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The following kashrus notice isfrom Kosherquest.org on October November 1, 2007 and confirmed by the OK.

Kraft Marshmallow Fluff is kosher, pareve even without the OK on the label. Thre was a printing error and new packaging will have the OK symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2197

The following kashrus alert is from Kosherquest.org on November 1, 2007 and confirmed by Kehilla Kosher.

Deluxe Brand 1/2 gallons of Rocky Road Ice Cream have been mistakenly labeled as Kosher. We are correcting this error so that all future production of the Rocky Road flavor will not carry the Kosher mark. All other flavors bearing the California-K kosher mark are correct as labeled. This product is distributed through retailers on the West Coast. If you have purchased this product in error please return it to the store from whom you purchased it for a refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2196

The following kashrus alert is from the KOAOA on October 30, 2007.

Kalamata Feta Hummus produced by Waleed Foods bears and unauthorized Half-Moon K Pareve symbol on the label. This products is not kosher certified, and contains non-kosher ingredients. The product is being recalled. It has been found in Costco stores on the West Coast. Consumers finding this product in other stores besides Costco are asked to contact KOAOA Kosher at info@kosher.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2195

The following kashrus alert is from Star-K on October 29, 2007.

As of October 24, 2007, Sheryl's Chocolate Creations located at 587-591 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck, NY, is no longer Star-K or Star-D certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2194

The following kashrus alert is from editor on October 29, 2007.

The Kosher Dunkin Donuts on Beacon Street in Brookline, MA has closed because their lease has expired. (This was confirmed by the Kof-K and the owner.)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2193

The following South African kashrus alert is from the UOS on October 29, 2007.

Knorr Blue Cheese Dressing is erroneously marked with the Beth Din Logo. This product is NOT kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2192

The following kashrus announcement is from a newspaper advertisement by Rabbi Binyamin Gruber dated September 12, 2007 and additional information recieved by the editor.

Due to the difficult halachos of Shmita, Rabbi Binyamin Gruber is withholding his heshshar on all produce imported from Israel {Alei Katif) during the year of shmitta.
Ed. note: These products are continuing to be certified by Chug Chasam Sofer(Benei Brak), KAJ, Rabbi Efrati (Jerusalem), Mehadrin Jerusalem, Bedatz Beltz (Israel), Shaaris Yisrel, Batatz London, and Rabbi Kaminetzky at Alei Katif.
More information on shmitta can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#SCHMITTA
Ed note #2: People need to check with their Rabbis to be informed as to what hashgachas are acceptable and CAREFULLY check hashgachas on the packaging of Israel produce before purchasing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2191

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on June 29, 2007 and revised on October 24, 2007.

Palmer Peanut Butter Cups, UPC# 4126926078 or 4126926074, R.M. Palmer- Reading, PA Issue: This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2096

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K dated October 19, 2007.

Mashugana Nuts manufactured by Torn Ranch bears an unauthorized Kof-K. The product is being sold at JKF Airport and online. This company is not certified by the Kof-K.
Ed. note: This product is certified by The Star Shield K (Kosher Technical Konsultants).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2190

The following kashrus alert is from OU on October 22, 2007.

Bea's Slammin’ BBQ Sauce, Deluxe Gourmet Specialties- Oldbridge, NJ: This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2189
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