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Kosher Information on Supreme Chocolatiers Marshmallow Eggs

On June 26, 2017, the OU posted on their website that Superior Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs, Supreme Chocolatiers, Staten Island NY has unauthorized OU: The Orthodox Union does not certify Supreme Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows. Some labels bear an unauthorized OU D symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

On June 29, 2017 the editor noticed that this alert was removed from the OU website. OU reported to the editor that alert was removed as the product is certified as kosher dairy by the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5970

Kashrus alert on Pita from Babylon Ethnic Foods

June 28, 2017 from the COR Detroit:
NO LONGER UNDER VAAD HARABBONIM SUPERVISION as of 6/30/17: Pita from Babylon Ethnic Foods.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5974

Shmitta Alert: 2015 Israeli Wines

June 28, 2017 from the COR Detroit:
RECANATI and TISHBI WINES of 2015 VINTAGE are Shemitah products and are not recommended (and therefore do not bear an OU). They have been found recently in the Kosher wine sections of local non-Jewish stores.


March 6, 2017- from the the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:
2015 Israeli Wines do not have regular approved kosher certification like the OU or OK because of a shmita concern. The AKC does not recommend purchasing these products, and has asked local stores to remove them from the kosher sections. Check with your rav if you have already purchased such wines.


Shmitta Alert: Recanati Wine

February 16, 2017- from the the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:

2015 Recanati Wine does not have OU certification (shmita concern). The AKC does not recommend purchasing this product, and has asked local stores to remove it from the kosher sections.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5843

Israeli produce alert

June 28, 2017 from the COR Detroit:
AMC GRAPEFRUIT at COSTCO in 8 pound bags are product of Israel, as stated on the tag, and require taking of Terumos and Maaseros. We have also received reports that CLEMENTINES at Costco in some areas are product of Israel.

Information on tithing can be found here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5973

OK has removed certification from Basil Pizza & Wine Bar

June 26, 2017 from the OK:

Please be advised that as of June 26, 2017: OK OK-KOSHER CERTIFICATION has removed certification from Basil Pizza & Wine Bar (268 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213)

Ed. note: The owner are self-certifying until the restaurant has obtained new certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5971

Publix Recalls Publix Tropical Medley Mix Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

June 15, 2017: The FDA:

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Tropical Medley Mix because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from our supplier of dried apricot, The 5.7oz clear plastic containers of the mix were sold from Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 41415088586. All use by dates are being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5972

Kosher Alert Wild Friends Vanilla Protein + Peanut Butter; Chocolate Protein + Peanut Butter; Vanilla Protein + Almond Butter

June 26, 2017 from the OU:

Wild Friends Vanilla Protein + Peanut Butter; Chocolate Protein + Peanut Butter; Vanilla Protein + Almond Butter, Wild Friends Foods, Portland OR missing D - Dairy Designation.
The Orthodox Union certifies Wild Friends Vanilla Protein + Peanut Butter; Chocolate Protein + Peanut Butter; Vanilla Protein + Almond Butter as OU – D Dairy products. These products contain dairy as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels bear a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5969

New Slurpee flavors

June 21, 2017: The following are new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 and are pareve:

  • Cotton Candy Slurpee
  • Sour Lemon Lime Slurpee

The Kashrut.com Slurpee list can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/slurpees.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5966

Kosher Alert GoBitos Roasted Chickpeas

June 20, 2017 from the OU:

GoBitos Roasted Chickpeas (5 flavors) Tangy Ranch; Sweet & Hot Thai Chili; Garlic Parm; Aged White Cheddar; Hot Hot Ghost Pepper, GLK Foods, Appleton WI missing D - Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies GoBitos Roasted Chickpeas as OU D - Dairy products. There are five varieties – Tangy Ranch; Sweet & Hot Thai Chili; Garlic Parm; Aged White Cheddar; Hot Hot Ghost Pepper. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. The products are labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5968

Kashrut alert on Swirls & Twirls in Oceanside, NY

June 19, 2017 - from the YeahThatsKosher with confirmation from the Vaad of Oceanside:

Swirls & Twirls in Oceanside, NY has lost its hashgacha due to allowing non-kosher food into its premises. This establishment Was under the Vaad of Oceanside

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5967
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