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Updated Kashrus alert on Ferrara Pan candies

February 28, 2018 - From the COR Detroit:
FERRARA CANDY CO. - CHEWY LEMONHEAD FRUIT MIX CANDIES in a 5 Pack package is being sold locally at Dollar Tree and other stores with an unauthorized UMK symbol on the outside sticker label. The individual boxes themselves do not bear any Kosher marking. and they state "Product of Mexico".These candies are not certified, and are produced in a non-Kosher facility.
The only Ferrara candies that remain under acceptable certification are Atomic Fireballs and Jawbreakers, and only when they bear the UMK symbol on each individual box.

Boxes of CHEWY LEMONHEAD candies that bear a UMK symbol on the individual box and also state “Product of U.S.A.” on the box, and do not state “Product of Mexico” in the ink jet code on the side of the box, are old product that was produced years ago under UMK certification and are Kosher. (The year of production can be determined from the first digit of the ink jet production code. 5 = 2015, 6 = 2016, etc.)

November 13, 2017 - From the UMKosher:
All Ferrara Candy Company products made in Mexico, except for Atomic Fireballs and Jawbreakers, are not certified by UMKosher. Some packaging of other items erroneously bear a UMK, corrective measures have been taken. Also, some Ferrara Candy Company products have the UMK symbol on the outer packaging on products no longer certified by the UMK. Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6263

South African Kashrut alert on infomation on Stan & Pete

March 2, 2017 notice from the Beth Din of Johannesburg is here

February 28, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

"In a Beth Din inspection this morning, at the kitchen of Stan & Pete, irreguarities were discovered which have resulted in the Beth Din certification of Stan & Pete being withdrawn with immediate effect, until further notice.
Any existing products made by Stan & Pete may not be used. However crockery and food utensils need not be kashered.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6266

Mexican kashrus alert on Tripcot Apple Juice

March 1, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

El jugo de sabor manzana de la marca Tripcot ya no cuenta con nuestra supervisión

The juice of apple flavor of the brand Tripcot no longer has our supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6267

Kashrut infomation on Snyders of Hanover Pretzel Products

February 28, 2018: From the OU:

The following Snyders of Hanover products, are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment):

Dairy equipment products may be eaten after meat, but not with meat. The OU recommends that consumers reconfirm this information every three months at kosherq@ou.org or at 212-613-8241.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6265

Kashrut alert on Store Brands and Generic Brands

February 27, 2018: From the COR Detroit:

STORE BRANDS AND GENERIC BRANDS frequently change suppliers (i.e., the outside manufacturer that produces the product for the store), which often results in a change or loss of the product’s Kosher status. Stores also may have multiple suppliers for the same product, so that some packages on the shelf bear Kosher certification while others do not, or some are marked Pareve and some are marked Dairy. This is especially common at discount stores such as Aldi and Save-A-Lot. Consumers should therefore be especially careful when buying such products to check each package every time for proper Kosher certification.

Below are three current local (Detroit area) examples:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6264

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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6259
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