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.
From The Kof-K: Miyoko
Miyoko brand European Style Cultured Vegan Butter (Salted & Unsalted) certification has permanently changed from Kof-K Pareve to DE (dairy equipment).
All of their artisanal Vegan Cheese Wheels are still certified Kof-K Pareve.
From The COR of Greater Detroit: Gatorade
Gatorade Zero Thirst Quencher in Grape and Fruit Punch flavors in 12 oz., 20 oz. and 28 oz. bottles is O/U certified and pareve, even though the labels currently do NOT bear the O/U symbol.
Gatorade Zero “With Protein” Thirst Quencher in 16.9 oz. bottles contains whey, a dairy ingredient and bears a proper O/U D (dairy designation).
From The COR of Greater Detroit: New Sodas
The following new sodas are Kosher, even without any Kashrus symbol…
Mountain Dew Flamin’ Hot
Mountain Dew Purple Thunder
Mountain Dew Baja Gold
Mountain Dew Baja Mango Gem
Dr. Pepper Dark Berry (regular and Zero Sugar)
From Agudas Israel: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Last July, Ben & Jerry’s decided to take part in the antisemitic BDS movement and refuse sale of its products in parts of Israel. Today, Unilever (owner of Ben & Jerry’s) announced that it has sold its Ben & Jerry’s business interests to its Israeli licensee, ending the boycott.
From The Atlanta Kosher Commission: Metamucil Products
Consumers should be advised that Metamucil has a product on the market that contains collagen, which is a non-Kosher ingredient. This product, Metamucil Fiber + Collagen Peptides is NOT APPROVED for use by the Kosher consumer.
Consumers should also be aware that Metamucil Psyllium Fiber Capsules contain gelatin, a non-Kosher ingredient.
While the Star-K does not certify any Metamucil products, their site previously listed “All Powders” as being approved. That information has since been updated.
The Metamucil Powders listed below are currently approved for use by the Kosher consumer…
Real Sugar Orange
Real Sugar Orange Smooth
Real Sugar Unflavored Coarse
Sugar-Free Berry Smooth
Sugar-Free Unflavored Smooth
Sugar-Free Orange Smooth
OU Slurpee List 2022
Kosher Slurpee List
May 26, 2022
The OU certifies a number of Coca-Cola syrups that are used in Slurpee. To purchase Slurpees, it is necessary to verify two things: Is the syrup made by Coca-Cola, and is the specific syrup OU certified? Irrespective of store claims, one can only be certain that a Coca-Cola syrup is used by checking the label on the syrup box. However, the Coca-Cola labels on syrup boxes do not bear an OU symbol. Provided below is a list of all OU certified Syrups used in the production of Slurpees. If uncertain about a particular Coca-Cola syrup, one can verify its certification status by calling the OU Kosher office at 212-613-8241, emailing email@example.com.
The following Fountain Frozen Syrups are certified by the Orthodox Union. These syrups may be used in the production of Slurpees as per the statement above. (For Kosher Coca Cola Freestyle Machines click here)
TCCS Beverage Product
FANTA BIRTHDAY CAKE
FANTA BLUE RASPBERRY
FANTA BLUE RASPBERRY PUNCH
FANTA BLUEBERRY VANILLA
FANTA GREEN APPLE
FANTA KIWI STRAWBERRY
FANTA MYSTERY FLAVORS (all flavors)
FANTA ORANGE (August 2021)
FANTA PINA COLADA-OU-D
FANTA SUGAR FREE CHERRY LIMEADE
FANTA SUGAR FREE CHILI MANGO
FANTA SUGAR FREE LEMONADE
FANTA SUGAR FREE MANGO PASSIONFRUIT
FANTA SUGAR FREE SOUR GRAPE
FANTA SUGAR FREE WATERMELON LIME
FANTA WILD CHERRY
FANTA WILD CHERRY PUNCH
GLACEAU VITAMINWATER ZERO SUGAR RISE
GLACEAU VITAMINWATER ZERO SUGAR SHINE
MASTER CHILL CHERRY LIMEADE
MASTER CHILL COTTON CANDY
MASTER CHILL PINEAPPLE LIME FCB
SPRITE CRANBERRY (November 2021)
VITAMINWATER ZERO SUGAR GUTSY (AVAILABLE JULY 2021)
VITAMINWATER ZERO SUGAR SQUEEZED (Available until the end of June 2021)
VITAMINWATER XXX (Available from July 2021)