Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Nana Restaurant, 1509 S. Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA is closed and will be moving to a new location. The former location will operate as a non-kosher entity under new ownership.   Rabbinical Council of California, September 12, 2012.

Kanakis Ilias Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification as of July 1, 2012.            OK Kosher Certification, September 6, 2012.

Eilat Prime Meats, 497 Middle Neck Rd. Great Neck, NY is no longer under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. They are now certified by Rabbi David Navarro, Congregation Midrash David.           Vaad of Queens & CMD, September 6, 2012.

Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification as of September 3, 2012 due to kashrut violations.        OK Kosher Certification, September 5, 2012.

Giffords Ice Cream, is no longer under Star-D Certification. Any continued use of the Star-D symbol is unauthorized. The final production date-code # is 05042013. (Code: year after final production). This should not be confused with Gifford’s Ice Cream, Skowhegan, ME which is under Quality Kosher Supervision, Rabbi Aryeh Spero. Star-K & QKS, September 4, 2012.

Popz Microwave Sweet Popcorn, is now made in a non-certified factory and is not kosher approved. Popz Microwave Butter Salted Popcorn is only certified when bearing the OK logo.       London Beth Din Twitter feed, September 3, 2012.

Anchor products, are no longer licensed as kosher by KAWA. No hechser appeared on the products. The de-certification is immediate, existing stock may be used.          KAWA, August 23, 2012.

Mislabeled

Agrofood dried fruit; nuts and granola, bear an unauthorized Star-K. The Star-K has never certified these products. Corrective action is being taken.         Star-K, September 13, 2012.

Flora Foods Artichoke Hearts and Artichoke Quarters, bears an unauthorized Kof-K. The product is sold primarily in Florida and on the Internet. Future packaging will not bear the Kof-K.   Kof-K, September 13, 2012.

Kirkland Signature Funhouse Treats, added a candy that is not certified by the Orthodox Union to the variety recently. The product is sold at Costco in a bag that contains a variety of small individually wrapped candies. Until recently, all the candies in the Funhouse Treat bag were certified by the Orthodox Union. Some outer bags of product that is not certified inadvertently bear an OU symbol. Costco is correcting this error and the new bags will no longer have the OU. The individually wrapped candies with an OU or OU-D are certified by the Orthodox Union.OU, September 7, 2012.

Heirloom Farms Pomegranate Juice, bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. These products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being taken.   OK Kosher Certification, August 31, 2012

Dallas Gourmet Bakery Lavash Wraps, bear an unauthorized OK symbol. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being implemented.   OK Kosher Certification, August 29, 2012.

Terrafina Choc N Nuts Yogurt Covered Cranberries and Dark Chocolate Pretzel Balls, mistakenly bear an unauthorized OK-D symbol. These products are not certified by OK.          OK Kosher Certification, August 28, 2012.

Paner Bhurji Vegetarian Rolls, bear an unauthorized OV Symbol and are not certified kosher by the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis.         Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, August 27, 2012.

Hammond’s Candies English Toffee, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.       OU, May 18, 2012.

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Ready Roast Praline Pecans Granules, contain butter, as indicated on the label. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU-D Dairy product. Some labels bear a plain OU without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.            OU, September 20, 2012.

Sweet Dreams Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Mix, is missing the dairy designation on the kosher symbol. This product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredients panel. This product is sold at BJ’s. Kosher LA, September 10, 2012.

D.E. Hammond’s Chewy Chocolate Caramel; Chewy Vanilla Caramel; Caramel Marshmallow, were mistakenly mislabeled without a dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.        Vaad of Denver, August 30, 2012.

Trader Joe’s Frozen Greek Yogurt, is mistakenly labeled with a Kof-K, without the necessary dairy designation. The product has skim milk in it and should be labeled dairy. Future labels will be corrected.     Kof-K, August 22, 2012.

Hammonds Chewy Caramel, is mistakenly labeled Scroll K DE. It is a Scroll K dairy product as it contains dairy halav stam ingredients. Corrective measures are being implemented.            Vaad of Denver, August 22, 2012.

Other Alerts

Ontario red cabbage, has been found to contain thrip infestation. Until further notice, we recommend the all red cabbage undergo the following 10-step procedure: 1. Discard loose outer leaves. 2. Cut head into 4 quarters. 3. Peel off the outer leaf of one of the quarters directly over the light box. 4. Gently tap the leaf on the lightbox. 5.Examine for small white moving thrips. 6. If even one insect is found, the cabbage may not be used. 7. If no insect is found then repeat steps 3-5 again and then again a third time. 8. If no insects are found on the light box then you may proceed to shred or cut the leaves. 9. Soak the leaves in a soapy solution and rinse well. 10. Check the water for thrips. The other option would be to purchase pre-washed red cabbage with a reliable kosher certification. If you have any questions feel free to contact COR at 416 635-9550 or questions@cor.ca.           COR, September 9, 2012.

Health Alerts

Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide and comes in a 16 ounce, plastic jar with an expiration date stamped below the lid. All code dates are included in this recall. Customers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817.    FDA, September 22, 2012.

Metro Ontario Orbital Fruity Icy Pops Assortment, is being recalled because of undeclared milk. The wrong product was put into the box. These products were distributed in Ontario and Quebec.       CFIA, September 4, 2012.

Wellsley Farms Nova and Spence & Co Smoked Trim, are being recalled due to possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recall includes: 576 packs of Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova batch 6704701 in states including Florida, New Jersey, New York and Ohio on 6/13/12 by BJ’S Wholesale Club; and  119 packs of Spence & Co Ltd brand 8oz Smoked Salmon Trim distributed to Krogers and King Soopers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah between 6/22/12 and 6/29/12. 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, August 22, 2012.

Champ’s Sliced Crimini Mushrooms, is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The 8 oz. packages bear the UPC 6 78286 88877 5 and 0 33383 67600 5 with the packed on date of, PO 10AUG2012 or PO 11AUG2012. This product is known to be distributed in British Columbia and Alberta, but may have been distributed in other provinces.       CFIA, August 22, 2012.