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Circle-V Kosher Symbol, Einstein Bagels, Ebcatering Inc., Pita Palace, Baskin Robbins, Instant & Minute Rice

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. Consumers may notice the new symbol on some Publix Salad Greens.

Einstein Bagels sold at Toco Hills Publix in the self-service area in front of the kosher bakery are AKC certified pareve and Pas Yisrael. Einstein Bagels sold in non-kosher Einstein bagel Stores are not approved. Publix Bakery products that do not carry an AKC are not approved unless it is confirmed that it came from the kosher bakery.

Ebcatering Inc. is now under AKC certification.

Ebcatering is located at 5065 Highpoint Road (Congregation Beth Tefillah) Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact: (347) 988-4279 or

Pita Palace is now Toco Grill and remains under AKC certification.

BASKIN-ROBBINS new Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Dessert and Non-Dairy Chocolate Extreme Frozen Dessert bear a Star-D symbol due to dairy equipment, and may be eaten after meat, but not with meat. In addition, the following Baskin-Robbins ices and sorbets bear a Star-D due to dairy equipment, and may be eaten after meat: Daiquiri Ice, Horchata Ice, Watermelon Splash Ice, Miami Vice Sorbet, and Raspberry Sorbet. [“Sorbet” should not be confused with Sherbet, which contains actual milk ingredients.]

INSTANT RICE or MINUTE RICE requires reliable Kashrus certification. Parboiled or Converted rice that is not Instant, not precooked, and without any additional ingredients does not require certification.