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Kosher information on Tic Tacs

February 27, 2018: From the COR Detroit:

TIC TAC MINTS CANDIES are produced at many plants and in many flavors, and not all are Kosher. Even the same flavor can be found in stores with an OU on some containers, and no certification on others. Each individual container should be checked for reliable certification. - Please be aware that new TIC TAC GUM candies, which look the same as the mints candies and are sold in the same type of dispenser containers, are not Kosher and bear no Kosher marking.


December 11, 2017: From the editor: Tic Tacs are now certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union when bearing the OU symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6168

Kosher Advisory Post Shredded Wheat

February 26, 2018 from the OU:

Post Shredded Wheat, Post, Lakeville MN is No Longer Certified. Due to changes in the production of Post Shredded Wheat, the Orthodox Union is no longer certifying Post Shredded Wheat.
Boxes of Shredded Wheat with the OU symbol were produced before the changes and are certified by the Orthodox Union.
Post Shredded Wheat without the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.
Post Shredded Wheat N Bran is not affected by the changes and will continue to be certified by the Orthodox Union when bearing the OU symbol.
Consumers should always check for the OU kosher symbol before purchasing a product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6262

Kashrus Advisory - Alyssa's Cookies

February 23, 2018 from the OK:

All Products from Alyssa’s Cookies, Alyssa’s Bakery, Jupiter, FL 33477:

Alyssa’s Bakery has decided to change the kosher status of all their products from Pareve to Dairy.
New packaging will bear the OK D symbol as required. Any remaining products bearing a plain OK symbol are pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6261

Kashrut alert on Cheshni Foods Tea Biscuits

February 23, 2018 from the Star-K:

Tea Biscuits distributed by Cheshni Foods, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, bear an unauthorized Star-K and are not certified kosher.
The product is sold in ethnic markets in Chicago and other places.
Corrective action is being taken.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6260

Kashrut alert on Fanta Kiwi Strawberry originating in Denmark

February 23, 2018 from the KVH twitter feed (Rabbinical Council of New England):
Fanta Kiwi Strawberry originating in Denmark imported to Israel by Royalty International & Little Swiss Ltd, רויאלטי זק שוויצריה הקטנה בע''מ bears an unauthorized KVH symbol & is not certified by KVH Kosher. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6259

Kosher Alert Royal Jelly in Raw Honey

February 22, 2018 from the OU:

Royal Jelly in Raw Honey, Healthy Organic LLC, Union City NJ ahs an unauthorized OU:

The Orthodox Union does not certify Royal Jelly. Some containers of Royal Jelly in Raw Honey bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

Editor's note: Links to articles explaining kosher issues in honey can be found at www.kashrut.com/trade/sweetenerslist.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6258

Snyder’s Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Amount of 6.5 oz Emerald® Glazed Walnuts Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and Pecans

February 21 2018 from the FDA:

Emerald® Nuts is initiating a voluntary recall for a limited amount of its 6.5oz Glazed Walnuts product, distributed nationwide, due to the potential presence of undeclared peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans in the product.

The voluntary recall is limited to only the specific production codes listed below. To locate the production code on the package, consumers should look next to the nutrition facts panel. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Emerald® products are affected by this recall.

Information regarding Emerald product affected by this recall:

Product NamePackage
UPC Code
Package
Production Code
Best before date
6.5oz Emerald®
Glazed Walnuts
0 1030080894 7EN1216XX215 DEC 2018

Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it but should contact Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at http://slletsconnect.com/emerald/ or by calling 800-438-1880 and selecting #1 between 8am and 5pm Pacific Time, Monday – Friday. 

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6257

Kashrus Alert - Woodpecker Yogurt Pretzels

February 20, 2018 from the OK:

Woodpecker Woodpecker Natural Raspberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels and Woodpecker Natural Blueberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels, Cibo Vita, Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 has a mistaken Use of OK Pareve Symbol.

A limited amount of Woodpecker Natural Raspberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels and Woodpecker Natural Blueberry Flavored Yogurt Pretzels mistakenly bear a plain OK symbol instead of the required OK D.
These products are kosher and dairy, and correctly list dairy ingredients in the ingredient panel.
Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6256

Kosher Alert: Minute Maid Peach Punch Concentrate Not Kosher

February 21, 2018 - From the COR:

Minute Maid Peach Punch Concentrate Unauthorized Use of COR Symbol This product is NOT KOSHER even when bearing a COR 226 symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6255

Kashrut advisory on The Chocolate Girl, Los Angeles, CA

February 21, 2018 from the Star-K:

In the Winter 2018 Kashrus Kurrents, The Chocolate Girl retail store located in Los Angeles, which operates under the name TCG, was incorrectly listed as being certified STAR-D.

The correct information is as follows: The Chocolate Girl retail store located in Los Angeles, which operates under the name TCG, is certified STAR-K. ALL Pareve items are Star-K certified and ALL dairy items are certified Star-K/Cholov Yisroel.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6254
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