Supervision Changes & Withdrawals
Mighty Smart DHA Dietary Supplement, Shaklee Corp., has been reformulated as non-kosher due to the inability to continue sourcing a kosher fish oil powder. The non-kosher product will be SKU #20076 and will not bear the Star-K symbol. Kosher Mighty Smart is no longer being produced at this time, but is still available from Shaklee distributors. Only Mighty Smart DHA Dietary Supplement Chews SKU #20058 when bearing the Star-K symbol is kosher certified (parve/dagim). For further information, please call the Star-K office at 410-484-4110. Star-K, January 15, 2009
Rita’s Ices, 6796 Reisterstown Road Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21215, has decided to discontinue its Star-D kosher certification at this time. Star-K, January 13, 2009
 
Badgstein Wines, are no longer certified by OK kosher certification. Only bottles bearing the OK symbol and an OK hologram were produced under the OK supervision. A plain OK on the label is not sufficient.    OK Kosher Certification, January 11, 2010
Natural Ovens Products, are no longer certified cRc – pat Yisrael. The products are now certified as OU (non pat Yisrael).            cRc, January 8, 2010
Dried Mushrooms, due to recent infestation concerns, the KOF-K no longer recommends dried mushrooms unless they are properly cleaned and/or processed. The KOF-K will be removing its certification from all such product, until further notice. Powdered mushroom extract, canned mushrooms and products produced with mushrooms remain under our certification when bearing the KOF-K symbol.        Kof-K, January 4, 2010
Mislabeled
Prime Grill in Panama, An OU symbol appeared on the menu and is being blotted out. The Orthodox Union does not certify Prime Grill in Panama. Prime Grill Panama is not associated with the Prime Grill in Manhattan, which is certified by the Orthodox Union.          OU, January 21, 2010
Hills of Galilee wine, displays a forged OK symbol and is not certified by OK kosher certification. Galil Mountain Winery is certified by OK kosher certification.      OK, January 20, 2010
 
Best Choice Gourmet Onion Rings, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. The 16oz (UPC: 070038611134) and 20oz (UPC: 070038611127) products are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union.     OU, January 20, 2010
 
Piknik Ranch Dressing, Supreme Oil South, Brundidge AL, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union.   OU, January 20, 2010
 
Organic Chicken Broth, Smart & Final Inc., Commerce, CA, 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, January 14, 2010
 
Wild Harvest Natural Ground Lamb, Supervalu Inc., Chanhassen, MN bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. This product is being withdrawn from the marketplace and consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.       OU, January 14, 2010
Uncle Bens Hearty Soup Broccoli Cheese & Rice, Mars Food US LLC, Verona, CA, bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.         OU, January 11, 2010
LifeSource 4 Life, Beaverton OR, bears an unauthorized cRc. Consumers spotting this product are asked to call the cRc at 773-465-3900 ext 117.            cRc, January 6, 2010
Uniservis Unpickled Porcini Mushrooms, bears an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not currently certify any of Uniservis products. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.      OU on December 22, 2009
Mislabeled Dairy/Parve
Biscottea Assorted flavors of Tea Shortbread, contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.     OU, January 11, 2010
Suntree California Grown Cinnamon Almonds, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging of the 1lb. packages with UPC 6-69887-50603-8 will be revised.            OU, December 24, 2009
My-T Fine Chocolate Pudding, Jel Sert Co., West Chicago, IL, is parve even when listing “contains dairy” in the ingredient panel. The product had been reformulated though the ingredient statement was not corrected.    OU, December 22, 2009
Whole Foods Dinner Rolls / Mom’s Wheat Dinner Rolls, are mislabeled with an AKC parve label. This product contains dairy ingredients.           Atlanta Kashrus Commission, December 22, 2009
Other Alerts
M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candies, in a 2oz colored metal shell container with an “S”, Mars Snackfood USA LLC, Hackettstown, NJ, mistakenly contains a bag of Skittles which is a non-kosher candy. Corrective action is being taken. OU, January 11, 2010
Kirkland Nature’s Three Berries, Rader Farms, Inc., bears a Half-Moon K symbol but should be used only for cooking or pureeing.          OU, January 12, 2010
Sabra Twin Packs – Humus (OK parve) and Fresh Garlic and Herb dip (OK-D – halav stam), Sabra Dipping Company, were sold together and may have caused confusion because of the different parve/dairy status. The twin packs have since been discontinued.        OK Kosher Certification, December 23, 2009
Sabra Sautéed Onion; Spicy Pepper; Tzitziki; Garlic and Herb, Sabra Fresh Dips, are correctly labeled OK-D halav stam. Please take note and be careful when purchasing these items.     OK Kosher Certification, December 23, 2009
 
Health Alerts
OTC Products, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., Fort Washington, are voluntarily being recalled in certain lots following an investigation of consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that, in a small number of cases, caused nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Consumers who purchased product from the lots included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare at www.mcneilproductrecall.com or 1888-222-6036 for instructions on a refund or replacement.
Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider. Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.   FDA, January 15, 2009
Harry London Chocolate Pecan Caramel Stars, Harry London Candies Inc., is being recalled due to undeclared wheat. The product was distributed nationwide. The 4.62-oz. packages bear lot code 9238-1 and were sold before December 28, 2009. Consumers with questions may call (330) 494-0833, ext. 193.    FAAN and Harry London, January 4, 2010