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

Kashrus Alerts

O/U: Golpar Dried Mulberries The O/U does not certify Golpar Dried Mulberries (or any other Golpar brand products).  This product bears an unauthorized O/U.  Consumers who see this product in the marketplace should please contact the O/U Kosher hotline at (212) 613-8241 or on line at kosher@ou.org. Please note that it is nearly impossible to … Continued

Some Laws of Separating Challah

Instant Fresh Baked Challah Many families purchase ready-made challos that just need to be put into the oven and baked.  Who separates the Challah?  Based upon research – the bakery separates the Challah.  Since the bakery might keep the amount of dough which is obligated in Challah the obligation is the bakery’s. Shiur (Amount) Only … Continued

Morah – Let’s Make Challah!

Many teachers make Challah with their students, which they divide and send home.  Does Challah need to be separated?  If the dough is baked before distribution, Challah is separated.  If the teacher does not bake the challah, but sends it home as dough – and no portion of the dough contains the amount of “Challah” (2 lb. … Continued

Slurpees

According to the joint research of the major Kashrus agencies all Slurpees are kosher and Parve except the following:   Barq’s Brand:  Caffeine-Free Root Beer (kosher only when bearing O/U) The following flavors are kosher – Dairy Fanta :  Banana Split and Pina Colada are both dairy, Cholov Stam) Jolly Rancher:  (Note:  All Flavors are … Continued

Great News! Wynnewood Giant – Two Kosher Bakeries!

Giant Wynnewood has opened a second kosher bakery.  One is Pas Yisroel-Pareve and one is Pas Yisroel-Dairy.  Everything baked at Giant Wynnewood is Pas Yisroel and supervised by the Keystone-K.  High Pas Yisroel standards are in place.  All bread, rolls, bagels, and Challah bread are Pareve.  All other products should be considered Dairy unless the label … Continued

Produce Junction – Teruma and Maaser Alert

Produce Junction (and many other stores and outlets) carry Israeli produce.  According to US law retailers are supposed have either stickers on the produce or signage which identifies the place or origin.  Israeli produce is usually labeled Israel, though sometimes it is unfortunately labeled “Palestine”.   Sources of produce can change on a daily basis, so … Continued