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Safir Canned Tomatoes with Tomato Juice & Basil
July 18, 2019

SAFIR CANNED TOMATOES WITH TOMATO JUICE AND BASIL, a product of Tunisia, bear an unauthorized STAR-K sticker.
Corrective action is being taken.



Pre-Summer Reminders and Updates
June 28, 2019

Corn on the Cob: Peel and rinse each piece prior to use. We recommend that you do not grill the entire ear with the husk still on.
Figs: We recommend opening the figs and doing a careful inspection for insects, including wasps, beetles and worms. Keep in mind that they often turn the same color as their surroundings due to the texture and consistency of the figs. Note that Turkish figs, in particular, are often highly infested and require very careful inspection. This is recommended even if the Turkish figs bear a STAR-K symbol.
Please see our full guidelines with pictures at www.checkforinsects.com
Pick your own fruits and vegetables: This has become a very popular and attractive summer activity. Please note that pick-your-own crops are similar to organic in that they are generally treated with less pesticides than conventional fields. As such, infestation levels in insect-prone items, e.g., strawberries, are usually much higher than conventional crops. Consumers are advised to exercise caution when washing these strawberries. We do not recommend blueberry picking.
Slurpees: See our updated Kosher Slurpee list here or on our app.
Tune in to our pre-summer webinar this coming Tuesday, July 2, 12:00 p.m., where we will discuss many summer related topics, including Slurpees and sodas. Special guest - frum owner of a 7-11 will join our discussion. www.star-k.org/telekosher



Whirlpool Double Oven Alert WOD51, WOD77, WOD97, WODA7
June 07, 2019

For these models of wall ovens, we recommend not placing both ovens into Sabbath Mode. To ensure proper functioning, select the Sabbath Mode feature for only the ONE oven you will use on Yom Tov (or on Shabbos as permitted halachically). Until further notice, do not use the other oven on Yom Tov or Shabbos.
The manufacturer is working on a fix. If you own any of these models, please email your model number, serial number and contact information to appliances@star-k.org so they can notify you when the fix is available.



Joy Cone Alert
May 09, 2019

Please be advised that with the introduction of dairy products on their pareve lines, some Joy Cone products are now certified STAR-D Dairy and will be labeled STAR-D.
The STAR-D Dairy symbol appearing on the labels of: Sugar Cones, Waffle Cones, Waffle Bowls and Pretzel Cones, is an indication that they were produced on Dairy Non-Cholov Yisroel equipment. The formulas for these products have not changed.
Joy brand Cake Cones and Gluten Free Cake Cones will remain STAR-K certified Pareve.
Please check each product carefully to confirm its status.



Zhejiang Zhongda Forgery
April 04, 2019

Please note that Zhejiang Zhongda Technical, Zhejiang, China, has forged a STAR-K LOC for its products. The STAR-K does not certify this facility.



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