Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Oroweat Rolls and buns, will no longer be certified due to changes in manufacturing procedures. The following breads will remain certified: 100% Wheat, Extra Sourdough Bread, Hearthstone Wheat, Hearthstone White, Oroweat Deli Rye, Oroweat Jewish Rye 16oz, Oroweat Russian Rye, Oroweat Swartz Rye, Roman Meal Sandwich Bread, Sourdough, Star Deli Pumpernickel, Star Deli Texas Toast. The Scroll-K symbol is on the small plastic piece that holds the bag closed.            Denver Vaad, March 12, 2010

Aqua Thick products, Muscatine, IA, are no longer under certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc on the label.            Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 8, 2010

Harvest Better products, manufactured by BBF & L of Mundelein, Illinois, are no longer certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc on the label.     Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 8, 2010

The Hummus, located at 18090 Collins Avenue, is no longer under Kosher Miami supervision. This is not due to kashrus violations.                     Kosher Miami, March 4, 2010

Wing Wan, 1640 NE 164th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162, has had its OK Kosher certification revoked due to kashrut violations.         OK Kosher Certification, February 22, 2010

KC Masterpiece; Hidden Valley; and HV Manufacturing brands of sauces and marinades, will no longer be certified and the OU symbol has been removed. As always, consumers are urged to verify the presence of the OU symbol when purchasing products.          OU, February 23, 2010

Mislabeled

Lee Kum Kee Teriyaki Sauce, bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.OU, March 18, 2010

Mini Crispy Bites with Marshmallows and Mini Crispy Bites with Fruity Marshmallows, sold at the Bakery at Walmart, bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting these products with UPC code 078742201689 or 078742201672 are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.       OU, March 18, 2010

Sushi Nori seaweed products, manufactured by Takaokaya USA were mistakenly shipped bearing the logo of the RCC. The RCC only certifies special runs (e.g. Sweet City) with full size stickers bearing its logo. Future productions will bear numbered stickers.        Rabbinical Council of California, March 19, 2010

Nature’s Blessedz Brussel Sprouts; Broccoli; Cauliflower; Raspberries and Asparagus, packed by Coloma Foods, Coloma, Michigan, bear an unauthorized cRc. These products, although kosher in character, were not checked for insects. The cRc does not recommend any attempt be made to check these products, other than the cauliflower, for insects as it is very difficult to properly do so by anyone not trained to check for these types of insects. Other vegetables packed by Coloma Foods bearing the cRc, aside from those listed above, are kosher certified for year-round use but they are not certified kosher for Passover. Other fruits bearing the cRc are kosher for year-round use and are also acceptable for Passover if they are not cooked, are only sweetened with sugar and do not contain any other additives.   Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 8, 2010

Irish Soda Bread, manufactured by Batters & Dough Inc., were inadvertently labeled with a KSA-D. This product is not certified by the KSA and labels have been corrected.    KSA, March 8, 2010

Sunkist Orange Float and A&W Root Beer Float, were erroneously listed as approved on a cRc kosher certificate and the cRc website. These particular Sunkist and A&W products are not under cRc certification.         Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 3, 2010

Assorted Chocolates Gold Square Gift Box and Assorted Chocolates Red Square Gift Box, Hammond Candy, has been packaged with non-certified candied almonds. These boxes have been incorrectly labeled with a Scroll K-D. Corrective measures were taken: the labels are being changed for current orders. These products should not be used by kosher consumers.       Denver Vaad, February 22, 2010

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Chocolate Toffee Pistachios, Santa Barbara Pistachio Company, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.          OU, March 2, 2010

Planters Nutrition Omega-3 Mix, Kraft Foods, East Hanover, NJ, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.          OU, March 2, 2010

Other Alerts

Gatorade, is in the process of certifying a number of products with the OU. Only Gatorade drinks that actually bear an OU symbol are now kosher.            Atlanta Kashruth Commission, on February 25, 2010

Health Alerts

Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder, is being recalled due to contamination with salmonella. Product sold in 2.5-ounce jars with code dates of: Dec 03 11PS2 and Dec 04 11PS2 and UPC code: 1111066599 are affected. Stores in 31 states are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker’s, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less. Customers who have purchased this product should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement. Contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900 or visit www.kroger.com/recalls.  FDA, March 19, 2010

McCain All American Roasters, is being recalled recall due to possible contamination with salmonella. The product is sold in 24 ounce bags 10072714037334 W91125 with Production date: November 25, 2009. Consumers are asked to destroy the product or return the unopened product where it was purchased if a refund is desired.          FDA, March 23, 2010

Gluten-Free Naturals Pancake Mix; Light & Moist Yellow Cake Mix; and Cookie Blend Flour, GFN Foods, LLC, Cranford, NJ, are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Products affected include UPC 187058 000043 Lots 09159 (exp 12/8/2010), 09320 (exp 5/16/12) 09322 (exp 5/18/12); UPC 187058 000067 Lots 09083 (exp 9/24/10) and 09322 (exp 5/18/12); UPC 187058 000029 Lots 09086 (exp 6/24/10), 09219 (exp 11/7/10) and 10035 (exp 5/4/11). Customers who have purchased the above products should contact GFN Foods at 866-761-6147 or sales@gfnfoods.com for a refund or to arrange for replacement product.       FDA, March 11, 2010

Herr’s Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Flavored Kettle Style Potato Chips, Herr Foods Inc., Nottingham, PA, is being voluntarily recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products, sold as individual 1.875 oz. and 8.5 oz. bags with code dates FEB 27, 2010 to May 15, 2010 and UPC 072600011519 and code dates FEB 27, 2010 to June 12, 2010 and UPC 072600014909, were distributed nationwide through retail stores, distributors, and internet sales.. Consumers who have purchased these products should return them for a full refund. Contact Herr Foods at 800-523-5030.            FDA, March 8, 2010

Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Medium Seafood Sauce, Ed Roller, Inc., Rochester, NY, is being recalled because the product may contain undeclared soy and anchovies. Only 9 ounce glass jars with UPC #77890 84032 and a sell-by date up to and including April 21 are included in this recall. Product was distributed to 75 Wegmans Food Markets in NY, PA, NJ, VA, and MD. Production of this product has been temporarily suspended until corrective actions are taken. Consumers who have purchased the product may return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Contact Wegmans’ consumer affairs department at 800-934-6267, ext. 4760.          FDA, March 5, 2010

Follow Your Heart Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing, Earth Island, is being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The products 12oz JUN 14 10, JUN 21 10 0-49568-66012-7; 32oz JUN 14 10, JUN 21 10 0-49568-66032-5; and 128oz JUN 14 10 are sold at grocery and health food stores.      FDA, March 3, 2010

Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips; Sweet Maui Onion; and Hawaiian Sweet Maui Onion Rings, Tim’s Cascade Snacks, Algona, WA, is being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Products, sold as individual bags and as components of packs, including variety packs, were distributed nationwide and in Canada through retail stores, distributors, direct delivery and internet sales. Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the retailer they were purchased from for a full refund. Contact 888-299-7646.FDA, March 2, 2010

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars, is being recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella. Return the product (full or empty) to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of it. For more information call 626-599-3817.            Forbes, February 19, 2010

Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch; Dutch Apple; and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars, Lovin Oven, LLC, Irwindale, CA, are being voluntarily recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The products are distributed nationally. Further information on the affected lots can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm201351.htm. Consumers who have purchased products should return them to the store for a full refund. Contact 800-423-4846.            FDA, February 19, 2010