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Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival, New kosher Symbol, DOLE Iceberg, JELL-O, Jolly Rancher

Hebrew Order of David – Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival

Sunday, October 22, 2017

11:00 – 3:30

Brook Run Park, Dunwoody, GA

Under AKC Supervision


New Reliable Kosher Symbol: The Flag-K (Rabbi Simkin – California)


DOLE Iceberg Salads and other brands are temporarily not certified:

Due to logistical issues preventing the Star-K from being able to monitor Dole Iceberg lettuce properly; it is not certifying any Dole Iceberg products at this time, therefore the bags do not bear the Star-K symbol. The Star-K hopes to resume certification when the season changes and harvest operations move to Arizona, which will be sometime in November.

This applies to Dole Classic Iceberg, Dole Shredded Lettuce, and also to several other brands such as Fresh Selections [Kroger], Little Salad Bar [Aldi], and Marketside [Walmart], which normally bear a Star-K.

This change affects only Iceberg lettuce products. Cabbage and Coleslaw products remain certified, but only when bearing the Star-K symbol.

Fresh Express brand Iceberg Garden salad remains certified when bearing the Star-K symbol.


JELL-O Cheesecake Instant Pudding & Pie Filling: both Regular and Reduced Calorie have changed from pareve to dairy, and the new packaging bears the OK-D symbol. Any remaining packages in stores that still bear the plain OK are pareve.


JOLLY RANCHER CANDIES: Most are not Kosher and do not bear an OU.

Jolly Rancher Bites, Soft & Chewy Candy, and Bites Awesome Twosome are certified when bearing an OU after the ingredient listing.

However, Jolly Rancher Bites Sour & Chewy Candy and Bites Filled Gummies varieties, plus Jolly Rancher Hard Candy, Stix, Chews and Lollipops, are not certified and do not bear an OU.


Sponsorship Opportunity: The AKC is looking for a sponsor for The AKC Symbols card.

For more information please contact the AKC: 404-634-4063


The AKC 2017-2018 Kosher Guide is now available.