Alerts

2017 Alerts
December.........................................................................................

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H-E-B Brand Extra Strength Gas Relief Softgels
December 28, 2017

H-E-B brand Extra Strength Gas Relief softgels distributed in H-E-B supermarkets in Texas, bears an unauthorized STAR-K.The product contains gelatin and is not Kosher.
Corrective action is being taken.

November.........................................................................................

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Baltimore Filicori Zecchini Locations No Longer Kosher
November 28, 2017

Please note that, effective Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, Filicori Zecchini Cafes located in Towson Town Center, and on Pratt Street in Baltimore, will no longer be Kosher certified. The company has decided to no longer retain any Kosher certification at these locations at this time.

Arumai Brand Spice Mix
November 24, 2017

Arumai brand Spice Mixes, distributed by Babco Foods International, Piscataway, NJ, bear an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. These products are not certified by STAR-K.
Some products, including Pulav Masala spice mix, contain dairy ingredients.
These are being sold in ethnic markets in the New Jersey area, and other locations. If you have used this brand, call your Rav or our office at 410-484-4110.
Corrective action is being taken.

Swiig Brand GET FLEXIBLE Dietary Supplement
November 10, 2017

Please note that Swiig Brand GET FLEXIBLE Dietary Supplement, distributed by Simple Again of Pottstown, PA, bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol on labels displayed on some internet based retailer websites. This product is NOT Kosher. The actual product label currently available in the marketplace does not bear a STAR-K symbol.
Corrective action is being taken.

July.........................................................................................

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Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Coffee
July 31, 2017

Please note the following update for the two Dunkin' Donuts stores under Rabbi Salfer's certification located at 7000 Reisterstown Road and 1508 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD:
A new item, FROZEN COFFEE, is Dairy, Cholov Stam, due to the content of non-Cholov Yisroel cream. For those who keep Cholov Yisroel, request "only milk, no cream."
Contact STAR-K: info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

CAFE K CONEY ISLAND
July 26, 2017

A listing in the most recent KASHRUS KURRENTS incorrectly identified Café K Coney Island as a STAR-D establishment. In fact, all Café K locations are under STAR-K, Cholov Yisroel certification.
We regret the error and sincerely apologize for any confusion.

June.........................................................................................

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Appliance Light Bulbs
June 07, 2017

Please note for all STAR-K certified Sabbath Mode appliances, we strongly advise you not to replace the incandescent bulb that came with your appliance (refrigerator, oven) with the newer LED bulbs.
The Sabbath Mode feature may not operate correctly with a bulb type that is different from the one supplied by the manufacturer.
Contact STAR-K: info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

April.........................................................................................

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Cape Gourmet Signature Seafood Brand Frozen Fish Fillets
April 20, 2017

Please note that CAPE GOURMET SIGNATURE SEAFOOD brand frozen NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC SALMON and NORWEGIAN COD PORTIONS, packed for United Seafood Enterprises, sold in ShopRite stores, bears an unauthorized STAR-K on the back of the package.
Corrective action is being taken.
Contact STAR-K: info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

March.........................................................................................

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Marquis Brand Canned Tuna
March 30, 2017

Please note that MARQUIS brand canned CHUNK LIGHT TUNA, imported from China by Royal Food Import Corp., Boston, MA, states "STAR-K" on the back of the can. This statement is unauthorized as this product is not Kosher certified.
Corrective action is being taken.
Contact STAR-K: info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

Bgreen Food Soy Sauce
March 14, 2017

Please note that Bgreen Food Soy Sauce bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. This product is not Kosher certified and is produced in a non-Kosher certified facility.
Contact STAR-K: info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

February.........................................................................................

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Cava Foods Caramelized Onion Hummus
February 02, 2017

Please note that Cava Foods Caramelized Onion Hummus bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. This product is not Kosher certified and is being recalled.
Only the following Cava Foods products are certified when bearing the STAR-K or STAR-D symbol: Traditional Hummus, Organic Traditional Hummus, Red Pepper Hummus and Greek Yogurt Hummus.
Contact STAR-K: info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

January.........................................................................................

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Farbe Munchen de Mexico
January 23, 2017

A letter of certification issued to Farbe Munchen de Mexico, of Mexico City, ostensibly by STAR-K, is forged. The certificate lists colors and extracts under the brand name Farbe. STAR-K has never certified this company.
For more information contact info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

Lunch Buddies Diced Peaches
January 18, 2017

Please be aware that Lunch Buddies brand diced peaches in plastic cups, sold at Aldi's, bear an unauthorized STAR-K. This product contains grape juice of unknown origin and should not be used.
Corrective action is being taken.

Peppers from Israel
January 16, 2017

Please be aware that red, yellow and orange peppers, as well as other fruits and vegetables from Israel, are consistently being sold in the Baltimore area at produce markets in our neighborhood. From the numerous inquiries we have received, it is apparent that many consumers are unaware of this when shopping. Other examples of produce commonly from Israel are carrots, citrus fruits, persimmons, pomegranates, dates, dill and parsley.

The packages or labels state "Product of Israel." These vegetables require teruma and maaser to be taken. The procedure is listed on our website.

For more information contact info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

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