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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 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 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

The following informartion is from the cRc Twitter Feed on November 19, 2013.

Dried pineapple with no additional flavors does not need a hechsher.
Dried apples and bananas need a hecksher

Information on dried fruits can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0189

The following informartion is from the London Beth Din Twitter Feed on October 23, 2013.

Nutricia Neocate LCP Baby Milk in UK, Europe,Israel & USA now KLBD Kosher Certified Parev but does not bear logo.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0188

The following informartion is from the London Beth Din Twitter Feed on October 23, 2013.

Recently Certified Kettle Ridge Sea Salt Crisps are KLBD KosherCertified Parev & bear KLBD logo.
Please note that none of the other Kettle Ridge varieties are approved.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0187
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