Key Food I.Q.F. Broccoli Spears, Key Food Stores, Brooklyn, NY: bears an unauthorized “Half Moon K” symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.OU, April 20, 2010

Olympus Hard Cheeses, Tyras S.A., Greece: bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or email kashalerts@ou.org.           OU, April 7, 2010

Arava Diabeta, Orient Secrets, Israel) and Magnit Enterprise, Staten Island, NY: bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being taken. If you see this product on the market, please call 718-756-7500.         OK Kosher Certification, April 13, 2010

Food Club Rocky Road, Topco Associates, LLC-Skokie, IL: UPC code 36800-19135 bears an unauthorized OU symbol.            OU, March 25, 2010

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

18 Rabbits Belle Bananas Foster granola bars, are incorrectly marked as C-K Pareve. In fact they are C-K DE. While there are no dairy ingredients, there is an ingredient produced on equipment that has dairy absorption. Future packaging is being corrected.         HaKashrus of Los Angeles, April 22, 2010

Smart & Final’s First Street Homestyle Potato Salad, Label, has mistakenly been labeled with the Heart-K logo, erroneously indicating the product is dairy chalav Yisrael with the dairy designation, or if the dairy designation is missing, mistakenly indicating that the item is parve. In fact, the item is kosher, dairy, non-halav Yisrael, and when properly labeled has our California-K Dairy logo. This alert references product with the following code dates: 0417, 0425, 0430, 0506, 0508, 0514, 0517, 0522, 0523. Corrected packaging is being implemented.     Kehilla Kosher, April 13, 2010

Value Red Non-Dairy Creamer, Lucerne North America, LLC., Pleasanton, CA: contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Corrective action is being taken.          OU, April 7, 2010

Dean Jacobs Grinders Mill Rosemary & Garlic Spice, was mistakenly labeled as parve. The product contains a butter flavor as indicated on the ingredient panel and is indeed dairy. Anyone who used the product with a meat item should consult his/her orthodox rabbi for further instructions. Corrective measures are being taken.       Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 25 2010

Other Alerts

Products Generally Certified by cRc, may be produced without certification during a period after Passover. On such products, the cRc logo may be absent from the package or covered. Please be careful to check packages carefully as the cRc does not certify those items unless the cRc is on each package.       cRc, April 2, 2010

Today’s Temptations Cakes, purchased after Passover with a sell date of April 25th or earlier should not be used, even when bearing the cRc logo. All breads bearing the cRc logo and all products (including cakes) having a sell date after April 25th may be used without hesitation. All of their products are pat Yisrael and parve.      cRc, April 8, 2010

Health Alerts

Glutino Raisin Bread, Glutino Food Group: is being recalled due to undeclared egg. The product was distributed nationwide in 22.6-oz. clear plastic bags marked with UPC 6-78523 03015-8 and lot number of Best Before 08OCT10. Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 543-6637                       FDA and FAAN, April 2, 2010

Spike and Vegit Seasonings and other products with HVP (Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein), are being recalled because the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been associated with any Modern Products seasonings. In addition, random samples covering all HVP batches of concern were sent to an independent laboratory for testing and all results came back negative, but to be safe, FDA’s recommendation to recall product is being followed. Recalled products were distributed nationwide and sold in retail stores. Return the unopened product where it was purchased if a refund is desired.            FDA, April 1, 2010