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The following kashrus notice is from Yudel's rest of the story on August 13, 2008 and September 2, 2008.

Travelers should be aware that at the Dunkin Donuts on the New York State Thruway Sloatsburg rest area only the donuts are certified as kosher by Rabbi Safra. (Cholov Stam). Per New York State law, details of supervision are posted in the establishment.

A reader has reported that he has seen frum people purchasing donuts and bagels from the Dunkin Donuts in Monticello, NY. This store is self certified by the store manager and not any outside rabbinic organization.
One should always check for kosher certification and and other available documentation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2482

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 29, 2008.

Trans-Ocean Products, Inc., Bellingham, WA is recalling its 4 ounce Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon Lot No 54933-2 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon, 4 ounce packages were distributed to three supermarket chains in seven states: Brookshire Brothers in Texas and Louisiana; Price Choppers in NY, PA, MA and VT; and Giant Eagle in OH and PA. The product is sliced cold-smoked salmon with black pepper. It is vacuum packaged in a resealable purple plastic pouch and bears the brand name Trans Ocean Products.The lot number is ink jetted on the back panel of the package, just right of center. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Trans-Ocean Products revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 4 ounce package of Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon. Distribution of the product has been suspended while the FDA and Trans-Ocean Products investigate the source of the problem. Consumers that have purchased Trans Ocean ProductsCracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Trans-Ocean Products. Call (800) 290-2722 Monday – Friday 6AM to 5PM. Over the Labor Day weekend call (360) 739-4181.
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The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2497

The following South African kashrus alert is from the South African Beth Din on August 28, 2008.

Please be advised that not all products produced and/or sold at Freshfellas in Glenhazel are under Beth Din supervision. Only those products bearing our logo are certified by the Beth Din.
As a general rule, the Beth Din approves cut up fruits or vegetables which do not require checking for infestation, from any reputable fruit and vegetable store, even when not bearing a Beth Din logo. Please update page 56 of your 5768 kashrut guide where they were previously listed as pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2496

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Cocil on August 28, 2008.

The labels for Cedar Crest brand Fortified Flavor Ice were mistakenly printed without the “DE” designation. The ingredients are pareve, but the products were produced on dairy equipment. They include three flavors: Blue Raspberry, Cherry and Frog Spit Lemon Lime

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2495

The following kashrus alert is from the South African beth Din on August 15, 2008.

The following Pyotts products are now kosher, MILCHIK:

  • Salticrax Black Pepper
  • Salticrax Mediterranean Herb
  • Salticrax Original
Please update page 56 of your 5768 kashrut guide where they were previously listed as pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2494

The following kashrus alert is from OK on August 25, 2008.

Please note that Lightlife Foods produces both kosher-certified and non-kosher products. Only products bearing the OK symbol on the label are certified kosher by OK Kosher Certification. Please check labels carefully before purchasing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2493

The following kashrus alert is from Rabbi Hamaoui on August 25, 2008.

Gordon & Alpern and Avenue Deli, Newton, MA are no longer certified kosher by Rabbi Hamaoui. Blackers Bakery, Newton, MA is under different ownership and is still certified as kosher by Rabbi Hamaoui.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2491

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 25, 2008.

Price Chopper Magic Stars Sweetened Oat Cereal with Marshmallows, Price Chopper- Schenectady, NY:: This product, sold at Price Chopper stores, is bearing an unauthorized symbol and is being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8148 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2490

The following kashrus alert is from Kosher Miami on August 21, 2008

Please be advised that due to a kashrus violation, effective August 21, 2008, Souka Levana located at 233 95th Street, Surfside, FL is no longer certified by Kosher Miami.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2489

The following kashrus alert is from Vaad Harabonim of San Diego on August 20, 2008

COLD STONE CREAMERY #0846, located at 708 Center Drive, #101; San Marcos, CA is NO LONGER CERTIFIED KOSHER by Rabbi Baruch Lederman, Kehillas Torah, Vaad Harabonim of San Diego.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2488
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