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British Kashrus information on Magnum Signature Chocolates

July 26, 2016: From the London Beth Din:
Magnum Signature Chocolates now certified KLBD Dairy, no logo on pack. Available from Selfridges, selected Waitrose and WHSmith stores

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British Kashrus alert on Barkat Lemon Wafers

July 26, 2016: From the London Beth Din:
Barkat Lemon Wafers listed on p.58 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2016 as approved Parev have changed formulation and are now Not Kosher.

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Kashrus alert on Briannas Dressings

July 15m 2016, - From the COR Detroit:
Briannas Dressings: Only those varieties that bear an OU or OU-D are kosher. Several varieties are not certified (including new Italian Vinaigrette Dressing , that contains romano cheese(, and do not bear an OU.

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Kashrus advisory on Mountain Dew Kickstart

JULY 22, 2016 from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:
Mountain Dew Kick Start: All labels bearing "XG" in the code are acceptable even without kosher certification on the label. Otherwise, it's only recommended when bearing reliable kosher certification.

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Kashrus alert on Peachwave Frozen Yogurt Stores

JULY 22, 2016 from the Star-K Kosher Certification:
Please be advised that Peachwave Frozen Yogurt stores are not certified by the Star-K. The use of the Star-K symbol in the stores is unauthorized. Corrective action is being taken.

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Kashrus alert on North Penguin Ice Cream Store Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

JULY 21, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
NORTH PENGUIN Ice cream, crepes, slush, tea, etc
North Penguin – Ice Cream Store, 2165 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210 has placed the OK kosher symbol on their menu. This store and their products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective action is being taken.

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Kashrus advisory on DAVIDOVICH BAKERY

July 21, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
With the cooperation of All Natural Products dba David Bakery’s management, the kashrus setup of this companyrestructured and kosher certification has been reinstated.

Kashrus alert on DAVIDOVICH BAKERY

July 5, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:

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Krispak, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Treenuts - Pecans In GFS Honey Roasted Peanuts Received From Supplier Trophy Nut Co.

July 20, 2016 - From the FDA:

Krispak, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling a small quantity of Honey Roasted Peanuts packed under the GFS label because they may contain undeclared Tree Nuts - Pecans.
The recalled GFS Honey Roasted Peanuts were distributed to Gordon Food Service distribution centers in FL., MA., MI., OH and PA.
The product comes in a 38 oz PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic jar marked with lot number 176-16 stamped above the UPC code 093901252562 and GFS reorder number.
Krispak initiated the recall after the discovery of TREE NUTS - PECANS mixed in with the Honey Roasted Peanuts purchased from its supplier. The product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of (TREE NUTS - PECANS.
Consumers who have purchased GFS HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS with the above stated code dates are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Krispak, Inc. Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time at (616) 554-1377.

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The harvest of the Chodosh spring wheat and barley had not yet started as of the beginning of this week. Therefore, below are the revised tentative starting dates:
Our tentative recommended cutoff dates for packaged foods is Jul 20 for oats and Aug 3 for wheat and barley products (not malt, which is much later). These are packaging dates. It should take several weeks beyond that for the Chodosh packages to reach the local groceries. However, freshly baked goods in bakeries, such as bread, challah, bagels may be Chodosh (tentative) starting Aug 3 in the mid West and Aug 10 elsewhere in the US.
Even though Pesach was late on the solar calendar this year, still almost all of the 3 crops of interest were planted after Pesach and are Chodosh. The early harvest this year is due to weather conditions in the growing areas.
Those who want to purchase Yoshon items to store over the Chodosh season should do so now, as soon as possible.

This information is from GUIDE TO CHODOSH-YOSEPH HERMAN,
HOT LINE 718-305-5133,
EMAIL : yherman@earthlink.net

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Kashrus alert on C.A.S. brand Cheesecakes and Cheesecake Products

July 20, 2016: From the BVK (Buffalo Vaad HaKashrut):
All C.A.S. brand Cheesecakes and Cheesecake Products, made under their own label ('Arthur Paul’) and under Private Labels are certified by the BVK as DAIRY (not Cholev Yisroel). Some boxes have gone out with the hashgacha "BVK" yet without the 'D' or "Dairy" designation . This product is indeed DAIRY and the issue of the mistaken labels is being resolved post haste.

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