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Natural Earth Red Quinoa
February 19, 2018

Natural Earth wishes to advise consumers that there have been reports of infestation in bags of Natural Earth Red Quinoa with expiration code 12-20-20, lot code 154. This infestation seems to have been caused by improper storage in some regions. In consultation with Star-K, Natural Earth is advising that consumers should check these bags prior to use by soaking the quinoa in water for 10-15 minutes and lightly stirring it. If there is infestation present, insects will be seen floating on the surface of the water. If no insects are seen, the quinoa may be used.
For more information contact or call 410-484-4110

Sparta Gourmet Brand Kalamata Olives
February 01, 2018

Please be aware that Sparta Gourmet brand kalamata olives, produced in Greece, and distributed by Vordonia Enterprises, New York, bear an unauthorized STAR-K.
The STAR-K does not certify this product.
Corrective action is being taken.

H-E-B Brand Extra Strength Gas Relief Softgels
December 28, 2017

H-E-B brand Extra Strength Gas Relief softgels distributed in H-E-B supermarkets in Texas, bears an unauthorized STAR-K.The product contains gelatin and is not Kosher.
Corrective action is being taken.

Baltimore Filicori Zecchini Locations No Longer Kosher
November 28, 2017

Please note that, effective Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, Filicori Zecchini Cafes located in Towson Town Center, and on Pratt Street in Baltimore, will no longer be Kosher certified. The company has decided to no longer retain any Kosher certification at these locations at this time.

Arumai Brand Spice Mix
November 24, 2017

Arumai brand Spice Mixes, distributed by Babco Foods International, Piscataway, NJ, bear an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. These products are not certified by STAR-K.
Some products, including Pulav Masala spice mix, contain dairy ingredients.
These are being sold in ethnic markets in the New Jersey area, and other locations. If you have used this brand, call your Rav or our office at 410-484-4110.
Corrective action is being taken.

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