Kashrus Alerts – December 2016

One of the most common labelling errors is printing the Kashrus symbol without the Dairy designation.  If you have any reason to be suspicious regarding a product please check the ingredients for milk, butter, whey, casein, and lactose.  There is no need for concern about Parve items that contain lactic acid.,   The following products … Continued

Glatt Kosher – Consumer Alert

Please be careful to verify that any product (that needs certification) is certified by an agency which you trust. Unfortunately, unscrupulous vendors have been selling products – including meat – with subpar supervisions imitating the markings of reputable Kashrus agencies. These vendors change the symbols enough so that they don’t run afoul of the law, … Continued

Canned Tomatoes and Vegetables

Lieber’s and other brands of canned tomatoes may contain sprouted seeds.  These are NOT worms, and do not present any kashrus concerns.  Due to changes in manufacturing, it is recommended that CANNED vegetables have a reliable supervision.

Ovens on Yom Tov – Sabbath Mode

Many of the newer ovens have a “Yom Tov Mode” (usually referred to as Sabbath mode). Many of these models carry Star-K certification. Please call the Star-K office if you have questions about these ovens. The Star-K has technical experts on staff that are familiar with the specific models. You should speak to your own … Continued

Pure Honey / Specialty Honeys

Please be aware the “Forest honey”, “Honeydew Honey” and “Beechwood Honey”, refer to honey produced by bees that have consumed the nectar from aphids.  They should be avoided.   Some honey blends contain these varieties, which would be identified on the product’s ingredients label.  Please check your honey to ensure that these varieties are not listed. Note:  … Continued

PAM / SNAPPLE

Please note Pam butter flavor is in the process of adding a dairy ingredient to the BUTTER flavored Pam.  Please check when purchasing. Please check Snapple bottles for the OK. Fruit Punch and Cranberry Raspberry are not kosher certified.  

Great News! Wricley Nut Products

We are pleased to announce that Wricley Nut Products at 480 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148 is now a 100% kosher production facility.  All products which bear our seal are Kosher. If they are marked with the word Dairy or a D they are Dairy Cholov Stam.   All Parve products are prepared on a dedicated separate Parve … Continued

Starbucks

The following are recommended (but not under our supervision) at any Starbucks:  Americano [with paper cup, without “shot” glass], bottled Starbucks drinks with “KD”, Expresso [with paper cup, without “shot” glass], and tea with hechsher [paper cup].  Rav Heinemann of the Star-K researched Starbucks.   Keystone-K disseminates information based upon our own research and that of the national … Continued