Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Bauducco wafers and cookies, are no longer certified under Star-K Certification. Products bearing the Star-K symbol were produced under certification.     Star-K, July 13, 2011

Edelweiss Patisserie, has undergone changes at the facility, such that the Vaad Harabonim of New England now only certifies products that have a KVH-D symbol on the label.        The Rabbinical Council of New England, July 11, 2011.

Prime Sushi, 18250 Collins Avenue and 726 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami will again be certified by Kosher Miami after agreeing to put new management in place. Kosher Miami will continue to monitor the situation.   Kosher Miami, July 1, 2011.

Subway Restaurant, 141-24 Jewel Ave. Kew Garden Hills, NY is no longer kosher effective immediately.         Vaad of Queens, July 1, 2011

Lee Kum Kee Sauces, are no longer certified by the Orthodox Union as of June 24, 2011.        OU, June 27, 2011.

G & S Bakery, 63-79 Saunders St. Rego Park, NY 11374, is no longer certified under the Vaad Harabonim of Queens effective immediately.    Vaad of Queens, June 23, 2011

All Natural Products Bakery of New York, 43-56 10th St, Long Island City, NY, is no longer certified as pat Yisrael. The products remain certified kosher and parve when bearing the OK symbol on the packaging.       OK, June 21, 2011

Lay’s BBQ; BBQ Ribs; Fries and Gravy; Honey Mustard; Old Fashioned BBQ; Ruffles All Dressed; BBQ; and Wavy Lay’s Old Fashioned BBQ, have changed status from parve to dairy equipment (DE). The parve status of other COR certified potato chips, remains unchanged.         COR, June 15, 2011

Mislabeled

Healthy Sweet Drinks, bear an unauthorized OU and are not certified by the Orthodox Union. They may also be dairy. The products are being withdrawn from the marketplace..    OU, July 21, 2011.

Quaker Oats S’mores Granola Bars, mistakenly bear an unauthorized OU-D on some individually wrapped bars. This product is not kosher. The item in question can be found in both cartons of S’mores and Variety Pack cartons. Corrective action is being taken. The other varieties of Granola Bars are correctly labeled OU-D.   OU, July 20, 2011

1time Airline, has been offering a so-called ‘Kosher Platter’ which is not supervised and has included non-kosher items. The Beth Din has offered its services in an effort to rectify this problem but have not received a response as yet.        Beth Din of Johannesburg, July 20, 2011.

Veronica Bianca Wafers, were found for sale in Israel bearing an OU symbol. The OU confirms that the product is unauthorized.    Jerusalem Kosher News, July 19, 2011

West Coast Select Maple Nuggets Smoked Sockeye fish, bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and it is being withdrawn from the marketplace.             OU, July 14, 2011.

Red Mango, products or locations are not certified by the cRc contrary to statements made on their website and in their stores. cRc, July 13, 2011

Trader Joes Pita Chips with Sea Salt, are kosher but were mislabeled as pat Yisrael,which they are not.           Wisconsin Kosher/cRc, July 10, 2011

32 Degree Froyo, in Great Neck, NY, is displaying an OU symbol on some of its signs and cups. This store is not certified by the Orthodox Union and the Orthodox Union cannot comment on the kosher status of products sold in this store.      OU, July 5, 2011

Arrezzio Pizza Sauce with Cheese, bears an unauthorized OU symbol and contains non-kosher ingredients. This product is distributed in Canada, and is being withdrawn from the marketplace.      OU, July 5, 2011.

BJ’s Wholesale Club freshly baked bagels, are displaying an unauthorized OU. The Orthodox Union does not certify any of the BJ’s bakeries. BJ’s Wholesale Club is changing their bags and is removing the bags with the OU.     OU, July 5, 2011

Miss Leone’s products, Leonard Mountain Inc., are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Some products, including mozzarella cheese stuffed olives, have an unauthorized OU symbol and contain non-kosher ingredients. Corrective measures are being implemented.             OU, July 5, 2011

Green Mountain Farms Olive Yogurt Dip, bears an unauthorized KOF-K. This product is not certified by the KOF-K. Corrective measures are being taken.    Kof-K, June 28, 2011.

Russian Desserts Inc., bears an unauthorized Star-K. These products are not certified by the Star-K Kosher Certification.              Star-K, June 21, 2011.

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Planters Brittle Nut Medley, was inadvertently labeled without the dairy designation. The product contains yogurt covered raisins that are OU dairy. Corrective measures were implemented.         OU, July 20, 2011

Thomas Kemper Purely Natural Vanilla Cream Handcrafted Soda, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. The amount of dairy is batel (nullified), in regard to kashrut laws. The product has been discontinued.       OU, July 18, 2011

Post Grape Nut Cereal, may contain a promotional Grape Nut cookie in a limited number of specially marked boxes. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification. The cookie is certified kosher and dairy by Kof-K as the packaging indicates.          OK, July 5, 2011

Butterfly Bakery Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, are certified kosher and dairy by the Vaad Harabonim of New England. The dairy designation was inadvertently omitted from the kosher symbol on the label. Corrective action is being taken.    Rabbinical Council of New England, June 28, 2011.

American Nut products, which were previously labeled OU-D, will now be labeled OU. Products with the “D” should still be considered dairy. The parve products have a lot number of 061311 or greater.         OU, June 21, 2011.

Beanitos Pinto Bean & Flax with Cheddar Cheese Chips, was incorrectly labeled as Kof-K parve but are Kof-K dairy. Corrective measures are being taken.    Kof-K, June 20, 2011

Tabatchnick Soup Singles New York Style Chicken Broth with Noodles and Vegetables, was inadvertently labeled as Kof-K parve. The product is in fact certified as Kof-K meat. Labeling is being corrected.     Kof-K, June 20, 2011

“M” Ranch Creamy Meijer Dressing, mistakenly bears an OU symbol without the dairy designation. This product is actually dairy. Corrective measures were taken.OU, June 15, 2011.

Other Alerts

Today’s Temptations breads, are certified kosher only in those varieties bearing the cRc on the label. Certified varieties are parve and pat Yisrael. cRc, July 12, 2011

Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup, produced for export to Israel does not bear an OU symbol on the label. Mor Yam, an Israeli importer of Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup, has placed a sticker on top of the label, with an unauthorized OU symbol. At the current time, the Orthodox Union considers this product to be kosher and dairy, when the label indicates “Made in USA”.             OU, July 11, 2011.

Newman’s Own pasta sauces, are being sold in some stores in variety packs with three jars wrapped together in clear plastic. These wrapped jars may contain both kosher and non-kosher varieties of Newman’s Own pasta sauces. The OU symbol only appears on the kosher varieties. Please check the jars before buying them.  OU, July 7, 2011

Pedialyte, is certified as dairy, because processing equipment had previously been used for a dairy product without a proper kashering in between. The product does not contain any dairy ingredients.          HaModia, June 29, 2011 and confirmed by the OU

7-Eleven, on Reisterstown Road at Naylors Lane, Baltimore, MD, has purchased a hotdog maker and is grilling hot dogs which are advertised as “kosher” under the store’s own supervision. The Star-K does not recommend kosher supervision provided by gentiles or by an entity or individual who does not eat kosher themselves.    Star-K, June 20, 2011

Health Alerts

Sol Cuisine’s Spicy Bean Burger, is being voluntarily recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product is sold in a 364 g frozen package bearing UPC 6 28025 01929 8 and lot code 06711. Sol Cuisine Inc. can be reached at 905-502-8500 or 800-370-8004.   CFIA, July 15, 2011

Healthy Times’ Brown Rice Cereal for Baby, should not be consumed by people with allergies to gluten. Gluten, a potential allergen, was not declared on the label. Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby, product of USA, is sold in 6 oz (170 g) packages bearing UPC 0 48685 02188 0, Lot 02711 and a USE BY date of 15 JAN 2013.    CFIA, July 12, 2011

Evergreen Produce Alfalfa sprouts, may contain Salmonella Enteritidis, a pathogen different from the one in European outbreak and should be discarded. The sprouts are possibly linked to 20 reported cases, including one hospitalization. Product was distributed in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota and Washington State. Consumers should discard them in a sealed container so people and animals, including wild animals, cannot eat them.          FDA, June 27, 2011