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The following kashrus alert is from OK on October 3, 2008.

Please be advised that RACCONTO SPICES Melrose Park, IL is being sold with an unauthorized OK symbol. This product is NOT certified by the OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2528

The following kashrus alert is from OU on October 3, 2008.

Stone Ridge Rocky Road Ice Cream, Supervalu Inc - Chanhassen, MN: The current 56 oz container is certified OU-D. The new 48 oz size will no longer be Kosher and will not bear the OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2527

The following kashrus alert is from Koshequest.org, and confirmed by the OK on October 2, 2008.

Please be advised that Pomona’s Universal Pectin was mistakenly labeled with the OK Kosher symbol. The product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Packaging is being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2526

The following kashrus alert is from Koshequest.org, and confirmed by KSA on September 29, 2008.

Please be advised that as of August 1, 2008 product produced at E. Waldo Ward & Sons Inc. are no longer under KSA supervision.
The labels produced at this facility include:

  • Black Sheep
  • E. Waldo Ward
  • KTW
  • La Vigne
  • Lee Dragon's
  • Mistral
  • Olive Pit
  • R&M
  • Randy Jones
  • Robbies
  • Sassy’s
  • Smokin Jacks
Most products have 4 digit lot numbers that are set up with the first digit as the year, i.e. '8' is produced in 2008, the next three numbers is the Julian date. Hence any product with a lot # of 8214 or higher is not under supervision and should not bear a KSA Symbol. Some "low acid" products have a 7 digit alphanumeric lot number where the last number is the year made and the third number through fifth number is the Julian date of production.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2525

The following yoshon notice is from Koshequest.org, and confirmed by New Square on September 29, 2008.

The following products under the Unger's brand are made of YOSHON flour:

  • Pizza Crust (Regular and Whole Wheat) bearing the code "Best Before January 1, 2009".
  • Frozen Pie shell and Tart shell bearing a lot number 08254

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2524

The following kashrus notice is from the Star-K on September 18, 2008 and revised on October 2, 2008.

Due to a recent fire at Tov Pizza, the 7 Mile Market, Baltimore, MD, prepared foods facility, temporary arrangements have been made to produce 7 Mile Market brand kugels at an off-site facility.
During this time, kugels will be marked Star-K MEAT (see product label).
Please note, these items are being produced using meat equipment and would not necessitate a six-hour waiting period before consuming dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2515

The following Israeli kashrus alert is from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate" on September 26, 2008 and by Koshequest.org on September 28, 2008.

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel today released a bulletin showing color copies of many of the “unauthorized” kashrut certificates, some quite common in Jerusalem. 1. Keter Kashrut 2. Nachlat Yitzchak 3. Mor Levona 4. Nezer Hidur 5. Mishmar HaKodesh 6. Ichud Yisrael 7. Rav Yaakov Landau, Beersheva 8. Nezer Kashrut

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2523

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the MK on September 26, 2008.

The MK wishes to inform the public that Mango Classic Mix made by Amira was inadvertently labeled "PAREVE" when it is in fact "DAIRY". These products are being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2522

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on September 26, 2008.

UNICO MIXED PICKLED VEGETABLES was labeled with an unauthorized COR. Action has been taken to correct future labeling.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2521

The following South African kashrus notice is from the UOS on September 26, 2008.

Pomegranates and other fruits from Israel are being marketed in Pick ‘n Pay and other outlets. The laws of Shemitta apply to such fruits. They may be eaten, but cannot be purchased with cash unless other non Shemitta items are purchased together with them. They may be purchased with credit cards.
These fruits must be treated with respect and remnants and peels should be wrapped up prior to disposal.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2520
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