Kashrus Alerts

2012 Alerts
December.........................................................................................

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Dixie Dew Kashrus violations
December 31, 2012

Please be advised that Dixie Dew Products Inc. of Erlanger KY, are no longer kosher certified by the Star-K due to Kashrus violations.

All products formerly certified by the Star-K, including all sauces, toppings, butters, mixes, extracts, blends, and bases made at Dixie Dew Products are to be considered not kosher, with or without the Star-K symbol.

November.........................................................................................

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Forged Letter
November 15, 2012

Fifth Nutrisupply, Inc., 1140 Arcadia Avenue, Unit F Arcadia, CA 91007, has been trading using a forged letter of kosher certification. The STAR-K has never certified this company. Corrective action is being taken.

Kashrus Violations
November 08, 2012

Agromet S.A. G. Banis Company & Services Inc. of Greece, producers of institutional sized olives and pickled products, has been terminated due to kashrus violations.

If you are in possession of the above products, please call the STAR-K at 410-484-4110

Termination
November 08, 2012

Effective immediately, Star-K has terminated its certification of Sam’s Baking Co., 3711 SW 47th Avenue, Davie, FL 33314.

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UNAUTHORIZED STAR-K
October 14, 2012

The following product NAC DRY NATURAL SHRIMP bears an unauthorized Star-K, this product is NOT KOSHER and corrective action is being taken immediately.

NAC Spices are distributed in the NY/NJ region.

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Consumer Alerts and Information
September 12, 2012

Please be advised that Agrofood dried fruit, nuts and granola products bear an unauthorized Star-K. The Star-K has never certified these products.

Corrective action is being taken

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Consumer Alerts and Information
August 23, 2012

Please be advised that INNOBIO LIMITED has been terminated due to kashrus violations and is no longer under the supervision of the Star-K.

Consumer Alerts and Information
August 06, 2012

Please be advised that future productions of NOH Foods seasonings will no longer be Kosher certified and will no longer bear the Star-K or Star-D symbol. Existing product bearing either of the above symbols is Kosher certified. Hawaiian Iced Tea Mix and Hawaiian Iced Tea beverage will remain certified and will continue to bear the Star-K symbo

July.........................................................................................

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Consumer Alerts and Information
July 10, 2012

Please be advised that Giffords Ice Cream of Silver Spring, MD is no longer under Star-D Certification. Any continued use of the Star-D symbol is unauthorized

Consumer Alerts and Information
July 10, 2012

Please be advised that a limited amount of containers of Oregano Concentrate (601-C), manufactured by Itaberco of Baltimore MD, were erroneously produced bearing an unauthorized Star-D symbol. Corrective action has been taken

May.........................................................................................

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Consumer Alerts and Information
May 16, 2012

The following product HARRISA produced by Societe Nouvelle Produirs Sesta SA Morocco bears an unauthorized Star-K. The company discontinued Star-K certification in 2011.

Consumer Alerts and Information
May 08, 2012

Joy Cone brand Ice Cream Cones Fun Pack, sold in Costco Stores, containing 5 individual varieties of cones, among which is a chocolate coated dairy cone, is bearing only the Star-K pareve symbol on the outside box.

The Star-D Dairy symbol pertaining to the chocolate coated cones was inadvertently left off the box.

The individual inside box is labeled correctly. Corrective action has been taken.

April.........................................................................................

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Consumer Alerts and Information
April 18, 2012

LA PIZZERIA, 144 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck, NY 11021, is no longer Star-K certified

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Star-K 2012 Passover Update - Israeli grown fruits or vegetables
March 28, 2012

Before eating Israeli grown fruits or vegetables, one must separate teruma and ma’aser. When separating the ma’aser, one transfers the kedusha of the ma’aser sheni onto a coin. That coin must eventually be disposed of, so that no one will use it for anything else. For example, one can throw it into the sea or bang it until it is no longer usable. If one still has the coin in his possession, it must be disposed of on erev Pesach in the 4th and 7th years of the shemitta cycle (Jewish years divisible by 7 with a remainder of 4 or no remainder).

This year, 5772, is the 4th year of the cycle, and these coins should therefore be discarded on erev Pesach (If one subsequently separated ma’aser sheni on the intermediate days of Pesach, a rabbi should be consulted.)

For general information on separating teruma and ma’aser see our article click here.

Consumer Alerts and Information
March 15, 2012

Star-K 2012 Passover Update

In our 2012 Passover Guide (available here) we write:

SOY MILK, RICE MILK and ALMOND MILK

Soy Milk and Rice Milk are kitniyos and possibly contain chometz. Under normal circumstances one may not consume them on Pesach. The following soy/rice milk products are chometz free and may be consumed by someone who is allowed to eat kitniyos (e.g. one who is ill)(see Passover Guide for list). It is recommended that those who require these products ideally purchase them before Pesach.

We have just received word that there will be a Kosher for Passover Almond Milk produced by Lieber’s that is under the certification of Rabbi Weismandel. This is preferable to the soy and rice milk we list in our Passover Guide which are kitniyos. It is also preferable to the Almond milk we list which is only for cholim since it may be made on chometz equipment. In Baltimore, the new Liebers brand Kosher for Passover Almond Milk is available at Seven Mile Market. The Liebers Almond Milk can also be purchased online.

Star-K 2012 Passover Guide
March 15, 2012

The Star-K 2012 Passover Directory is now available as a free download.

The Star-K 2012 Passover Guide which also includes the Medicine and Cosmetic List prepared by Rabbi Gershon Bess is available at local Hebrew Bookstores or online.

Consumer Alerts and Information
March 09, 2012

On March 7, 2012, we sent out the following alert:

CHEF'S QUALITY brand Grape Vine Leaves Stuffed with Rice manufactured in Turkey, bears an unauthorized Star-K. This product is not kosher. Corrective action has been taken.

After continuing investigation, we discovered the product was mislabeled. It is not manufactured in Turkey. It is actually made in Bulgaria with Hashacha Temidis. The product is, in fact, Star-K pareve, bishul Yisroel.

Consumer Alerts and Information
March 07, 2012

CHEF'S QUALITY brand Grape Vine Leaves Stuffed with Rice manufactured in Turkey, bears an unauthorized Star-K. This product is not kosher. Corrective action has been taken.

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Consumer Alerts and Information
February 28, 2012

CHUNKS O FRUTI brand Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate fruit bars with a French/English label bears an unauthorized Star-K. The coating is made on dairy equipment and should bear the Star-D Dairy symbol. Corrective action has been taken

Consumer Alerts and Information
February 06, 2012

Please be advised that the kosher foodservice program at the Hopkins Hillel Smokler Center, located at 3109 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218, is no longer certified by the STAR-K.

The "Kosher Korner" foodservice stand, located in the student dining hall at Johns Hopkins University 3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218, continues to be certified by the STAR-K.

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Consumer Alerts and Information
January 30, 2012

Effective today, the Subway located at the JCC in Rockville, MD, which, until now, was under the double certification of the Capital K and Star-K, will now only be certified by the Capital K.

Consumer Alerts and Information
January 26, 2012

AGRO SUN brand dried fruits and nuts products, sold in the New York/New Jersey area, bear an unauthorized Star-K. These products are not certified by Star-K. Corrective measures are being taken.



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