Supervision Changes & Withdrawals
Philadelphia Spinach and Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread, is no longer certified by the OK.        OK, March 26, 2009
Athenos Artichoke and Garlic Hummus Spread, is no longer certified by the OK. OK, March 26, 2009
Grand vin de Bordeaux, Chateau Gardut Haut-Cluzea Premieriers Cotes de Blaye may have an unauthorized OK-P sticker on the label. This wine is not kosher. At this time, it is only known to be distributed in Europe. Anyone who sees it should contact OK at 718-756-7500. OK, April 7, 2009
Mislabeled Dairy/Parve
Snapple naturally flavored Go Bananas, Snapple Beverage Corp. has been inadvertently labeled OK pareve. This product is kosher but contains milk as stated in the ingredients, and is dairy. Labels are being corrected.   OK, April 22, 2009
Yellow & Dal Basmati Rice and Thali Aloo Matar, Trader Joe’s Indian Fare, are mislabeled as parve. They are dairy as indicated by the ingredient list.      Trader Joes, March 26, 2009
Smart Balance Omega Buttery Spread made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, has been erroneously distributed in limited amounts with lids from the Light Omega Buttery Spread which bear an OU parve designation. The regular Omega Buttery Spread contains dairy ingredients.    OU, March 25, 2009
Other Alerts
Bulldog Bakery; Today’s Temptations and Eli’s Cheesecake, have a cRc certification during the majority of the year, but not during a period after Passover. Please check each package for the cRc symbol as any products without it are not certified by cRc.   cRc, April 7, 2009
Prepared Salads, in various varieties are being sold in stores under the certification of the cRc. Please be aware that not all of these salads are certified kosher and/or parve. Please check for the cRc logo and dairy label.      cRc, April 3, 2009
Dean Jacobs Pizza Crust Kit, distributed by AMIT Women, originally contained several components including a sauce, pizza crust mix and spices and was all packed in one box which had a cRc–D sticker on it. Some of these boxes may have been opened, separating the different items, but all of these components are under cRc certification even though the cRc is only on the main outside box.           cRc, April 2, 2009
Persimmons from Israel, are from shemita and past the time of biur. According to Jewish law, they should not be purchased, returned, eaten, or used in any way that derives benefit. According to halacha, these fruits should be left to rot and then thrown away..            cRc, April 2, 2009
Health Alerts
Specialty Farms; Vermont Sprout House; Nature’s Promise and Brocco Sprouts, manufactured by Amalgamated Produce with sell by date codes of March 31 through April 27, 2009 are being voluntarily recalled .         FDA, April 9, 2009
Simply Enjoy Pina Colada White Chocolate Gourmet Cookies, were removed from Stop & Shop Supermarket stores because the product contains pecans, an undeclared allergen. The product is marked with UPC 6 8826705538 and comes in a 7 oz. package. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to any Stop & Shop supermarket for a full refund. For additional information, call Stop & Shop’s corporate brands consumer line at 1-877-846-9949.               FDA, April 22, 2009
Old Cape Cod Sweet & Bold Grilling Sauce, is being voluntarily recalled because it contains trace amounts of an undeclared seafood allergen (anchovy). The product, in 15.5 ounce glass bottles and 23.2 ounce plastic squeeze bottles includes code dates up to, but not including Apr 10 10. Consumers with questions may contact Lisa Semle at 800-720-2246 x206.    FDA, April 10, 2009
Strubs Norwegian Style Sliced Smoked Steelhead Salmon, distributed by West Side Foods Inc. is being recalled because of potential contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The shipment, in 24 individual-300 gram packages per carton, bears UPC 0 71217 69997 4, registration number “0609”, and stickers with a code date of 03MA09. There is no production date on the individual packages.   FDA, April 7, 2009
Setton Toasted Shelled Pistachios; Roasted In-Shell Pistachios; Raw Shelled Pistachios, is being voluntarily recalled due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Only the 2008 crop is affected and to date, there have been no confirmed cases of salmonellosis associated with the company’s products. FDA, April 6, 2009
Stonyfield Farm Fat Free Plain Yogurt, is being voluntarily recalled because they may contain a presence of food grade sanitizer. Product in 32 oz. sizes include date codes May 06 09 Time stamped 22:17 – 23:59 (limited to these specific time stamps only) and May 07 09 all time stamps. Contact Stonyfield Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-Pro-Cows (776-2697) or visit FDA, April 3, 2009