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The following kashrus notice is from the Kof-K on May 22, 2009 .

Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of LISTERINE POCKETPAKS has informed KOF-K Kosher Supervision that they will be discontinuing kosher certification of LISTERINE POCKETPAKS as of July 1, 2009. In anticipation of this change, Johnson & Johnson has revised packaging to no longer bear the KOF-K Kosher symbol. Due to potential consumer confusion, Kof-K Kosher Supervision recommends LISTERINE POCKETPAKS only when bearing the Kof-K symbol.

Information about LISTERINE® POCKETPAKS® Without a Hechsher
Some reasons for LISTERINE® POCKETPAKS® needing a hechsher are the following:

  • The product is viewed as a food item falling under the purview of hilchos kashrus.
  • The product contains kosher sensitive ingredients (i.e. can be animal derived) such as Polysorbate 80 and Glyceryl Oleate.
Once a kosher product is no longer certified, the company is allowed to obtain ingredients from non-kosher sources.
Ed. note: phone number of Listerine is 800-524-2624.

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