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Mexican kashrus alert on Tripcot Apple Juice

March 1, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

El jugo de sabor manzana de la marca Tripcot ya no cuenta con nuestra supervisión

The juice of apple flavor of the brand Tripcot no longer has our supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6267

Kashrut infomation on Snyders of Hanover Pretzel Products

February 28, 2018: From the OU:

The following Snyders of Hanover products, are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment):

Dairy equipment products may be eaten after meat, but not with meat. The OU recommends that consumers reconfirm this information every three months at kosherq@ou.org or at 212-613-8241.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6265

Kashrut alert on Store Brands and Generic Brands

February 27, 2018: From the COR Detroit:

STORE BRANDS AND GENERIC BRANDS frequently change suppliers (i.e., the outside manufacturer that produces the product for the store), which often results in a change or loss of the product’s Kosher status. Stores also may have multiple suppliers for the same product, so that some packages on the shelf bear Kosher certification while others do not, or some are marked Pareve and some are marked Dairy. This is especially common at discount stores such as Aldi and Save-A-Lot. Consumers should therefore be especially careful when buying such products to check each package every time for proper Kosher certification.

Below are three current local (Detroit area) examples:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6264

Kosher information on Tic Tacs

February 27, 2018: From the COR Detroit:

TIC TAC MINTS CANDIES are produced at many plants and in many flavors, and not all are Kosher. Even the same flavor can be found in stores with an OU on some containers, and no certification on others. Each individual container should be checked for reliable certification. - Please be aware that new TIC TAC GUM candies, which look the same as the mints candies and are sold in the same type of dispenser containers, are not Kosher and bear no Kosher marking.

December 11, 2017: From the editor: Tic Tacs are now certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union when bearing the OU symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6168

Kashrus Advisory - Alyssa's Cookies

February 23, 2018 from the OK:

All Products from Alyssa’s Cookies, Alyssa’s Bakery, Jupiter, FL 33477:

Alyssa’s Bakery has decided to change the kosher status of all their products from Pareve to Dairy.
New packaging will bear the OK D symbol as required. Any remaining products bearing a plain OK symbol are pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6261

Kashrut alert on Cheshni Foods Tea Biscuits

February 23, 2018 from the Star-K:

Tea Biscuits distributed by Cheshni Foods, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, bear an unauthorized Star-K and are not certified kosher.
The product is sold in ethnic markets in Chicago and other places.
Corrective action is being taken.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6260

Kashrut alert on Fanta Kiwi Strawberry originating in Denmark

February 23, 2018 from the KVH twitter feed (Rabbinical Council of New England):
Fanta Kiwi Strawberry originating in Denmark imported to Israel by Royalty International & Little Swiss Ltd, רויאלטי זק שוויצריה הקטנה בע''מ bears an unauthorized KVH symbol & is not certified by KVH Kosher. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6259

Kosher Alert Royal Jelly in Raw Honey

February 22, 2018 from the OU:

Royal Jelly in Raw Honey, Healthy Organic LLC, Union City NJ ahs an unauthorized OU:

The Orthodox Union does not certify Royal Jelly. Some containers of Royal Jelly in Raw Honey bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

Editor's note: Links to articles explaining kosher issues in honey can be found at www.kashrut.com/trade/sweetenerslist.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6258

Snyder’s Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Amount of 6.5 oz Emerald® Glazed Walnuts Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and Pecans

February 21 2018 from the FDA:

Emerald® Nuts is initiating a voluntary recall for a limited amount of its 6.5oz Glazed Walnuts product, distributed nationwide, due to the potential presence of undeclared peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans in the product.

The voluntary recall is limited to only the specific production codes listed below. To locate the production code on the package, consumers should look next to the nutrition facts panel. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Emerald® products are affected by this recall.

Information regarding Emerald product affected by this recall:

Product NamePackage
UPC Code
Production Code
Best before date
6.5oz Emerald®
Glazed Walnuts
0 1030080894 7EN1216XX215 DEC 2018

Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it but should contact Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at http://slletsconnect.com/emerald/ or by calling 800-438-1880 and selecting #1 between 8am and 5pm Pacific Time, Monday – Friday. 

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6257

Kashrus Alert - Woodpecker Yogurt Pretzels

February 20, 2018 from the OK:

Woodpecker Woodpecker Natural Raspberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels and Woodpecker Natural Blueberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels, Cibo Vita, Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 has a mistaken Use of OK Pareve Symbol.

A limited amount of Woodpecker Natural Raspberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels and Woodpecker Natural Blueberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels mistakenly bear a plain OK symbol instead of the required OK D.
These products are kosher and dairy, and correctly list dairy ingredients in the ingredient panel.
Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6256
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