Supervision Changes & Withdrawals
Listerine PocketPaks, Johnson & Johnson, will be discontinuing kosher certification as of July 1, 2009. In anticipation of this change, Johnson & Johnson has revised packaging to no longer bear the KOF-K Kosher symbol. Due to potential consumer confusion, Kof-K Kosher Supervision recommends Listerine Pocketpaks only when bearing the Kof-K symbol. The product is viewed Kof-K as a food item falling under the purview of hilchot kashrut and contains kosher sensitive ingredients such as Polysorbate 80 and Glyceryl Oleate. Once a kosher product is no longer certified, the company may obtain ingredients from non-kosher sources. Contact Listerine at 800-524-2624.            Kof-K, May 22, 2009
 
Corn Tortillas, Walsroder Packaging Group, are no longer certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc on the label.    cRc, May 11, 2009
 
Sensible Edibles Bakery, in Long Island is no longer kosher certified.         OU, May 1, 2009
Ossie’s Fish Market, is no longer certified by the Star-K. They are now certified by OU.   Star-K & OU, April 27, 2009
Mislabeled
Snapple Fruit Punch, Snapple Beverage Corporation, has been incorrectly labeled OK Parve. The product was included in 24 packs containing 20 ounce plastic bottles with three flavors. Two of the flavors, Mango Madness and Kiwi Strawberry are kosher, OK certified and have the OK symbol on the label. The Fruit Punch is not certified and not kosher. Labels are being corrected.          OK, May 21, 2009
 
Grape Drink, Highland Dairy, is not certified by the cRc even when bearing a cRc on the label.    cRc, May 6, 2009
Stickney & Poor Blue Cheese Dressing, Four-In-One Co., bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the market. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the OU at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.     OU, May 1, 2009
Caroline’s Sweet Blue Cheese Dressing, Cain’s Foods, bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the market. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the OU at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.     OU, May 1, 2009
Mislabeled Dairy/Parve
Organic Buckwheat Pancake & Baking Mix, Organic Arrowhead Mills, was mislabeled as OK Dairy. The product is in fact parve. Labels are being corrected.       OK, May 21, 2009
 
Roundy Brand Dark Chocolate Cashews; Natural Dark Chocolate Almonds; Dark Chocolate Cranberries; Milk Chocolate Cherries; Chocolate Double Dipped Peanuts; Chocolate Malt Balls; Chocolate Raisins; Cashew and Caramel White Clusters; Peanut Brittle; Yogurt Cherries; Yogurt Cranberries; Yogurt Pretzels; Yogurt Raisins; Mardi Gras Mix; and Tropical Blend, were mistakenly distributed without the “Dairy” designation. All of the varieties are cRc dairy (halav stam).   cRc, May 12, 2009
J & J Whole Fruit Peach Sorbet, J & J Snack Foods, in one pint containers has an OU-D designation, but is actually parve. OU, May 4, 2009
Snapple Naturally Flavored Go Bananas, Snapple Beverage Corp., has been inadvertently labeled OK parve. This product is kosher but contains milk (as stated in the ingredients). Labels are being corrected.         OK, April 22, 2009
Other Alerts
Vanilla Tofutti Cuties, is undergoing a limited precautionary recall due to possible trace amounts of dairy. These traces, if they exist, were inadvertent and batul halachically. Anyone with this product should call Tofutti at 908-272-2400 for a refund. All Tofutti products continue to be certified Kof-K Pareve.            Kof-K, May 15, 2009
Mrs. Jay’s Cookies, Jay Co. New York, are certified kosher, parve by OK Kosher. OK, May 11, 2009
Health Alerts
Market Pantry Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars, Leclerc Foods, sold at Target, has been voluntarily recalled in limited quantities affecting a single lot which may contain peanut butter. Products bear the UPC Code 85239 20124 and a “Best By” date of 18JAN2010. Consumers can return this product to Target for a full refund or call Target Guest Relations at 800-316-6151. For additional information contact Leclerc Foods Customer Service at 800-463-6144.   FDA, May 5, 2009
Klein’s Naturals Pistachio Products, Brooklyn, NY, is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. All retail customers who have purchased these items should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement. Contact Kliens at 718-499-4299.            FDA, April 30, 2009
Simply Enjoy Pina Coloda White Chocolate Gourmet Cookies, Brent and Sam’s, announced a voluntary recall on 31 cases of the product because it may contain undeclared pecans. This product was distributed to Stop n Shop stores in NJ, NY, NH, ME, CT, RI. The product is packaged in an individual metalized, 7 oz. net weight package. Consumers are urged to return the item to a Stop n Shop store for a full refund. Contact Phil Brooks at 704-554-5548.   FDA, April 22, 2009