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The following kashrus notice is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on July 15, 2010.

The following flavors of teas from Cooper Tea are being sold as a fountain drink in various stores including 7 Eleven. They are kosher and pareve under the certification of the Atlanta Vaad:

  • Blackberry Unsweetened
  • Pomegranate Acai Black Tea
  • Sweet Tea
  • Tropical Green Tea
  • Unsweetened Tea.

Ed. note: Cooper's Green Tea w Honey & Ginseng is NOT certified as kosher

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0137

The following kashrus notice is from the Houston Kashruth Association on May 13, 2010.

Sunbeam and Nature’s Own breads are now certified as kosher (in the Houston Area). Please check the ink jet expiration date to make sure that it was produced at plant 118. In the near future the letters HKA will be added to the expiration date/plant number. This will apply only to breads, and not to buns or rolls.

Sunbeam brand Certified items:

  • Giant bread
  • 1.5 lb sandwich
  • 20 oz round top white
Nature’s Own Brand Certified items:
  • White wheat 20 oz
  • Light wheat 16 oz
  • Light honey wheat 16 oz
  • Honey wheat 20 oz
  • Whole grain sugar free 20 oz
  • 100% whole wheat 20oz
  • Honey wheat sandwich 24 oz
  • Light sourdough 16 oz
  • Honey seven grain 20 oz
  • Double fiber 20 oz
  • White wheat sandwich 24 oz

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0136

The following kashrus notice is from the OU on December 2, 2009 and additional information from the Atlanta Kashruth Commisssion confirmed by the OU on December 9, 2009 and revised on December 23, 2009.

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. today announced that Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and DOTS have become kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union, the world's largest kosher certification agency. New packaging bearing the “OU” symbol will be distributed nationwide beginning in the next few weeks.
Regular, original Tootsie Rolls and Dots are now acceptable even without the OU. Tootsie Rolls are dairy; Dots are pareve. Tootsie Roll pops are NOT kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0134

The following kashrus information is from the editor and confirmed by the OU on December 9, 2009.

The following Ferraro products are certified as kosher when bearing an OU-D:

  • Ferrero Collection (all sizes)
  • Ferrero Rocher (all sizes)
  • Ferrero Rondnoir (all sizes)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0135

The following South African kashrus notice is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on July 8, 2009.

  • MILO ready-to-drink is now kosher, milchik, with or without the BD logo
  • MILO granules are also kosher, milchik with or without BD logo
  • COLMAN'S Mango and Red Pepper Sauce, Red Chilli Jelly. Parev without BD logo.
  • CROSSE & BLACKWELL: Mayonnaise; Tangy Mayonnaise; Salad Cream; Sandwich Spread; Trim; Trim 1000 Island. Parev with or without BD sign
  • FANTA ZERO
  • FLORA PRO-ACTIV margarine. milchik with BD logo.
  • KOO new range of tinned chickpeas, lentils, etc. Parev. Must have BD logo.
  • NATURALLY GOJI Dark Chocolate coated goji berries. Parev with or without BD logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0133

The following slurpee information is from Rabbi Eidltz and 7-11 dated May 13, 2009.

Slurpee flavors, Melon Berry Blast, Mutant Berry, and Hawaiian Punch Berry Limeade Blast, and Apocalyptic Ice are kosher pareve.

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

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0132

The following new beverage information is from cRc and Rabbi Eidltz on May 13, 2009.

The following energy drinks from Dr. Pepper are kosher pareve: Venom Energy Drink; Black Mambo; Death Adder, Killer Taipan; Mojave Rattler.

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

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0131

The following new beverage information is from cRc and Rabbi Eidltz on May 13, 2009.

In response to consumer questions, the cRc would like to inform the public that the new Starbucks Via instant coffee is kosher, and it may be used on Shabbos as it is pre-cooked sufficiently to permit its use on Shabbos

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0130

The following new beverage information is from cRc on April 2, 2009.

Please note that Glenfiddich 21 year old -Rum Cask Scotch has been researched and added to the cRc website as recommended.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0129

The following new beverage information is from cRc on March 24, 2009.

Dr. Pepper is introducing a new flavor, Berry Bonkers. It has been re-formulated and is kosher and PAREVE.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/NewCerts/?alert=N0128
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