From The Vaad of Seattle: Island Crust Cafe Reopening Update

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.

Seattle Vaad: Island Crust Cafe Reopening

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

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – Carlini Ghee Butter

The Star-K now certifies Carlini brand Ghee Clarified Butter as a Star-D product (non-Cholov Yisroel).  

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – Fruitavia

Fruitavia brand now certifies Fruit Platters and Sorbet (contains:  pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew, pomegranate, mangos, kiwis, apples, oranges)

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – La Fe Tortillas

The Star-K now certifies the following products from La Fe…

Burrito Flour Tortilla

Fajita

Taco Flour Tortilla

Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – JNS Pineapple Tidbits in Natural Juice

The Star-K now certifies JNS Foods brand Pineapple Tidbits in natural Juice.  

From The Kof-K: Late July Snacks Tortilla Chips

The Late July Snacks Jalapeno Lime Tortilla Chips sold at Costco and other stores are now certified Kof-K dairy.  

From The COR of Greater Detroit: Matt’s Bakery Cookies

Matt’s Bakery Cookies with O/K Pareve are Pas Yisroel.

From The COR of Greater Detroit: S. Rosen’s Breads

S. Rosen’s breads, buns and rolls with an O/U (available at Costco) are Pas Yisroel.  

From The COR of Greater Detroit: Natural Ovens Bakery

Natural Ovens Bakery Keto-Friendly White Bread with an O/U ink jetted on the individually wrapped loaves (available at Costco) is Pas Yisroel.

From The COR of Greater Detroit: Trader Joe’s Chocolate Brooklyn Babka, Cinnamon Brooklyn Babka and Half Moon Cookies

Trader Joe’s brand of Chocolate Brooklyn Babka, Cinnamon Brooklyn Babka and Half Moon Cookies that bear O/U pareve are Pas Yisroel.  (they are no longer Yoshon).

From The COR of Greater Detroit: Trader Joe’s Challah – Braided Egg Bread

Trader Joe’s Challah – Braided Egg Bread that bears an Earth K symbol and states “Pas Yisroel” is Pas Yisroel.

From The Atlanta Kosher Commission: Honey

The following rules can be applied when determining if honey products are kosher:

Pure, unflavored honey is acceptable without a hechsher.

Flavored honey requires a hechsher.

Clover, Wildflower, Blossom, Orange etc. are types of honey, not flavors, and are acceptable without a hechsher if they are unflavored.

Honey in the comb is acceptable, but one should not squeeze honey from the comb on Shabbos

Bee parts found in unfiltered honey should be removed.  

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – Nagano Japonica Rice

Nagano Japonica Rice is now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision when bearing a date code beginning with the letters “HD”.

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – Natural Earth Sweet Sushi Sauce

Natural Earth Sweet Sushi Sauce is now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.  

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – Pitti Caffe Coffee

Pitti Caffe brand Coffee Beans, Capsules and Ground Coffee are now Certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.  Label must state PittiCafe-Mokaefti SRL of Corsico, Ml, Italy

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – Member’s Mark Fruit Strips

Member’s Mark brand Fruit Strips (Variety Pack, Mixed Berry, Strawberry and Tropical Fruit) are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.

From The Star-K: Newly Certified – Great Value Canned Bell Peppers

Great Value brand canned Bell Peppers Sweet (strips and diced) are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.  

From The COR of Greater Detroit: Mountain Dew Energy Drinks

Mountain Dew Kickstart, Mountain Dew Energy (formerly Mountain Dew “Rise” Energy) and Mountain Dew Game Fuel Energy Drinks contain grape juice (except for Game Fuel “Zero” varieties) and are 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.  

Other Mountain Dew products that are produced in the USA, Canada and Mexico are acceptable without any symbol or code.  

From The COR of Greater Detroit: Fruitworks Mango Lemonade FCB Slurpee Syrup

New Fruitworks Real Sugar Mango Lemonade FCB Slurpee Syrup is Kosher and pareve (no symbol required).  The label on the syrup box in the back must be checked to verify the brand and flavor.