Supervision Changes & Withdrawals
Mamash Kebab, located at 1827 Coney Island Ave. is once again under the strict supervision of Kehilah Kashrus            Kehilla Kashrus, November 16, 2009
 
Ouri’s Superior Catering and Sports Kosher Catering, in Brooklyn and the Bronx respectively are no longer certified by OK Kosher. They continue to be certified by CMD, Rabbi David Navaro.         OK, November 11, 2009
Andy Capp’s Fries, ConAgra Foods, Inc., is no longer certified kosher. The OK-D symbol has been removed from the labels. Any products still bearing the kosher certification were produced before the certification removal.       OK, November 2, 2009
Mislabeled
Dynamic Health Liquid Joint Elixir (all forms), bear an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union.        OU, November 18, 2009
 
Tate’s Bake Shop Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, in Southampton, NY bears an unauthorized OU symbol on the 7 oz. packages with UPC #1029100125. The Orthodox Union does not certify any of Tate’s Bake Shop’s products. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org      OU, November 9, 2009
Romeo & Juliet Chocolates – 7.62 oz., S&A Fazer International, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org      OU on November 9, 2009
Eskal Pomdelicious 100% Natural Pomegranate & Cranberry Juice, Trialia Foods, bears an unauthorized OK symbol. This product was last produced under the OK Kosher Certification in June 2008. Any product found with a later production date is unauthorized and not certified by OK Kosher Certification.       OK, November 10, 2009
Rancho Grande Queso Fresco Whole Milk Cheese, bears an unauthorized OU symbol on 10 oz. packages. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org      OU, October 29, 2009
Veronica Bianca products, American Food & Beverage Inc., bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org OU, October 14, 2009
Mislabeled Dairy/Parve
Hot Chocolate and French Vanilla Cappuccino, 7-Eleven Inc., contain dairy ingredients as listed in the ingredients panel, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted from the 16 oz. servings. Future packaging will be revised.            OU, November 5, 2009
Cheese; Cherry; Potato; and Blueberry Blintzes, Gabilas 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. Kof-K, November 22, 2009
Other Alerts
Unger’s Frozen Pie Shell & Tart Shell, bearing one of the following lot numbers 09306, 09307, 09308 are made of yashan flour.   New Square, November 12, 2009
The OU now stands behind products bearing the Half Moon K symbol.      OU, November 18, 2009
Unger’s Pizza Crust, bearing the Best Before date of March 9th or 10th, 2010, are made of yashan flour.   New Square, November 12, 2009
Tums, inadvertently omitted the Diamond-K Kosher symbol from its packaging. Until the designation is put back on, all products certified kosher in the letter of kosher certification are under the Diamond-K supervision regardless of whether the symbol is printed.       Diamond K, November 8, 2009
 
Health Alerts
Tasty Dish Snack Tub: Chocolate Almonds and Chocolate Raisin, Nassau Candy is being recalled due to undeclared almonds, milk, and soy. The 9.75-oz. Chocolate Almonds with SKU 16915300, UPC 444444564610, and the 11-oz. Chocolate Raisins with SKU 16915335, UPC 444444564627, have a 4” clear film safety shrink band and were distributed through Bed Bath & Beyond retail stores nationwide. For questions or to claim a full refund, call (516) 433-7100, ext. 297.     FAAN, November 18, 2009
Large Seedless Watermelons, Timco Worldwide Inc., is being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The product, stickered with the “MelonUp!” label, PLU # 4032 and UPC # 0 33383 40240 6, was distributed to select grocers, wholesalers and processors in California and Texas. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact the company at 530-757-1000. As with all fresh fruits and vegetables, it is recommended to wash fresh melons before cutting and consumption.   Businesswire.com, November 22, 2009
Haifa Smoked Fish Inc., Jamaica, NY, has not complied with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s sanitary conditions, and inspections have yielded unsanitary conditions that could lead to the contamination of the finished product. The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against the seafood processor and two of its top officers for violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.            FDA, November 13, 2009
 
Jelly Belly – 49 Flavors, Jelly Belly Candy Company, is being recalled due to undeclared peanuts. The mislabeled product was distributed to independent stores nationwide. The 7.5-oz. clear acetate cylinder packages bear lot codes 090925, 090928, 090929, 091001, and UPC 071567989398. Consumers may return the product to Jelly Belly Candy Company, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533 or call (800) 522-3267.         FAAN, November 6, 2009
Alexia Olive Oil Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto Oven Reds Frozen Potatoes, is being recalled due to undeclared pine nut allergen. The affected product is packaged in 15 oz. white poly bags with a teal-colored graphic banner and pictures seasoned potato wedges on the front bag panel with a “sell by dates” of 5385050811, 5385050911, 5385051011 or with the UPC # 34183 00108. For more information call 1-866-518-0894 or visit www.alexiafoods.com            FDA, October 30, 2009
Breyers All Natural Ice Cream – Cookies & Cream and Mint, Unilever United States Inc., is being recalled due to undeclared wheat. The 1.5-quart (1.41 L) paperboard tubs bear UPC # 077567254245 and in combination with “Best If Used By” dates of FEB1711GH, FEB1811GH, and FEB1911GH. Consumers may contact the company for a full refund at (877)270-7402                  FDA, October 23, 2009
Agro Sun Dried Fruits and Nuts Tropical Mix, is recalling its product due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. The recalled products are packaged in 24 ounce (680 gram), round plastic tubs and coded best before 12/10 in black ink on the product label. Known distribution of the product is the New York Metropolitan area. Consumers who have purchased Agro Sun Dried Fruits and Nuts Tropical Mix should contact Agro Foods Inc. at 201-840-1566.            NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, October 22, 2009