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2016 Alerts
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Joy Cone Chocolatey Dipped Ice Cream Cones
May 02, 2016

Please be advised that Chocolatey Dipped Ice Cream cones, manufactured by Joy Cone, Hermitage, PA, bear an unauthorized STAR-K Pareve symbol. The cones are Dairy, non-Cholov Yisroel. Star-K has taken corrective action.

April.........................................................................................

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Samsung Oven Alert
April 13, 2016

We have been advised that some STAR-K certified Samsung ranges may have a Sabbath Mode that does not work properly. If you own one of these ranges, see here for instructions:
http://www.star-k.org/articles/articles/kosher-appliances/appliance-memos/3679/information-on-samsung-ranges/
Please note that you still need to put your oven into Sabbath Mode before Shabbos or YomTov, even if you have installed a "ShabbosSwitch".

LG Oven Alert
April 07, 2016

LG OVEN ALERT We have been advised that for all LG STAR-K certified ovens, closing the door turns the oven on immediately. Please consider these ranges, both gas and electric, de-certified until further notice. In order to avoid this issue, install a “ShabboSwitch” available at your local bookstore or online. Any method of keeping the plunger switch on the frame of the oven depressed will work. If using tape, make sure it can withstand the heat of the oven. (Duct tape may not work.) If you own one of these ovens, and wish to receive updates, send an email to rivkaleah@star-k.org.

Bosch Alert #2
April 04, 2016

Please note the following about the Bosch HBLP651LUC, HBLP651RUC, and HBLP651UC built-in double ovens. There is a problem with the Sabbath Mode in the lower oven only. The upper oven works correctly in Sabbath Mode.
Please contact bosch-usa-questions@bshg.com or call Bosch customer service at 800-944-2904 if you own one of these models. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. Bosch will schedule a service appointment to repair the affected models free of charge. The manufacturer is working on a fix. Updates will be posted on our website.

Barzini's Supermarket
April 01, 2016

Please be advised that Barzini's supermarket, located at 2451 Broadway, New York, NY, has been sellling non-kosher products labeled Star-K kosher with Barzini's brand name. Star-K has not certified this store, and the labels are unauthorized. Star-K has taken corrective action.

March.........................................................................................

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Bosch Cooking Products UPDATE
March 16, 2016

Please note the following about the Bosch HGI8054UC and HGIP054UC models of slide-in gas ranges: The oven’s heating source shuts off immediately when the door is opened and re-ignites when it is closed, even when the oven is in Sabbath Mode.
Consumers are advised not to open or close the oven door on Shabbos or YomTov while the oven is on.
If you own one of these models, please contact bosch-usa-questions@bshg.com or call Bosch customer service at 800-944-2904. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. Bosch will schedule a service appointment to repair the affected models free of charge. The manufacturer is working on a fix to be provided, hopefully, before Passover. Updates will be posted on our website.

February.........................................................................................

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Edible Arrangements
February 01, 2016

Edible Arrangements, Olney, MD, Store #695, No Longer Certified Please be advised that effective immediately, Edible Arrangements, Store #695, of Olney, MD, has decided to discontinue Kosher certification at this location.

January.........................................................................................

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Baltimore: Dunkin Donuts
January 04, 2016

Dunkin Donuts stores, located at 1508 & 7000 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, are under the certification of Rabbi Sholom Salfer as cholov stam. For those who keep Cholov Yisroel, yet eat powdered milk, it is important to note that many of the doughnuts and other food items contain real milk. The milk (i.e., whole, 2% and skim) used in the coffee served at these two eateries is Cholov Yisroel (excluding cream or half and half.) Please see the full list posted at each of the two stores or by clicking here

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