K-COR Kosher Alerts

Older alerts can be found in the archives.

By Vaad Harabbonim on May 28, 2017

5/28/2017 Kashrus Alerts are available for download.

By Vaad Harabbonim on May 4, 2017

Bags of DOLE CLASSIC ICEBERG (dated 05-16-17) and DOLE SHREDDED LETTUCE (dated 05-14-17) without a Star-K were mistakenly sold today (and possibly yesterday) at One Stop Kosher Food Market. These should be returned for refund or exchange.
As posted last week, extreme weather conditions in California have caused an increase in insect infestation, which has reduced the availability of Star-K certified product. This applies to Dole brand, Fresh Selections [Kroger], Little Salad Bar [Aldi], and other brands. Each bag should be checked for the Star-K symbol. The Star-K should hopefully reappear within 1-2 weeks.

By Vaad Harabbonim on April 26, 2017

Due to extreme weather conditions in California, there has been an increase of infestation in all types of infestation-prone produce, including also Romaine lettuce. Our trained Mashgichim have found insects in these products even after repeated washings. Extra care should be taken when washing and checking these products, and it may be prudent to avoid purchasing them without a reliable certification until infestation levels have gone down.

Due to this situation, the availability of Star-K certified iceberg salad products from Dole is going to decrease for at least the next few weeks. Many bags will not bear the Star-K and they are not certified. Please check each bag for the Star-K symbol.

By Vaad Harabbonim on April 7, 2017

Click the links below to download printable PDFs of the first three 2017 Pesach Updates.

Pesach Updates #1 PDF    Pesach Updates #2 PDF   Pesach Updates #3 PDF
   

By Vaad Harabbonim on April 7, 2017

DOLE COLESLAW SALADS that were sold at One Stop as late as Wednesday, April 6, did not bear a P next to the Star-K symbol, and should not be used for Pesach.

UNGAR’S GEFILTE FISH that is being sold at Costco is not Kosher for Pesach, and states so openly on the label.

PRIGAT STRAWBERRY BANANA DRINK (can, UPC#7-290001-594452) with a Best Before date of Feb/06/18, has been stamped erroneously as Kosher for Passover. The OK certifies this product only for year-round use, not for Pesach. All other Prigat products that bear the Passover symbol are Kosher for Pesach without any concern.

OBERLANDER BAKERY KOSHER FOR PESACH “CHOCOLATE KOKOSH CAKEhas been recalled due to the presence of undeclared almond paste. Consumers who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Details are available at theyeshivaworld.com.

 

By Vaad Harabbonim on April 4, 2017

SCHICK’S CHOCOLATE BABKA, which is chometz, is still being sold in the Passover section at Costco in Madison Heights, Michigan (see attached picture), despite repeated requests to the management to correct this. Consumers should voice their displeasure to Costco management.

MIKEE BRISKET COOKING SAUCE and MEHADRIN COTTAGE CHEESEwithout Pesach certification were found mistakenly placed in the Pesach section at One Stop Kosher Food Market. Please check every label of your purchases.

SOLOMON’S GLATT KOSHER MEAT: According to the New Square Kashrus Council, Solomon’s meat that states Product of Mexico and does not bear Pesach marking should be rinsed, due to the possibility of kitniyos starch on the plastic packaging.  Solomon’s ground meat requires special Pesach marking. For more details, see the letter from New Square Kashrus Council available at cordetroit.com.

Reminder TOMER MEAT being sold at Costco and Meijer, bearing a Triangle K, is not recommended. If this product was used, please consult your Rav regarding the status of your utensils.

NOAH’S MARKETPLACE in Southfield, Michigan, was inadvertently omitted from the list of stores where chometz may be purchased after Pesach.

 

By Vaad Harabbonim on April 4, 2017

SOLOMON’S GLATT KOSHER MEAT: According to the New Square Kashrus Council, Solomon’s meat that states Product of Mexico and does not bear Pesach marking should be rinsed, due to the possibility of kitniyos starch on the plastic packaging. Solomon’s ground meat requires special Pesach marking. For more details, see the letter from New Square Kashrus Council available below.

New Square Kashrus Council Notice

By Vaad Harabbonim on April 4, 2017

By Vaad Harabbonim on March 30, 2017

In addition to the Pesach Updates, there are two Kashrus Alerts:

FRUIT FROM ISRAEL is being sold locally, and requires taking of Terumos and Maaseros. This includes Clementines at Costco and Noah’s (BAGU brand 5 lb. bag, and JAFFA brand 3 lb. bag; stickers on the bags state Product of Israel) and Sharon Fruit Persimmons at Joe Randazzo’s.

RECANATI and TISHBI WINES of 2015 VINTAGE are Shemitah products, and therefore do not bear an OU and are not recommended. They have been found recently in the Kosher wine sections of local stores.

By Vaad Harabbonim on March 30, 2017

NON-PESACH VERSIONS OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS have been found mistakenly placed in the Pesach section at One Stop Kosher Food Market. Please check every label of your purchases:

  • Meal Mart Chopped Beef Liver Spread
  • Mehadrin Greek Yogurt – Cappuccino
  • Bloom’s Potato Stix – 1 oz. – regular and Bar-B-Q
  • Achla and Miki brands of dips contain kitniyos and were for a short time not in the separate “Kitniyos” section.

Many mix-ups have occurred at other stores; check each product carefully. (Some examples: Schick’s Chocolate Babka [chometz] in Costco’s Passover section [see picture to the right]; Tabatchnick Chicken Broth without Pesach marking in Kroger’s Passover section, etc. etc.)

KITNIYOS PRODUCTS: Even those who eat kitniyos should check each label for a reliable Pesach certification, since the standard accepted certifications on these products usually state on the label that they do not include Pesach.

B’GAN frozen CAPRI BLEND vegetable mix is erroneously marked as Kosher for Pesach on the back of the package. This product contains green beans, which are kitniyos and should only be eaten by those who eat kitniyos on Pesach.

PRE-CHECKED ROMAINE LETTUCE packages sold at One Stop with K-COR certification are not acceptable for Pesach, due to the presence of chometz in the area where they are prepared.

HARVARD ROW KOSHER MEAT MARKET in W. Bloomfield, which is K-COR certified year-round as a non-Mehadrin and non-Glatt facility, is not certified for Pesach for any prepared foods, regardless of when they are purchased. All prepared foods there should be considered chometz and may not be eaten on Pesach.

 

By Vaad Harabbonim on March 24, 2017

The Vaad Harabbonim presents the online PesachGram.

Click on the online PesachGram to the left for full screen view.

The PesachGram may take a moment to load and appear.

A PDF version of the PesachGram is also available for download:

PesachGram PDF

By Vaad Harabbonim on March 15, 2017

LA FE brand SEASONED SPANISH STYLE YELLOW RICE, which was distributed today at Mrs. Schwab’s Garage Kosher Food Pantry, bears an unauthorized OU and contains non-Kosher chicken fat. Please alert anyone who may have received this product.

By Vaad Harabbonim on February 21, 2017

2017-02-21 Kashrus Alerts are available for download.

By Vaad Harabbonim on February 3, 2017

Download a Star-K guide to Checking Fruits.

By Vaad Harabbonim on January 12, 2017

2017-1-12 Kashrus Alerts are available for download.

By Vaad Harabbonim on January 1, 2017

2016-12-31 Kashrus Alerts are available for download.

By Vaad Harabbonim on December 28, 2016

KASHRUS ALERTS

All ZEMAN’S and BAKE STATION BAKERIES products are Yoshon, except for those listed on the exception lists posted in the stores. All products are Pas Yisroel and under strict supervision of the Vaad Harabbonim.

ONE STOP’S FRESH BAKERY DEPT. products that are sold loose, or repackaged with a One Stop label, are Pas Yisroel and Yoshon, except for hamburger rolls and hot dog rolls, which are Pas Yisroel but are not Yoshon. – Items sold in their original factory packaging are Pas Yisroel or Yoshon only when stated so on the label.

“FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET” FROZEN BROCCOLI, FROZEN CAULIFLOWER and FROZEN BRUSSELS SPROUTS are not OU certified. The OU symbol on their bags is unauthorized.

Reminder – BELL PEPPERS FROM ISRAEL (red, yellow and orange) are now being sold at local stores (Meijer, Kroger, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, etc.) and require taking of Terumos and Maaseros. They include Sunset brand, Gilad, Arava, Field & Farm, Mucci Farms, Mor and other brands of colored peppers. Consumers should carefully check the fine print on the package, or the sticker on individual peppers sold loose, for the country of origin. Often the same brand has some peppers from Israel and some from other locations, so each package or pepper should be checked.

One should always be careful when buying produce to check the sticker, bag label or original case for the country of origin. Some additional examples of Israeli produce commonly found in the U.S. include tomatoes, carrots, citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, clementines  and pomelos), persimmons (“Sharon Fruit”), mangos, dates, dill and parsley.

One Stop Kosher Food Market’s produce department is monitored by the COR, and produce sold there does not have this issue.

By Vaad Harabbonim on December 16, 2016

By Vaad Harabbonim on December 8, 2016

ONE 32 OZ. CARTON OF NON-KOSHER IMAGINE brand CHICKEN BROTH (with no Kosher marking) MAY HAVE MISTAKENLY BEEN SOLD RECENTLY AT ONE STOP KOSHER FOOD MARKET. PLEASE CHECK YOUR PURCHASES.

Many IMAGINE brand SOUPS & BROTHS are Kosher and bear the OU symbol. Currently, this includes “Creamy” soups (OU Pareve), Vegetable and Vegetarian broths (OU Pareve), and “Kosher Chicken Broth” (OU Meat). However, there are also many Imagine soups (chunky style) and broths (regular chicken and beef) that are not Kosher and bear no OU. Each carton needs to be carefully checked for the OU symbol.

In particular, consumers should be aware that Imagine Chicken Broth, containing real chicken, is made in both Kosher and non-Kosher versions. The Kosher version states “Kosher” prominently in the product name and bears OU Meat. Cartons without Kosher marking are non-Kosher.

By Vaad Harabbonim on December 2, 2016

KASHRUS ALERT

BELL PEPPERS FROM ISRAEL (red, yellow and orange) are now being sold at local stores (Meijer, Kroger, etc.) and require taking of Terumos and Maaseros. They include Sunset brand, Gilad, Arava, Field & Farm, Mor and other brands of colored peppers. Consumers should carefully check the fine print on the package, or the sticker on individual peppers sold loose, for the country of origin. The same brand may have some peppers from Israel and some from other locations, so each package or pepper should be checked.

One should always be careful when buying produce to check the sticker, bag label or original case for the country of origin. Some additional examples of Israeli produce commonly found in the U.S. include tomatoes, carrots, citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, clementines  and pomelos), persimmons (“Sharon Fruit”), mangos, dates, dill and parsley.

One Stop Kosher Food Market’s produce department is monitored by the COR, and produce sold there does not have this issue.