Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Andrew Sapienza Bakery, Elmont NY is no longer certified by the KOF-K effective immediately. Items bearing the KOF-K are not authorized. Corrective action is being taken. Sapienza Pastry, Inc, 1376 Hempstead Turnpike is not affiliated with the above bakery and remains Kof-K certified.             Kof-K on May 23, 2011.

Ouri’s / Fan Caterers, of Brooklyn NY, is no longer Star-K certified as of May 18, 2011.         Star-K, May 26, 2011.

Jonas Pizza and Jonas Grill, located at 2520-2530 Miami Gardens Drive are no longer under the supervision and certification of Kosher Miami effective Friday, May 27, 2011. They are now certified by the OK.          Kosher Miami and OK, May 31, 2011.

Hampton Inn & Suites kosher kitchen, located at 1010 Chemin Herron Road in Montreal, QC no longer bears MK kosher certification.      MK, June 15, 2011

Milk Street Café, Boston, MA is no longer under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim as of June 8th.            Rabbinical Council of New England, June 6, 2011.

Nature’s Best & Sunbeam breads, are no longer HKA certified due to formula changes. Packages with the HKA ink jetted next to the expiration date were baked prior to the formula change.        Houston Kashruth Association, June 10, 2011.

Mislabeled

New York Beef, displayed a forged certificate from Mehadrin Kashrus in NYC at their stall in Union Square farmers market in NYC. At no time have they produced products under our Mehadrin Kashrus supervision. The New York State Kosher Law Enforcement department and the Greenmarket management are trying to resolve the issue.             Mehadrin Kashrus, June 14, 2011.

Santa Barbara Mango/Peach Salsa, has mistakenly omitted the OU symbol from the packaging.             OU, May 19, 2011

Baytana Bakery products, with an expiry date of August 31, 2011 or earlier should not be purchased by kosher observant consumers even when bearing COR 548. Corrective measures have been taken.           COR, May 20, 2011

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Chocolate, is sold in Israel with a sticker placed by the importer, Royalty Tasa and Jack, Holon Israel, that bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and the sticker did not originate from the Hershey Chocolate Company. Consumers who see this product with an OU sticker should please contact kosherq@ou.org.         OU, May 26, 2011 .

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Metro-Selection Brand Table Syrup; Butter Flavored Table Syrup; Light Table Syrup; Chocolate Syrup; 35% Less Sugar Chocolate Syrup; Caramel & Chocolate Sundae Topping, are no longer parve and are now certified MK dairy.             MK, April 7, 2011.

Baby Gourmet Old Fashion Apple Crisp – Stage 3, was inadvertently labeled without a dairy designation. This product is dairy. Corrective measures are being taken        COR, May 6, 2011.

Mount Frankin Foods’ Azar Mountain Trail Mix, mistakenly bears the OK parve symbol. This product is actually dairy and should be labeled OK-D. The product has been recalled.          OK, June 2, 2011

Butterfly Bakery Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, has inadvertently omitted the dairy designation from the kosher symbol. Corrective action is being taken. Produced in Clifton, NJ the cookies are certified kosher and dairy by the Vaad Harabonim of New England, as they contain milk.         The Rabbinical Council of New England, June 6, 2011.

Domata Living Gluten Free Wheat Free Pizza Crust Mix, is labeled with a plain OU but is actually dairy. Corrective action is being taken.      OU, June 15, 2011.

Suntree Chocolate Nut Mix and Trail Mix, contain dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.           OU, June 13, 2011.

SunRidge Farms Yogurt Pretzels and Yogurt Almonds, were mistakenly packed with the KSA Parve kosher symbol. These products are KSA dairy. Labels have been corrected.   KSA, June 10, 2011.

Other Alerts

Corn on the Cob, Recently, kashrut agencies have reported finding insects in corn on the cob. When the husk is removed, these insects scurry inside in between the niblets. Frozen corn on the cob and canned corn do not appear to have a problem. Guidelines to preparing corn on the cob: 1. Do not cook with the husk on. 2. Do not barbeque raw corn, cook it first. 3. Remove the husks, wash the corn, and inspect well. Do not cook cobs with holes or that appear rotting. 4. After cooking, immerse and check the water – especially the surface. If insects or worms are found in the water, discard the corn.            Vaad of Denver, June 3, 2011

Health Alerts

Nonuttin’ Fruit Explosion Trail Mix; Berry Delight Trail Mix; Raw and Shelled Sunflower Seeds; Blueberry Maple Granola; and Cranberry Apple Granola Trail Mix, should not be consumed by people with allergies to sesame because the affected products may contain sesame which is not declared on the label.            CFIA, June 4, 2011.