2018-10-22 Kashrus Alerts PDF available for download.
KELLOGG’S CEREALS: The following “Limited Edition” Kellogg’s cereals do not bear a K or OU symbol and are not certified
Kosher, due to the addition of marshmallows (which contain non-Kosher gelatin): Apple Jacks with Spooky Marshmallows,
Chocolate Frosted Flakes with Spooky Marshmallows, and Froot Loops with Spooky Marshmallows. Other Kellogg’s cereals
that contain marshmallows or gelatin are also not certified, including Frosted Mini-Wheats (all varieties), Rice Krispies Treats cereal, and some others.
Kellogg’s cereals that are Kosher bear an OU or OU-D symbol on newer packages. Older packages that bear a K or KD are also OU
approved, except for Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Cereal, which is not OU approved even when the package bears a K.
FIBER ONE BROWNIES and NATURE VALLEY SOFT BAKED OATMEAL SQUARES: Due to changes in production procedures, the following Fiber One Brownie varieties and Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares varieties will no longer be certified by the OU, and will not bear the OU symbol. Products in stores that still bear the OU are certified and were manufactured prior to this change.
• Chocolate Fudge Brownie
• Mint Fudge Brownie
• Lemon Brownie
• Chocolate Chip Brownie
• Cinnamon Coffee Cake Brownie
• Orange Cranberry Cake Brownie
• Birthday Cake Brownie
• Pumpkin Brownie
• Strawberries & Cream Brownie
• Peanut Butter Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares
• Banana Dark Chocolate Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares
• Blueberry Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares
• Cinnamon Brown Sugar Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares
BREADS & BUNS from many national and major brands [such as Arnold, Beefsteak, Bimbo, Brownberry, Bunny,
Freihofer’s, Sara Lee and others] have Kosher certification on some products. Consumers should be aware that in most
cases, only some varieties are certified, while others are not and do not bear any Kosher marking. In addition, some
companies have many plants, of which some have reliable certification, and others may have an unreliable certification or
none at all. Consequently, even the same type of bread may have reliable certification on some packages, and on other
packages have unreliable or no certification. It is important to always check every package label for a reliable certification symbol.
STREIT’S EGG NOODLES (all sizes): Due to improper handling after product was manufactured, a number of bags have
been found to be infested. Any bag with a Best Buy date of December 2019 or earlier should be returned to the store for a
GOLD MEDAL BREAD FLOUR and GOLD MEDAL ALL PURPOSE FLOUR from the KC mill, in all sizes of bags, are both
made from winter wheat and are always Yoshon. [This is an update to the information in Rabbi Herman’s Guide to
Chodosh.] The KC mill is indicated by the letters KC after the year in the second line of the code on top of the bag. [For
those makpid on malt, the cut-off date code is 25 JUN 2020.] Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flour, even from KC mill, is
Yoshon only if the date code is prior to 1 FEB 2019.
VERA’S KOSHER CUISINE is no longer under K-COR supervision. (This is not due to any Kashrus violations or issues.)
KETTLE brand KRINKLE CUT WASABI RANCH POTATO CHIPS in the 5 oz. size has been incorrectly labeled with a
Kof-K Parve symbol. This product contains natural flavors that contain milk, and should be treated as Kof-K Dairy.
365 EVERYDAY VALUE WHITE CORN TORTILLA CHIPS-SALTED sold at Whole Foods in 20 oz. “Party Size” bags
bearing a plain OU symbol (UPC code 9948247145), with Best-By dates of January 24 or January 25, 2019, has been
recalled because it may mistakenly contain other snack mix products. All affected product has been removed from store
shelves. (The other snack mix products contain dairy. We are awaiting information regarding their Kosher or non-Kosher
SEASON’S CHOICE frozen BROCCOLI FLORETS and SEASON’S CHOICE frozen CALIFORNIA MEDLEY sold at Aldi,
products of Mexico, bear an MK that is not the MK symbol of Montreal or Manchester, and are not recommended.
FUTTER’S NUT BUTTERS PRODUCTS are not certified by EarthKosher. They bear an unauthorized EarthKosher symbol.
ROASTED SEAWEED SUSHI NORI distributed by Takarakom Inc. bears an unauthorized Kof-K symbol. This product is not
SYSCO YASOU FETA CHEESE VINAIGRETTE DRESSING is not OU certified. Some one gallon containers of this product
were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol.