Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Sweetography Inc., Brooklyn, NY is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification.    OK, December 15, 2008

Shwarmah Express, 1012 East 15th Street Brooklyn, NY, is no longer under the hashgachaof the Vaad of Flatbush. Any use of the Vaad’s name or symbol by this establishment is unauthorized. Shwarmah Express is now certified by Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Krausz, the Udvarer Rav.           Vaad of Flatbush & Rabbi Krausz, November 10, 2008

Mislabeled

Block & Barrel Hot Dog Buns, Sysco Corp, with the OK-D symbol on the label is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Any product found with the OK symbol is unauthorized. This product is being recalled.      OK, December 18, 2008

Sally Sherman Seafood Salad, Sally Sherman Foods, Mt. Vernon, NY, has been distributed in limited quantities while bearing an unauthorized OU symbol. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.       OU, December 5, 2008

Original South Philly Challah, sold in the Philadelphia area bears an unauthorized KOF-K. The packages have been corrected.         Kof-K, December 4, 2008

Treasures from the Sea, products under this brand whose OU symbol is covered with a sticker are not certified by the Orthodox Union.          OU, December 5, 2008

Dietz and Watson Hoagie Dressing, Dietz and Watson, Philadelphia, PA, bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.         OU, December 4, 2008

Black Bear of the Black Forest Hoagie Dressing, Black Bear Enterprise, Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ, bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. The product with UPC 630003917120, is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.      OU, November 26, 2008

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Hoody’s Serve & Snack Party Tray, Harvest Manor Farms, Cedar Rapids, IA, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.         OU, December 5, 2008

Confiserie Leonidas Chocolatier, Madison Avenue, New York, has mistakenly labeled some of their products omitting the dairy designation. All of their kosher products are indeed cRc dairy, halav stam.           Chicago Rabbinical Council, December 11, 2008

Lottie & Beck Powdered Cappuccino Drink Mixes: French Vanilla; Amaretto and Mocha, North American Tea & Coffee Inc., Canada, contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.         OU, December 5, 2008

Other Alerts

Tropicana Brand Orange Juice with Omega 3, correctly bears an OK-Fish certification.Chicago Rabbinical Council, December 18, 2008

Boar’s Head Products, may be mistakenly associated with OU, since placards bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and the Boar’s Head logo, have been distributed to delis. These placards are not an indication of the kosher status of their corresponding products. Corrective action is being taken. Consumers spotting these placards are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.   OU, December 15, 2008

Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix attached to bottles of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, is not kosher.           MK, December 10, 2008

Norelco Arcitec Series Shavers, have a lift and cut system which cannot be removed. A number of poskim hold that the lift and cut system of Norelco shavers should be removed so as not to transgress the prohibition of bringing a blade to one’s face. Those who wish to purchase a shaver with the intent to have the lift and cut removed, should avoid the Arcitec series.            Rabbi Moshe Bussu, November 27, 2008

Health Alerts

Kashi GOLEAN Powder Chocolate Energy Shake Mix, Kashi Company, LaJolla, CA, is being recalled because they contain undeclared milk. Consumers who have a Kashi GOLEAN Chocolate Energy Shake Mix 14.8 oz canister with a bar code of 18627 71000 and Better if Used by Date stamped on the bottom between the dates of JAN 17 2009 and NOV 15 2009 should call the Kashi Consumer Response center at 1-877-747-2467. This product bears an OU-D.        FDA, December 13, 2008

Crystal Light Hunger Satisfaction Strawberry Banana flavor, Kraft Foods, is unique among Crystal Light varieties in that it contains whey, a milk protein. The product, which was distributed beginning December 1, 2008 is labeled as containing milk in two places on the package. For more information, call (800) 431-1002. This product is dairy – halav stam and bears an OK-D.FAAN, December, 2008

Bagi Shumanit Super Cold Grease Remover, Fantastic Distributors, Brooklyn, N.Y. is being recalled because direct contact with this substance can cause burns to  skin and eyes. The product, packaged in a white 26.4 fl oz. (750 ml) bottle with a trigger sprayer and manufactured in Israel, lacks required special packaging and warning label. It was sold at various grocery stores in NY, NJ and CT from April 2000 through September 2008 for about $5. Consumers should immediately pour any remaining product into the toilet, using care to avoid splashing. Consumers should return the empty bottle to the store where the product was purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact Fantastic Distributors at (718) 485-1300 between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, or visit www.fantasticinc.com.  Consumer Product Safety Commission, December 17, 2008

MorningStar Farms Griller Recipe Crumbles; MorningStar Farms Sausage Style Crumbles; and Worthington Chickette Chub Rolls, MorningStar Farms, will contain milk and egg ingredients starting in January 2009. The ingredient statement will list milk and egg. Please continue to read all labels for current allergen information. For more information, contact MorningStar Farms at (800) 962-0120.            FAAN, November 24, 2008