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.