Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Jerusalem Skewers, 181-34 Union Turnpike.is no longer certified under the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. Any VHQ marking on the store awning or otherwise is erroneous and in the process of being corrected.    QueensVaad, March 17, 2009

 

Corn tortillas, La Guadalupana, are no longer certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc certification on the label.           Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 5, 2009

Mu Tofu products, Chicago, Illinois, are no longer certified by the cRc even when bearing the cRc on the label. Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 5, 2009

 

Caljava Cake Decorations, Sweet Inspirations and Payless brands, has been discovered to have been manufactured on dairy non-chalav Yisrael equipment. Corrective action is being taken. Star-K, March 2, 2009

Mislabeled

QianNa Agricultural Products, Candra International, bears an unauthorized OK symbol and is not certified by OK kosher certification. If you see this product on the market, please contact the OK at 718-756-7500.    OK, March 17, 2009

Harvest Pride Bread Assorted Dinner Rolls, H&S Bakery, bear and unauthorized KOF-K. The product is sold in 12 packs with an expiration date of March 18, 2009. These items have been recalled from the market.    Kof-K, March 17, 2009

Mrs. Jay’s Cookies, bear an unauthorized OK Kosher Parve label and is not certified by OK kosher certification. If you see this product on the market, please contact the OK at 718-756-7500.              OK, March 12, 2009

Vigo Artichoke Hearts, Vigo Importing Co., has been distributed bearing an unauthorized OK symbol and is not certified by OK kosher certification. Corrective measures are being taken. If you see this product on the market, please contact the OK at 718-756-7500.       OK, March 6, 2009

Supreme Delight, 416 Stanley Avenue, has been distributing Puff Pastry Dough with an unauthorized OK symbol. This product is not certified by OK kosher certification. Corrective measures are being taken.         OK, March 6, 2009

Chocamaca Organic Chocolate with Amazon Herbs, Amazon Herb Co., bears an unauthorized Star-K symbol and is not certified by Star-K kosher certification.Star-K, March 6, 2009

Broccoli, Cauliflower and Bok Choy, Newland / Zhejiang Zhongda Newland Co., Ltd. bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.  OU, February 26, 2009

Skittles Candy Fan and Dry Erase Message Board, Candyrific, Louisville, KY, inadvertently bears an unauthorized OU-D symbol. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.      OU, February 26, 2009

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Rainbow Chip Crunch Cake Sprinkles, Wilton brand, bear a “cRc parve – D” symbol. This is due to a printing error and the product is in fact made with parve ingredients on dairy equipment.        Chicago Rabbinical Council, March 12, 2009

Smart Balance Omega Buttery Spread made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, GFA. A limited amount of this certified product has been erroneously distributed with lids from theLightOmega Buttery Spread which bear an OU Parve designation. While theLightvariety is certified parve, theregularOmega Buttery Spread contains dairy ingredients. Corrective action has been taken.  OU, March 24, 2009

Health Alerts

Shefa Beef Salami, Shefa Meats, Toronto, ON, is being voluntarily recalled and should not be consumed because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product is sold in 750g packages, bearing lot code 2831, UPC 8 13217 00179 7, and a Best Before date of June 2 09. This product has been distributed in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. Contact Ben-Zion Dubinsky (Shefa Meats) at 416-783-1293; CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735.  CFIA, March 23, 2009 .

Kirkland Organic Brown Eggs; O Organic Grade A Large Brown Eggs, den Dulk Poultry Farms, Ripon CA are being voluntarily recalled as a precaution due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The recalled eggs were distributed to Costco and Safeway in Northern California, as far South as Fresno, and in western Nevada.

Expiration dates and plant code can be found on the end of the carton and are written as follows: April 1 062, April 8 069, 35 P1776, 35 P1776

Consumers who have purchased these eggs are urged to return them to the place or purchase for a full refund. Contact den Dulk Poultry Farms (209) 599-4269 or the Safeway Consumer Service Center at 877-723-3929.       FDA, March 20, 2009 .

Peanuts, Peanut Corporation of America, continue to be on recall. FDA has a searchable database of recalled products at www.accessdata.fda.gov The list is updated frequently. A list produced by the American Peanut council of products that contain peanuts that are not affected by the recall can be found at www.peanutsusa.com           FDA & Peanut Council, March 18, 2009

365 Everyday Value Brand Organic Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix, Whole Foods Market has been recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. The product, sold in two pound bags with “best before” date of November 1, 2009 and November 2, 2009 may be returned to the store for a full refund. Contact Whole Foods at 512-542-0656.      FDA, March 5, 2009

Alfalfa; Onion Sprouts; and Gourmet Sprouts, SunSprout Enterprises, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of the products with a “best before” date of March 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 2009 due to potential salmonella contamination. If consumers have any of the sprouts in their possession, they should be discarded. Contact 402-331-0803 for more information.           FDA, March 3, 2009