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Information received from the Kashrus organizations informing the community of any change in status of a kosher product or service.

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Unauthorized South African Kashrut symbol: Youthful Living Protein Bars
June 14, 2024 from the South African Beth Din:

Youthful Living Protein Bars (all flavours) bear an unauthorized kosher logo and are NOT kosher certified.

"The company apologizes for the error and is taking corrective action."


Posted 6/21/2024 5:12 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Issues with Chasam Sofer Certification for France & Spain products
June 20, 2024 from the Chasam Sofer certification, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu – Safed

The following items have been recalled due to a failure in proper supervision and certification by those responsible of these foods:

From Spain: Any wine bearing the Chatam Sofer BB symbol. Including the popular Cava wine. .
From France: All the following items when bearing the Chatam Sofer BB symbol:
All champagne
All milk powder
All butter
All surimi

None of these products should be consumed.

Clarification letter from Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Pevzner translated from Hebrew:

Translated by Rabbi Nissan Zibell: In response to many inquiries, I would like to clarify that all Israeli dairy products and cheeses produced by the Makabi company (Kesh Service) in France are made under my strict supervision and in the presence of experienced and G-d-fearing mashgichim (who have been working with us for many years and are not affiliated with any other Kashrus agency). Our trained mashgichim meticulously supervise from the beginning of milking or production, until the end of the packaging (not relying on the concept of Yotzeh Venichnas- a mashgiach going in and out). This is based on the the tradition I received from my father of Rabbi Hillel Pevzner A”H, Rabbi of the Lubavitcher Congregation in France, who gave his life to establish Kashrus in the country of France and beyond. He was the the first to introduce Cholov Yisroel milk into France. We strive to adhere to all instructions that he gave us, to strengthen and elevate Kashrus standards, especially in the matter of Cholov Yisrael, which it is known that Chabad Chassidim gave their lives for Cholov Yisrael and to keep Kashrus to the strictest standard.  This includes all our products, both those sold in France and other countries, as well as those imported to Israel (the "Chug Chatam Sofer B"B stamp on the products is only for import into Israel.)


Posted 6/21/2024 5:06 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Happy Bites Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans - Unuathorized CRC
June 18, 2024
Please note that Happy Bites Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans manufactured by Eat Play Happy Inc. has an unauthorized cRc logo on its packaging. Additionally, the products contain butterfat, as listed on the ingredient panel, and the unauthorized cRc logo indicates it is pareve. Corrective action is being taken.









Posted 6/21/2024 3:02 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Appliance Alert: Wolf Wall Ovens
Appliance Alert: Wolf Wall Ovens
June 6, 2024 from the Star-K:

The Sabbath Mode in the models listed below was not correctly implemented according to STAR-K specifications. Pressing "+" or "-" to adjust the temperature causes a display change on the screen, which is forbidden on Yom Tov.

One may not adjust the temperature of these ovens on Yom Tov, even when in Sabbath Mode. All other Sabbath Mode functions work properly.

New Model # (Old Model #)
SO3050TM/S/T (SO30TM/S/TH)
SO3050CM/B (SO30CM/B)
SO3050CM/S (SO30CM/S)
DO3050TM/S/T (DOTM/S/TH)
DO3050CM/B (DO30CM/B)
DO3050CM/S (DO30CM/S)
This alert does not impact Professional style "M" Series wall ovens with knob controls.

Wolf is aware of the issue and will include a resolution in their next software update.

If you own one of these models, contact the Wolf service department at 800-222-7820 to report the problem. They will arrange a service appointment when the update is ready.


Posted 6/14/2024 5:12 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Stickling's Bakery of Canada - Unathuorized Earth Kosher
Kashrut Alert: Stickling's Bakery of Canada
June 10, 2024 from Earthkosher:

EarthKosher does not certify products being sold by Stickling's Bakery of Canada.
Products are not under our certification even when bearing symbol.



Posted 6/14/2024 5:10 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Philosopher Foods - unauthorized Earth Kosher symbol
Kashrut Alert: Philosopher Foods
June 10, 2024 from Earthkosher:

EarthKosher does not certify products being sold by Philosopher Foods.

Products are not under our certification even when bearing symbol.

Corrective action is being taken.



Posted 6/14/2024 5:09 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Marvid Poultry will no longer sell raw, un-kashered liver
Marvid Poultry will no longer sell raw, un-kashered liver
June 11, 2024 from the COR Canada and Marvid Poultry: Marvid Poultry will no longer sell raw, un-kashered liver because consumers have purchased the unkashered liver and served it without kashering.

Letter from the COR Canada is here
https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/MarvidCORLiverA.png

Letter from Marvid Poultry is here

Kashrut.com Editor's Food. Safety Alert: Consumers need to be aware that the kashered liver is not cooked, and must be cooked before consuming to prevent illness. In 2011 "there were quite a few cases of due to Salmonella bacteria-related illness in New York City that are linked to eating MealMart brand kosher broiled chicken livers from the Schreiber Processing Corporation that were not cooked. Even though they are labeled as "broiled" and may appear cooked, chicken livers from this manufacturer are not thoroughly cooked and should not be eaten unless they are cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit." from https://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3636.



Posted 6/14/2024 5:06 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Breyer's Lactose Free Plus Chocolate Animal-Free Frozen Dairy Dessert
Kashrut Information: Breyer's Lactose Free Plus Chocolate Animal-Free Frozen Dairy Dessert
May 28, 2024 from Kof-K:

Breyer's Lactose Free Plus Chocolate Animal-Free Frozen Dairy Dessert bears a Kof-K DE and a notice that it contains milk protein.

"Breyers partnered with Perfect Day to use their animal-free whey protein in their lactose-free ice cream. Perfect Day uses precision fermentation to create a highly functional whey protein that offers the same taste and texture as traditional whey protein but with a reduced environmental footprint. This innovation allows Breyers to maintain its signature creamy taste while catering to lactose intolerant consumers and reducing environmental impact .

"In light of the fact that they were able to copy of the Characteristics of whey so precisely it is unknown if the “imitation whey” will cause the same allergic reaction hence they adds the milk allergen warning. The non-animal whey protein is actually certified as Parve. The Breyers ND IC is certified as DE as it’s pasteurized on the same line as the dairy ice cream (after a CIP)

"Perfect Day's culture is STAR-K Pareve. It loses that status at intermediate or final stage plants (under different hechsherim) which propagate it on equipment shared with dairy."


Posted 6/14/2024 4:57 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Unauthorized Star-K: Napoli Artichoke Hearts
Napoli Artichoke Hearts
Cans of Napoli Artichoke Hearts bear an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. Product was found in a grocery store in Connecticut.
STAR-K does not certify artichoke hearts due to insect infestation. The product should not be used. Corrective action is being taken.


Posted 6/14/2024 12:18 AM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Nutybite Products Erroneously Labeled Pareve - they are DAIRY
Kosher Alert from COR

Nutybite Products Erroneously Labeled Pareve

The following Nutybite products were erroneously labeled using the COR Pareve logo:

Chocolate Cookie Bites
Cheesy Caramel Popcorn
Cotton Candy Popcorn
Salted Caramel Popcorn
Everything Bagel Cashews
Toffee Coconut Cashews

These products are KOSHER DAIRY

They are currently only being sold in one store in Concord, Ontario.

Corrective action is being taken.




Posted 6/7/2024 4:45 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Unauthorized OU - Jef Marshmallows
OU KASHRUTH ALERT
May 24, 2024
Jef Marshmallows
Brand: Jef
Product: Marshmallows
Company: Marshmallows International, Alicante Spain
Issue: Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Jef Marhshmallows. Some bags used by Korkmazer, an importer in Turkey, bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented. If you see this product in the marketplace, please provide details to kosherq@ou.org.


Posted 5/31/2024 4:53 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Acme Wild Caught Herring in Cream Sauce missing DAIRY designation
OU Kosher Alert - Acme Wild Caught Herring in Cream Sauce
May 23, 2024 from the OU:

Acme Wild Caught Herring in Cream Sauce, Acme Smoked Fish - Brooklyn, NY is missing D- Dairy Designation
Product mistakenly bears OU Pareve and is actually OUD Dairy. The ingredient panel includes dairy ingredients and there is an allergy warning for milk. Corrective action is being implemented.


Posted 5/23/2024 11:45 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Bendicks Mint Collection
London Beth Din Kashrut Information: Bendicks Mint Collection- corrected
September 20, 2023 from the London Beth Din Twitter (X):

Bendicks have announced their intention to drop #kosher certification for all their mint chocolates. Please note that all Bendicks Mints remain certified KLBD Parev when produced before March 2024 even though the KLBD logo has already been removed from some packaging. See www.isitkosher.uk


Posted 5/23/2024 11:35 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Steiner & Kovarik Chocolate
May 20, 2024: From OK Kosher:

Pražská čokoláda s.r.o. (Prague, Czechia) has an unauthorized Use of OK Mark:

Steiner & Kovarik brand chocolate products, sold by Pražská čokoláda s.r.o. in Prague, Czechia, bear an unauthorized OK certification mark.
OK Kosher Certification does not certify this company’s products or locations.
Action: Corrective actions are being taken.

Corrective actions are being taken.


Posted 5/23/2024 11:31 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Katz Gluten Free Oat Bread and Rolls
Katz Gluten Free Oat Bread and Rolls
Brand: Katz Gluten Free
Product: Gluten Free Oat Bread and Oat Rolls
Company: Katz Gluten Free
Issue
The statement on Katz Gluten Free Oat Bread and Oat Rolls indicating that the brocha for this product is 'shehakol' is not correct since these products are made with oats. The correct brocha is 'hamotzi'.


Posted 5/3/2024 5:25 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Unauthorized OU - Omaha Steaks Salt & Pepper Seasoning
Brand: Omaha Steaks
Product: Salt & Pepper Seasoning
Company: Omaha Steaks Intl., Omaha NE
Issue: Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Omaha Steaks Salt & Pepper Seasoning. Some labels bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.


Posted 4/5/2024 4:44 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Model KRFF577KPS: KitchenAid Freestanding French Door Refrigerator
It has come to our attention that some KitchenAid KRFF577KPS 26.8 Cu. Ft. Standard-Depth French Door Refrigerator with Exterior Ice & Water Dispenser units have a malfunctioning Sabbath Mode. This issue has been identified in recently purchased units.
To determine if you own an affected unit, enter Sabbath Mode and hold down the door switches. If you hear a fan activate or deactivate when the switches are pressed and released, then Sabbath Mode is not working correctly.
KitchenAid is working on a solution to resolve the issue. In the interim, to use on Shabbos or Yom Tov, STAR-K recommends taping down the door switches along with setting Sabbath Mode.
Please email appliances@star-k.org if you would like to be notified when a fix is available.





Posted 3/29/2024 2:31 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Shemittah Wine Alert
Shemittah Wine Alert
Israeli wines from the 2022 vintage were produced during the shemittah year and are currently available in the local Chicago market and beyond. Some were produced in reliance on the heter mechirah, and for those who do not subscribe to that position, the wine is forbidden (since it did not have a proper biur). These wines may be labeled as heter mechirah, but any 2022 wine from Israel should be carefully checked for this concern. Others were produced using the Otzar Beis Din setup (and are labeled accordingly); they have fulfilled the biur requirement, but it is generally accepted that they still have kedushas shevi’is. Accordingly, if they were purchased, they may be consumed but should be treated with kedushas shevi’is.
For details on the issues involved, including how to consume wine with kedushas shevi’is, see the articles by Rav Yona Reiss, shlita, and Rabbi Dovid Cohen in Volume 9 of the cRc Shemittah Newsletter available at https://kshr.us/Kedusha
As with all items, consumers are reminded to verify that the wine is certified by a reliable hechsher.



Posted 3/21/2024 5:09 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Lindt LINDOR Non-Dairy Oatmilk Candy bears a Kof-K dairy. It is dairy
February 29, 2024 from the Kof-K in response to a question from the Kashrus.com editor:

Lindt LINDOR Non-Dairy Oatmilk Candy bears a Kof-K dairy. It is dairy, even thought the product is listed as vegan.

From the Kof-K: "Please note the KOF-K certifies and labels items as Parve, Dairy, Meat and DE. We use DE when we can and if we did not it is because the item is Halachically dairy even if the ingredient legend does not seem to contain any dairy components and you should use that item as it is marked."


Posted 3/7/2024 4:00 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)


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Unauthorized OU - Oriental L'ideo de Camote
February 28, 2024 from the OU:

Oriental L'ideo de Camote, Oriental Industria Alimenticia O.I.A. S.A., Ecuador has an unauthorized OU Mark:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Oriental L'ideo de Camote, a package of Noodles with packets of Miso and Chicken seasoning. Some packages of L'ideo de Camote bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.


Posted 3/7/2024 3:58 PM | Tell a Friend | Kosher Alerts | Comments (0)

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