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Misleading Advertising Alert from Kosher Miami

March 12, 2024 from Kosher Miami:

"Recently, KM and the ORB have received multiple inquiries regarding the kosher status of "The Great American Kosher BBQ and Jewish Festival".

"It has been brought to the attention of Kosher Miami that there is a Passover Caterer from New York, with the initials KM, (representing the name of the catering company), that is advertising itself as being under the supervision of KM, leading people to assume that KM refers to Kosher Miami. The company has not responded to our email, and when they were called, they said that KM refers to Kosher Moshe, the name of their company. This company is advertising that they service Miami Beach. They are not using the Kosher Miami name or logo in their advertising.

Please be advised that Kosher Moshe is not under the certification of Kosher Miami. To the best of our knowledge, they are not under any certification agency.

March 13, 2024 from the editor: The company told me the following:"we are under Rabbi Joseph Perkal".

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8812

FDA Alert Concerning Certain Cinnamon Products Due to Presence of Elevated Levels of Lead

March 6, 2024 from the FDA:

Through product testing, the FDA has determined that the ground cinnamon products listed in the table below contain elevated levels of lead and that prolonged exposure to these products may be unsafe.

The FDA is advising consumers to throw away and not to buy these ground cinnamon products. The FDA has recommended that the firms voluntarily recall these products, with the exception of the MTCI cinnamon. The FDA has been unable to reach MTCI to share our findings and request that the company initiate a recall. The FDA will update this notice with the communications from firms that voluntarily agree to recall as we receive them.

Distributor Retailers Brand
Names(s)
Lots/Codes Lead
Concentration
(ppm)
Product Image

La Fiesta Food Products
La Miranda, CA

La Superior

SuperMercados

La Fiesta 25033 2.73 La Fiesta Food Products La Miranda CA - La Superior Super Mercados

Moran Foods, LLC
Saint Ann, MO

Save A Lot

Marcum

Best By:

10/16/25 10D8

04/06/25 0400B1

3.20

2.70

Marcum, Moran Foods LLC Saint Ann MO - Save A Lot

MTCI
Santa Fe Springs, CA

SF Supermarket MK No codes 2.99 MTCI Santa Fe Springs CA - SF Supermarket

Raja Foods LLC
Skokie, IL

Patel Brothers Swad KX21223 2.12 SWAD, Raja Foods LLC Skokie IL - Patel Brothers

Greenbriar International, Inc.
Chesapeake, VA

Dollar Tree

Family Dollar

Supreme
Tradition

Best By:

09/29/25 09E8

04/17/25 04E11

12/19/25 12C2

04/12/25 04ECB12

08/24/25 08A_ _

04/21/25 04E5

04/21/25 04E5

2025-09-22 09E20 (Missouri)

3.37

2.26

2.03

2.34

3.14

3.12

2.88

3.13

Supreme Tradition Greenbriar International Inc Chesapeake VA - Dollar Tree

El Chilar
Apopka, FL

La Joya Morelense
(Baltimore, MD)

El Chilar

F275EX1026 (Maryland)

D300EX1024 (Maryland)

3.40

2.93

El Chilar - Apopka, FL - La Joya Morelense (Baltimore, MD)

Individual alert have been issued for some of these products

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8808

Statement on Kosher Slaughter in Canada

March 10: From the COR Twitter and MK Twitter:

Text of statement is here

Article and explation from the Times of Israel: A knife to Canadian Jews

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8811

OK Kosher Alert - Forever Yogurt

February 12, 2024: From OK Kosher:

Forever Yogurt has an unauthorized Use of OK Mark:

Multiple Forever Yogurt locations (Illinois) are illegally displaying the OK Kosher certification mark on physical signs in-store and digital images online.
OK Kosher Certification does not certify any Forever Yogurt products or locations.
Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8810

Change in Chabad Certification for Shor HaBor Meat

List of CHK certified meat is here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8809

South African March Updates: Snowflake Creations Brownie Kit, D'Lite Fat Spreads and Alert: Phyto Pro Protein Powder

March 6, 2024 from the Kosher South Africa:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8807

South Africa: Yoshon Bulletin #10 26 Adar 5784 / 6 March 2024

March 6, 2024 from the Kosher South Africa:

All PnP bakeries are no longer Yoshon with immediate effect.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8806

Kashrut Alert: Shin Gold Yaki Sushi Nori

October 27, 2022, reissued August 14, 2023 and March 4, 2024: From the Star-K:

Please be advised that Shin Gold Yaki Sushi Nori Roasted Seaweed, distributed by BNT Int'l Trading Inc, bears an unauthorized STAR-K. Corrective action is being taken.

The brands listed below are the only ones currently certified by STAR-K, and only when bearing the STAR-K symbol.


Please note that these brands are produced under special supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8264

Kashrut Alert: Mr. Nut - Dried Mulberry

February 28, 2024 from the Star-K:

Packages of Mr. Nut Dried Mulberry, distributed by Vintage Food Corp of Newark, NJ, bear an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. STAR-K does not certify this company or any mulberries due to infestation. See sample packaging above. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8805

Electric City Sweets Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk in Electric City Sweet 1.75oz Red Velvet Milk Chocolate Bars

February 28, 2024 from the FDA:

Electric City Sweets of Scranton, PA is recalling 1,644 Red Velvet Milk Chocolate Bars, due to undeclared milk in the ingredient statement and allergen statement.

The recall was initiated after a consumer reported the issue to the retailer where they had purchased the affected item. The milk-containing product was distributed in packaging identified with the allergen on the front panel display however it did not reveal the presence of milk in the ingredient list as required.

The product was distributed through online ordering at Electric City Sweets.com and Wholesale accounts, which services: Scranton, PA, Milford, PA, Delray Beach, FL, Marina Del Rey, CA, Orlando, FL, North Carolina

This action relates only to:

ELECTRIC CITY SWEET 1.75OZ RED VELVET MILK CHOCOLATE BARS (UPC #860005974467) A 1.75oz milk chocolate candy bar with Lot 0101461635, Best By Date of 05/16/2025 and Lot 0101542739, Best By Date of 05/29/2025

Only two specific lot codes are impacted. No other Lot Codes, or any other Electric City Sweets products, are involved in this action.

For more information or assistance, please contact us at 1-570-430-8999 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) or via our website at ELECTRIC CITY SWEETS

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A8804
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