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B&G Gherkins Update & Quinoa Reminder
June 08, 2022

We have identified an additional lot of B&G Gherkins found to contain insect infestation. The lot codes are printed on the side of the lid. Affected lots are:
 
#25021 - Best By Feb 25 2023
 
#09031 - Best By Mar 09 2023
 
#24861 - Best By Jun 24 2023
 
#25061 - Best By Jun 25 2023 - NEWLY IDENTIFIED
 
These lots should not be used.
 
We have implemented additional oversight systems and procedures for the new harvest season. In the meantime, consumers of other lots currently on the market are advised to slice open each gherkin to check for possible infestation.
 
QUINOA REMINDER: STAR-K recommends that ALL quinoa be checked prior to usage, even when there is a hechsher on the package. Infestation issues arise from improper storage, which is beyond the control of any hashgacha.
 
Most recently, Ancient Harvest - Best by 06 29 23 - was found in the NY/NJ area to be highly infested.



Kosher Stand at Oriole Park
May 19, 2022

Please note that effective immediately, the STAR-K certification has been terminated from the kosher stand at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, MD.



Delivery Services
March 23, 2022

Consumers are reminded that all orders from kosher establishments delivered by third-party delivery services must be sealed with kosher markings in order to be accepted. Orders delivered without any visible kosher seal, or if the kosher seal is broken or has been noticeably tampered with, should never be accepted.



B&G Gherkins
March 13, 2022

Some lots of B&G Gherkins have been found to contain insect infestation. The lot codes are printed on the side of the lid.
 
The affected lots identified so far are:
 
#25021 - Best By Feb 25 2023
 
#09031 - Best By Mar 09 2023
 
#24861 - Best By Jun 24 2023
 
These lots should not be used.
 
It is unclear at this time how many other lots may be affected. We will be sure to issue updated alerts as warranted.
 
In the meanwhile, consumers of other lots are advised to slice open each gherkin to check for possible infestation.
 
Anyone discovering infestation in a lot not referenced above is requested to immediately contact [email protected] and share the lot number and Best By information noted on the lid. Attaching a photograph would also be very helpful.
 
Corrective measures are being implemented to avoid this problem in the future.



Brown Rice Checking Reminder
January 27, 2022

There are reports in a number of cities that infestation is being found in brown rice.

Consumers are reminded that STAR-K always recommends checking brown rice for insects prior to use, regardless of the hechsher on the package. The reason for this is because brown rice is especially susceptible to becoming infested due to improper storage, which is beyond the control of the hashgacha.



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