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Kashrus alert on breads found in unsealed bags

January 5, 2017 - from the MK:
Please be advised that bread manufactured under MK certification may only be purchased in a sealed bag, if the bag bears the MK symbol.
Should bread be found in an unopened bag, the product should be considered as not kosher, as it may have been baked and prepared in a non-kosher oven.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5771

Kashrus information on Kroger Salad Dressings

December 29, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org.

Many flavors of Kroger Salad Dressings (sold at Ralphs markets on the West Coast) are now certified Kosher under OU supervision. Check the label on each bottle of dressing for the OU symbol.

Ed. note: This alert and others about Kroger are also true for other products from stores owned by Kroger including Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Smith's Food & Drug Stores, City Market, Dillons Supermarkets, Fry's Food & Drug, King Soopers, Kwik Shop, Littman Jewelers, Loaf 'N Jug, Tom Thumb, Turkey Hill, Food 4 Less, Quik Stop, Quality Food Center (QFC), Baker's, Barclay Jewelers, Foods Co. Fred Myer Jewelers, Smith's.
One should always check each product for the kosher symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5770

Kashrus alert on various Planters Nut Products

From the COR Detroit on July 29, 2015 with additional information on December 31, 2016:

PLANTERS NUT PRODUCTS are acceptable only when bearing an OU symbol. Products bearing a K (which include most Planters Dry Roasted items) may contain gelatin, or may be produced on the same equipment as gelatin-containing products.

Planters Honey Roasted Cashews in the 3 oz. size bears an OU, but the 1.5 oz. size bears a K because it is not produced on an OU approved production line. Every package should be carefully checked for the OU symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5084

Kosher alert reminder on Snapple

December 31, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

SNAPPLE Reminder: Although most Snapple products are OK certified and pareve, some are not. Snapple FRUIT PUNCH and Snapple CRANBERRY RASPBERRY (regular and Diet) Juice Drinks, plus any other varieties that contain grape juice, are not Kosher and do not bear an OK symbol.
Snapple GO BANANAS drink contains milk and cream and is certified OK Dairy.
Many Snapple items in cans are produced on dairy equipment and bear OK DE.
Each bottle or can should be checked carefully for the OK symbol and its Pareve / Dairy status. (A plain OK symbol without a D indicates pareve status.)
Care should also be taken when purchasing variety packs, which may contain a mixture of Kosher and non-Kosher varieties.


March 11, 2016- Kashrus reminder from the RCC: This is to remind you that, although many Snapple products are certified kosher by the Circle-K , not all are kosher.

  • Fruit Punch – NOT KOSHER
  • Snapple Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink –NOT KOSHER
When buying the variety pack that includes these non-Kosher items, you must remove them immediately and dispose of them .
Always check for the circle-K symbol on the bottle.


The following kashrus alert is from the OK on March 23, 2015.

Please be advised that while OK Kosher certifies many Snapple products, not all are Kosher certified.
Snapple Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink is no longer certified.
This includes Regular and Diet.
Consumers are urged to check for the OK symbol before purchasing any products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4924

Kashrus Alert: PORT SIDE CHUNK LIGHT TUNA IN WATER

December 31, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

PORT SIDE CHUNK LIGHT TUNA IN WATER, on sale at Save-A-Lot, bears an OU on some cans, but other identical cans in the same bins do not bear an OU, because they are produced by different suppliers. Check each can carefully.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5769

Kashrus alert on Bama's Gourmet Sauces Apricot Brandy BBQ Sauce

January 3, 2017 from Oregon Kosher:

A recent run of Bama's Gourmet Sauces Apricot Brandy BBQ Sauce was mis-labeled as kosher pareve. This is a new product that contained a dairy ingredient, and any products bearing a production date before 1/3/2017 should be treated as kosher dairy. The issue has been rectified and future runs will be kosher pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5768

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Lenny and Larry's The Complete Cookie brand chocolate chip cookies recalled due to undeclared milk

December 16, 2016 - from the CFIA and additional information on December 30, 2016 from CFIA. The correction for this product is marked by an asterisk (*) below.

The Nutrition Club is recalling Lenny and Larry's The Complete Cookie brand chocolate chip cookies from the marketplace because they may contain milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled products described below. The following product has been sold nationally and through internet sales.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Lenny and Larry's The Complete Cookie Chocolate chip cookie 1356 g
(12 x 113 g)
BESTBY20170819
and
BESTBY20170826
7 87692 83554 6*
Lenny and Larry's The Complete Cookie Chocolate chip cookie 113 g BEST BY 08.19.17
and
BEST BY 08.26.17
7 87692 83461 7

Lenny & Larry’s, Inc. Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Chocolate Chip and Coconut Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie Recall Due To Possible Undeclared Milk in Dark Chocolate Chips

December 12, 2016 - from the FDA. :

Lenny & Larry’s, Inc., announced today a nationwide voluntary recall of two flavors of Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie products -- Chocolate Chip and Coconut Chocolate Chip varieties – due to the possible presence of undeclared milk in the dark chocolate chips.
The following product is being recalled:

  • 4 oz. Complete Cookie, Chocolate Chip
    • Best by Dates: 7-1-17 to 11-30-17
    • UPC Code: 7 87692-83461 7
  • 4 oz. Complete Cookie, Coconut Chocolate Chip
  • Best by Dates Between: 9-18-17 to 11-15-17
  • UPC Code: 7 87692-83538 6
This recall is limited exclusively to the Chocolate Chip and Coconut Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie varieties and no other Lenny & Larry’s products are affected by this recall.
Consumers who have a dairy allergy should consider discarding these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Lenny & Larry’s at 888–943–4212 from Monday thru Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5738

Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush Kashrus Alert

Effective Friday 1 Teves 5777/ December 30th, 2017 The Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush is no longer responsible for the kashrus of:

Chocolatte,1354 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Any use of the Vaad's name or symbol after the above date is unauthorized.
For further details please contact Rabbi Meir Goldberg at 347 203-0289

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5765

Kashrus alert on Assortit Candy, Brooklyn NY

December 26, 2016 from the Vaad of Denver:
Assortit Candy, Brooklyn NY products bear an unauthorized Scroll K symbol on the packaging. The Scroll K does not certify any of the above company's products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5764

Kosher Alert Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

December 23, 2016 from the OU:

Fresh Thyme Frozen Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market, Downers Grove IL bear an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Fresh Thyme Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5763
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