Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Galil Restaurant, 1252 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10028, is no longer under OK Certification effective immediately. For more information go to the OK website or contact OK Kosher Certification at 718-756-7500 or The restaurant is now temporarily under the supervision of the KOA pending agreement on a more permanent authority for supervision. As of this printing, KOA’s supervision is valid until August 10, 2010            OK and KOA, July 5, 2010

Imah Restaurant, 445 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ is no longer under the supervision of the RCBC.          Rabbinical Council of Bergen County, June 17, 2010


Jell-O Strawberry Cheesecake Snacks, Kraft Foods, were incorrectly labeled with an OK-D. The OK does not certify this product, due to the fact that it contains gelatin. For a refund call the Kraft Foods toll-free number on the package. Any questions or comments regarding this alert should be sent directly to the OK at      OK, July 15, 2010

Snapple Fruit Punch, was mislabeled OK pareve and is not kosher. The product, which was packaged in 24 bottle multi-packs included two other flavors: Mango Madness and Kiwi Strawberry, which are kosher, OK certified and have the OK symbol on the label. Fruit Punch is not certified and not kosher. Labels are being corrected. The product may be returned to the store for a refund.    OK, July 9, 2010

Santorini Stuffed Vine Leaves, Boboris Foods, bear an unauthorized OU symbol on some cans. This product is not certified by OU and the company is removing the symbol. If you see this product with an OU, please call the OU at 212-613-8344.            OU, June 30, 2010

American Roland Canned Artichoke Hearts, mistakenly bear an OU symbol. The OU does not certify this product because of bug checking concerns.         OU, June 29, 2010

Tums, inadvertently omitted the Diamond-K Kosher symbol from its packaging. The Company has taken steps to have the kosher designation placed back on its label. However, it may take several months until all existing packaging is depleted. All products which appear on the letter of kosher certification remain kosher certified whether or not the Diamond-K symbol appears on the label. New labels were started in July 2010.       Diamond K, June 25, 2010

Main Street Gourmet Cookies, baked and sold exclusively at Breugers Bagel Bakeries have inadvertently been labeled with the Kof-K Dairy symbol. These cookies are not Kof-K certified. Corrective action is being taken.         Kof-K, June 24, 2010

Abe’s Place Harvest Natural Gluten Free Products, Abe’s Place Gourmet Delicacies, bear an unauthorized Star-K certification. The STAR-K has no affiliation with Abe’s Place Gourmet Delicacy and does not certify any of its products.            Star-K, June 21, 2010

America’s Choice Berry Blend, A&P, Montvale NJ, mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol. The UPC code is 7 54807-10063. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.   OU, June 21, 2010

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Aldi Grandessa Signature Chocolate Covered Fruit Bars, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Corrective action is being taken.          OU, July 1, 2010

Fudgstix Lite Frozen Fudge Bars, Lafayette Foods, Santa Barbara, CA, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Corrective action is being taken.  OU, June 30, 2010

Other Alerts

All Tasti-D lite stores, OK Kosher Certification does not certify any stores. Only the powdered ice cream mix, in closed containers, is certified kosher, dairy by OK Kosher Certification.           OK, July 12, 2010

Seaweed Sushi Wraps, can be infested with tiny sea horses which are not kosher. Only seaweed with numbered RCC label or “United Kosher Food” label is supervised by the RCC. The appearance of “RCC” on any other packaging or label, is inadvertent or fraudulent.           Rabbinical Council of California, June 25, 2010

Health Alerts

DeBoles® Kids Only! Gluten Free Tubettini Corn Pasta, DeBoles Nutritional Foods, Inc., is being recalled because it may contain undeclared whole wheat alphabet pasta. The recalled lot code 30JUN11D1, was distributed to stores nationwide and through internet orders. The product comes in a cardboard box, 8.5 ounce, with a clear plastic window. The expiration lot code is on the top of the box and the UPC Code 087336638305 appears on the bottom of the box. The inadvertently mixed in alphabet pasta is clearly visible and is a darker color and characteristic alphabet shape compared to the yellow corn small-tube pasta. Consumers are urged to return such packages to their place of purchase for a full refund. Contact the company at 800-434-4246.      FDA, July 22 2010

Haifa Schmaltz Herring, D&M Smoked Fish, Inc., Queens, NY, is being recalled because the product was found to be uneviscerated, which is prohibited under New York State Agriculture and Markets regulations. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning. Affected product bears lot number 168. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled, and should return it to the place of purchase. Contact the company at 718-523-8899.        New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, July 16, 2010

Benadryl® Allergy Ultratab™; Children’s Tylenol® Meltaways; Motrin® IB; Tylenol®, Extra Strength; and Tylenol® PM, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Fort Washington, PA, were recalled when consumers complained of a musty or moldy odor, which has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). The risk of serious adverse medical events is remote and the recall is a precautionary measure. All lots involved in the recall were produced before the January 15, 2010 recall, after which McNeil stopped accepting shipments of materials from its suppliers on that type of pallet. Consumers who purchased product from the lots included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare for instructions on a refund or replacement. Information can be obtained at or call 1-888-222-6036. The product lot numbers for the recalled products can be found on the side of the bottle label. A complete list of all recalled products can be found at       FDA, July 8, 2010

Fairway Energy Mix and Setton Farms Total Energy Mix, are being recalled in limited quantities in NY and NJ because they may contain peanuts and chocolate flavored chips not listed on the label. The recalled products were sold to Fairway stores in NY and NJ. Fairway Energy Mix was sold in 16 oz. clear plastic containers with an expiration date of 05/24/11 through 06/28/11 with the UPC code: 34325 00050. Setton Farms Total Energy Mix was sold in 22 oz. clear plastic containers with a expiration date of 06/3/11 with the UPC code: 34325 03559. All affected stores have been instructed to remove the products from their shelves. Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Contact the company at (800) 227-4397     FDA, July 2, 2010

Chicken of the Sea Solid White Tuna, is being voluntarily recalled due to a production error that does not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness. The 12-ounce cans of tuna were distributed in February and May. Consumers who purchased the product with the UPC code 4800000262, best by date of February 10, 2014 and product code 7OA1E ASWAB, 7OA2E ASWAB, 7OA3E ASWAB, 7OA4E ASWAB, 7OA5E ASWAB, 7OAEE ASWAB or 7OAFE ASWAB are asked to call 877-843-6376 for return information and a full refund. The UPC code is found on the side of the can and the best by date and product code are imprinted on the bottom of the can.        FDA, July 1, 2010

Kellogg’s Corn Pops; Honey Smacks; Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks cereals, were voluntarily recalled because they do not meet quality standards. Only products with the letters “KN” following the “Better If Used Before” date are included in the recall. Additional information can be found at     Kellogg’s, June 25, 2010