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
Genuine Foods - Chalav Yisrael milk and products

26 JULY 2013  - 19 AV 5773 New Manufacturer of Chalav Yisrael products, Genuine Foods • Genuine Foods milk is FRESH (not long-life), PASTEURISED, and CHALAV YISRAEL, under the supervision of the Johannesburg Beth Din. • Genuine Foods also produces and sells mozzarella, cream cheese, yoghurt and butter, as well as some certified-organic products • At this stage,Genuine Foods milk is only available from its premises: Shop 5, Chestnut Hill, corner Birt Street and Durham Street (behind Woolworths Food; near Trevor’s Butchery, next to Harvey World). • At this stage, only cash is accepted. • Shop hours are 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 13:00 Friday and Sunday. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-07-26
Heaven Mills Bakery

Heaven Mills Bakery located at 5614 New Utrecht Ave Brooklyn, NY 11219 is no longer Star-K certified.  

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Star-K 2013-07-08
From BD_CHALAV googlegroup: Fresh Milk

5 JULY 2013  - 27 TAMMUZ 5773 SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER: The “21 day extended shelf life” on Montic milk applies only when the bottle hasn’t been opened and remains refrigerated below 4 degrees, but once opened, it will last as long as regular milk, 2 maybe 3 days if refrigerated properly. This means keeping it in the fridge, towards the back and bottom, NEVER in the door, and NEVER on counter tops for longer than necessary. Freezing Milk – Does it change the milk? The nutrients stay the same but when freezing milk the fat does separate, a process known as reverse homogenization, thus the ‘mouth feel’ of the milk can be different. Shaking thawed milk before each use helps to blend the fat back into the milk. Even if you don’t like the ‘mouth feel’ frozen milk is still fine to use for cooking and baking. Do not freeze milk after the ‘best before’ date. Ideally you should start freezing milk as soon as you bring it home. Does frozen milk look different? Freezing milk makes it turn yellowish, because of the fat separating. However, once it thaws, milk will return to its normal colour. Is freezing milk okay in the plastic container it comes in? Yes, however, freezing milk causes it to expand. If the bottle doesn’t allow for expansion, you should open the milk and pour out about 1 cup then recap the milk and freeze immediately. How long can one store frozen milk? Freeze milk for up to 3 months. Frozen milk is not going to spoil so it’s possible to freeze it even longer. However milk can easily absorb other flavours in the freezer. How can one thaw frozen milk? The best method is to thaw the milk in the fridge. This can take a while, overnight or even up to 2 days, depending on the temperature in your fridge. Milk can be thawed in the sink in cold water to speed up the process. Do not use hot water, or any other source of heat unless the milk is going to be cooked immediately. Many people thaw milk on the counter but this is not recommended. It’s too easy to leave it there too long and milk at room temperature spoils quickly. How long is thawed milk good for? As long as fresh milk. But that varies based on how cold your fridge is and how cold the milk was kept while thawing. Also, freezing does not reverse spoilage, if the milk was not fresh when it was frozen it will go bad faster when thawed. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-07-05
From BD_CHALAV googlegroup: Kosher Consumer Organisation Survey

30 JUNE 2013  - 22 TAMMUZ 5773 Good day Chalav Yisroel Community, The Kosher Consumer Organisation (KCO) is an independent body, which serves to empower and mobilise the kosher consumer. We are currently gathering consumer information on behalf of the KCO with regards to Chalav Yisroel Milk and related products. We would like to know which milk product the community prefers and why. We would also like to know roughly the amount of product the Chalav Yisroel consumer uses per week and any other issues the consumer wishes to raise. We are aware of the current frustrations regarding supply and distribution and are grateful to the UOS for their efforts in this regard. Emails can be sent via reply to this email at info@koco.co.za Armed with this information, we will then be in a position to approach the manufacturers and retailers in an effort to ensure that consumer needs are met. We look forward to your input. Kind regards Devorah Nates President - KCO ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-06-30
From BD_CHALAV googlegroup: Fresh Montic Milk

14 JUNE 2013  - 6 TAMMUZ 5773 Fresh Montic Full Cream CY milk is currently available in large quantities at Pick n Pay Norwood. Please note: the "21 day shelf life" applies only when the bottle is sealed. Once it is opened, as with any milk, it must be consumed within 2-3 days. Milk should be kept in the fridge at all times, NEVER in the door, and below 5 degrees. It should be stored towards the back of the fridge and as low as possible. Milk can be defrosted, which is best done overnight in the fridge, upright. Milk should NEVER be left out of the frisge for longer than absolutely necessary. Milk can be frozen at any time before 3 days prior to its expiration date. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-06-14
From BD_CHALAV googlegroup: Imported Cheese

14 JUNE 2013  - 6 TAMMUZ 5773 Large range of imported cheeses under the brand Natural & Kosher now available. Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gouda, Muenster and Parmesan. In chunks, slices and shreds. Available at Kosher World, Spar Sandringham and Thrupps. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-06-14
ZF Sushi - Wasabi Powder.

Wasabi Powder manufactured by ZF Sushi bears an unauthorized Star-K . Corrective action has been taken.  

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Star-K 2013-06-13
Chalav Yisrael & Communication

12 JUNE 2013  - 4 TAMMUZ 5773 In our efforts to ensure continuous availability and good quality of Chalav Yisrael products, we have met with a number of manufacturers, retailers and community interest groups. One consistent theme that emerges is that given the relatively small demand for Chalav Yisrael products, production is not continuous, and consumers are often unaware of when products will be produced or where they are available. The need for communication is paramount, and to this end, we have created a Chalav Yisrael "Google Group". Its purpose is to notify users regarding batch production, availability, tips and other issues relating to certified Chalav Yisrael products. It is a group for information, not for complaints, free advertising or putting others down. Users will be able to communicate with each other via the group as well. We encourage the entire kosher community, not just those who are particular to consume only Chalav Yisrael products, to join the group, as news and information relating to kosher products (Chalav Yisrael or otherwise) would be of benefit to all consumers. The group is bd_chalav@googlegroups.com To Subscribe - three simple steps:  Once a member, you will be able to set the number of emails you receive, whether individually or in a digest, or not at all, allowing only for web viewing. The UOS remains committed to ensuring that the needs of all members of our community are met, and with your partnership, we believe we can achieve this. ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-06-12
Valued Naturals Brand Assorted Salt Water Taffy

Valued Naturals Brand Assorted Salt Water Taffy distributed by International FoodSource LLC of Dover, NJ, is dairy and bears an unauthorized Star-K Kosher symbol. 

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Star-K 2013-06-10
The Deli Store, Gallo Manor (re-opened)

6 JUNE 2013  - 28 SIVAN 5773 The Deli Store (meat restaurant/deli) in Morninglen Shopping Centre (Gallo Manor) has re-opened under new management. Current Trading Hours (subject to change) Sunday to Thursday : 10am to 10pm Friday: 10am to 3:30pm Saturday: 1 hour after Shabbat till 12:00am Call 011 656-3142 or email fegocaffe@gmail.com for further information and bookings ******************************************

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South Africa Kosher 2013-06-06
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