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03 June 2016
KASHRUT NOTICE 26 Iyar 5776
is running their most engaging and insightful Machgiach
training course to date.
The course and training will be comprised of the
· Hashgacha theory and practical training
presentation on financial management by Gary Kayle
presentation on how to bring your highest values to work by
· A shiur given by Dayan Baddiel
tertiary education benefits
· Catered lunch
will be held at the offices of the UOS on 03 July 2016 from
8:00AM – 6:00PM and the cost is R650.
Please RSVP to
by 15 June for catering purposes and to allow us time to
arrange your interview.
12 April 2016
KASHRUT ALERT 04 Nissan 5776
Please be aware that Mediterranean Delicacies Kosher
for Passover salmon pate is incorrectly labelled as Parev. The
product is Milchik and is Chalav Yisrael.
9 Tishrei 5776
Herring in Cream Sauce made by Mediterranean
Delicacies is erroneously marked as Parev. It is in fact
Milchik. The company apologises for the error and is taking
Frankie's Ice Lollies
carry an unauthorised Beth Din logo. These ice
lollies are NOT kosher certified. The manufacturer is taking
corrective action to remedy the situation.
Cranberry and Almond Biscuits as well as Mocha
Chocolate Biscuits manufactured by Fresh Earth Gluten Free
Bake House are erroneously marked as Parev. These products are
Milchik. The company apologises for the error and are taking
Kiri Cheese is not
approved as kosher even when bearing an overseas hechsher
Whey Nougat Protein Bars
marketed by Sensational SA, carry an unauthorised
Beth Din logo along with the word ‘’Parev’’. These products
are not certified. Corrective action is being taken
Updated product information
Any All Joy
product that is currently certified and appears on
the UOS website is kosher with or without a Beth Din logo.
Recently certified products & companies
Staffords Gravy Browningand Red Currant Jelly are bothParev
and must have the BD logo.
Staffords Old Style Mustardand Dijon mustard areParev
and do not need the BD logo.
The following Golden Cloud Cloud Cake Mixes are
kosher and parev and do not need the BD logo: Chocolate;
Vanilla and Latte Flavoured
Orit’s Kosher Bakeryis certified kosher
Kosher Cakes by Designis certified kosher
The following Cake Flora Food Gel Food Colours from South
Africa are kosher and do not need the BD logo:
Avocado; Bright White; Burgundy; Choc Brown; Copper;
Deep Pink; Dusty Rose; Egg Yellow; Electric Blue; Electric
Green; Electric Orange; Electric Pink; Electric Purple;
Electric Yellow; Frost Green; Fuschia; Gold; Ivory; Leaf
Green; Lemon Yellow; Maroon; Mint Green; Navy Blue; Orange;
Peach; Deep red; Regal Purple; Royal Blue; Sky Blue; Soft
Pink; Super Black; Super Red; Teal; Tulip Red; Turquoise;
Violet; Warm Brown; Xmas Red
products made by Flava Foods are kosher, parev and do not
require the BD logo:
Akila Basmati Rice; Akila Fragrant Rice; Akila
Parboiled Rice; Akila Red Specked Sugar Beans; Akila Split
Peas; Flava Gold Fragrant Rice; Flava Gold Split Peas; Flava
Parboiled Rice; Oryza Parboiled Rice
Raisins, market many varieties of raisins under various brand
names. These are all kosher when labelled with the Beth Din
2015 KASHRUT NOTICE
27 Elul 5775
GUIDELINES FOR SHEMITTAH PRODUCE
Pomegranates available at KOSHER WORLD and at FRESH
FELLAS are approved by the Beth Din subject to the conditions
All Israeli fresh fruit which
is currently available in South Africa, even under the ‘heter
mechira’ is to be regarded as having Kedushat Shevi’it
(sanctity of the seventh year).
Israeli vegetables should be avoided if at all possible.
[Please note: ‘Israeli Tomatoes’ are locally grown and are not
a product of Israel]
fruit, when buying from a Jew, should be done by credit card,
not a cash payment.
The Terumot and
Ma’asrot (Ma’aser Rishon and Ma’aser Oni) must be separated
but without a b’rachah [Please see the UOS website under
‘Produce of Israel’].
The fruit must be eaten
in the way they are generally eaten locally, as follows:
*Edible fruit must not be given to non-Jewish
guests or animals.
*Fruit that is usually eaten cooked
(such as cooking apples) must not be eaten raw.
that is usually eaten raw (such as an orange) must not be
*Fruit that is eaten both raw or cooked can be
eaten either way.
*Juice may only be
extracted from fruit where this is normal practice, for
example: oranges, apples or even pomegranates, but it is
prohibited to extract juice from fruit where this is unusual.
*Leftovers, peels etc. which are still edible for either
humans or animals must be wrapped first and only then be
disposed of in the usual manner.
*If the fruit is cooked
in a soup for example and adds flavour, all the food must be
regarded as having Kedushat Shevi’it.
*Ensure that the
fruit is consumed before the time ofbiur*, i.e. not beyond
*A period when there is no longer any such
produce in the fields.
2015 KASHRUT ALERT 13 Elul
GLUTEN FREE, CRANBERRY AND ALMOND
BISCUITS as well as MOCHA CHOCOLATE BISCUITS manufactured by
FRESH EARTH GLUTEN FREE BAKE HOUSE are erroneously marked as
Parev. These products are Milchik. The company apologises for
the error and are taking corrective action.
16 July 2015
KASHRUT NOTICE 29 Tammuz 5775
JORDY'S PACIFIC BISTRO (11 SWEMMER ROAD) is a newly
certified Beth Din Mehadrin meat restaurant & take-away.
Contact 072 338-8731 for more information.
17 June 2015
KASHRUT ALERT 30 Sivan
TERRIFIC CANDY erroneously bears the OU
kosher symbol. Please note that this product is not certified
by the OU and therefore it is not approved by the Johannesburg
21 May 2015
3 Sivan 5775
FUTURELIFE products are kosher certified
and MILCHIK. Please note that the logo on the packaging does
NOT specify their kosher status.The company apologises for the
OCEAN FRESH CURRIED FISH and OCEAN FRESH PICKLED
FISH bear an unauthorised kosher sign. The company apologises
for the error.
14 May 2015
KASHRUT ALERT 25 Iyar 5775
DANONE ULTRAMEL ZERO erroneously bears the
Beth Din logo. This product is NOT Kosher certified. The
company apologises for the error.
22 April 2015
KASHRUT NOTICE 3 Iyar 5775
Yellow cheeses that are matured for six months
(such as mature cheddar, extra mature cheddar and Parmesan)
will require a six hour wait until eating meat, according to
all opinions. Any cheese matured for less than six months,
opinions vary and one should consult ones local Rabbi.
1 April 2015
KASHRUT NOTICE 12 Nissan 5775
APPROVED BABY CEREALS
Preferably one should use baby cereal that is Kosher for
If the above is not available then
the following, although containing Kitniyot, may be used for
babies only. However they should be used in separate vessels
with separate utensils and washing-up facilities (that will
not be used with Kosher for Pesach food items and utensils).
CERELAC CARROT & SPINACH (MILCHIK)
NESTUM STRAWBERRY & BANANA
no Kosher for Pesach baby cereal locally produced.
PESACH GUIDE: ERRATA
The last paragraph on page 41
should read as follows:
“Each member of the
family should have a kiddush cup that holds the minimum shiur
(quantity) of 86ml. Since this year the first Seder falls on
Shabbat, it is preferable for the first of the four cups of
wine, at the Seder on the first night, to hold a minimum shiur
(quantity) of 150ml.”
27 March 2015
KASHRUT NOTICE 7 Nissan 5775
The following butters with a
manufacturing date on or after 1 February 2015 are Kosher for
They do not have a Pesach sticker and are not
MOOIRIVER – salted butter
SPRINGBOK – unsalted butter
Please note that all pre-washed Eitan Vaal products available
as from Monday 30 March 2015 are to be considered as insect
26 March 2015
KASHRUT NOTICE 6 Nissan 5775
Please note that the "Pesach
section" in retail stores is not under Beth Din supervision.
Our certification extends only to the products, and we have no
control over how independent retailers pack their shelves.
Please check the labels very carefully to ensure that the
products are properly certified for Pesach.
KOSHERWORLD is certified by the Kashrut Division and
the Pesach shelves have been checked at this store.
UOS WEBSITE - PESACH SECTION
The Beth Din
Pesach Guide is now available on our website
The actual hard copy of the guide will be made available in
selected Pick n Pay stores.
The selling of the Chametz
should ideally be done personally through your local Rabbi.
One can download a sale of Chametz From directly from the
website or submit the online Sale of Chametz electronically.
Some imported products,
especially from Israel, carry a valid Pesach hechsher but
contain kitniyot or kitniyot derivatives. The custom amongst
Ashkenazim is not to consume kitniyot. There are different
opinions regarding kitniyot derivatives. Please check labels
carefully and make your purchases in accordance with your
Products bearing the OU or Star-K hechsher
which are kosher for Pesach will have the letter “P” adjacent
to the logo. The “P” is for Pesach, not Parev.
INGREDIENTS LISTING ON PRODUCTS
for Pesach local products, the actual ingredients conform to
our Pesach regulations, irrespective of what appears on the
is only created by the fermentation of flour of one of the
five major grains through the medium of water. Fermentation in
the presence of all other liquids – such as fruit juices, wine
or eggs – do not create Chametz. The mixture commonly known as
Egg Matzah (although it is usually made today with apple or
grape juice) may therefore be eaten during Pesach without any
concerns of Chametz as long as no water is added to the
mixture. If even a drop of water is added to the mixture or to
any of its ingredients, the mixture may become Chametz almost
Because of the concern that water may have
been added, the custom among Ashkenazim is to refrain from
using Egg Matzah during Pesach, unless it is absolutely
necessary for children or the elderly who would have
difficulty eating regular Matzah; and even then they may not
fulfil the Mitzvah of eating Matzah at the Seder with Egg
APPROVED BABY FORMULA
Preferably one should use baby formula that is Kosher for
If the above is not available then the
following, although containing Kitniyot, may be used. However
they should be used in separate vessels with separate utensils
and washing-up facilities (that will not be used with Kosher
for Pesach food items and utensils).
INFACARE® GOLD SOYA1 (PAREV)
INFACARE® GOLD SOYA2
INFACARE® GOLD SOYA3 (PAREV)
INFACARE® SOYA2 (PAREV)
NAN 1 (MILCHIK)
NAN 2 (MILCHIK)
There is no Kosher for Pesach baby
formula locally produced.
The Huletts Sugar 2.5 kg 2015 Kosher for Passover sugar was
produced in January 2015 and the 2014 packaging was used in
UPDATE TO CERTIFIED PRODUCTS FOR PESACH
Ceres Juices did not manufacture for Pesach 2015.
S.A.D. and Safari - PLAIN apples, apricots (excluding
Turkish Apricots) peaches, pears are Kosher for Pesach even
without a Kosher for Pesach sticker
S.A.D. and Safari -
prunes and raisins (Sunflower Oil) are Kosher for Pesach even
without a Kosher for Pesach sticker
Bon Apetit Original
Cape Aqua (still, sparkling and
Debras (Schmaltz and Vinegar)
Delicious-2-Go Frozen Potato Chips
Fresh ‘n Krispy –
Salted Crisps (Palm Oil)
Milly’s Smoked Trout Fillets
Mooz Dairy (milk, cheese,
fresh cream and yoghurt)
Selwyn Segal Salted Crisps
Sunset Design (Chocolates)
Tiberius Fish Emporium
PET FOOD UPDATE
Hills have advised us that the information that they
had originally provided Dr Hodes was incorrect. They apologise
for the error.
The information below replaces page 78
in the Pesach Guide.
HILLS SCIENCE DIET
Dry: The entire
range is suitable except: B/D, H/D, I/D Low Fat, Metabolic
Advanced Weight Solution – Normal Mini and Treats
entire range is suitable except: W/D and I/D
Dry: The entire range is suitable except: Healthy Mobility
Adult – Mini, Medium and Large Breed, Sensitive Stomach,
Mature Adult Senior: Mini, Medium and Large Breed (name
changed to Active Longevity) and Mature Adult Senior Light
(name changed to Advanced Longevity Light), Adult Advanced
Fitness – Mini, Medium and Large Breed, Perfect Weight – all
Wet: Only the Light tinned food is suitable.
Dry: The entire range
is suitable except: C/D Multicare and C/D Urinary Stress
Wet: The entire range is suitable except: C/D, I/D, J/D, L/D,
W/D and K/D
Pouches: The entire range is suitable except:
I/D, C/D, and K/D
Dry: The entire range
is suitable except: Optimal Care Adult Chicken,Active
Longevity Mature Adult Chicken, Hairball Control Mature Adult,
Ideal Balance, Perfect Weight
13 February 2015
KASHRUT ALERT 24 Shevat 5775
JORDY’S PACIFIC BISTRO is not certified by
the Beth Din.
Only the SEATTLE COFFEE outside
KosherWorld is certified by the Beth Din.
30 January 2015
10 Shevat 5775
Anat’s Pita in Johannesburg
is Parev and Mehadrin when bearing a Beth Din sticker.
Anat’s Pita in Cape Town is Parev and not Mehadrin, unless
indicated otherwise. The logo is incorporated on their
Ladysmith Butter is incorrectly labelled as
Parev. This product is Milchik.
erroneously bears a Beth Din logo. This product is not
certified as kosher.
Finn Crisp is no longer approved
by the Beth Din.
20 January 2015
KASHRUT NOTICE 29 Tevet 5775
note that Woolworths tinned tuna with the Beth Din logo is
kosher but not Mehadrin.
All other tinned tuna with the
Beth din logo is kosher and Mehadrin.
25 November 2015
KASHRUT NOTICE 3 Kislev 5775
We are pleased to advise that the
following Futurelife products are certified kosher, milchik,
with or without the Beth Din logo.
Smart Food - Chocolate
Smart Food - Banana
Smart Food – Original
High Protein – Chocolate
High Protein – Original
note: Futurelife products not listed above, are currently not
For more information on Futurelife,
9 December 2014
KASHRUT ALERT 18 Kislev 5775
Food Lovers Peach Slices in Grape Juice
erroneously bears a Beth Din logo. This product is NOT
29 September 2014
KASHRUT ALERT 5
Beth Din has withdrawn certification from Mrs Katz's Chickens.
Mrs Katz’s Chickens purchased prior
to the 18th of September are Kosher.
10 September 2014 KASHRUT ALERT 15 Elul 5774
All Kiri and Babybel products bearing the Hechsher of
Rabbi M A Bamberger (who passed away in February 2014) that
were produced after January 2014 are not kosher certified by
Rabbi Bamberger and therefore not approved by the Beth Din.
3 September 2014 KASHRUT NOTICE 8 Elul 5774
JEWISH AND KOSHER SOUTH AFRICA:
FRANGELICAS – Status of Parev
Frangelicas, in Long Avenue, Glenhazel, is under full time
kashrut supervision and comprises two separate kitchens, one
milk, and one parev.
products made in the milk kitchen are milchik, not Chalav
take-away parev products are made in the parev kitchen on
dedicated equipment and are Mehadrin (eg muffins, breads,
cakes etc), with the exception of items containing tuna.
MIKE – KOSHER STYLE”
This is a non-kosher Pizza
manufacturer. Pamphlets are being distributed outside
Jewish schools and kosher stores. Kosher consumers are asked
to be aware and to exercise caution.
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