Pas Yisroel – Jewish Baked Goods

Pas Yisroel – Jewish Baked Goods Rosh HaShona 5779 Sources Yoreh Deah 112, Orach Chaim and Mishna Brura 242, 422/423, Orchos Chaim l’ha’Rash   During the Aseres Yimai Teshuva, between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, there is a widespread mihhag that even people that do not eat Pas Yisroel during the rest of the year … Continued

STAR-K Starbucks Alert

Our fellow AKO member, Star-K of Baltimore, sent out the following alert dated – July 13, 2018. As many people have been making use of the Star-K list regarding Starbucks we are sharing the Star-K update.  The status of any particular Starbucks may vary.  It is recommended that you follow the guidance of your own … Continued

Keystone-K Health Alert – Romaine Lettuce

Keystone-K Health Alert – Romaine Lettuce NOW LIFTED   The CDC has issued an E.coli alert for chopped Romaine lettuce from Yuca, Arizona.  It should not be used even if thoroughly washed. Washing thoroughly with detergent or veggie wash is not only good for eliminating insect infestation, but it is also good for preventing bacterial infections.  … Continued

Candy Alerts – TIC TAC / FERRARA

  TIC TAC Atlanta Kosher has sent an alert that Tic Tac candies are produced in various plants, some which carry supervision and some which do not.  Each package should be checked for supervision.   FERRARA CANDIES The only Ferrara candies that are still supervised are Atomic Fireballs and Jawbreakers.  Each box should be checked … Continued

Rutledge Rita’s / SNAPPLE / Store Brands

Rita’s Rutledge The Rutledge Rita’s will not be under supervision this year.  They will carry some non-kosher products. SNAPPLE Not all flavors are supervised by the OK.  Please check each type for supervision.  Mixed cases are sold, some bearing an OK and some do not.  The non-supervised bottles may contain grape-juice. STORE BRANDS It is … Continued

Keystone-K Alerts: Lettuce and Cabbage Health Alert Lifted January 11, 2018 / Israeli Produce

  The health alert for lettuce and cabbage has been lifted.  More detailed information may be found by following the link below.   http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2018/01/breaking-first-report-dr-shanik-says-all-lettuce-and-cabbage-now-okay-to-eat.html   Please check labels and signage for the origin of produce.  Israeli produce is found in many stores – especially during the winter.  We have published detailed guidelines on our web-site … Continued