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The following kashrus alert is from COR on December 31,2007.

Please note that Pita-Pita Inc. is no longer under COR kosher certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2261

The following kashrus alert is from OK on December 26,2007 and confirmed.

Please be advised that SWEET POTATO JULIENNE FRIES produced by ALEXIA FOODS, INC., Long Island City, NY has reformulated the product and it is now CERTIFIED AS KOSHER DAIRY. Future packaging has been corrected to bear the OK-D Symbol. All products bearing the plain OK logo are indeed Pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2260

The following kashrus alert is from Kosherquest.org on December 26,2007 and confirmed by the KDA.

Annabell Rocky Road candy is not certified by the KSA. This product is not kosher. Other candies from Annabell bearing the KSA are reliably certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2259

The following kashrus alert is from OU dated December 21,2007.

The following products from Welsh Farms Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY bear an unauthorized OU symbol:

  • Welsh Farms Chocolate Ice Cream (UPC 078766501246)
  • Welsh Farms Neapolitan Ice Cream (UPC 078766501437)
Consumers spotting these products 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=A2258

The following kashrus alert is from KOAOA on December 24,2007.

Gretel’s Pretzels bear an unauthorized Half-Moon K symbol. KOAOA does not certify any such product. Consumers are request to contact KOAOA at info@kosher.org to report any sightings of such products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2257

The following kashrus alert is from KOAOA on December 24,2007.

KOAOA does not certify any store locations of Everything Yogurt. Any kosher certificates displayed at such stores are unauthorized. Corrective action is being taken. KOAOA does certify frozen yogurt and smoothie mixes, but the KOAOA certification applies only to sealed containers of the mix with the Half-Moon K symbol on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2256

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Johannesburg Beth Din on December 24,2007.

Floyds sauces and gravys erroneously bear the Beth Din logo. Please note that these products are not kosher approved. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2255

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Johannesburg Beth Din on December 24,2007.

Gaby's Earth Foods "Spicy Snack" erroneously bears the Beth Din Logo. Please note that this product is NOT kosher approved. Corrective action has been taken by the company.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2254

The following kashrus alert is from the KOAOA (Half-Moon K) on December 21,2007.

KOAOA certification of Waleed's Foods humus products (sold primarily in Southern California) has been removed due to kashrus concerns. KOAOA no longer certifies any Waleed's products, and does not recommend using any product even with our kosher symbol on the label. Consumers finding Waleed's products with the Half-Moon K symbol are requested to contact KOAOA at ko@kosher.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2253

The following shmitta alert is from the editor and consultations with rabbis dated December 19, 2007.

Israeli peppers are now on the market in the United States and Canada. These products have the status of Shmitta and should not be purchased. Links to information on shmitta.

Israeli oranges, grapefruits and persimmons are acceptable this year, but will have shmitta status next year because their flowering and most of their growth was during shmitta. Tithing information.

The following British shmitta update is from the London Beth Din on October 9, 2007.

This year is 5768 and is known as a "Shemitta Year". The Shemitta Year occurs every seven years and is a time when the land of Israel is left to lie fallow. We are therefore not allowed to work the land for profit and the produce which grows in Israel during this period takes on an added level of holiness. This means that it should not be used for commerce or consumed outside Israel.
At present we recommend checking all vegetables, herbs and any other produce that can grow from the ground to ascertain whether it is from Israel.
Such produce, if discovered, should be avoided.
Examples of products that are likely to be on the market already are:


    Cherry Tomatoes
    Corn
    Fresh Herbs
    Melons
    Pleasant Smelling Flowers
    Sweet Potatoes
If produce from Israel is inadvertently purchased, do not throw it away, rather contact the London Beth Din for further guidance. Other information on Shmitta can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#SCHMITTA.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2175
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