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The following kashrus alert from Tropicana and the OK on August 12, 2004.

Please be advised that Tropicana has produced a limited quantity of Tropicana 100% Grape Juice in 14 FL OZ bottles only (UPC#4850001438) that is inadvertantly identified as OK Kosher. This product was distributed to the NY, Baltimore/Washington and Atlanta areas only. The company is voluntarily withdrawing it from the stores in these areas as quickly as possible. If a consumer has any questions, please contact Tropicana at the 800# listed on the bottle. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1237

The following safety alert from http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/media/news/story.asp?storyID" target='General Mills'>General Mills on August 11, 2004.

General Mills, Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling its Crispy Glazed flavors of Pop Secret microwave popcorn. Some consumers contacted the company indicating they have had difficulty preparing the product resulting in the hot glaze coming in contact with skin and causing burns. This voluntary recall only includes the two Crispy Glazed flavors and does not include any other Pop Secret products including traditional Pop Secret Kettle Corn.
The affected product was distributed nationally to retail stores. 280,596 cases, containing products with the following two flavors, sizes and product code numbers are being recalled:

    Crispy Glazed Caramel Corn
    Two count box; 9.6 ounces; product code number: 16000- 13330
    Four count box; 19.2 ounces; product code number: 16000- 13560
    Five count box; 24 ounces; product code number: 16000- 40732
    Crispy Glazed Kettle Corn
    Two count box; 9.6 ounces; product code number: 16000-14800
    Four count box; 19.2 ounces; product code number: 16000-14820
    Five count box; 24 ounces; product code number: 16000-40733

Consumers who purchased the Crispy Glazed flavors may return the product to their retailer for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call General Mills' consumer response line at 1-800-845-2801
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1238

The following kashrus alert from the Star-K on August 9, 2004.

As of July 31, 2004, NATALI'S PLACE, 113 Middleneck Rd, Great Neck, NY, is no longer Star-K certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1236

The following kashrus alert from the Organized Kosher Certification dated July 28, 2004.

Please be advised that OK kosher does not certify Battaglio's Old World Style Products distributed by Battaglio's Kitchen, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Labels are being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1235

The following kashrus alert from Kosherquest.org dated July 7, 2004 and BCK dated May 25, 2004.

The following products produced by Birchwood Dairy’s bear an unauthorized BCK symbol: Dill Feta Cheese, Herb & Garlic Feta Cheese, Sundried Tomato Feta Cheese, White Arabic Feta Cheese.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1234

The following kashrus notice from the OK on July 29, 2004.

Please be advised that effective immediately, JT Cafe, 226 West 72nd St., NY, NY is no longer under OK Kosher certification.

ed. note: They continue to be certified by Rabbi Marmolstein of Mehadrin Kashrus.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1233

The following kashrus notice from the OU is in response to a reader's question on July 26, 2004.

There has been no change in the OU certification of the Goya products. All products previously certified, continue to remain certified. The OU symbol has been inadvertently omitted by the printer on some of the OU certified products. It is being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1232

The following kashrus clarification is from the OU on July 21, 2004.

Old London Restaurant Style Croutons 1-Italian 2-Seasoned Sourdough Parmesan cheese and Garlic Toastettes, Old London Foods
The ingredient statement correctly includes natural cheese flavor. The product is certified Pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1231

The following kashrus alert is from KOAOA - Kosher Overseers on July 23, 2004.

Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is a nutritional supplement which can be animal based and may also be encapsuled in non kosher gelcaps. Hence, it requires good kosher supervision. Lignisul MSM, on their web site entitled "All about MSM" (www.msm.com/MSMWhat,cfm), states: "Lignisul has been certified kosher-parve by KOAOA". Please be advised that KOAOA-Kosher Overseers does not currently certify Lignisul MSM.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1230

The following consumer clarification is from the Star-K in July, 2004.

The Tropicana juice drinks listed on Star-K's recently updated Soft Drink List (and the Kashrut.com list) (Fruit Punch, Light Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Yellow Lemonade, Peach Papaya, and Strawberry Melon) are only recommended in the following sizes: 2 liter bottles, 20 oz. bottles, and 12 oz. cans.
The equivalent flavors sold in refrigerated cartons are not recommended unless they are bearing an OK symbol.

The Kashrut.com beverage list can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/soda/

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1229
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