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Cinnamon Bun Oreos are Kosher Dairy without the OU-D

February 3, 2016: The cRc twitter feed reported that New Cinnamon Bun Oreos R certified OU-D. The OU was mistakenly ommitted from the label & its being corrected. Other Oreos need an OU symbol. This was confirmed by the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5333

South African Kashrus Notice that Bar-One sandwich ice cream is now kosher

Feb., 2, 2016: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg: "We are happy to announce, that the "Bar-One sandwich ice cream" is now kosher certified. A big thank you to Nestle for the help in making this possible."


The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on October 30, 2015.

Please be aware that "BarOne Ice Cream Sandwiches" are NOT kosher. They erroneously bare the Beth Din logo and we are working with the company to rectify this.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5200

South African Kashrut Alert on Fruit Tree Grape Juice

Feb. 8, 2016 - From the Beth Din of Johannesburg: Please be aware, that "Fruit Tree", a fruit juice manufacturer, has made a batch of grape juice that erroneously bares the Beth Din logo. The product is not Kosher. The company apologizes for the error and have undertaken to rectify the mistake as quickly as possible.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5332

The Jel Sert Company Issues a Voluntary Recall of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

February 5, 2016 Jel Sert Co., West Chicago, IL, is voluntarily recalling 52 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling, 4.16 ounce carton that was used for sales samples and gift packages distributed nationwide because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The product can be identified with the following information:

  • Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling 4.16 ounce carton
    Lot number on cartons: WC5257
    UPC Code 7239202925
    Best before date: September 2017
If you have the recalled product, please dispose of the product and if you have questions contact Jel Sert at the toll free number: 866-853-1969 at any time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5331

Organic Pastures recalls raw milk

February 7, 2016 Organic Pastures is recalling the following raw raw milk products because because state tests showed foodborne pathogens.

  • Use by date: 1/23/16
    Lot code: 20160105-1
  • Use by date: 1/26/16
    Lot code: 20160106-2
This product may have been released to the Northern and Central Coast areas of California. These lot codes did not reach Southern California.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5330

Edible Arrangements, Woodmere NY No Longer Certified

From OK Kosher Certification on February 3, 2016: Please be advised that Edible Arrangements (958 Broadway Woodmere NY and all it’s Products are NO LONGER CERTIFIED BY OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION. It is under new ownership and no longer under OK Certification.


Edible Arrangements, Olney, MD, Store #695, No Longer Certified

Please be advised that effective immediately, Edible Arrangements, Store #695, of Olney, MD, has decided to discontinue Kosher certification at this location.

The preceeding kashrus alert is from the Star-K on February 1, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5326

New name and ownership for Gordon Alperin, Newton, MA

Rabbinical Council of New England Twitter feed reported on February 4,2016 that Gordon Alperin, Newton, MA is no more - it is now under new management it is NewtonPrimeMarket, 547 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5329

The New Ben & Jerry's Nondairy Almond Milk Frozen Dessert is Kof-K DE

February 4, 2016: The Kof-K has informed me that the new Ben & Jerry's nondairy almond milk flavors are certified under the KOF-K as DE (Dairy Equipment). Although the product is 100% milk-free and free of dairy allergens, since the product will be produced on shared equipment with other dairy products the flavors will retain the dairy status of the equipment it is being manufactured on.


Ben and Jerry's has announced that they will be making a vegan, non-dairy ice cream. The product is scheduled to be certified Kof-K DE.
Consumers who would like this product to be kosher and pareve, should contact them:

  • click here for Ben & Jerry's contact form
  • Ben & Jerry's phone number: 802-846-1500

The preceeding information is from the editor on November 17, 2015.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5219

Kashrus status of Quaker gluten free instant oatmeal

I received the following information from the OU in response to a reader's question on February 2, 2016: Quaker "gluten free" instant oatmeal is certified as kosher even without the OU on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5328

Kashrus Information on Bottled Water Products

February 2, 2016: The cRc twitter feed listed the following information regarding bottled water products:

  • Bottled water, including with added minerals does not need a hechsher. Water with added vitamins does need a hechsher.
  • Bottled water with added flavor also needs hashgacha.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5327
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