Alerts from the ORB

October 12, 2014

Sukkas:

  • The following ORB restaurants have sukkas:
    • In Boca Raton:  Asia, the JCC, Lenny's Pizza, Mozart
    • In Hallandale:  L'chaim Pita
    • In Hollywood:  Mozart, Pita Star
    • North Miami Beach:  Shalom Haifa
    • In Sunny Isles:  Mozart Grill, Mozart Restaurant
    • In Sunrise:  Sunrise Pita
  • In addition, all of our eldercare facilities have sukkas for the use of the residents, their families and friends:  Lakeview Nursing Center, Menorah House, The Plaza, and Regents Park

 

October 2, 2014

Alert:

  • Regarding the liqueur Kahlua, there has been some misunderstanding.  This product is acceptable only if the wording "Bottled in Mexico" is printed on the label.  It is not sufficient to say "Made in Mexico" or "Product of Mexico."  Only kahlua actually bottled in Mexico is kosher supervised; kahlua bottled in the United States is bottled in a non-supervised plant where non-kosher products are also bottled.

 

August 20, 2014

New Facility:

  • Dunkin Donuts, 3951 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33312.  Phone 954-842-3719954-842-3719.  Dairy (cholov stam), pas palter.

 

August 6, 2014

No Longer Certified:

  • Effective today, Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Gainesville Hillel, 2020 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603, is no longer under the supervision of the ORB.

 

July 14, 2014

New Facility:

  • Pita Star, 5800 Stirling Rd, Hollywood 33021.  Phone 954-981-7710954-981-7710.  Meat restaurant.  Owner is Shomer Shabbos.

 

July 10, 2014

Misleading Letter

  • Pita Nosh, located in the Festival Marketplace on Sample Road in Pompano Beach, is NOT under the supervision of the ORB nor of Kosher Miami.  They have a generic letter on display from the KM and ORB that attests to the acceptability of a particular brand of meat.  The letter makes no claims regarding any retail establishment that purchases and uses the meat.

 

July 9, 2014

New Facility:

  • Lenny's Pizza, 21747 State Road 7, Boca Raton 33428.  Phone 561-451-2222561-451-2222.  Dairy restaurant, cholov Yisroel, yoshon (pizza only).

 

July 6, 2014

Rabbi Yosef Oziel z"l Mashgiach Training Course Scheduled

  • Monday, July 28, 2014, through Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (excluding erev Tisha b'Av and Tisha b'Av).  For more information contact Rabbi Moshe Berger, course administrator, at moshekosha@yahoo.com or 518-339-4626518-339-4626.  Must be at least 17 years old; no applications accepted after Wednesday, August 23, 2014.

 

July 4, 2014

New Ownership/New Management

  • L'Chaim Restaurant, 826 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach 33009.  Phone 954-404-9102954-404-9102.  Now under Shomer Shabbos ownership and management.  Meat restaurant.  Pas Yisroel.

 

July 2, 2014

New Ownership/New Management/New Name

  • King David Cuisine (formerly called Golda Restaurant), 706 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach 33426.  Phone 561-509-7599561-509-7599.  Now under Shomer Shabbos ownership and management.  Meat restaurant.  Pas Yisroel.

 

June 26, 2014

New Restaurant

  • Picasso Pizza, 4051 Stirling Rd, Dania Beach 33314.  Inside the Chevron Service Station.  Phone 954-237-8640954-237-8640.  Website www.picasso-pizza.com.  Dairy/cholov stam.

 

June 21, 2014

New Ownership:

  • Schakolad Chocolate Factory on Nova Drive in Davie is under new ownership but continues to offer both pareve and dairy (cholov stam) products under the ORB's supervision.

 

June 10, 2014

Not Kosher Supervised:

  • The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Kiosk inside Car Wash Cafe on N. University Drive (south of Oakland Park Blvd) in Sunrise is not kosher supervised.  The ORB cannot make any representations about the doughnuts or any other products sold there.

 

May 26, 2014

Closed Facility:

  • The Cinnabon located in Sawgrass Mills Mall next to Sports Authority and near the food court has closed.  A kiosk located in that vicinity is expected to open in August.  The second Cinnabon in the Mall remains open  for business.

 

May 23, 2014

No Longer Certified:

-- Effective immediately, the following establishments are no longer supervised by the ORB:

  • Golda Restaurant, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Teamim Catering, Boynton Beach, Fl

 

May 13, 2014

Closed Facilities:

  • At Yaakov's, 5800 Stirling Road, Hollywood has been sold.  It is not known whether or not the new owner will continue with any kosher supervision.
  • Pizza Tov, 4051 Stirling Road, Hollywood has been sold.  It is not known whether or not the new owner will continue with any kosher supervision.
  • Marcus’ Kosher Chinese & Traditional Restaurant, 11395 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton has closed.

Temporarily Closed Facility:

  • Cho-sen Modern Chinese Kitchen, 660 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale, is temporarily closed.  They hope to reopen in the near future.

Supervision Removed:

  • Cuisine By Silvia, Boca Raton, is, effective immediately, no longer supervised by the ORB.

 

April 25, 2014

Not Kosher Supervised:

  • Yum Yum Yogurt, 2451 NE Miami Gardens Drive, North Miam Beach, is NOT SUPERVISED by the ORB.  The letters on ORB stationery and posted in the store indicate that some of their products might be coming from an ORB-supervised facility.  The ORB can neither confirm nor deny any such claims and recommends that the consumer patronize only those stores that have bonafide kosher supervision.

 

April 1, 2014

No Longer Certified:

  • Effective April 1, 2014, the ORB no longer certifies Good Health Foods, Hollywood, Florida.  Product that is found in a market that has a mashgiach may be purchased until supplies run out.  Product that is found in a market that does not have a mashgiach should not be purchased unless the product was already in the market before April 1.  The ORB cannot otherwise vouch for this product even when bearing the ORB logo on the packaging.  For futher information please call 775-863-8871775-863-8871.

 

March 14, 2014

Clarification / Update:

  • Chef Allen's 2Go, Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Terminal 3 (JetBlue).  Although this kiosk is not supervised by the ORB, Chef Allen's 2Go has entered into an agreement with Kosher Central as the exclusive provider of packaged goods in the kiosk.  The drinks are placed there by the concession management and not by Chef Allen's 2Go.

New Name:

  • Miami Beach Chocolates, 456 W. 41st St., Miami Beach 33140, 305-532-4949305-532-4949.  Website is www.miamibeachchocolates.com.  This is a new name for the Schakolad store on Miami Beach.  The store continues to be supervised by the ORB and KM and provides pareve, cholov Yisroel, and cholov stam chocolates.

 

February 28, 2014

No Longer Certified:

  • David's Bakery, Boynton Beach, is no longer certified by the ORB.  Baked goods (pastries and breads) purchased at any time Friday are recommended.  Soups, knishes, and pot pies purchased after noon are NOT RECOMMENDED.

 

February 23, 2014

New Facilities

  • Belly Hugs Bakery, 6678 Stirling Rd., Davie 33024, 954-322-8291954-322-8291.  Pareve, gluten-free.  Also makes pareve, gluten-free pizzas (sold by whole pie).
  • Pizza Tov, Chevron Service Station, 4051 Stirling Rd., Hollywood 33014, 954-258-2450954-258-2450.  Dairy.  (This is in the same location and by the same owner as the former KugelDogs.)
  • Talya Freshly Devine, 1839 NE 185th St., North Miami Beach 33179.  Bakery (pareve/pas Yisroel) and meat/pareve take-out.

 

January 20, 2014

Notice:

  • Due to problems with insect infestation, AROMA MARKET in Cooper City will, until further notice, no longer provide yoshon bakery products.  They are looking for a different supplier that can provide them with acceptable ingredients.

New Facility:

  • David's Bakery, 6647 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach 33437.  561-732-5300561-732-5300.  Bakery is pareve and pas Yisroel.  Soups are pareve.

 

December 25, 2013

New Facilities:

  • Pita n Go, 22767 State Road 7, Boca Raton 33428.  Meat restaurant.  Phone 561-477-0633561-477-0633.  (This is in the same location as the old Sagi's, which is under new ownership and a new name.)
  • L'chaim, 826 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale 33009.  Meat Restaurant. Phone 954-404-9102954-404-9102.

 

December 5, 2013

Alert from the cRc (Chicago):

  • Effective immediately, due to kashruth violations, salmon caviar sold under the brand name Wild Alaska and distributed by Heath Garden Corp is no longer certified as kosher under the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc).

 

December 2, 2013

New Facilities:

  • Boca Kosher Bagel, 21065 Powerline Rd., Boca Raton 33433.  Bagel production is pareve, pas Yisroel, and yoshon.  Dairy restaurant is cholov Yisroel.  Mashgiach temidi on premises.
  • Naco Catering, 156 NW 27th Ave., Miami 33125.  Phone 305-644-4686305-644-4686, fax 305-644-4687, e-mail nacohen99@yahoo.com.  Provides meat catering and dairy (cholov Yisroel) catering.

 

November 13, 2013

Closed Facility:

  • 18th Street Deli in Boca Raton has closed.

 

October 29, 2013

Notice from OU:

  • Daily's Cocktail Mixers, Concentrates, Ready to Drink Pouches, and Fruit Barrel Drinks.  The company is discontinuing the OU certification of these products. Consumers should be careful to only purchase product bearing the OU. Daily’s may be contacted at 412-828-9020412-828-9020 x6150 or http://dailyscocktails.com/connect-with-us/comment-inquiry.

 

October 15, 2013

Supervision Clarification

  • Chef Allen's 2Go, Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Terminal 3 is NOT supervised by the ORB.  We have been told that their products are manufactured in a facility that is under ORB supervision.  Consumers are urged to check the label on each package for reliable certifications.

 

September , 2013

The following facilities have kosher sukkos (inspected by ORB rabbis) for use by the dining public:

    • Asia Restaurant
    • Eighteen Sauces
    • Grand Cafe
    • L'chaim Mee China
    • Mozart Cafe Boca
    • Mozart Cafe Hollywood
    • Sagi's
    • Sara's Pizza
    • Shalom Haifa

 The ORB wishes the community a freilichen and zizen yom tov and a chag sameach.

 

September 22, 2013

 Baruch Dayan HaEmes - Update

  • The ORB records with great sorrow the passing of Rebbetzin Lieberman A"H, beloved wife of Rabbi Aron Lieberman, president of the ORB.  The levaya took place in New York Sunday.  Shiva will be observed beginning after next Shabbos.  Details will be posted when available.  HaMakom y'nachem eschem b'soch sha'ar aveilei Tziyon v'Yerushalayim.

 

September 18, 2013

Baruch Dayan HaEmes

  • The ORB records with great sorrow the passing of Rebbetzin Lieberman A"H, beloved wife of Rabbi Aron Lieberman, president of the ORB.  Levaya information will be posted after Shabbos if known.  HaMakom y'nachem eschem b'soch sha'ar aveilei Tziyon v'Yerushalayim.

 

September 17, 2013

The following facilities will have kosher sukkos (inspected by ORB rabbis) for use by the dining public:

  • Asia Restaurant
  • Eighteen Sauces
  • Lechaim Mee China
  • Mozart Cafe Boca
  • Orchids Garden
  • Sagi's
  • Sara's Pizza
  • Shalom Haifa

 The ORB wishes the community a freilichen and zizen yom tov and a chag sameach.

 

July 30, 2013

Closed Facilities:

  • Adar Bread Bar,  Hollywood, FL
  • Food N More, Sunrise, FL
  • Lankry's, Hollywood, FL

New Facilities:

  • Cho-sen, 660 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale 33009, ph 954-248-3111954-248-3111.  Meat/Chinese restaurant.
  • Kosher Kitchen, 1129 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, ph 845-521-9000845-521-9000.  Deli take-out.

 

July 15, 2013

New Facility

  • The Mastercake, 9924 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, Fl 33028.  Phone 954-842-4819954-842-4819.  Currently selling only parve, pas Yisroel challahs and breads.

 

July 11, 2013

Consumer Alert:

  • Buyer Beware:  Letters of certification are often legitimately provided by manufacturers to their retail customers to prove that the product they wish to sell is kosher-certified.  Unfortunately, some non-kosher retail establishments re-post these letters in their stores to misleadingly suggest that the retail store, or a product sold there, is also kosher-certified.  As stated in the ORB's letter, "[this letter] does not certify that the ORB supervises any outlets or stores in which these products may be sold."

Without appropriate kosher supervision, there is no assurance that the product being sold is in fact kosher and meets acceptable community standards.  The ORB recommends that consumers purchase over-the-counter prepared foods only from reliably-certified retailers.

 

 

July 5, 2013

No Longer Kosher

  • Popcorn Zone, Boca Raton, FL.  Effective immediately, Popcorn Zone is no longer certified kosher by the ORB, even when bearing the ORB logo on its packaging.

 

June 20, 2013

Unauthorized Star-K:

  • Wasabi Powder, manufactured by ZF Sushi.  Corrective action has been taken.  (This alert was originally posted by the Star-K.)

 

June 10, 2013

Unauthorized ORB:

  • Publix Garden Supreme Salad Blend bears an unauthorized ORB logo.  This product is NOT supervised by the ORB.  Corrective action has been taken.  Please note that the Publix Classic Salad (containing iceberg and carrots) IS certified kosher by the ORB.

No Longer Under ORB Supervision:

  • Fran's Chicken Haven, 1925 Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, has been sold and is no longer under ORB supervision.
  • ESL Catering, West Palm Beach, is no longer under ORB supervision.

 

May 14, 2013

Unauthorized OU:

  • Spice Classics Beef Flavor Bouillon and Chicken Flavor Bouillon bear an unauthorized OU mark.  The Orthodox Union does not certify these products.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

 

May 13, 2013

Status Change

  • Bagels n Bagels, Dania Beach, are, effective immediately and until further notice, not Pas Yisroel, although they remain certified by the ORB and pareve.  We expect to be able to correct the situation within a few days.

 

April 12, 2013

Closed

  • Jacob's Classic Market, 600 Silks Run, Aventura, will be closing its doors as of 6:00 pm Friday, April 12, 2013.

 

April 3, 2013

  • Please see our Passover Alerts section for information regarding purchasing chomertz after Pesach.

 

February 11, 2013

Advisory:

  • Mistic Juice Drinks.  Some flavors bear the OU hechsher and are parve.  Others have no hechsher or are dairy.  Consumers are urged to read the label carefully.

 

January 10, 2013

 

From Kashrut.com:

PRODUCE FROM ISRAEL is beginning to appear in local stores and requires taking of Terumos and Maaseros. Israeli grapefruit, peppers and persimmons have been seen.
Ed. note: Information on taking trumos and maasros can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING.

 

January 8, 2013

New Facilities:

  • Aaron's Market, 2250 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach 33160, phone 305-947-9442305-947-9442
  • Emerald Catering, 3260 SW 11th av., Ft. Lauderdale 33315, phone 954-779-7003954-779-7003.
  • Kosher Cuisine, 908 N. 30th Rd., Hollywood 33021, phone 954-399-9862954-399-9862

 

December 19, 2012

New Facility:

  • 18th Street Deli, 6909 SW 18th St., Boca Raton 33433, 561-674-1047561-674-1047.  Meat restaurant.

 

December 18, 2012

No Longer Under ORB Supervision:

  • Blue Star Taverna, 2221 N. Federal Hwy, Hollywood, is no longer under the supervision of the ORB, despite advertising to the contrary.  Corrective action is being taken.

 

December 5, 2012

Status Change:

  • Effective immediately, Yami Yami Restaurant on State Road 7 in Hollywood is no longer under the supervision of the ORB.

Mislabeled Product:

  • Winn Dixie Woven Wheat Crackers are certified by the Orthodox Union as a kosher pareve product.  Some packaging mistakenly bear an OU-P symbol.  This product is not kosher for Passover.  The mislabeled products are being withdrawn from the marketplace.

 

November 25, 2012

New Facility:

  • Mozart Grill Express, 18120 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles, FL 33180, 305-974-0098305-974-0098.  Meat restaurant.

 

November 9, 2012

Status Change:

  • Due to insect infestation in the yoshon flour they put aside at the beginning of the season, Aroma Bakery in Cooper City has decided that it cannot provide kemach yoshon products for the remainder of this seaon (until Pesach 5773).

 

October 30, 2012

New Address:

  • Boca Mozart Cafe has relocated to 7300 W. Camino Real, Boca 33433.

Closed:

  • Gelato Shoppe in Boca.  The Patrini family is in the process of opening a gelato factory in Delray Beach and is concentrating their energies on the new business.

 

Alert from the Kof-K:

  • Artichoke Hearts and Artichoke Quarters distributed by Flora Foods bears an unauthorized Kof-K. The product is sold primarily in Florida and on the Internet. Future packaging will not bear the Kof-K.

            Artichoke Quarters In BrineArtichoke W/Stems

 

August 30, 2012

Name/Ownership Change:

  • Orange Blossom Manor is under new ownership and is now The Plaza at Pembroke Park Senior Living Center.

 

August 17, 2012

New Facility:

  • Cotton Cravings Organic Confections, 20533 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 672, Aventura 33180, 305-791-0603305-791-0603.  Manufacture of organic cotton candy.

 

July 19, 2012

No Longer Under ORB Supervision:

  • Effective at end of day Friday, July 20, 2012, Cuisine By Silvia Catering will no longer be supervised by the ORB.

 

July 17, 2012

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