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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Kashrus information on WOW Air Meals departing from Tel Aviv

February 18, 2018 from the Matzav.com and Tamam:

"From there, people change to a continuing flight to the U.S. The food is provided by the TMM company which has an Israeli hechsher."
"Tamam is the world’s largest kosher cuisine food producer – Kosher Certified by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and under the supervision of Rabbi Moshe Nachshoni."


Kashrus alert on WOW Air Meals departing from Tel Aviv

January 30, 2018 from the OK:

WOW Air, Reykjavik, Iceland has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL.
WOW Air is displaying an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on their menus for flights departing from Tel Aviv. These meals are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6231

Insect Infestation alert on Natural Earth Red Quinoa

February 19, 2018 from the Star-K:

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.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6252

Insect infestation alert on kale sold at Hungarian Kosher Super Market

February 15, 2018 - The following information is from the cRc:

Please be aware that the prewashed and checked kale sold at Hungarian Kosher Super Market under the cRc supervision beginning Wednesday February 14, 2018 has been found to be infested despite being properly washed and checked using the cRc protocol. We are evaluating our procedures to prevent this type of mistake from happening in the future. In the interim, please return the product for a full refund. Alternatively, after placing the kale in soapy water, each individual piece should be scrubbed thoroughly (being careful to unfold any curled up pieces) under running water.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6250

Liquor list updates from the Chicago Rabbinical Council:

February 15, 2018 - The following information is from the cRc:

"In honor of Chodesh Adar the cRc is happy to share with the kosher consumer the latest additions to the cRc’s liquor list. The full list, which includes these additions, can be found at www.crcweb.org/LiquorList.pdf." (ed note: Kashrut.com has links to liquor lists from a number of kosher agencies at https://www.kashrut.com/articles/liquor2:

Newly Certified: BEER: Angel City, Assorted Varieties (Star-K logo required), Cobra, King, Premium, Zebra (KLBD logo required), McKenzie River, Assorted Varieties (OU logo required), Traveler Beer Co., Assorted Varieties (Star-K logo required). BRANDY: Boukha Bokobsa, Fig Alcohol (OU-P logo required). GIN: Dripping Springs, Gin (HKA certified), Empress, 1908 (Kosher Check logo required). OTHER: Ginger Tipple, Assorted Varieties (OK-P logo required), Truly Spiked & Sparkling, Assorted Varieties (OK-P logo required). RUM: Richard Distilling, Assorted Varieties (AKC logo required), Cruzan, Black Strap Rum- Dairy (OU-D certified). SAKE: G Sake, Assorted Varieties (Oregon-K logo required), Momokawa, Assorted Varieties (Oregon -K logo required), Moonstone, Assorted Varieties (Oregon -K logo required). SCOTCH: Bowmore, No.1 (KLBD logo required). TEQUILA: Cava, White Tequila (OU-P logo required). VODKA: Dripping Springs, Vodka (HKA certified), 3 Kilos, Vodka (OU-P logo required), David’s Harp Vodka, Citron Lemon Flavored (OU-P logo required), Peacock, Vodka (OU-P logo required), The Metropolitan Martini Co., Vodka Martini (OU-P logo required), Zachlawi, Assorted Varieties (OU-P logo required), Barton Naturals, Vodka, (cRc logo required), Rodrigues Markland Cottage, Sedna Vodka (COR logo required).

Newly Recommended (Not Certified): Beer: Goose Island, Four Star Pils, Ommegang, Art of Darkness, BPA, Gnomegang, Hop House, Soothsayer. IRISH WHISKEY: Bushmills, Red Bush. SCOTCH: Ancoc, 16 Year Old, Balvenie, Peat Week 14 Year 2002 Vintage, Kilchoman, 2006 Vintage (5 Year), 2007 Vintage (6 Year), 2008 Vintage (7 Year), Old Pulteney, 12 Year Old, Noss Head, Speyburn, Bradan Orach.

 Newly Non-Recommended: AMERICAN WHISKEY: Clyde Mays, Whiskey, Slaughter House, American Whiskey. BEER: Mackeson, XXX Triple Stout Milk Beer, Sweetwater Brewing, All Varieties, Branchline Brewing Co., All Varieties, Summit Brewing, All Varieties, Veil Brewing Co. , All Varieties. BOURBON: Angel's Envy, Bourbon, Jim Beam, Distiller’s Masterpiece, Kelsey Creek, Unflavored (Only acceptable if purchased before Pesach 1992/5752), Rock Hill Farms, Unflavored (Only acceptable if purchased before Pesach 1992/5752), Straight Edge, Bourbon, Trader Joe's, Kentucky Bourbon Straight Whiskey, Zackariah Harris, Unflavored (Only acceptable if purchased before Pesach 1992/5752), CANADIAN WHISKY, All Varieties (Reliable Hechsher Required). IRISH WHISKEY: Bushmills, Black Bush, Kilbeggan, Single Grain Irish Whiskey. RYE: Basil Hayden's, Dark Rye. SCOTCH: Glengoyne, 21 Year Old, Glenlivet, 25 Year Old, Ardbeg, An Oa, Auchentoshan, 12 Year, Bowmore, 10 Year Old, Bruichladdich, 16 Year, First Growth Series, CUVÉE "C", Buchanan’s, 18 Year Special Reserve, Glenfarclas, 21 Year Old, 25 Year Old, Glenfiddich, Project XX, Winter Storm, Glenlivet, 21 Year Old, Highland Park, Magnus, Jura, 10, Kilchoman, 2009 Vintage (8 Year), Speyburn, 10 Year Old.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6249

Kashrut alert on Weight Watchers Chocolate Protein Stix and Peanut Butter Protein Stix

February 16, 2018 from the OK:

Weight Watchers Chocolate Protein Stix, Peanut Butter Protein Stix, Weight Watchers International, Inc., New York, NY 10010 has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL:

Weight Watchers Chocolate Protein Stix and Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Protein Stix bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6248

Kashrut alert on FREDDY'S GUY chocolate covered hazelnuts

February 17, 2018 from the Oregon Kosher Facebook page:

FREDDY'S GUY chocolate covered hazelnuts have an unauthorized Oregon Kosher symbol. The product is not kosher certified.
Product was sold in the following stores in the Pacific Northwest


    Arbor Brook
    Bergstrom Wines
    Country Cat at Pdx
    Capers Cafe
    Market of Choice #7
    Market of Choice #5
    Paramount Hotel
    Providore
    Red Hills Market
    Red Ridge Farms
    Salt and Straw

Product has been recalled and corrective measures have been taken to remove the unauthorized symbol.
Other Freddy's Guy product with the oregon kosher symbol are kosher certified. .

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6247

Kashrus Advisory - Tevilas Keilim

February 15, 2018 from the OK:

Please be advised: gift trays may need to be toiveled if they will be further reused for food use.
According to Jewish law, the proprietor is not required to perform tevilas keilim but the consumer may be obligated to do so. Please consult your personal Rav.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6246

[Chodosh] Bulletin: Liebers products

February 1, 2018 from Yoseph Herman, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earlthlink.net

"The mashgiach for Liebers advised us that they changed suppliers recently. Therefore, the earlier rules about Liebers cookies, crackers, etc. being Yoshon may not be valid any longer. Attached to this note is a PDF file supplied by the mashgiach. As of now, only the items listed there, in the sizes listed, are guaranteed to be Yoshon."
Lieber's Yoshon Certificate is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6245

Kosher Alert Carvinna Canned Tuna Chunks in Brine

February 13, 2018 from the OU:

Carvinna Tuna Chunks in Brine, Carvinna, Utara Indonesia has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Carvinna Canned Tuna Chunks in Brine. Some cans bear an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is sold in Indonesia and Australia. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6244

Kosher Advisory Nestle Fitness Cereal/Bar

February 13, 2018 from the OU:

Fitness Cereal, Fitness Bar, Nestle Mexico:
Non-Certified Promotional Insert The Orthodox Union certifies Nestlé's Fitness Cereal bearing an OU-D symbol. Some boxes of Fitness Cereal manufactured in Mexico include a promotional Fitness Bar that does not bear the OU symbol and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6243
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