KASHRUT & HEALTH ALERTS

Supervision Changes & Withdrawals
Mamash Kebab, located at 1827 Coney Island Ave. is once again under the strict supervision of Kehilah Kashrus            Kehilla Kashrus, November 16, 2009
 
Ouri’s Superior Catering and Sports Kosher Catering, in Brooklyn and the Bronx respectively are no longer certified by OK Kosher. They continue to be certified by CMD, Rabbi David Navaro.         OK, November 11, 2009
 
Andy Capp’s Fries, ConAgra Foods, Inc., is no longer certified kosher. The OK-D symbol has been removed from the labels. Any products still bearing the kosher certification were produced before the certification removal.       OK, November 2, 2009
 
Mislabeled
Dynamic Health Liquid Joint Elixir (all forms), bear an unauthorized OU symbol and is not certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union.        OU, November 18, 2009
 
Tate’s Bake Shop Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, in Southampton, NY bears an unauthorized OU symbol on the 7 oz. packages with UPC #1029100125. The Orthodox Union does not certify any of Tate’s Bake Shop’s products. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org      OU, November 9, 2009
 
Romeo & Juliet Chocolates – 7.62 oz., S&A Fazer International, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org      OU on November 9, 2009
 
Eskal Pomdelicious 100% Natural Pomegranate & Cranberry Juice, Trialia Foods, bears an unauthorized OK symbol. This product was last produced under the OK Kosher Certification in June 2008. Any product found with a later production date is unauthorized and not certified by OK Kosher Certification.       OK, November 10, 2009
 
Rancho Grande Queso Fresco Whole Milk Cheese, bears an unauthorized OU symbol on 10 oz. packages. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org      OU, October 29, 2009
 
Veronica Bianca products, American Food & Beverage Inc., bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org OU, October 14, 2009
 
Mislabeled Dairy/Parve
Hot Chocolate and French Vanilla Cappuccino, 7-Eleven Inc., contain dairy ingredients as listed in the ingredients panel, but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted from the 16 oz. servings. Future packaging will be revised.            OU, November 5, 2009
 
Cheese; Cherry; Potato; and Blueberry Blintzes, Gabilas Knishes, contain dairy ingredients and are to be considered as dairy as per the ingredients panel. The dairy designation was inadvertently omitted. Action has been taken and the new packaging will be corrected. Kof-K, November 22, 2009
 
Other Alerts
Unger’s Frozen Pie Shell & Tart Shell, bearing one of the following lot numbers 09306, 09307, 09308 are made of yashan flour.   New Square, November 12, 2009
 
The OU now stands behind products bearing the Half Moon K symbol.      OU, November 18, 2009
 
Unger’s Pizza Crust, bearing the Best Before date of March 9th or 10th, 2010, are made of yashan flour.   New Square, November 12, 2009
 
Tums, inadvertently omitted the Diamond-K Kosher symbol from its packaging. Until the designation is put back on, all products certified kosher in the letter of kosher certification are under the Diamond-K supervision regardless of whether the symbol is printed.       Diamond K, November 8, 2009
 
Health Alerts
Tasty Dish Snack Tub: Chocolate Almonds and Chocolate Raisin, Nassau Candy is being recalled due to undeclared almonds, milk, and soy. The 9.75-oz. Chocolate Almonds with SKU 16915300, UPC 444444564610, and the 11-oz. Chocolate Raisins with SKU 16915335, UPC 444444564627, have a 4” clear film safety shrink band and were distributed through Bed Bath & Beyond retail stores nationwide. For questions or to claim a full refund, call (516) 433-7100, ext. 297.     FAAN, November 18, 2009
 
Large Seedless Watermelons, Timco Worldwide Inc., is being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The product, stickered with the “MelonUp!” label, PLU # 4032 and UPC # 0 33383 40240 6, was distributed to select grocers, wholesalers and processors in California and Texas. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact the company at 530-757-1000. As with all fresh fruits and vegetables, it is recommended to wash fresh melons before cutting and consumption.   Businesswire.com, November 22, 2009
 
Haifa Smoked Fish Inc., Jamaica, NY, has not complied with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s sanitary conditions, and inspections have yielded unsanitary conditions that could lead to the contamination of the finished product. The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against the seafood processor and two of its top officers for violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.            FDA, November 13, 2009
 
Jelly Belly – 49 Flavors, Jelly Belly Candy Company, is being recalled due to undeclared peanuts. The mislabeled product was distributed to independent stores nationwide. The 7.5-oz. clear acetate cylinder packages bear lot codes 090925, 090928, 090929, 091001, and UPC 071567989398. Consumers may return the product to Jelly Belly Candy Company, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533 or call (800) 522-3267.         FAAN, November 6, 2009
 
Alexia Olive Oil Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto Oven Reds Frozen Potatoes, is being recalled due to undeclared pine nut allergen. The affected product is packaged in 15 oz. white poly bags with a teal-colored graphic banner and pictures seasoned potato wedges on the front bag panel with a “sell by dates” of 5385050811, 5385050911, 5385051011 or with the UPC # 34183 00108. For more information call 1-866-518-0894 or visit www.alexiafoods.com            FDA, October 30, 2009
 
Breyers All Natural Ice Cream – Cookies & Cream and Mint, Unilever United States Inc., is being recalled due to undeclared wheat. The 1.5-quart (1.41 L) paperboard tubs bear UPC # 077567254245 and in combination with “Best If Used By” dates of FEB1711GH, FEB1811GH, and FEB1911GH. Consumers may contact the company for a full refund at (877)270-7402                  FDA, October 23, 2009
 
Agro Sun Dried Fruits and Nuts Tropical Mix, is recalling its product due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. The recalled products are packaged in 24 ounce (680 gram), round plastic tubs and coded best before 12/10 in black ink on the product label. Known distribution of the product is the New York Metropolitan area. Consumers who have purchased Agro Sun Dried Fruits and Nuts Tropical Mix should contact Agro Foods Inc. at 201-840-1566.            NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, October 22, 2009
 
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Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Pistachio Grill, 740 41stStreet in Miami Beach is under new ownership and is no longer under Kosher Miami supervision as of October 18, 2011.   Kosher Miami, October 18, 2011.

Pardes / Tov Pizza, 4001 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, is no longer Star-K certified, effective October 1, 2011.            Star-K, October 6, 2011.

Golan Dried Fruit, 1496 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, is no longer Star-K / Star-D certified. Any Star-K / Star-D symbol on any repack Golan dried fruit, confectionery items, candy, etc. is unauthorized.            Star-K, October 6, 2011.

Mislabeled

Pic N Pay, Avenue M in Brooklyn NY repacked and sold chickens, placing an OU on the repackaged product. The Orthodox Union did not certify Pic N Pay and such use of the OU was unauthorized. Pic N Pay has stopped using the OU on repackaged chicken.            OU on October 12, 2011.

Carmel Wines, may not be mevushal. The same type of wine may have different versions and vintages, of which some are mevushal and some are not. Please check the label of each individual bottle for its correct status.           Scroll-K on October 9, 2011.

Saratoga Chips For Goodness Shakes Seasonings, bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label.        OK, October 11, 2011.

David’s Bagels Dark Chocolate Non-Pareils, bears an unauthorized Star-K symbol. The product is not certified by Star-K. Corrective measures are being taken.    Star-K, October 6, 2011.

Delices De La Foret Alegria Mix & Nutrivrac Tropical Fruit, bear an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. OK Kosher Certification does not certify any Delices de la Foret products. Corrective measures are being taken.      OK, October 6, 2011.

Glory Foods canned Black Eyed Peas, bears an unauthorized Star-K symbol. The product is not certified by Star-K and contains dairy ingredients. Corrective measures are being taken.             Star-K, October 3, 2011.

Ready Pac prewashed salads, inadvertently bear the Vaad of St. Louis logo on several uncertified varieties including Santa Barbara and Spring Mix. This was printed in error as these products are not certified by the OV due to concerns of insect infestation. Triple washed iceberg and coleslaw varieties continue to be acceptable.         Kosherquest.org and Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, September 27, 2011.

Certain Wellsley Farms Cakes, sold in BJ’s Wholesale Club mistakenly bear the OK kosher symbol. While Wellsley Farms Carrot Crème Cheese Cake and Wellsley Farms Triple Chocolate Cake are certified kosher, dairy when bearing the OK-D symbol, all other Wellsley Farms cakes are not certified by OK Kosher. Mislabeled cakes are being removed from the stores. If you see any of these cakes at BJ’s please notify the OK office at 718-756-7500 or info@ok.org.       OK, September 26, 2011.

Muesli Granola, bears an unauthorized KMD symbol.   KMD Mexico, September 26, 2011.

Tuscan Love Affair and Cha Cha Cheddar, Bready North America, Columbia, MO are not certified kosher. The OU symbol on the packaging is unauthorized. Corrective action was implemented. Anyone seeing the mislabeled product should contact kosher@ou.org.           OU, September 21, 2011.

Tree Top 100% Juice Berry, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product contains a non-kosher component. Corrective measures are being implemented.          OU, September 21, 2011.

Two For The Road Ju Jubes, bears an unauthorized COR. Corrective measures have been taken. This product, in 80g packets, has been recalled by the manufacturer. Contact the COR office at 416-635-9550 if you should find this product bearing a COR.            COR, September 15, 2011.

Fine Line IQF Broccoli Cuts, bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. This product is not certified by OK kosher certification. Corrective measures have been taken.       OK, September 13, 2011.

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Stop & Shop Garlic Texas Toast, was mistakenly marked in some stores KVH-pareve. There is whey in the item and the item should be marked KVH-Dairy. Immediate action has been taken and all future items are correctly marked.             Rabbinical Council of New England, October 19, 2011.

Woolworths Savoury Cream Cheese & Chives ready to eat popcorn, bears a pareve Beth Din Logo. This product is dairy. The manufacturer has apologized and has taken steps to immediately rectify their error. Beth Din of Johannesburg, October 24, 2011.

Bean & Body Canned Coffee Drinks, are labeled with a regular OU, instead of an OU-D on some cans. The products are clearly dairy as listed on the ingredient panel. Corrective action is being taken.    OU on October 12, 2011.

Shell Pride products containing cream cheese, have been mistakenly labeled as parve. Those products are dairy.             KMD Mexico, September 26, 2011.

Bready North America Go Bananas mix bag and Cherish My Chocolate mix bag, contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient panel but are mistakenly labeled with a plain OU. Corrective measures are being implemented.      OU, September 21, 2011.

Beantown Bakery, mistakenly omitted the dairy designation from packages. Corrective measures have been taken.        OK, September 20, 2011

Other Alerts

The Bakery of New York All Natural Products, were mistakenly labeled as pat Yisrael. They are kosher and parve but not pat Yisrael. Corrective measures have been taken.        OK, September 23, 2011.

Health Alerts

Mrs. Freshley’s multipack cereal bars, Flowers Foods, may contain undeclared non-fat dry milk. The product bears an OU-D. Voluntarily recalled products include: Apple Cinnamon Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars UPC 072250002400, Blueberry Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars UPC 072250002387, and Strawberry Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars UPC 072250002363. Effected products can be returned to the place of purchase for replacement or refund. Contact Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 866-245-8921.      CFIA and the FDA, October 4, 2011.

Limited Edition and Fresh & Easy Fresh Produce organic grape tomatoes, may be contaminated with salmonella. The Limited Edition tomatoes were sold in 10.5 oz. plastic “clam shell” containers containing UPC code 033383655925, and the Fresh & Easy tomatoes were sold in 7 oz. containers with barcode 20025465. The containers also have the words “Product of Mexico” printed on the label. Contact Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce at (619) 661-6000 or email info@andrew-williamson.com.            FDA, September 28, 2011.

Jensen Farms Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes, may be contaminated with Listeria. The cantaloupes were shipped to 26 states, not just the 17 mentioned in the farm’s recall. Twenty eight people have now died in the listeria outbreak, including two in New York. The first reported cases were in Colorado and there have now been at least 133 people who have fallen ill from the ailment nationwide. In a warning letter to Jensen Farms on October 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said testing turned up widespread listeria contamination at its Granada, Colorado, packing plant, which “indicates poor sanitary practices in the facility”.            Denver Post, September 23, 2011.

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