Supervision Changes & Withdrawals
Listerine Pocketpaks, is reinstating Kof-K hashgaha due to the numerous phone calls that Johnson & Johnson (manufacturers of Listerine Pocketpacks) received from consumers. The product will bear a Kof-K symbol in the very near future. In the interim, all Listerine Pocketpaks being sold now are certified kosher by the Kof-K even without the Kof-K symbol on them.           Kof-K, December 15, 2009
 
Albert’s Fish Market, Ave M is now supervised by Kehilla Kashrus in addition to Vaad Harabanim of Flatbush. The establishment is certified parve, kemah yashan and bishul Yisrael.        Kehilla Kashrus, December 15, 2009
Mislabeled
Uniservis Unpickled Porcini Mushrooms, bears an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not currently certify any Uniservis product. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.      OU, December 22, 2009
 
Ayhans Famous Mediterranean Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting this product, sold in a 16 oz. container with UPC 92181-00006, are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org OU, December 10, 2009
Gianni New York Italian Ices, is not under KOF-K supervision. Products sold bearing the KOF-K are unauthorized.            Kof-K, December 10, 2009
Godiva New Grand Celebration Basket (73412) and Godiva Ultimate Collection (77315), in the Godiva Holiday Catalog on pages 30-31 are mistakenly identified as OU certified. These products are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Future catalogs will be corrected. Consumers placing orders will be advised that the products are not kosher.   OU, December 7, 2009
Godiva Liqueur Original, is kosher and parve, even without the OU symbol. The product has been replaced by, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, which correctly bears an OU-D.     OU, December 4, 2009
 
Vita’s Tortillas, Elie Baking Corporation, bear an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. This company and all their products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being taken.       OK Kosher Certification, November 23, 2009
Mislabeled Dairy/Parve
My-T Fine Chocolate Pudding, Jel Sert Co., West Chicago, IL, is parve even when bearing a “contains dairy” designation in the ingredient panel. The product had been reformulated though the ingredient statement was not corrected.       OU, December 22, 2009
 
Trader Joe’s Maple Pecan Clusters, bears the Half Moon K parve designation on the label and lists non-fat milk in the ingredients. The ingredient list is in error. The product is in fact parve.    Kosherquest.org, December 5, 2009
Gabilas Cheese; Cherry; Potato; and Blueberry Blintzes and Knishes, contain dairy ingredients and are to be considered as dairy as per the ingredients panel. The dairy designation was inadvertently omitted. Action has been taken and the new packaging will be corrected. These products are Kof-K Kosher certified and dairy.       Kof-K, November 22, 2009
Other Alerts
Trader Joes Meat, is sold in two varieties with different certifications. Non-glatt meat is supervised by the Triangle K and EKB supervisions. Glatt kosher meat is certified under the Star-K supervision.   Star-K, December 11, 2009
Banana Royale Ice Cream, 3575 NE 207th Street, Miami, FL is not presently and has never been under the certification of the cRc cRc, December 7, 2009
Gift Catalogues, which list foods from different manufacturers often list kosher certifications, including the cRc, for the products being offered. However, the products cannot be guaranteed to be cRc certified unless the actual original factory sealed package bears the cRc or certifying agency logo. The mere mention of the cRc or other certifying agency in the catalogue is not sufficient to determine the kosher status of the product. cRc, December 7, 2009
Health Alerts
Slim-Fast RTD Products, Unilever, Inc., is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans, due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting. The probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. The products, sold in stores nationwide, are packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans that are 11 fl oz. (325 mL) each. Individual cans are also sold in certain retail outlets. The recall involves all Slim-Fast® RTD products in cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code or UPC number. No Slim-Fast® powdered shakes, meal bars, or snack bars are affected by this recall. Consumers who have purchased Slim-Fast® RTD products in cans are urged to discard them immediately and contact the company at 800-896-9479 for a full refund. These products are also recalled in Canada by the CFIA.            FDA & Slim-Fast, December 3, 2009