Salmonella

August 11, 2020 from CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Sunsprout Micro - Greens
Alfalfa & Radish
100 g 0 57621 13512 3 BBAUG11
The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/TradeNotices/?alert=T8026

Kashrus Alert - Triple A Cheese - Feta Lot Numbers

August 11, 2020 - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that The following feta cheese lots produced by Triple A Cheese are erroneously marked with a MK certification mark. These products are NOT not kosher certified.

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