Supervision Changes & Withdrawals

Today’s Temptations Eli’s Cheesecake Biondillo’s, may have the cRc logo removed or covered, on certain packages, during a period after Passover. cRc does not certify those products which do not bear its logo although the product is certified for the majority of the year.      cRc, April 10, 2012.

Betty the Caterer, located at 7037 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA, is no longer under the supervision of Mekor Baruch Orthodox Kosher Supervision.  Mekor Baruch Orthodox Kosher Supervision, April 4, 2012.

Kroger Value Coney 8 count and Kroger Value Hamburger 8 count, are no longer being produced in the Denver facility and are therefore no longer certified by the Scroll-K. Products that bear the Scroll K symbol were produced before this change took effect and are certified. King Soopers Coney 8 count and King Soopers Hamberger 8 count remain certified by the Scroll K.          Vaad of Denver, March 23, 2012.

Delices De La Foret, is no longer under MK certification due to kashrut violations.        Montreal Kashruth, March 21, 2012.


My Choice Frozen Yogurt and Juice Store, located at 845 7th Avenue, New York, NY, printed brochures that display the OU symbol. This store is not certified by the Orthodox Union.   OU, April 24, 2012.

Woolworths DIY Jelly, has erroneously been marked as kosher. This product is not kosher.      Beth Din of Johannesburg, April 17, 2012.

Loblaw Brands Milk Chocolate Fondue, bears an unauthorized OK (pareve) symbol. These products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Product has been recalled and labels are being corrected.      OK. April 2, 2012.

Endomune Advanced Probiotic Capsules, bear an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.     OU. March 21, 2012.

Mislabeled Dairy/Parve

Christie Triscuit Low Sodium Roasted Garlic, Christie Brown, a Division of Kraft Canada, is missing the “D” Dairy designation.      OU, April 24, 2012.

Other Alerts

Hamess Foods, purchased after Pesah may be subject the restriction of hamess sheavar alav haPesah. Such foods are forbidden for Jewish consumers. The following list includes stores which have been certified by a kashrut agency to be free from this problem. Note that for some stores such as supermarkets, the distributors are different in different parts of the country and that different agencies have different standards. Consumers should consult their local rabbi for guidance.

National: A&P , (JCNY, Kof-K), Acme (Highland Park, Edison rabbis), Albertson’s (Eidlitz, Denver, RCC), Aldi’s (All Locations: cRc, Detroit), Big lots: (RCC), BJ’s (All Locations: Star-K, cRc, Capitol-K), Bristol Farms: (RCC), Coffee Bean (Eidlitz, Kosher LA, RCC), CVS (All Locations: Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz. RCC, Capitol-K), Costco (All Locations: Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC, Capitol-K), Dollar Tree Stores (All Locations: cRc), Family Dollar Stores (All Locations: Star-K, cRc, Detroit), Farm Fresh (Eidlitz, Detroit), Dominick’s (All Locations: cRc), Food Basics: (Kof-K), Food 4 Less (All Locations: cRc, RCC), Food Lion (Star-K, Capitol-K), Gelson’s (Eidlitz, RCC), Giant; Harris Teeter (Capitol-K), Jetro / Restaurant Depot: (Kof-K arranged sale of hamess, RCC), Jewel (All Locations: cRc), K-Mart (All Locations: cRc, Eidlitz, RCC, Star-K, Capitol-K, Detroit), Kroger (All Locations: cRc, Detroit), Longs Drugs (Eidlitz, RCC), Mars (Star-K), Meijer: (All Locations), Nuts & More, OSCO Pharmacy (All Locations: cRc), Pathmark, Kof-K, Petco (Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Capitol-K), Petsmart (Star-K, cRc), Pet Supplies Plus (All Locations: cRc), Ralphs /Kroger (Eidlitz, RCC), Rite-Aid (Star-K, Eidlitz, RCC, Capitol-K), Royal Farms (Star-K, Capitol-K), Safeway, (Eidlitz, Denver, RCC, Kof-K), Sam’s Club, Sam’s Discount Supermarket (Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC, Denver, Capitol-K), Save A Lot (cRc), Shaws/Star Market (YI of Brookline, KVH), Seven Eleven (cRc: all stores in the Chicago & Skokie areas, Eidlitz, Denver, RCC, OZNY), Shoppers Food Warehouse (Capitol-K), Shop Rite (R’ Teitz arranged sale ofhamess), Smart and Final: (RCC), Smith’s (Eidlitz, RCC), Starbuck’s (All Locations: cRc), Stop & Shop (YI of Brookline, KVH), Superfresh (Kof-K), Target (All Locations, cRc, Eidlitz, RCC, Detroit), Trader Joe’s (All Locations: Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, RCC, Capitol-K, Detroit), Vons /Pavilions (Eidlitz, RCC), Waldbaum’s (Kof-K), Walgreens (All Locations: Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC, Capitol-K), Walmart (All Locations: Star-K, cRc, Eidlitz, Denver, RC, Capitol-K, Detroit), Wegman’s (Star-K, Capitol-K), Whole Foods Market (All Locations: cRc, Eidlitz, Detroit, RCC, Detroit), Winn-Dixie (Star-K, Capitol-K).

New York/New Jersey Area: Certified by Jewish Center of New York and Oheb Zedek NY: Associated (W 97th), Broadways Farms, D’Agostino, Associated Mega Store, Duane Reade, Fairway, Food City, Food Emporium, Gristedes, H&H Bagels, Met Foods, Pathmark, Waldbaum’s.       Chicago Rabbinical Council,, Star-K Rabbi Weiss, Detroit, Denver Vaad, Young Israel of Brookline, KosherLA, Capitol-K, Jewish Center of New York, (JCNY) and Oheb zedek NY: OZNY, Kof-K, RCC, April 17, 2012

Israeli Wines from 2008, are being sold in the US. These wines are from the shemita year and have kedushat shvi’it. Accordingly, none of the wine can be discarded. Consumers are urged to carefully check the label. If you have purchased these wines, ask your rabbi how to handle this product.Shmitta alert, April 9, 2012.

Health Alerts

Fisher Vanilla Bean Almonds; Fisher Cocoa Mocha Almonds; Full Circle Concierge Snack Nut Blend, are being recalled because they contain undeclared soy and milk ingredients. The product was sold in 11 oz cups in WI; in Lunds Stores located in MN and Weis Markets in PA, MD, NY and NJ. Consumers who have recently purchased the product should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.            FDA, April 12, 2012

Planters Cocktail Peanuts, in 12 oz canisters with code date 09-Jan-14, is being voluntarily recalled because there is a possibility that the product was exposed to water not intended for use in food during the production process. Approximately 3,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped to retail customers across the United States and Puerto Rico. Consumers who purchased the affected code date of this product should not eat them. They should return them to the store of purchase for an exchange or full refund.   FDA, April 6, 2012.

Western Family Pomeberry Blend Berries, are being recalled because they may contain the Hepatitis A virus. The affected product is sold frozen in 600g packages bearing UPC 0 62639 31347 0. All lot codes are affected.       CFIA, April 5, 2012.

Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster, are being recalled due to reports from consumers allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts experiencing severe allergic reactions after consuming this beverage. Product being recalled includes 12 oz and 32 oz bottles with all “enjoy by” dates prior to 23 MAY 2012. These beverages were distributed nationwide through retail food stores and on-premise foodservice establishments. The product may also contain allergens to soy and milk products.    FDA, April 5, 2012.

Jelly Belly Peter Rabbit Deluxe Easter Mix candies, are being recalled because they were made with undeclared wheat, one of the major food allergens. The candies are labeled “Gluten Free” when they actually contain malted milk balls, which have gluten. Distribution was nationwide. The product is in 2.7 ounce bags with UPC number 071567992794. Lot codes are 11111, 111215 and 120120 with Best Before dates of January 11, 2013, February 15, 2013 and March 20, 2013 respectively., March 26, 2012.

Miller’s Cheese Parmesan, is continuing its recall from Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company. This series of recalls, for 5 lb and 20 lb product, was for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes..            FDA, March 21, 2012.