From The O/U: Newly Certified – Good Farms

Good Farms brand Organic Strawberry Cold Pressed Juice Blend is now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Backsberg Wine Estate from South Africa

The following wines and grape juices from Backsberg are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.  These products are also Kosher for Pesach.

Sparkling Wine

Chardonay

Sauvinghon Blanc

Pinotage

Merlot

Red Grape Juice

Natural Sweet Red Kiddush Wine

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Blue Sky Natural Soda

Blue Sky Natural Soda brand Cola Soda and Zero Lemonade Soda are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Peace Tea

Peace Tea brand Caddyshack Tea and Snowberry Iced Tea are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Hansen’s Natural

Hansen’s Natural brand 100% Organic Apple Juice, Tonic Water and Pure Sparkling Water are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The OU: Newly Certified – Hubert’s

Hubert’s Diet Lemonades brand Diet Strawberry Lemonade is now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Junior Juice

Junior Juice brand Apple Grape is now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Hansen’s

Hansen’s brand Junior Juice Orange Twist and Diet Cherry Vanilla Crème Soda are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Laura Secord

Laura Secord brand Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn Dark Chocolate and Cappuccino Biscotti Milk Chocolate are now certified Kosher and Dairy under O/UD supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Gili’s Goodies

The following products from Gili’s Goodies are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.  These products are all Pareve.

Pecan Balls

Meringues

Chocolate Cookies

Apple Cake

Carrot Cake

Cinnamon Cake

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Cold Valley Farms

Cold Valley Farms brand Watermelon Juice is now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Signature Farms

Signature Farms brand Ruby Red Grapefruit, Ruby Red Grapefruit No Sugar Added and Citrus Salad are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Sundia True Fruit

Sundia True Fruit brand Ruby Grapefruit and Citrus Salad are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Cooper Street Cookies

Cooper Street Cookies brand Light & Crunchy Orange Cranberry Cookies are now O/UD (dairy) certified.

From The O/U: Heinz Mustard

Heinz Mustard, in the 12.75 oz. size is inadvertently missing the O/U symbol from the product label.  This product continues to be O/U certified.  The O/U will be incorporated into the inkjet code on the cap until new labels can be put into circulation.

From The O/K: Certification on Restaurants

Recently, the O/K Kosher Certification has taken over the Heart K (Rabbi Teichman) in Los Angeles.  This includes products as well as eating establishments.  The following is the O/K standard for food establishments…

Keys to cooking areas, refrigerators and freezers are held by the Mashgichim.

Vegetable checking methods were developed under the guidance of HaRav Asher Eckstein, Shlita, who is world-renowned for his expertise in vegetable checking.

Keilim are Kashered only when “Eino Ben Yoma”.

All baked goods are Pas Yisroel

All wines are Mevushal

All dairy establishments are exclusively Cholov Yisroel

All meat establishments use only Chassidishe Shechita meat.

 

The following are the food establishments in the Los Angeles area that were previously under Heart K Hashgacha and are now under the supervision of the O/K…

Ariel Glatt Mart     304 N. La Brea Ave.

B&H Grill       12450 Burbank Blvd.     Valley Village

Bibi’s Bakery & Café     8928 W. Pico Blvd.

CA Catering   1619 S. Robertson Blvd.

Chayo’s Eatery    3556 Torrance Blvd.      Torrance

Chick N Chow     9301 W. Pico Blvd.

Delice Bakery     8583 W. Pico Blvd.

Ditmas Kitchen    8731 W. Pico Blvd.

Elegant Event LLC     9030 W. Olympic Blv d.

Elite Cuisine      7119 Beverly Blvd.

Fish Grill      7226 W. PIco Blvd.   and   22935 PCH Malibu

Jeff’s Gourmet     8930 W. Pico Blvd.

Kosher Pizza Station   8965 W. PIco blvd.

La Brea Bagel     7308 Beverly Blvd.

LA Burger Bar    8581 W. Pico Blvd.

Lieder’s Take-out & Catering     8721 W. PIco Blvd.

Munchies    8859 W. Pico Blvd.

Nagila Meating Place    9407 W. Pico Blvd.

Nagila Pizza     9411 W. Pico Blvd.

Napoli Kosher Pizza      12417 Burbank Blvd.      Valley Village

Orange Delite & Grill      13628 Ventura Blvd.    Sherman Oaks

Owoks Sushimy      8657 W. Pico Blvd.

Pacific Kosher Grill      12453 Oxnard St.     N. Hollywood

Pacific Kosher Restaurant     12460 Oxnard St.     N. Hollywood

Pico Café     8944 W. Pico Blvd.

Pico Kosher Deli     8826 W. Pico Blvd.

Pizza Mayven    140 N. La Brea Ave.

Pizza World     365 S. Fairfax Ave.

Raphy’s Catering Services      1930 S. Hillhurst

Sam’s Kosher Bakery      12450 Burbank Blvd.        Valley Village

Schnitzly   9216 W. Pico Blvd.

Shanghai Diamond Garden   9401 W. Pico Blvd.

Shefa   7275 Melrose Ave.

Shiloh’s 8939 W. Pico Blvd.

The Milky Way Restaurant    9108 W. Pico Blvd.

Toast Café     15001 Ventura Blvd.        Sherman Oaks

Trattoria Natalie     8681 W. Pico Blvd.

From The KIB: Starbucks Drinks

The Kosher Information Bureau continues to recommend the following at all outlets of Starbucks…

All cold unflavored coffee or tea.  Flavoring comes in a bottle that is displayed.  One should check the bottle for reliable certification, usually an O/U or O/K.

Starbucks in a Kiosk, supermarket etc. is fine for the above as well as hot drinks.

Any packaged baked goods (cookies etc.) pre-packaged, with a reliable Kosher certification

We suggest looking at www.kosherstarbucks.com for further information on these matters.

From The KIB: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Kosher Information Bureau continues to recommend the following at all outlets of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf…

All Hot or Cold Tea and Coffee Drinks

Sandwiches that are certified by the CK (Rabbi Teichman)/O/K

All sealed products bearing reliable certification

 

It is important to note that fresh baked goods at any food establishment can come from many different sources and we only recommend those with a reliable Hashgacha.

In addition, even in venues where Coffee Bean shares space with a non-Kosher concession (such as in Dodger Stadium), the Coffee Bean drinks are still recommended.

From Rabbi Yoseph Herman: Chodosh Information

To obtain the latest Chodosh information (Guide To Chodosh), contact Rabbi Yoseph Herman at his Hot Line number at (718) 305-5133 or email him at yherman@earthlink.net.

From The O/U: Newly Certified – Greater Than

Greater Than brand Tropical Hydration Drink, Pomegranate Mixed Berry Hydration Drink and Orange Mango Hydration Drink are now all certified Kosher under O/U supervision.