Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Ciuti International Olive Oil, is no longer certified by OK Kosher. Any product bearing the OK kosher symbol and produced after October 2010 is unauthorized.   OK, September 13, 2011.

Coffee Break and Kosher Select products, produced by United Packaging Group, are no longer certified by OK kosher certification. Corrective measures are being taken. The Tartikov Bet Din also no longer certifies products produced by United Packaging Group.           OK and the Tartikov Bet Din, September 12, 2011.

Woodpecker Cider, listed as approved parve on page113 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2011, has changed formulation and is not kosher.         London Beth Din, September 8, 2011.

Mislabeled

Saratoga Chips for Goodness Shakes Pub Ale & Sharp Cheddar, bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification.      OK, September 20, 2011.

Pizza Gourmet Wood Grilled Pizza Crust, bears an unauthorized OU. The company has removed the OU from the packaging, but some products with the unauthorized OU may still be in some stores.       OU, September 16, 2011.

Key Food and Big Y, among other supermarkets and food service purveyors, are placing non-kosher products in ads that feature “Happy Rosh Hashana” or “Kosher Specials” headline. These non kosher products are placed near traditional ethnic Jewish special items. When you see misleading ads, please call the stores and tell them that this is not acceptable.             Kashrut.com, September 15, 2011.

B.M.A. USA Inc Olive Oil, bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification.     OK, September 13, 2011.

Swedish Glace Pearl Lollies, are not currently KLBD certified or kosher approved.       London Beth Din, September 8, 2011.

Opal S. Y. International Heirloom Farms Pomegranate Juice, bear an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. The juice is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being taken. The product and possibly other products are being sold at various job lot type stores including Ocean State Job Lot.  OK, September 8, 2011.

Superior Sensations Gummi candy, bears an unauthorized cRc. Gummi Bears, Gummi Worms, Sour Brite Worms are not kosher and are being recalled. If you see any “Gummi” or “Worm” products bearing the cRc on the label, please contact the cRc office at 773-465-3900 or email to info@crcweb.org.        cRc, September 6, 2011.

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Too Good Gourmet cookies, contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel, but the dairy symbol has been inadvertently omitted from some packaging.       Kosher LA and Kosherquest.org, September 20, 2011.

Chicago Coffee Roastery Irish Crème flavored coffee grounds, was mistakenly produced with a dairy ingredient, and should be treated as kosher dairy (halav stam). All product made after September 4th are kosher parve.         cRc, September 13, 2011.

Walkers Meringues, listed as “supervised dairy” on page 58 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2011, are in fact “supervised parve”.             London Beth Din, September 8, 2011

Health Alerts

Jensen Farms Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes, may be contaminated with Listeria and are being recalled. The whole cantaloupes in question were shipped between July 29th, 2011 and September 10th 2011, and distributed in many states, including New York and New Jersey. The whole cantaloupes have a green and white sticker that reads: Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads: Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords. If the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please contact your retail store for sourcing information. Jensen Farms is requesting any consumer that many have one of these cantaloupes to please destroy the products. Contact Jensen Farms at recall@rfordcantaloupe.com or 800-267-4561.          FDA, September 14, 2011.

SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Cranberries, Falcon Trading Company, may contain chocolate toffee peanuts, an allergen that was not declared. The product, manufactured on November 29, 2010, is in a 6.5 oz package or 10 pound box. The product can be returned to the retail store of purchase for a full refund. For more information call Falcon Trading Company at 831-786-7000.     FDA on September 12, 2011.

Quaker Oats Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars, contain undeclared milk that is not noted on the label. The affected product is limited to Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars with the UPC bar code ending in 31108 and best before dates between Oct 29 11 and Dec 24 11. Consumers with a milk allergy who have this product in their possession should return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund. Contact Quaker by calling the toll-free hotline at 800-856-5781. The product bears an OU-D.            FDA, September 2, 2011.

Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon, are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Packages were sold at stores in areas including Chicago IL, Buffalo, NY and Pittsburgh, PA. The  4 oz. product bears a “sell by date and code” of December 15, 2011. The company asks that it be sealed in plastic bag or placed in some similar container and returned to the retailer from which it was purchased. Contact the manufacturer at 800-989-8482. If you are experiencing any unusual or severe symptoms, contact your physician or go to an emergency room.     FDA, August 26, 2011.