It is widely known, that even products with proper heksher (kosher sign) might have different status or even not kosher at all. A lot of kosher authorities all over the world issue the lists of alerts about various certified or not certified products.
We decided to collect all the alerts in kosher world in one place in order to help our users identify truly kosher food on a store’s shelf.

Check out the following list of alerts. You can search for some product or a name of the company. The lists are updated daily, so you can get the latest information from all over the world.

title issue company authority date
Job Opportunity in Kashrut Department - Kashrut Inspector

17 SEPTEMBER 2013  - 13 TISHREI 5774 EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS SKILL REQUIREMENTS MISCELLANEOUS TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS Closing date for applications is 11 October 2013. Only successful applicants will be invited to interview. If we have not contacted you by 18 October 2013, your application was unsuccessful. Please send your CV and supporting documents to info@uos.co.za. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-09-17
Kosher Alert: Great Taste Variety Cheesecakes - Unauthorized COR

 Brand:Great Taste Product:Variety Cheesecake Issue:This product is sold at Giant Tiger stores. It bears an unauthorized COR with no dairy designation. The product is DAIRY and kosher certified by another certifying agency. ...

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Kashruth Council of Canada 2013-09-16
From BD_CHALAV googlegroup: Genuine Foods factory shop now has a telephone number

12 SEPTEMBER 2013  - 8 TISHREI 5774 The Genuine Foods factory shop now has a telephone number: (011) 028 0606. Shop 5, Chestnut Hill Corner Birt and Durham Streets, Raedene. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-09-12
Cambridge & Thames (C&T)

Cambridge & Thames (C&T) Honey Roasted Peanuts mistakenly bears the STAR-K symbol. In fact, it should bear the STAR-D symbol and is Dairy/Non-Cholov Yisroel.  

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Star-K 2013-09-11
Kashrut Update - Various

3 SEPTEMBER 2013  - 28 ELUL 5773 Cote d'Or Mignonettes product of Poland is NOT kosher certified. We understand that all imports into SA are now from Poland. Please check labels carefully. (Product of Belgium and Switzerland are approved). Woolworths Tomato Chilli Jam erroneously bears a Beth Din logo. This product is NOT kosher. This was originally announced in February but there remains mislabelled stock on store shelves. Ceres fruit juices available in Dischem, which bear a Beth Din sticker, do not contain any grape juice. Tigerbrands Chikree (coffee substitute), previously Clifton Chikree, is certified kosher, parev with or without a BD logo. Cadburys Dairy Milk Bubbly and Mint Bubbly are certified kosher, milchik, with or without a BD logo, when manufactured in SA. Yummy Crunch Biscuits, previously certified, are no longer kosher. There is no BD logo on the packaging. Kosher Complete Multivitamin, certified with BD logo, available from Kosher World, Sandringham Pharmacy, Nutribalance Health Shop in Norwood Mall, Dischem Athol and Benmore. Following an in investigation, the Beth Din has determined that Couscous requires a reliable hechsher. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-09-03
Reminder to make Eruv Tavshilin on Wednesday

3 SEPTEMBER 2013  - 28 ELUL 5773 This year, the second day of Rosh Hashana falls on Friday. We are not permitted to prepare foods on the first day of Yom Tov (Thu) for the second day of Yom Tov (Fri), or on either day of Yom Tov for the day after. When the second day of Yom Tov falls on Friday, how do we prepare our Shabbat meals? This may be done if we have made an Eruv Tavshilin. It is the function of the Eruv Tavshilin to indicate that the preparation for Shabbat actually began before Yom Tov commenced. Food is set aside before the Holiday begins (in this case, Wednesday afternoon) and is then eaten on Shabbat. The preparation that we do on Yom Tov is then simply a continuation of what we began before Yom Tov. The ritual of Eruv Tavshilin is found in most siddurim and Machzorim. It is simple and is performed as follows: On Erev Yom Tov (Wednesday afternoon), before Yom Tov begins, take a challa/matzah with a cooked food (such as an egg, a piece of chicken, or fish etc) and set it aside to be eaten on Shabbat. While holding both foods, recite the Bracha: Baruch atah ad-nai, eloh-nu melech ha'olam, asher kideshanu bemitzvotav ve'tzivanu al mitzvat eruv. (Blessed are You L-rd our G-d King of the universe who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us in the mitzvah of eruv.) We then recite the following Aramaic declaration: "Bahadayn aruva yehay sharay lanah la'aphoyay ulevashoolay uleatemoonay oleadelookay sheragah uletakana uleme'ebad kol tzarecanah, miyomah tavah leshabetah" It is important to understand what you are saying, so if the Aramaic is Greek to you, the following English translation is also recited: "With this Eruv, it will be permitted for us to bake, cook, insulate, kindle flame, and do all necessary things on Yom Tov for the sake of Shabbat." That's it. Enjoy. With best wishes for a Shana Tovah u’Metukah ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-09-03
Produce of Israel

2 SEPTEMBER 2013  - 27 ELUL 5773 Grains, fruits, and vegetables (and their extracts) that grow in the halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisrael are subject to many extra kashrut laws due to the kedusha (holiness) of the land. These include: Processed foods from Israel with a reliable hechsher guarantees that all these halachic issues have been taken care of. Fresh Produce The Kashrut Department is now aware of the following fruit that are being imported from Eretz Yisrael and require Terumah and Ma'aser is separated: How to separate Terumah and the various forms of Ma'aser "I hereby declare the excess of the one percent portion that was set aside to be the Priestly tithe and note that it is located on the northern side." [If separating for more than one food species, then add: "Each species for its own kind."] "The one percent remaining here, together with nine equal portions at the upper side of this produce, is declared to be the first [Levite] tithe." [If separating for more than one food species, then add: "Each species for its own kind."] "The one percent that I have made to be part of the first tithe is hereby declared to be the terumah portion of the tithe." "If the tithe of the poor is required to be separated - the Ma'aser Ani is to be on its southern side." [If separating for more than one food species, then add "Each species for its own kind"] "If the second tithe is required to be separated - the Ma'aser Sheni is to be on its southern side [If separating for more than one food species, then add: "Each species for its own kind"]. It and its extra fifth are hereby redeemed onto one Perutah that the director of "the Fund for the redemption of Ma'aser Sheni and Revai" has designated for the Johannesburg Beth Din, for the purpose of such redemption." "If the produce is Revai (fourth-year fruit), then it and its extra fifth are hereby redeemed onto one Perutah that the director of "the Fund for the redemption of Ma'aser Sheni and Revai" has designated for the Johannesburg Beth Din, for the purpose of such redemption." If you have difficulty reciting the above text, you can say this abbreviated version: "I hereby set aside all the T'rumot and Ma'asrot and redeem all Ma'aser Sheni according to the halachah, as is written in the text for members of 'The Fund for the Redemption of Ma'aser Sheni and Revai' per the Johannesburg Beth Din." Please note that "Israeli" tomatoes are usually locally grown (as are "English" cucumbers). Check the label to verify. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-09-02
M. Shatila Gourmet Mediterranean Sweets

Effective immediately, August 30th, 2013, due to Kashrus violations, M. Shatila Gourmet Mediterranean Sweets (baklava and pastry items) is no longer STAR-D certified even when bearing the STAR-D symbol.  

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Star-K 2013-08-30
Avenue K Deli

Effective immediately, Avenue K Deli, located at the Barclays Center, 620 Altantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, is no longer Star-K certified.  

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Star-K 2013-08-20
From BD_CHALAV googlegroup: Genuine Foods now sells Milk On Tap

1 AUGUST 2013  - 25 AV 5773 Genuine Foods now sells Milk On Tap. Bring your own container and get 1 litre for R9, 2 litres for R18 or 5 litres for R45. We also sell glass milk bottles. Our milk is Chalav Yisrael and pasteurised. Shop 5, Chestnut Hill Corner Birt and Durham Streets, Raedene (behind Woolworths Food, next to Trevor's Butchery) ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-08-01
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