Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Sangak Café and Bakery, Las Angeles, CA, has decided effective immediately not to continue its kosher certification.    Rabbinical Council of California, November 19, 2012.

Sam’s Baking Co., 3711 SW 47th Avenue, Davie, FL 33314, Star-K has terminated its certification effective immediately.   Star-K, November 8, 2012.

Aunt Nellie’s Whole Holland Style Onions, the OU symbol has temporarily been removed due to supply chain issues. As always, consumers are urged to verify the kosher symbol on each and every product.    OU, November 6, 2012.

Cabot Cheese, has discontinued their OU certification. Cabot can be reached at 888-792-2268.    Cabot, November 1, 2012.

King David salami and smoked meats, is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification due to kashrus violations. This revocation of the kosher certification applies even to products that are currently in stores bearing the OK kosher symbol.            OK Kosher Certification, October 25, 2012.

T & L Creative Salads, will now be kosher certified under special supervised runs only as of October 24, 2012. All product labeling will be supervised and handled exclusively by an OK Kosher mashgiah. OK Kosher Certification, October 24, 2012.


Schwartz Deli, has erroneously advertised that it bears kosher certification. The MK does not certify this establishment. Corrective action is being taken. MK Kosher Certification, November 2, 2012.

Mission Food, are only certified by the cRc when bearing the cRc logo. Products not bearing the cRc logo may be produced at non-certified facilities.    cRc, October 22, 2012.

Francovich Distillers Manhattan alcoholic drink, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify Francovich Distillers. Corrective action has been implemented.         OU, October 19, 2012.

Terana Cirio Ragu Bolognese sauce, was sold in Mexico with a Spanish label bearing an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this Cirio sauce. Corrective measures have been implemented.         OU, October 15, 2012.

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Derlea Foods Sundried Tomaro & Herb Spread, was inadvertently labeled without a dairy designation. This only effects 7.2 oz jars sold in the United States not in Canada. These products are dairy. Corrective action is being taken to ensure correct labeling.       COR, November 6, 2012.

Castella Zesty Pepps Stuffed with Garlic Herb Cream Cheese, mistakenly bears the OU symbol without the “D” Dairy designation. This product, sold at Costco, contains dairy, as clearly indicated in the product name. Corrective measures have been implemented.      OU, October 16, 2012.

Other Alerts

Holyland White and Whole Wheat Pita, is no longer yashan if manufactured after October 17, 2012, because Holyland Pita Bakery decided to discontinue its yashan program. The product remains kosher, pareve and pat Yisrael.            COR, November 6, 2012.

Barley, may contain three distinct types of insects. See and for pictures and descriptions of the insects. Some packages of barley were completely free of insects and others were heavily infested. To inspect barley before using it, spread it out on a white piece of paper or other surface. Look for insects amongst and in between the grains. Alternatively, barley can be soaked in water for 15-20 minutes and agitated. Let the water settle and check if any worms or insects rise to the top of the water.    Chicago Rabbinical Council, October 31, 2012.

Health Alerts

Whole Alternatives Harris Teeter dried apricots and dried golden raisins, were recalled due to undeclared sulphur dioxide. The apricots are packaged in 6 ounce, clear plastic bags and raisins in 8 ounce, clear plastic bags and all lot numbers and code dates are affected. Consumers who have purchased this product, distributed in Harris Teeter stores, and who may be sensitive to sulphur dioxide should not consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase. Contact Whole Alternatives at 502-561- 5530     FDA, November 19, 2012.

Michaels Gourmet Delicacies’ Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, was recalled because of possible health risks. Product was sold in all Whole Foods in the state of Florida, between June 12, 2012 through November 16, 2012.            FDA, November 19, 2012.

Nestlé Nesquik Chocolate Powder, was voluntarily recalled because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. The recall is limited to only Nesquik Chocolate Powder in 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters, which were distributed nationally. No other varieties of Nesquik powder or any sizes or flavors of Nesquik ready-to-drink are affected by this recall. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product. The affected product was produced during early October, 2012. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014. Contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 800-628-7679.             FDA, November 8, 2012.

Wegmans Gluten Free; Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, All Purpose Baking Mix, Honey Cornbread Mix, and Chocolate Cake Mix, were voluntary recalled because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergens Milk, Soy, or Pecan. Consumers who have purchased the product listed above are urged to return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Contact the manufacturer at 800-252-2220. FDA, November 2, 2012.

Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee, was recalled as a precautionary measure because the product may contain pecans, an undeclared allergen, that are not listed on the label. This national recall affects 3,381 pounds of product with the best by date of Oct. 16, 2013 on the side panel. No other Sara Lee branded products, including Sara Lee branded fresh bakery products, are affected by this voluntary recall. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product. Consumers may return affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Contact the special toll-free consumer line at 888-747-7611.            FDA, November 20, 2012.

Chicken of the Sea solid white albacore tuna in water, was voluntarily recalled due to a labeling error. The product label does not state the product “contains soy,” a recognized allergen, in the ingredients listing.  The specific product being recalled was distributed in 7 oz. multi-packs during October and November, 2012. No other codes of this product or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall. For additional information, call the 24 hour Recall Information line at 877-843-6376.           FDA on November 16, 2012.

Frito-Lay Grandma’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies and Grandma’s Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème cookies, were recalled because they contain undeclared milk and egg. The affected packages, in 3.025 oz. and 1.71 oz. containers, have a sell-by date of March 12, 2013 or earlier. Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 877-650-3479.           FDA, November 9, 2012.

Spence & Co New York-Style Nova Lox, was voluntarily recalled due to possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Lot 9720704 in 4oz packages. Two possible product related illnesses have been reported, the bacterium was discovered during routine sampling. Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the consumer number: 508 427 5577.           FDA, November 9, 2012.

Crown Bitter Chocolate Coated Raisins; Chocolate Coated Cranberries; Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts; Chocolate Coated Almonds, may contain milk not declared on the label.          CFIA, October 28, 2012.

Rudi’s Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat Bread; Rudi’s Organic Bakery Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread; Rudi’s Organic Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread, were voluntarily withdrawn due to the possible presence of metallic foreign objects in select products or 22oz product packaging. Consumers who have questions, should contact Rudi’s Organic at or 877-293-0876.FDA, October 22, 2012.