Schach: This year the CRC is not recommending the use of Home Depot Schach:
In previous years, the CRC has recommended certain readily available fencing material (commonly sold in Home Depot) to be used for schach and provided detailed instructions on how to place them on the sukkah. However, based on feedback from consumers on the sturdiness of those materials and how they were being used, we have determined that there is a reasonable chance that some people will end up not having kosher schach (since the fencing material could become invalidated if a few of the reeds break) unless they place multiple layers of fencing on top of their sukkah.
Accordingly, we are no longer issuing specific recommendations of fencing material. Instead we suggest that if you choose to use these fencing mats that you add additional schach (e.g. added layers of these mats, bamboo poles, evergreen or other tree branches) to ensure the fulfillment of the halachic requirement of “more shade than sunlight.” Also, any fencing mats should be placed perpendicular to the schach support beams in order to avoid ma’amid issues, as we have explained in previous years. (CRC)
Streit’s Egg Noodles (all sizes): Due to improper handling after the product was manufactured, a number of bags have been found to be infested. Any bag with a best buy date of December 2019 or earlier should be returned to stores for a refund.
Fiber One and Nature Valley
The following products are no longer certified:
Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Mint Fudge Brownie, Lemon Brownie, Chocolate Chip Brownie, Cinnamon Coffee Cake Brownie, Orange Cranberry Cake Brownie, Birthday Cake Brownie, Pumpkin Brownie, Strawberries & Cream Brownie, Peanut Butter Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Banana Dark Chocolate Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Blueberry Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares
Due to changes in production procedures, several Fiber One Brownie varieties (listed above) and Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares varieties (listed above) will no longer be certified by the OU. Products with the OU Symbol are certified by the OU and were manufactured prior to the changes.
Circle-V Kosher Symbol: The Circle-V symbol is nearly identical to the symbol used to indicate that a product is vegan. This has caused much confusion so The Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis is modifying its kosher symbol. The new logo will be an OVK in an oval.
The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival will be under AKC supervision
Sunday, October 21, 2018
11 am – 3:30 pm
City Green at City Springs
1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Fuego Mundo has kosher food options at the Atlanta Airport, when bearing the AKC. For those who travel through Hartsfield-Jackson, Fuego Mundo’s grab and go lunch boxes are now available at Concourse A Kiosks.
2018 Kosher guides & Kosher Symbols Cards are now available at the AKC office
The AKC wishes you a Gmar Chasima Tova