Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts (in the can) no longer contain pork gelatin. The gelatin they use in this product is now from beef. This product bears a K symbol for kosher certification. It is designated Clean.
Planters Cheese Balls & Cheese Curls are also free of pork and are designated Clean. They bear an OU on them.
Planters has a huge number of products that are certified kosher by the following certifiers: OU, OK, KofK, KOR (Kashruth of Toronto, Canada) & K. One of these symbols must be present on the product to be kosher. Here is a link to their website - https://www.planters.com
Due to the blood issue, it is better to avoid eating sushi and all raw meat, fish or fowl. They are designated Unclean.
According to their website, they fry all of their donuts in the same oil with the donuts that contain a small amount of lard in the conventional yeast-raised dough. They are designated Unclean. https://stansdonuts.com/faq
Bake Crafters (Wholesale Baked Goods)
Some of their product line is certified kosher by the KVH Kosher organization. https://kvhkosher.org/Click on the link below and then click on the product to find out if it is kosher or not. Many of their products are in Meals on Wheels daily meals sent out to Seniors and Disabled people. http://bakecrafters.com/
Star K Kosher Organization - Kosher Medication
Please use the link to view their kosher medication listing. https://www.star-k.org/resource/list/QRGG61K9/Medicine
Organic Valley Products
Their Blue Cheese and Romano (in their Italian Blend Shredded Cheese) contains both vegetable and animal-derived lipase enzymes from calf and lamb. They are designated Clean.
Best Choice Brand
Their Baked Beans Vegetarian are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans but they are not certified kosher. They are designated Clean.
Organic Valley Products
Their Liquid Milk, Butter, Protein Shakes and Yogurt products are Pork & GMO free and use Vitamin D3 obtained from sheep's wool (lanolin). They are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU) and are designated Clean.
Most of their Cheeses (example, their American Cheese Singles) are made with plant-based or vegetable microbial enzymes. They are designated Clean.
Their Blue Cheese and Romano (in their Italian Blend Shredded Cheese) contains both vegetable and animal-derived lipase enzymes. The status on these products is pending until we find out the source of the animal enzymes.https://www.organicvalley.coop/products/
Their Chicken Sausage is Pork free with a lamb casing. They are at Jewel & Whole Foods and are designated Clean.https://www.amylufoods.com/
Gilbert's Craft Sausages
Their Chicken & Beef Sausage is Pork free with a Beef Collagen Casing. They are designated Clean.https://gilbertssausages.com/products/
Their Chicken Sausage has a Pork casing. They are designated Unclean.
Their Beef Ravioli contains enzymes that their representative stated she doesn't know the source of, therefore this product line is designated Unclean.
Tom's Bugles (Original, Ranch & Nacho Cheese) are pork free, certified kosher by the OU and are designated Clean. The one's made by General Mills are not kosher and are Unclean.http://toms-snacks.com
Amy's Kitchen Candy, Frozen Foods (Pasta Bowls, Pot Pies & more), Snacks, Sauces & Soupshttps://amys.com/our-foods
The majority of their products are certified kosher by Tablet-K. They have over 120 products that are Vegan. They are found at Amazon, Jewel's, Mariano's, Walmart & Whole Foods.
Aluminum, Styrofoam & Wax Paper Products
These products have release agents which may come from animal fat (lard) in the production process to keep them from sticking together. Look for an OU or CRC or Circled K or Star K on the product before buying. Dixie and Hefty have some that bear a kosher certification. A better option is paper products.
They have removed the ingredient Isinglass, which is from catfish from all of their beers. They are now designated Clean.
All of their products are vegan and certified kosher by Star K. They are designated Clean. https://www.vitacoco.com
Marie Callender's Frozen Pot Pies (All varieties) are produced on the same equipment with products containing pork. They are designated Unclean.
Sara Lee Desserts
Their Banana and Carrot Cakes are now kosher certified and designated Clean.
All of their products that are kosher will bear a [Kosher KVH-D kosher symbol]
Kevita Drinks (Target/Whole Foods)
All of their products are non-dairy, animal-free, vegan and certified kosher by the Circled K or Star K and are designated Clean. https://www.kevita.com
All of their snacks are certified kosher by the OU and are GMO-free. They are designated Clean.
Achatz Handmade Pie Company (Whole Foods)
All of their double crust fruit pies are made with no dairy or animal products and are vegan and designated Clean.
Their fruit pies with the crumble toppings are not vegan because they contain butter but no pork products and are designated Clean.
Beanito's Snacks are certified kosher by the Kof-K. They are GMO-free and designated Clean.
Rufus Teague Barbeque
Rufus Teague Barbeque Sauce & Rubs are certified kosher by the OU and GMO-free. They are designated Clean.
Stubb's Bar-B-Q Products are certified kosher by the OU. They are designated Clean.
Way Better Snacks
Way Better Snacks are certified kosher by the OU and are GMO-free. They are designated Clean.
Hand Sanitizers (Liquid Gels) that are used to kill bacteria may contain pork derived ingredients, which may be consumed if you eat after using it. Please make sure the one you purchase has a kosher symbol, preferably a circled U or K.
Signature Brand (Jewel/Osco) Mouthwash (Blue Mint, Regular Mint & Amber) have no animal by-products and are vegetarian and vegan safe. They are designated Clean.
Wolf Brand Turkey Chili is produced on the same equipment with their pork products. They could not guarantee there is no cross contamination between their pork and non pork products, therefore this product is designated Unclean.
Most of their chili including the ones with beans has pork in them, except the turkey and the vegetarian. They are all processed on the same line but stripped down and sanitized three times before they process the turkey and vegetarian products.
The Beef chili is now Unclean.
Hormel Mary Kitchen Hash
The Corn Beef Hash Original & Reduced Sodium and the Roast Beef Hash are pork-free and produced separate from the chili products. They are Clean.
State Fair Products
The State Fair Beef Corn Dogs are pork-free and do not contain L-Cysteine. They are made separate from the pork products and are designated Clean.
Pillsbury White Bolillo Dough (Sam's Club) is pork-free and certified kosher by the OU. Make sure that the symbol is on the package before purchasing.
Bai Antioxidant Infused Drinks
They are organic and certified kosher by the OU and designated Clean. Make sure the symbol is on the product. http://www.drinkbai.com/
Core Hydration Products
They are organic and certified kosher by the OU and designated Clean. Make sure the symbol is on the product. http://core-hydration.com/products/
White Castle Frozen Burgers
White Castle has removed L-Cystein from all of their buns including their frozen food products. There still may be some in the stores that contain L-Cystein so look at the ingredient legend before buying. The enzymes in the cheese contains rennet from calf and or microbial sources. They are pork and shellfish free and designated Clean.
Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Foods
Here is a great reference site for products that are GMO-Free: https://livingnongmo.org/find/products/categories/
Late July Snacks
Most of their snacks are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union or Kof K. They are non-GMO. Here's a link to their website: http://www.latejuly.com/snacks
Frito Lay Products
Most of their products now have the phrasing "Made partially with Genetic Engineering". Here's a link to their products that are Organic & GMO-Free (Simply Organic Line) http://www.fritolay.com/nutrition/special-dietary-needs/certified-organic-products.htm
Organic Valley Products
Most are Kosher by the OU and Non-GMO. Here's a link to their Kosher Products: Organic Valley FAQ
Most are Vegetarian Friendly. Medium, Sharp, Special Reserve Extra Sharp, Kosher, and Reduced Fat Cheddar cheeses, as well as Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Colby, Colby-Jack, Pepper-Jack, Provolone, Muenster, Swiss and Reduced Fat Monterey.
The following are made with a Bovine (beef) rennet: Tillamook Medium White Cheddar, Sharp White, Vintage Extra Sharp White Cheddar, 3 Year Aged Vintage Extra Sharp White, and Smoked Vintage White Extra Sharp.
Here's a link to their FAQ Page: Tillamook FAQ
Bakol Natural Foods (Jel Dessert)
Here's a link to their Kosher Products: http://www.bakolnatural.com/products.php
Here's a link to their Kosher Products for 2016: https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/products/dietary-needs.html#tab2)
Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM is made with shellfish and is Unclean. Beware of Glucosamine MSM by other brands as well since most of the time it is from shellfish. Read the label and check the allergen statement for shellfish content.
Jennie O Turkey
The Bratwurst, Sweet Italian and the Hot Italian Sausage are made with a pork casing. They are Unclean.
Appleton Farms Turkey Ham (made by Jennie O for Aldi's Stores)
This product is made with only turkey meat and is pork free. It doesn't come into contact with their products that contain pork. It is Clean.
FRITO LAY PRODUCTS UPDATE
U.S. Products Certified Kosher
Special Dietary Needs
U.S. Products Made Without Pork (Porcine) Enzymes
ACH Food, Inc (Fleischmann's Instant Yeast)
This product is animal free. Ingredients are plant based. It is designated Clean.
Kraft (Cheese Singles & Velveeta)
Due to an ingredient in these products and/or the manufacturing process, they are not certified Kosher. They are designated Unclean because they won't tell us the source.
Belmont Ice Cream (Aldi)
All of the ones bearing the OU kosher symbol are pork free. (Must have symbol) They are designated Clean.
Southern Gourmet Pie Fillings
All of them are pork free and certified kosher by the OU. (Must have symbol) They are designated Clean.
Their Chili Seasoning & Chili Kits are pork free and certified kosher by the OU. (Must have symbol) They are designated Clean.
All of their products are animal free and certified kosher by the OU except those with cheese. They are designated Clean.
Here's a link to the latest list of Pork (Porcine) Free Snacks:
The products below are Clean when bearing the OU kosher symbol:
Caraway Seeds, Cardamom, Ground Cardamom Seeds, Clove, Ground Clove, Whole Crushed Red Pepper, Curry Blends, Cut Ginger, Cut Turmeric, Ground Cassia, Ground Celery Seed, Ground Cumin, Ground Fennel, Ground Ginger, Ground Turmeric, Ground White Pepper, Kalonji Seeds, Mace Whole & Ground, Whole Black Pepper, Whole Cassia, Whole Cumin, Whole Fennel, Whole Fenugreek, and Whole Turmeric.
Chili Seasoning Mixes
The following Chili Seasonings are Clean when bearing the OU kosher symbol:
Centrella Chili Seasoning, Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Chili Seasoning Mix, Mrs. Dash All Natural Chili Seasoning Mix No Salt, Mrs. Wages Chili Seasoning Mix, Spice Islands Chili Seasoning, Spice Supreme Chili Seasoning Mix, Spice Time Chili Seasoning Mix, Wisconsin Spice Chili Seasoning.
Jennie O Products
Lean Hot Italian Turkey Sausage Casings/Pork Unclean
Lean Turkey Bratwurst Casing/Pork Unclean
The facility that produces the sausages with the pork casing is number P190. This is the only facility that uses pork products, so items with a different plant number would have no opportunity for cross contamination with pork. The Plant # is found in the circle with the word "Inspected".
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