Only the following varieties of Ricola Couygh/Throat Drops are recommended by the cRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council). They do NOT require a certification sticker:
Original (Natural) Herb, Honey Herb and Lemon Mint (regular and Sugar Free).
Only those Tums products that bear a Kosher symbol are acceptable. Most of the cdertified products bear a Diamond K Pareve symbol: however, Tums Chewy Delights contain milk and is marked as Star-D dairy.
Some containers of Tums assorted Berries Extra Strength 750, Tums Assorted Fruit Extra Strength 750 and Tums Peppermint Ultra Strength 1000 are made by non-certified manufacturers and do NOT bear a Kosher symbol. Check each container.
Tums Naturals Black Cherry & Watermelon variety contains carmine color, which is made from non-Kosher cochineal beetles, and therefore bears no Kosher marking.
Tums Chewy Bites are NOT certified and bear no Kosher marking.
The Following Products Labeled with a “D” are Made on Dairy Equipment (“DE”) and MAY be eaten after meat, but NOT TOGETHER with meat…
Nabisco Premium Saltines – O/UD (all varieties)
Trader Joe’s Hot Chocolate Sticks (Dark Chocolate O/UD)
Pamela’s Whenever Bars – Blueberry Lemon, Cranberry Almond, Raisin Walnut & Sice – O/UD (note: Some packages mistakenly bear a plain “O/U” without the “D”)
Chocolove Dark Chocolate Bars – Scroll K Dairy – Those varieite3s that DO NOT list dairy ingredients (check for butter oil or cream) should be considered DE.
The following new sodas are now Kosher…
Starry Lemon Lime (from Pepsi)
Mountain Dew Pitch Black Soda (contains grape juice and is acceptable only when bearing a K or a recognized Kosher symbol or when bearing the letters XG in the middle of the second line of the inkjet code on the bottom of the can. This also applies to other flavors of Mountain Dew Energy and to Mountain Dew Kickstart drinks, which contain grape juice).
Mountain Dew VooDEW 2022 Mystery Flavor
Warburtons Gluten Free Fruity Buns Cinnamon & Raisin Buns are now certified Kosher Pareve under KLBD supervision.
Jelly Belly brand candy, certified Kosher under O/U supervision, has now added Gummies to their kosher Jelly Beans varieties. This new product is also certified Kosher under O/U supervision.
Island Crust Cafe, under the Hashgacha of the Vaad of Seattle, is scheduled to reopen Sunday, November 13th-Wednesday November 16th. Hours are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Island Crust Cafe Reopening:
Thank you for your patience as we resolve the situation at Island Crust Café.
Here is where we are:
I can report, having been at Island Crust Café over the past two days, that a rigorous kashering of the entire facility has gone well. It is no small task, and we owe a tremendous gratitude to our dedicated and hardworking mashgichim for their diligence and commitment.
So much appreciation to the Rabbis and members of the community for supportive and encouraging calls and emails.
We are pleased to announce that Island Crust Café will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday November 8, at 11:00 am with hasgacha t’midis, a full time mashgiach present for receiving deliveries, preparation, hours of operation and cleanup.
The hours of operation for this week are Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 am-7:00 pm.
Looking forward to seeing you at Island Crust!
Rabbi Moshe Kletenik
Av Beit Din
Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle
The Star-K now certifies Carlini brand Ghee Clarified Butter as a Star-D product (non-Cholov Yisroel).
Fruitavia brand now certifies Fruit Platters and Sorbet (contains: pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew, pomegranate, mangos, kiwis, apples, oranges)
The Star-K now certifies the following products from La Fe…
Burrito Flour Tortilla
Taco Flour Tortilla
Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla
The Star-K now certifies JNS Foods brand Pineapple Tidbits in natural Juice.
The Late July Snacks Jalapeno Lime Tortilla Chips sold at Costco and other stores are now certified Kof-K dairy.
Matt’s Bakery Cookies with O/K Pareve are Pas Yisroel.
S. Rosen’s breads, buns and rolls with an O/U (available at Costco) are Pas Yisroel.
Natural Ovens Bakery Keto-Friendly White Bread with an O/U ink jetted on the individually wrapped loaves (available at Costco) is Pas Yisroel.