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The following slurpee information is from COR Detroit on July 17, 2014.

SLURPEE FLAVOR CARDS on slurpee machines at 7-Eleven stores bear an OU symbol on some varieties. Please be advised that while the OU certifies many Coca-Cola and Fanta brand varieties of frozen beverage syrups, this certification applies only to the original box of syrup manufactured by Coca-Cola. The OU does not provide store level supervision to guarantee that a store is using certified syrup for the slurpee products that bear these flavor cards. Stores sometimes use syrups that do not correspond with the brand and variety posted on the machine.
At non-supervised stores, the COR recommends that the consumer verify, with the manager’s permission, that the box of syrup in the back which feeds the slurpee machine is a Kosher brand and variety, and also whether a non-Kosher or dairy flavor was used very recently in this same spigot, in which case there may still be a mixture in the barrel. (Stores generally do not clean the machine between flavors.)


The following new kosher slurpee flavor is from 7-11 posted on July 11, 2014.

Master Chill Lemonade- kosher & pareve from Coke


The following new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 on May 12, 2014.

Fanta Sugar Free Watermelon Punch
Sprite 6-Mix LeBron James Slurpee
Verners Ginger Ale
Squirt


The following new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 on March 4, 2014.

Diet Coke Frost Cherry Slurpee
Mango Kick (Chili Mango) Slurpee


The following new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 on October 24, 2013.

Mtn Dew Game Fuel Cherry Citrus and Sugar-Free Sprite Cranberry


The following new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 on August 13, 2013.

Fanta Sugar-Free Pineapple Coconut Lime and Fanta Peach Raspberry


The following new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 on July 11, 2013.

Strawberry Lemonshade (Lemonade), SF Mango Lemonade, SF Key Lime Creme
Previously new flavors are Kumquat Orange (oddball orange) and SF Sprite Lite

The Kashrut.com Slurpee list can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/slurpees.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0185

The following kashrus information is from the OU in response to a reader's question and posted on July 9, 2014.

The OU certifies some Kraft Cheese products, however, ONLY when they bear the OU symbol. As of now, the OU certifies the following products:

  • Kraft String Cheese 2% Milk Mozzarella
  • Kraft String Cheese Cracked Black Pepper
  • Kraft String Cheese Jalapeno
  • Kraft String Cheese Tomato Basil

It is possible more will become certified in the near future.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0199

The following kashrus notice from Rabbinical Council of New Entland on May 28, 2014.

The following FoMu retail stores are under the supervision of KVH Kosher. All ice cream, pastries and beverages are Pareve (but not Pas Yisroel).

  • FoMu Allston: 481 Cambridge St. Allston, MA 02134
  • FoMu JP: 617 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Please be in touch with the KVH Kosher office with any further questions.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0198

The following Mexican kashrus notice from KMD Mexico on May 27, 2014 (Translation by Rabbi Moshe Peretz).

Los siguientes productos cuentan con nuestra supervisión:

  • VERMEX(Mehadrím/Parve):
    • Salsa de Chile Habanero Amarilla.
    • Aceite de Oliva Extra Virgen.
    • Alcaparra en Vinagre.
    • Cerezas Rojas en Almíbar con Tallo.
    • Cerezas Rojas en Almíbar sin Tallo.
    • Cerezas Verdes en Almíbar con Tallo.
    • Cerezas Verdes en Almíbar sin Tallo.
  • ALPURA (Kosher/Lácteo):
    • Yofrut- Yoghurt con Durazno.
    • Yofrut- Yoghurt con Mango.
    • Yoghurt- Frutas del Bosque.
    • Yoghurt- Durazno.
    • Yogurt - Mango.
    • Yoghurt Manzana.
    • Yoghurt- Natural sin Azucar.
    • Yoghurt- Piña-Coco.
    • Yoghurt - Zarzamora.
    • Yoghurt Cremoso.
    • Yoghurt Deslactosado con Durazno.
    • Yoghurt para Beber- Deslactosado Durazno.
    • Yoghurt para Beber -Durazno
    • Yoghurt para Beber - Mango
    • Yoghurt para Beber -Manzana
    • Yoghurt para Beber- Natural 0% Grasa.
  • Hershey´s (Kosher/Lácteo):
    • Jarabe sabor Chocolate.
    • Jarabe sabor Chocolate Lite.
    • Jarabe sabor Fresa

Translation:
The following products are authorized by KMD:

  • Brand: Vermex. Mehadrin Parve.
    • Salsa de Chile Habanero Amarilla.
    • Aceite de Oliva Extra Virgen.
    • Alcaparra en Vinagre.
    • Cerezas Rojas en Almíbar con Tallo.
    • Cerezas Rojas en Almíbar sin Tallo.
    • Cerezas Verdes en Almíbar con Tallo.
    • Cerezas Verdes en Almíbar sin Tallo.
  • Alpura: Kosher Dairy.
    • Yofrut- Yoghurt con Durazno.
    • Yofrut- Yoghurt con Mango.
    • Yoghurt- Frutas del Bosque.
    • Yoghurt- Durazno.
    • Yogurt- Mango.
    • Yoghurt Manzana.
    • Yoghurt- Natural sin Azucar.
    • Yoghurt- Piña-Coco.
    • Yoghurt - Zarzamora.
    • Yoghurt -Cremoso.
    • Yoghurt Deslactosado con Durazno.
    • Yoghurt para Beber- Deslactosado Durazno.
    • Yoghurt para Beber -Durazno
    • Yoghurt para Beber - Mango
    • Yoghurt para Beber -Manzana
    • Yoghurt para Beber- Natural 0% Grasa.
  • Hershey´s: Kosher Dairy
    • Jarabe sabor Chocolate.
    • Jarabe sabor Chocolate Lite.
    • Jarabe sabor Fresa.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0197

The following information is from the Kof-K on March 12, 2014.

The BJ's Stoughton Ma bakery, 901 Technology Center Dr, Stoughton, MA 02072 and 6 Seyon St, Waltham, MA 02453 are now certified as kosher by the Kof-K.
All cakes cookies pastries muffins are dairy.
Look for the Kof-K stickers on the certified products.
For questions and requests for other stores to be certified contact Rabbi Moishe Lebovits , 718-744-4360, MLebovits@kof-k.org.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0195

The following information is from the OU in response to a reader's question on January 21, 2014.

"The Finish Jet Dry Rinse Agent (these exact words), is certified kosher even when not bearing the OU symbol.
It is generally assumed that dishwashing detergents are not edible entities, and Halachically they do not have a non-kosher status even if they contain non-kosher ingredients, as is often the case. Nonetheless, some Poskim maintain that it has been the established Minhag Yisrael (Jewish custom) to use kosher detergents on plates, pots and utensils as they come in contact with food. An OU on a detergent insures the kosher status of that product. That said, if one used non-certified dishwashing detergent, Bidieved (after the fact), the kosher status of the utensils would not be compromised."

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0194

The following information is from OU on December 19, 2013.

The OU is now certifying quinoa, the grain-like seed grown in South America, is Kosher for Passover when processed with special OU Passover supervision and bearing the OU-P symbol.
Following extensive research and on-site investigation of cross-contamination issues by OU Kosher personnel at all quinoa growing areas including: Puno, Cuzco, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Junin and Chiclayo in Peru; and Alto la Paz and Chayapata in Bolivia; as well as the collection, washing and milling stations of quinoa, OU Kosher is pleased to announce that, for the first time, it is recommending quinoa for Passover, when processed with special OU Passover supervision and bearing the OU-P symbol.
In addition to quinoa, OU Kosher has concluded that related canihua, kiwicha and maca seeds processed under supervised conditions may also be approved for Passover (OU-P)."

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0193

The following informartion is from KVH Kosher, The Rabbinical Council of New England on December 2, 2013.

Butcherie II, 15 Washington St. Canton, MA, is now strictly Glatt Kosher operation, certified as kosher by KVH Kosher, The Rabbinical Council of New England. There is a mashgiach tamidi.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0192

The following informartion is from the cRc Twitter Feed on November 26, 2013 and December 2, 2013.

Unflavored raw, blanched, salted and/or dry roasted walnuts or cashews are acceptable without hashgachah.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0191

The following British kashrus informartion is from the London Beth Din on November 19, 2013.

The following Chai Xpress Teas are now KLBD Kosher Certified Parev and they bear the KLBD logo. They are available at small food stores and cash & carry shops, as well as online from www.chaixpress.co.uk.

  • Chai Xpress Cardamom KLBD Parev
  • Chai Xpress Green Tea & Spearmint KLBD Parev
  • Chai Xpress Herbal Ginger KLBD Parev
  • Chai Xpress Herbal Liquorice & Fennel KLBD Parev
  • Chai Xpress Herbal Mint & Lemon Grass KLBD Parev
  • Chai Xpress Red Bush KLBD Parev
  • Chai Xpress Red Bush Cinnamon & Aniseed KLBD Parev
  • Chai Xpress Spiced Masala KLBD Parev

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0190
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