Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Sally’s by Creation Frozen Unbaked products; Yogurt Cakes; Sufganiyot, are no longer under COR certification as of June 12, 2012. All products, even when bearing COR 287, are not kosher certified. COR, June 20, 2012.

Jona’s Pizza, located at 5650 Sterling Road, 544 W. 41st St, 2530 N.E. Miami Garden Dr, and 2520 N.E. 186th Street, Miami, FL, is no longer certified by OK Kosher as of June 14, 2012 due to kashrut violations. For more information please contact OK Kosher Certification at 718-756-7500, info@ok.org. All four restaurants are now under the supervision of Rabbi Asher Suissa of Congregation Ohr Yaakov.        OK and Kashrut.com, June 18, 2012.

Metro Garden, located at 116-35 Metropolitan Avenue Kew Gardens, NY, is no longer under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. Vaad of Queens, June 14, 2012.

Carvel, located at 11037 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90025 is no longer certified by the RCC. Rabbinical Council of California, May 30, 2012.

Café Harvard, located at 5688 Monkland Avenue in Montreal no longer bears MK Kosher Certification.          Montreal Kashruth, May 30, 2012.

Chic Rentals, located at 8600 Darnley in Montreal no longer bears MK Kosher Certification.    Montreal Kashruth, May 23, 2012.

Mislabeled

Monsour Papa Guava Nectar (product of Egypt), Monsier Papa, Hialeah, FL bears an unauthorized OK (parve) symbol. This product is not certified by OK Kosher. Product has been recalled and labels are being corrected.   OK, June 22, 2012.

Terrafina Butterscotch Lovers Mix, bears an unauthorized OK symbol. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Product has been recalled and labels are being corrected. OK, June 21, 2012.

Two for the Road Scotch Mints, David Roberts Food Corp. bears an unauthorized COR 564. This product is not kosher. Corrective measures have been taken. Product has been recalled by the manufacturer. Kindly contact the COR office at 416-635-9550 if you should find this product bearing a COR.   COR, June 20, 2012.

Orgullo Mexicano Queso Cotija, bears an unauthorized OU mark and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. The cheese was sold in the NY, NJ area and possibly elsewhere. Corrective measures are being implemented.         OU, June 13, 2012.

Krispy Kreme mini-crullers, distributed in Kroger’s with the number 65 on the bag have an unauthorized OK on their label and are not recommended. Krispy Kreme products with “AKC” or “#149” are acceptable.        Atlanta Kashruth Commission, June 7, 2012.

Tropical Delight Exotics Strawberry Banana Beverage, was labeled with an unauthorized COR 13. This product is not kosher certified and contains non-kosher grape juice. Corrective measures have been taken.      COR, June 1, 2012.

Village Halawa, distributed in Johannesburg, South Africa bears an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures are being implemented.          OU, May 30, 2012.

Underground Coffee Company, has been using an “OU” lookalike logo on its products which it registered in New Zealand. The “OU” issued a legal challenge in 2009. This case has not yet been resolved.OU, May 30, 2012

Hammond’s Candies English Toffee, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.     OU, May 18, 2012.

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Fred’s Taco Seasoning Mix, contains whey, a dairy ingredient as listed on the ingredient panel. Some products were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the “D” dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.       OU, May 29, 2012.

Health Alerts

Sienna Bakery White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies, are being recalled because they have potential undeclared walnut allergens as master cases may contain retail boxes that are labeled as White Chocolate Macadamia Nut but have Oatmeal Walnut Raisin cookies inside. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Affected product was sold through GFS Marketplace stores from May 11th through June 7th in the states of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Consumers with additional questions regarding this recall may contact Debra Dartsch, CEO at Best Maid Cookie Company at 1-888-444-0322.FDA, June 8, 2012.

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream; Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Wafer Cookies; and Chocolate Nougat Crunch, are being recalled because they are missing the allergen advisory statement: “Fudge covered wafer pieces have been manufactured on shared equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.” This allergen advisory statement should be at the end of the ingredients list of pint sized containers, but was inadvertently omitted from the recalled product. Consumers who have purchased Chocolate Nougat Crunch pints may call 877-270-7397, which is operational 24 hours a day seven days a week, for a replacement coupon.        FDA on June 12, 2012.

Castle Farms “Unpasteurized” Raw Farm Milk, should not be consumed due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Castle Farms, located at 1051 Route 249 in Irving, New York, holds a Department permit to legally sell raw milk at the farm.  To date, no illnesses are known by the Department to be associated with product from Castle Farms.      Meadmedia, June 12, 2012.

Truitt Bros Pacific Northwest Premium Navy Beans, may contain undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Product affected is 15oz cans with code: MDSB S1GTD, Best By: 7/18/14 (located on the top or bottom of the can), UPC: 8222524145. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 503-362-3674.             FDA on June 15, 2012.

Oskri “Peach Granola”, was recalled because it may contain undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews and/or other nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled product was distributed nationwide to travel plazas and retail stores. The product comes in a 3.53 ounce, flexible plastic bag, UPC 666016111743, marked with the following stamp, which can be found on the front of the bag in the upper right corner: P 3/3/12 EXP 9/9/13 LOT 75. C ontact Alisha Smith of Oskri’s Quality Department by emailing quality@oskri.com or by calling 1-920-648-8300.       FDA, May 30, 2012.