Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Kroger Value Coney 8 count and Kroger Value Hamburger 8 count, are no longer being produced in the Denver facility and are therefore no longer certified by the Scroll-K. Products that bear the Scroll K symbol were produced before this change took effect and are certified. King Soopers Coney 8 count and King Soopers Hamberger 8 count remain certified by the Scroll K.          Vaad of Denver, March 23, 2012.

Agadir Restaurant, located at 3599 NE 207th Street, Aventura, FL is no longer under Kosher Miami supervision, effective March 7, 2012. It is our understanding that they are no longer kosher certified.  Kosher Miami, March 7, 2012.

Dr Oetker Plain Chocolate Chips, listed as approved pareve, have changed formulation and are now approved Dairy. Dr Oetker Fine Cook’s Dark and Extra Dark Cooking Chocolate, are approved Dairy. These have replaced Continental Plain and Continental Extra Dark, which are listed as approved pareve           London Beth Din, March 7, 2012.

Gourmet Kosher Catering, formerly known as Emerald Catering, is no longer under Kosher Miami certification. It is our understanding that they are now under Florida K based in Orlando, Florida.      Kosher Miami, March 2, 2012.

Rainbow Dust Edible Blossoms and Rainbow Dust Edible Butterflies, now contain E120 and they are therefore not kosher.             London Beth Din Twitter feed, March 2, 2012.

Del Fuerte Sauces, are not certified if the expiration date is after December 2013.          KMD Mexico, March 1, 2012.

Mislabeled

Endomune Advanced Probiotic Capsules, Medical Care Innovations, San Antonio, TX, bear an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.         OU, March 21, 2012.

G & S Bakery, products bear an unauthorized VHQ. Corrective measures are being taken.       Vaad of Queens, March 15, 2012.

Ben-David Winery bottles of Merlot 2008, was found to be using the OK symbol without authorization. The label states “OK-P” (Kosher for Passover), but, in actuality, the wine has a regular non-mehadrin supervision and is the product of heter mechira grapes.  Kashrus Magazine and OK, March 12, 2012.

Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars, are not OU certified. A free sample of the Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate variety distributed last week mistakenly displayed an OU on the outer bag.       COR Detroit and OU, March 5, 2012.

D’Meals chocolate products, bear an unauthorized cRc logo. These products, sold in Mexico, are not certified kosher by the cRc and are being withdrawn from the market.         Chicago Rabbinical Council, February 27, 2012.

Dr Pepper in Israel, bears an unauthorized KLBD logo and it is neither kosher certified nor kosher approved by the LBD. Dr Pepper has been approved by the LBD based on detailed correspondence with the manufacturers but the syrup used is not kosher certified in the UK. Dr Pepper bought overseas could have different formulations even if manufactured in the UK so we cannot advise on its kosher status. The soda was also not approved by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate.          Israeli Chief Rabbinate, Jerusalem Kosher News, and London Beth Din, January 27, 2012

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Blue Bird Perfect Guacamole Seasoning Mix, is missing the “D” dairy designation. The ingredient panel clearly states that it contains dairy. Corrective measures have been implemented.     OU, March 20, 2012.

First Street 94% Fat Free Microwave Popcorn and Extra Butter Microwave Popcorn, were mistakenly labeled with the OK (pareve) symbol on some packages, instead of OK-D. These products are dairy. Corrective action has been implemented. If you see these products please contact the OK office at 718-756-7500.         OK Kosher, March 13, 2012.

Timothy’s World Coffee White Hot Chocolate K-cup, is marked as “pareve” but the product is in fact dairy.     KSA Kosher, March 12, 2012.

Dirty Potato Chips Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips, were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU mark, without the D-Dairy designation on some 2 oz. packages. Corrective measures are being implemented.            OU, March 6, 2012.

Mediterranean Foods Snoek Pate and Salmon Pate, is incorrectly labeled as pareve. These products are dairy. Mediterranean Foods have undertaken to place dairy Beth Din Stickers over the incorrect labeling and have apologized for the error.          Beth Din of Johannesburg, March 6, 2012.

Bellacicco Garlic Breads, inadvertently omitted the Kof-K symbol from some bags. These products are certified as Kof-K Pareve even when not bearing the Kof-K symbol. The company is in the process of correcting the labels.           COR Detroit with additional information from the Kof-K, March 6, 2012.

Chunks O Fruti Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate fruit bars, bears an unauthorized Star-K with a French/English label. The coating is made on dairy equipment and should bear the Star-D Dairy symbol. Corrective action has been taken.            Star-K, February 28, 2012.

Other Alerts

Kosher ground beef, is made out of the kosher pieces of meat trimmed by hand. No mechanically separated beef or pink slime is used in any OU-certified production.     OU, March 26, 2012.

Mon Cuisine frozen meals, Alle Processing, should be double wrapped, when warming the frozen meal in a microwave. Mon Cuisine is changing its packaging to alleviate this issue by overwrapping the carton.         OU, March 22, 2012.

Health Alerts

Jelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix candies, are being recalled because they contain malted milk balls which were made with undeclared wheat, one of the major food allergens. The candies are labeled “Gluten Free” when they actually contain gluten. Distribution was nationwide. An assortment of seasonal Peter Rabbit Deluxe Easter Mix “Gluten Free” candies  in 2.7 ounce bags with UPC number 071567992794 and Lot codes: 11111, with Best Before date of January 11, 2013l; 111215, with Best Before date of February 15, 2013; Lot code 120120, with Best Before date of March 20, 2013.For more information, contact Jelly Belly at 800-323-9380     Foodpoisoningbulletin.com, March 26, 2012.

Miller’s Cheese, Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company, were recalled for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Affected product includes: 5 lbs Parmesan manufactured 12/8/2011 with UPC 0 7881236350 7; 20lbs Parmesan manufactured 12/8/2011 with UPC 0 7881236350 7.

FDA, March 21, 2012.

Daizen Farms eggs, were produced by hens that ate feed contaminated with rodent droppings and may contain Salmonella. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recommends against eating these eggs.            foodpoisoningbulletin.com, March 21, 2012.

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Raw Protein Plant Based, is being recalled in the 1 kg size for undeclared Tree nut allergen.             CFIA, March 12, 2012.