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The following Canadian kashrus advisory from the COR on September 29, 2014.

Please be advised that due to a product reformulation, Kellogg’s Special K is now DAIRY. The new boxes bear a “COR 246 D”. Future boxes of Special K cereal will bear the full word “DAIRY.” Older boxes that bear a “COR 246” symbol are indeed pareve.

Ed. note: The American Special K is certified kosher and dairy by the Rabbinical Council of New England and bears a KD.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4705

The following information about bamboo mats for schach is from the cRc on September 24, 2014.

"The cRc has researched some of the bamboo mats sold at Home Depot for their validity in using them for schach on your Succah. The current information as to which schach at Home Depot we recommend, is now on the cRc website at: www.crcweb.org/Schach%20Mat%20Fencing%20(Sep%202014).pdf"

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4703

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on September 29, 2014.

The Cape Beth Din has withdrawn certification from Mrs Katz's Chickens. Mrs Katz’s Chickens purchased prior to the 18th of September are Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4704

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on September 24, 2014.

Please note that Espresso Caramels sold by MJC Confections, Bethpage, NY and sold in Barnes and Noble bookstores bears an unauthorized KOF-K parve symbol and in fact contains dairy ingredients.
For further information please contact the KOF-K at 201 837 0500 x2.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4702

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR posted on September 23, 2014.

Please be advised that we are seeing an abundance of pomegranates and dates from Israel in our retail market in honour of Rosh Hashana. These fruits are subject to the laws of terumos and maaseros (tithes) such that terumos and maaseros must be separated before they can be consumed.
Instructions are available at the following link http://cor.ca/view/61:2/produce_of_israel_a_primer.html.
The COR encouragea consumers to purchase pomegranates and dates from COR certified stores. As of today, COR mashgichim have separated terumos and maaseros at the following stores:

  1. Hartman’s North and South Stores - Pomegranates
  2. Kosher City – Pomegranates and Dates
  3. Sobey’s – Dates
  4. TAP - Pomegranates
  5. Tastes Like More – Pomegranates

Three pomegranates were inadvertently sold at TAP Supermarket before Terumos and Maaseros were taken. If you purchased a pomegranate at TAP on Thursday, September 18, please call the COR office for instructions.
If you are purchasing fruit from stores that are not supervised by COR then please take care to ensure that terumos and maaseros are separated from Israeli produce.
In addition, as the upcoming year is the shemittah year there are a number of other considerations regarding fruits and vegetables from Israel. More information is available at www.cor.ca/view/539/shemittah_101.html.

Kashrut.com information on Shmitta and Teruma and Maasros is at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4701

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR posted on September 23, 2014.

Please be advised that Saluf - The Hummus Place located at 219 Connie Cres Unit 5A, Concord, Ontario Is no longer under COR certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4700

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on September 23, 2014.

Wonka SweeTarts Chews, Nestle USA Inc., Glendale CA: The Orthodox Union certifies Wonka SweeTarts Chews as a Pareve product. Some labels were mistakenly printed with an OU-D Dairy mark although this product is Pareve. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4699

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Supervision on September 22, 2014.

"Babaevskiy" brand Chocolate Bars bear an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. Product is NOT OK kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4697

The following cashew allergy alert is from the GiantFood and StopandShop on September 19, 2014.

NATURES PROMISE CAMPFIRE TRAIL MIX - 12 OZ,
UPC: 68826706609
Codes: All Codes
Woodstock Farms has indentified that this product may contain cashew kernels that are not declared on the ingredient statement.
Concerned Customers with additional questions may contact Woodstock Farms Customer Service at 1-800-526-4349.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4696

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Supervision on September 19, 2014.

Dr. Clark Purity Quick Kidney Release product bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. Product is NOT OK kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4694
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