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The following kashrus alert is from the Kosherquest.org and confirmed by the RCC on March 3, 2011.

Kosher Chicks restaurant, Encino, CA has left the RCC to be able to serve the public at large. Therefore, they are open on Shabbat and to the best of our knowledge, have no kashrut certification. The word "Kosher" in their name or the possible appearance of the RCC logo on their menus does not signify kosher status. The menus are being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3370

The following Australian health alert is from the Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand on March 1, 2011.

Various Smoked Salmon products fromn Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd have been recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. List of recalled product is at www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumerinformation/foodrecalls/currentconsumerlevelrecalls/smokedsalmonmicrobia5086.cfm

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3369

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on March 1, 2011.

Dole value added Coleslaw with added dressing packets are not Star-K certified. The Star-K symbol appearing next to the sell by date code was labeled in error. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3368

The following revised kashrus alert is from the Star-K on March 1, 2011.

Weight Watchers® Cappuccino Cream Melts bears an unauthorized Star-K and is presently not certified. Weight Watchers is currently working to rectify this, and proper packaging is pending.
Weight Watchers Blackberry, Cherry and Strawberry Fruities are kosher pareve and certified by the Star K when bearing the Star-K.


The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on December 2, 2010.

WEIGHT WATCHERS FRUITIES and CAPPUCCINO CREAM MELTS and other candies manufactured in Italy bear an unauthorized Star-K. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3273

The following kashruth advisory is from the OU on March 2, 2011.

OU Mashgichim checking the gut cavities of sardines have recently discovered what appears to be small white parasitic worms in and around the internal organs of some sardines (a separate issue from the krill in the stomach of some sardines from Canada).
This issue has been observed in some sardines from Portugal, and we are continuing to investigate the sardines packed in other countries. The Orthodox Union recommends that kosher consumers refrain from consuming sardines packed in Poland, Scotland, Norway or Portugal at this time, while we continue to research this serious concern. The following products currently appear to be free from all concern:

  • All skinless and boneless sardine products, regardless of country of origin
  • Product of Morocco,
  • Product of Philippines
  • Product of Thailand
The Orthodox Union continues to research the issue, and will advise upon the completion of our research.Bugles Original, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN: Please be advised that General Mills has discontinued OU-D kosher certification from all retail and foodservice sizes of Bugles Original products due to operational changes at the production sites. The OU-D symbol has been removed from packaging.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3366

The following kashruth advisory is from the OU on March 1, 2011.

Bugles Original, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN: Please be advised that General Mills has discontinued OU-D kosher certification from all retail and foodservice sizes of Bugles Original products due to operational changes at the production sites. The OU-D symbol has been removed from packaging.
Consumers are likely to see some Bugles Original packages with the OU-D symbol and some without as the transition occurs.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3365

The following kashrus information is from the OU based on the editor's question posted on March 1, 2011.

The following Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. products are newly certified as kosher: Junior Mints, Blow Pops, Tootsie Roll Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies. These products must bear the OU symbol to be kosher and new packaging bearing the "OU" symbol will be distributed nationwide beginning in the next few months.
Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and are kosher DAIRY even without the OU-D symbol. Dots are Kosher Pareve even without the OU symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3364

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on February 28, 2011.

Mojo Assorted Chews listed as approved Dairy on p.48 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2011 have changed formulation and are Not Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3363

The following kashrus alert is from the COR on February 1, 2011 with additional information on February 25, 2011.

This is to advise that Nestlé The Skinny Cow Vanilla Sandwiches were labeled incorrectly with a COR "DE". This product is DAIRY. Corrective measures have been taken.
(2/25/11) Please note however that this product is still available at Costco situated at Billy Bishop in Toronto.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3340

The following teruma and maaser alert concerning Israeli produce is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on February 24, 2011.

Oranges from Israel have been seen in Costco. One is required to separate Trumah and Ma'aser from these fruits. Ed. note: See www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING for information on tithing.
Ed. note #1: Stores in the US are now required to list the country of origin of produce. When in doubt, ask to see the original box that the produce came in.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3362
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