Alerts from the ORB

 

March 17, 2017

Supervision Termination

  • The Plaza at Pembroke Park Assisted Living Facility, 3535 SW 52nd Ave., Pembroke Park, FL.  Effective immediately, the Plaza Assisted Living Facility is no longer being supervised by the ORB.  The facility has been sold, and the new owners have chosen to discontinue the ORB's certification.

 

February 26, 2017

Baruch Dayan HaEmes

  • With great sorrow we announce the petira of Martin Davis A"H, the brother of Rabbi Edward Davis, who is the Co-Chairman of the Kashrus Committee of the ORB and the Mara D'Asra of Young Irael of Hollywood.  The levaya took place in Washington, D.C.  Rabbi Davis is currently sitting shiva at his brother's home in Chevy Chase, MD until Sunday afternoon.  Rabbi Davis will IY"H return to Hollywood on Sunday in time for a 6:10 mincha/maariv.  Minyanim will be as follows at the home of Rabbi Davis, 4001 N. 45th Ave., Hollywood:  mincha/maariv Sunday/Monday 6:10 pm; shacharis Monday/Tuesday 8:00 am.  HaMakom y'nacheym eschem b'soch sh'ar aveilei Tziyon v'Yerushalayim.
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  • With great sorrow we announce the petirah of Yosef (Jeff) Heisler A"H who was niftar erev Shabbos.  Yosef worked for several years as an ORB mashgiach.  Kevura will take place in Eretz Yisroel.  Yosef's wife Sylvia will IY"H return to New York on Monday, where she will observe shiva through Friday afternoon.  Mrs. Heisler's cell phone number is 718-490-8784.  HaMakom y'nacheym eschem b'soch sh'ar aveilei Tziyon v'Yerushalayim.

 

February 5, 2017

New Name:

  • Kosher Marketplace, 22191 Powerline Rd., Boca Raton 33433, can also be identified as The Grove Kosher Market. The phone is 561-367-1902, and the new website is www.grovekosher.com.  They continue to provide full service grocery, butcher, prepared/take-out foods (meat and pareve), and catering.

 

New Ownership:

  • Pita Xpress (formerly Rami's Pita & Grill), is under new ownership.  They are located at 3000 Stirling Rd., Hollywood VA 33021.  Phone 954-251-1799.  Meat Restaurant.

New Facility:

  • Kosher Market & Deli, 230 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach 33442.  Phone 954-914-4909.  Grocery and butcher.

 

February 3, 2017

Fraud Alert:

  • Yogurt Emporium, located in the Shoppes at Woolbright, 1935 Job Road, Boynton Beach 33437, had posted an ORB letter suggesting that they are kosher certified.  They are not, nor have they ever been, under the ORB's supervision.  Corrective action has been taken.

Closed Facility:

  • Su Thai Restaurant, 2201 N. Feceral Highway, Boca Rato, has closed.Febr

 

January 31, 2017

New Facility:

  • Greenwave Oil Systems, 420 W. McNab Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.  Phone 877-833-0171.  Greenwave provides bulk cooking oil for the food service industry.  It also provides waste oil retrieval and greasetrap cleaning.

 

January 22, 2017

Fraud Alert:

  • Brendy's Ice Cream, 12369 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach 33437, has been displaying a sign in its window suggesting that it is kosher certified by the ORB.  It is not, nor has it ever been, under the supervision of the ORB. The ORB accepts no responsibility for items sold in the Brendy's at above address.  Corrective action is being taken. For a complete list of ORB-supervised establishments, please visit our website, www.orbkosher.org/facilities.

 

January 16, 2017

Mashgiach Course

  • Februry 20, 2017-March 3, 2017.  Jointly sponsored and taught by ORB and Kosher Miami.  For additional info and application packet contact Rabbi Moshe Berger, orbkosherberger@gmail.com, or text to 518-339-4626.  Certain age and other requirements apply.  Completed applications are due no later than Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

December 22, 2016

New Facility:

  • Fig & Truffle Miami, 220 SW 31st St., Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33315. Phone 305-305-7337.  Upscale luxury catering, either meat or dairy, with a flair.  Email ronen@figandtruffle.com.

 

December 19, 2016

New Facility:

  • One West Catering By Danny, 19701 State Route 7, Boca Rat, FL 33498.  Phone 561-487-2934, email onewestcaterer@gmail.com.  Provides meat and dairy (cholov yisroel) catering. Also pas yisroel.

 

December 15, 2016

Closed Facility:

  • La Picasso Pizza, 4051 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33314 has closed.

 

December 1, 2016

From the OU:

  • GFS (Gordon's Food Service) Blue Cheese Dressing in 1 gallon jars bears an unauthorized OU.  The Orthodox Union does not certify GFS Blue Cheese Dressing. Corrective actions are being implemented.

 

November 19, 2016

Recall:

  • Certain types, sizes, and lot numbers of Sabra Hummus have been voluntarily recalled due to the possible presence of Listeria.  Please refer to the information on Sabra's website, http://sabra.com/recall.html for additional information.

 

November 11, 2016

Candy Alert:

  • Ferrara Pan Candies (Lemonheads, Red Hots, Atomic Fireballs, etc.) that do not bear the UMK (United Mehadrin Kosher) symbol are currently manufactured at a non-supervised plant and are NOT acceptable. Each package should be checked for the [UMK] symbol.  [This alert originated with the UMK.]

 

November 4, 2016

No Longer Under ORB:

  • King David Cuisine Restaurant, 706 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 3426, has been sold and is no longer under ORB supervision.  The original owners plan on opening a catering business under the name King David Cuisine Catering in a new location.  Details will be posted when available.

 

November 1, 2016

New Facility:

  • Kosha, 11395 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33428.  Phone 561-826-7224.  www.koshasushi.com  Meat Restaurant.

 

October 28, 2016

Withdrawal of Certification

  • Effective immediately, Pita King, 444 W. Railroad Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401, is no longer under the supervision of the ORB.  This alert applies both to Pita King Restaurant and to Pita King Catering.

 

October 27, 2016

Withdrawal of Certification (from the OU)

  • Effectively immediately, the OU and Rabbi Yechiel Babad have terminated the certification of Fromage Gourmet, manufacturer of Fromage Gourmet Brand and CheesePro Brand Mozzarella and String Cheese (all varieties).  This is due to kashrus violations.  Product should not be used, even when bearing the OU and Rabbi Babad's logos and should be returned for a refund.

 

October 20, 2016

Updated Sukkah Information (6:00 pm)

  • The sukkah at Mozart Cafe in Hollywood has been corrected by the ORB rabbis and is kosher.

 

October 19, 2016

Updated Sukkah Information (10:20 am)

  • The following sukkahs have been inspected by the ORB rabbis and are confirmed to be kosher:
    • Big Apple Pizza
    • Boca Mozart Cafe
    • Cafe Emunah (sukka at nearby Chabad)
    • Campus Cafe SPBF (sukkahs on campus)
    • Falafel Time (sukka at nearby Chabad)
    • Hummus Asli (in conjunction with synagogue next door)
    • La Picasso Pizza
    • Levis JCC
    • Menorah House Nursing Home
    • Pita Star
    • Plaza Assisted Living Facility
    • Raw Poke Bar (sukka at nearby Chabad)
    • Regents Park Nursing Home
    • Shalom Haifa
    • Sunrise Pita
  • The ORB is aware of other restaurants that either already have sukkahs that require adjustments in order to be kosher or plan to erect them and have not yet been inspected/approved.  Once the ORB rabbis have inspected and approved any of these sukkahs, updated alerts will be posted.

 

October 16, 2016

Unauthorized ORB:

  • de la Pampa Bakery labels bearing the ORB logo are unauthorized.  The ORB does not supervise this bakery.  Corrective action is being taken.

 

October 16, 2016

Sukkah Alert: (updated October 19, 2016)

  • The ORB has been made aware that the following restaurants will have sukkahs.  All will have been inspected by Wednesday mid-morning to insure that they meet the ORB's kashrus standards.  Please check back on Wednesday for any additions or corrections.
    • Asia Restaurant
    • Big Apple Pizza
    • Boca Mozart Cafe
    • Butcher Block Grill
    • Cafe Emunah (sukka is at nearby Chabad)
    • Campus Cafe SPBF (sukkahs on campus)
    • Falafel Time (sukkah at nearby Chabad)
    • Hollywood Deli
    • Hummus Asli (in conjunction with synagogue next door)
    • La Picasso Pizza
    • Le'Chaim Asian Cuisine
    • Levis JCC
    • Menorah House
    • Mizrahi Pizza
    • Mozart Hollywood
    • Pita n Go
    • Plaza ALF
    • Raw Poke Bar (sukkah at nearby Chabad)
    • Regents Park
    • Sara's Pizza
    • Shalom Haifa
    • Sunrise Pita

 

October 13, 2016

Product Alert:

 
  • Tomer Meats are being sold at Costco.  They are non-glattThe ORB does not recommend the purchase and use of these products.  For further information, please call 775-863-8871.
     

October 7, 2016

Baruch Dayan HaEmes:

  • With profound sorrow we record the petira of Hadassah Rochman a"h, beloved sister of Iraj Paimani, an ORB Mashgiach.  The levaya and kevura took place in Israel.  Iraj will be sitting shiva until Tuesday afternoon at his home, 22199 Hollyhock Trail (Thornhill Estates), Boca Raton 33433 (near BRS Synagogue).  May the family be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

 

October 2, 2016

Rosh Hashana Message:

  • The rabbis and staff of the ORB take this opportunity to ask mechila for any wrongs that we may have done to any of you this past year.  If we did, they were certainly unintentional.
  • As we enter the year 5777, we wish all of our readers a gut gebenscht yore, a happy, healthy new year, and a kesiva vechasima tova.
  • We wish a very special thank you and beracha to our 100 mashgichim, some of whom will be working through the holy days in our eldercare facilities, and some supervising yomtov programs and catered events. Your ameilus in the avodas hakodesh of insuring kosher food for the thousands upon thousands of klal Yisroel in the Greater Southeast Florida area and beyond is greatly appreciated and in this small way acknowledged.  May our mashgichim be gebensched with the best of HaShem's goodness for 120 years!
  • A short vort:  The numerical value of the numerals in 5777 adds up to 26, which is the numerical value of Y-H-V-and-H.  This name of HaShem speaks to His rachamim, His compassion.  May this year be a year in which each of us lives a life imbued and infused with rachamim and in turn is blessed with the ultimate rachamim of the Melech Malchei HaMelachim, HaKadosh Baruch Hu.

 

September 27, 2016

New Facility:

  • Hummus Asli, 2613 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, FL 33312.  Phone 305-761-1612.  Pareve, pas Yisroel, yoshon.

 

August 5, 2016

No Longer Certified

  • Mozart Cafe, 18110 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles
  • Mozart Grill Express, 18120 ins Ave., Sunny Isles

     Both restaurants are now under the supervision of Rabbi David Golowinski.  (Please note that the Mozart restauants in Boca Raton and in Hollywood remain under the supervisio of the ORB.

 

Augst 1, 2016

New Facility

  • Rose Catering by VIP, located at Temple Bnai Torah, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33433. Phone 561-419-0444.  Offers both meat catering and dairy (cholov Yisroel) catering under the supervision of a mashgiach temidi.

 

July 22, 2016

New Facility

  • Raw Poke Bar, 1304 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301. Phone 954-903-7752.  Website www.rawpokebar.com. Pareve restaurant.

 

July 17, 2016

Mashgiach Training Course Scheduled

  • Learn to be a mashgiach.  The upcoming Rabbi Yossef Oziel z"l Mashgiach Training Course is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, 2016 through Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  For additional information contact Rabbi Moshe Berger at orbkosherberger@gmail.com or text to 518-339-4626.  Application deadline is Monday, August 15, 2016.

 

July 12, 2016

Alert from the OK

  • The following Great Value brand products sold at WalMart bear an unauthorized OK.  Corrective action is being taken.
    • Great Value Steamable Broccoli & Cauliflower
    • Great Value Cut Broccoli
    • Great Value Steamable Broccoli Cuts
    • Great Value Broccoli Florets
    • Great Value Steamable Broccoli Florets

 

July 6, 2016

No Longer Certified

  • Effective immediately, Boca Grill, 8903 Glades Road, Boca Raton 33434, is no longer supervised by the ORB.  If you require additional information, please call 775-863-8871.

 

July 1, 2016

No Longer Certified

  • Cuisine By Sylvia, Boca Raton.
  • Executive Catering North, Boca Raton.

Newly Certified

  • Chef Aryeh, 1700 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach 33139.  Meat catering, pas Yisroel.

 

 

June 30, 2016

No Longer Certified

  • Effective July 1, 2016, Lakeview Care Center, 5430 Linton Bld., Delray Beach, FL 33484, is no longer under the supervision of the ORB.

 

June 28, 2016

No Longer Certified

  • Effective immediately, Pita PIta, 3801 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351, is no longer under the supervision of the ORB.

 

May 10, 2016

Fraud Alert

  • Dora's Yogurt & Ice Cream, 9859 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL, is falsely claiming to be ORB certified.  It is not nor has it ever been supervised by the ORB.  Corrective action is being taken.

 

May 6, 2016

Mashgiach Training Course Set

  • The next Rabbi Yossef Oziel z"l Mashgiach Training Course begins Monday, May 23, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, and runs through Friday, June 3.  Applications must be received by Monday, May 16.  For information use the contact link below or write to orbkosherberger@gmail.com.

 

May 3, 2016

New Facility

  • Suthai, 2201 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 3343.  Phone 561-338-5882.  Meat restaurant.

 

April 14, 2016

New Facility

  • Bon Ami Grill, 2445 Stirling Rd., Dania Beach, FL 33312.  Phone 754-400-8870.  Meat restaurant.  Pas Yisroel.

 

April 10, 2016

  • Update 10:45 am:  The Missing Girls Have Been Found Safe and Unharmed B"H!

Urgent Tehillim Needed for Missing Girls

  • Two Miami area teenagers are missing while on a school shabbaton in Orlando.  Please say tehillim for the safe return of Bracha Tefillah bas Yisraelis Rivka (Katz), daughter of two of the ORB's long-time mashgichim, and for Rivkah bas Tzipporah (Moshe).  If you have any information about the girls' whereabouts, please contact your local police or Miami Hatzalah (305-919-4900).

 

April 7, 2016

New Facility:

  • Big Apple Pizza, 4251 N. State Road 7, Hollywood, FL.  754-800-1986.  www.bigapplepizzausa.com.  Dairy restaurant, cholov Yisroel and pas Yisroel.

 

April 6, 2016

Passover Alerts:

  • Our Passover Page is now open.  Please refer to the Passover tab for questions/issues about Passover.

Kashering Opportunity:

  • Kashering for the Community will take place Sunday, April 10, 9:00-12:00 noon at Adolf and Rose Levis JCC kitchen, 9801 Donnal Klein Blvd., Boca Raton.  Items must be clean prior to kashering.

 

April 5, 2016

Israeli Produce Alert:

  • Clementines under the brand name Ocean Spraylabeled as a product of Israel, have been seen throughout the South Florida area.  In addition to the issues of terumos and maaseros, there are shemita issues as well. (Zman bi'ur is Rosh Chodesh Nisan.)

Product Alert:

  • Honest Kids Honest Tea.  Effective April 1, 2016, the beverages listed below will contain non-certified grape juice.  Products bearing the OU symbol were produced prior to the change and are acceptable.  All other Honest beverage bearing the OU symbol are kosher certified.  Berry Berry Good Lemonade; Goodness Grapeness; Appley Every After; Super Fruit Punch; Tropical Tango Punch/Twisted Tropical Tango.

 

March 23, 2016

Status Changes:

  • de la Pampa Bakery.  Effective immediately, de la Pampa Bakery (formerly Boca Kosher Bagel Bakery) located at 21065 Powerline Road, Boca Raton, FL has discontinued its yoshon status. The bakery will continue to be pareve and pas Yisroel. (Note that the restaurant called Boca Kosher Bagel Restaurant continues to provide yoshon bagels to its customers.)
  • Ferrara Pan Candies.  Due to changes in manufacturing, some varieties of Ferrara Pan Candies are no longer certified by the UMK.
    Packaging with the UMK smbol is still certified. Please make sure to check each package for the UMK symbol.

 

January 20, 2016

New Facilities:

  • Gelato Barista, 2836 Stirling Rd., Ste. G, Hollywood, FL 33020. Ph 305-918-2316.  Italian bicycle cart serving Gelato Petrini products at the venue of your choice.
  • Pita Pita, 3801 N. University Dr., Ste. 304, Sunrise, FL 33351.  Ph 954-741-5844.  Meat restaurant.

 

January 19, 2016

New Facility:

  • De La Pampa Bakeries, Inc., 21056 Powerline Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433.  Phone 954-709-6615.  Pareve, Pas Yisroel, Yoshon.  (Former site of Boca Kosher Bagel Bakery.)

 

January 16, 2016

Mashgiach News - Baruch Dayan Haemes:

  • With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Joel Greene a"h, one of our long-time mashgichim.  The funeral will take place Sunday, January 17, at 11:00 am at the Young Israel of Staten Island.  Joel's wife, Mrs. Fay Greene, will sit shiva from Sunday afternoon though Friday afternoon at 240 Martin Ave., Staten Island, NY 10341.  Messages of condolence can be sent to Fay at 7851 San Marcos Place, Boca Raton, FL 33433.  A sheloshim memorial is being planned.  Details to follow. May Joel's family be comforted amongst the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

 

December 30, 2015

New Facility:

  • Brendy's Ice Cream, 5970 SW 1th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33433.  Phone 561-757-3283.

Closed Facility:

  • Urban Cafe, 2790 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL.

 

September 29, 2015

Baruch Dayan HaEmes

  • HaRav Chaim Yisroel Belsky ztz"l

    The Torah world mourns the loss of Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky ztz"l.

    Rav Belsky ztz"l, man of many and extraordinary talents, was niftar last night. Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, Posek for the Orthodox Union's kashrus department, and Rav of the Agudah summer camps, he could reach out to and interact with great scholars and small children, with the most religious and with the least observant, all with equal warmth, caring, and ease.

    As a posek par excellence of kashrus issues he sought only Torah truth, even when he knew the results might be unpopular.  He held a semicha from Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and from Rav Moshe Feinstein ztz"l.

    We mourn the passing of this icon of Torah Judaism and recognize how much richer our lives are today because of Rav Belsky's ztz"l Avodas HaShem.


    May his memory be for a blessing.

 

December 14, 2015

Mashgiach News - Refuah Shelayma:

  • Joel Greene, one of our long-time mashgichim, is in the intensive care unit in a Boca hospital.  Please daven for a refuah shelayma for Yosef Tzvi HaLevi ben Pesha.  May he have a full and speedy recovery.

Mashgiach News - Baruch Dayan HaEmes:

  • With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Daniel Shepetofsky a"h, one of our long-time mashgichim.  The funeral was held on Sunday, December 13, in NYC.  Danny's sister, Mrs. Dorothy Weiss, is sitting shiva at her home, 5846 Grand Harbour Circle, Boynton Beach.  Shiva hours are as follows:  Sunday-Thursday, 11 am - 3 pm adn 5 pm - 7 pm.  Friday 11 am - 2 pm.  Phone 561-733-5730.May danny's family be comforted amongst the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

 

December 2, 2015

New Facility:

  • Rami's Pita & Grill, 3000 Stirling Road, Hollywood FL 33021.  Phone 754-244-6969.

 

November 24, 2015

Unauthorized OU:

  • Brussels Sprouts sold in 5 pound bags at Restaurant Depot bear an unauthorized OU.  The OU does not certify any Brussels Sprouts.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

Status Change:

  • Tortilla Wraps sold at Restaurant Depot under the brand name Chef Quality are no longer Pas Yisroel.  They continue to be kosher certified.

 

November 17, 2015

Reminder:

  • You can now sign up to receive ORB messages.  Keep current with the latest news.  Go to the bottom of the "Kashrus Alerts" page at www.orbkosher.org, and follow the prompts.

 

New Facility:

  • Glick's Kosher Market, 7351 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 32446.  Phone 561-637-5771.  Glick's has a wide array of prepared foods, deli products, wine, fresh meats, fish, bakery products, and groceries.  Mashgichim are present from opening to closing.

 

November 3, 2015

New Facility:

  • Levinsky Roasting, 3000 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33021. Phone 754-703-4556.  Levinsky has an enormous selection of Israeli products, including bulk raw and roasted nuts and seeds, olives, candy, beans, peas, rice, spices, and seasonings.

Relocated Facility:

  • Fish for Shabbos (formerly in L'Chaim Restaurant, Hallandale) has moved to 1018 North Miami Beach Blvd., North Miami Beach, FL 33162 (behind Popeye's).

Closed Facility:

  • L'Chaim Restaurant, 826 Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL has been sold and is no longer supervised by the ORB.  The owner hopes to reopen under a new name in a new location in the near future.

New Ownership:

  • Boca Kosher Marketplace, 22191 Powerline Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433 has been sold.  The new owners wish to maintain the existing relationship with the ORB.

 

October 13, 2015

Used Israeli Esrog Information

(reprinted with permission from the Star-K, October 12, 2015)

 

        Esrogim exported from Eretz Yisroel for Succos 5776 (2015) have kedushas sheviis (sanctity of fruit of the Shmittah year), and must be disposed of in an appropriate manner.  There are a couple of ways to accomplish this:

        (i)   An esrog may be used to make esrog jelly.  The remnants of the esrog should be discarded in the manner described below.  The esrog jelly must be eaten and not be wasted.

        (ii)  An esrog may be wrapped in plastic and left to rot, after which it may be discarded.  [If it is not wrapped in plastic, it will dry out and will not rot.  Furthermore, after rotting, the plastic serves the purpose of covering the esrog, so that it will not come into direct contact with the trash.]

        If the esrog has not rotted by the first day of Shevat 5776 (January 11, 2016), there is an obligation of biur at that time.  The esrog should be placed in a public area in front of three Jewish male adults, and the owner should announce that he is declaring the esrog to be hefker (ownerless). He (or any Jew) should then take the esrog and dispose of it in the manner described above.  It is preferable to send the esrog back to Eretz Yisroel if it is known that biur will take place there.

 

        See our other alerts or join our alerts mailing list here:  http://www.star-k.org/cons-new-alerts.htm.

 

September 30, 2015

ORB-inspected and approved sukkahs:

  • The following sukkahs have been inspected and approved as kosher by the ORB rabbis.  This list will be updated as necessary.
    • Aroma Market, Cooper City
    • Asia Restaurant, Boca Raton
    • Butcher Block Restaurant, Boca Raton
    • Century Grill Restaurant, Boca Raton
    • Lakeview Care Center, Delray Beach
    • L'Chaim Restaurant, Hallandale Beach
    • Menorah House Nursing Home, Boca Raton
    • Mozart Restaurant Boca
    • Regents Park Nursing Home, Boca Raton
    • The Plaza Assisted Living Facility, Pembroke Pines

         We recommend that you check back here periodically to see if additional sukkahs have been erected and are in compliance with ORB standards.  For up-to-the-minute sukkah information, you may contact Rabbi Berger at 518-339-4626 or the ORB office at 305-653-2110.

 

 

September 21, 2015

New Email Alert System:

  • TO:  All Jewish Institutions in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

     

    First of all, on behalf of the rabbis of the ORB, we would like to wish you a happy, healthy new year.

     

    Second, it is our pleasure to announce our new email alert program, and we want to encourage each local establishment and all consumers to sign up.

     

    Receiving the ORB emails will provide you with the latest information regarding new and closing establishments, status changes (e.g. becoming Pas Yisroel), and the occasional urgent notification regarding kashrus issues.  It will also inform you know about upcoming mashgiach training courses and special guest speakers that may be in town.

     

    Signing up is easy.  Just go to our website (www.orbkosher.org), click on the Alerts page, and scroll down to the subscription link.

     

    Thank you.

 

September 17, 2016

New Facilities:

  • Hoffman's Chocolates, 3341 Sheridan Road, Hollywood, FL 33021.  Phone 954-962-5972.  Pareve and Dairy (cholov stam) chocolates.

Changes in Status:

  • Kosher Central Bakery is now exclusively Pas Yisroel and Kemach Yoshon when bearing the Kosher Central Bakery label.
  • Carmel Bakery is now exclusively Pas Yisroel and Kemach Yoshon when bearing the Carmel Bakery label.
  • Yumberry Yogurt, Oakwood Plaza, 4009 Oakwood Blvd, Hollywood,FL 33020.  Phone 954-922-7876.  Now exclusively Pas Yisroel.

Mashgiach Training Course Scheduled:

  • The next Rabbi Yosef Oziel z"l Mashgiach Training Course will be held Monday, October 26 through Friday, November 6.  Anyone wishing to receive an application packet or more information should contact Rabbi Moshe Berger via email (orbkosherberger@gmail.com) or via text message (518-339-4626).  Application deadline is Sunday, October 18.

 

September 3, 2015

New Facilities:

  • The Addison (upscale meat catering), 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton 33432.  Phone 561-372-0568, email zoe.lanham@TheAddison.com, website www.TheAddison.com.  Kosher and ORB supervised by request only.
  • Chef 2 Go / Chef Gersh (personal chef, catering meat and dairy), 9842 Sandalfoot Blvd, Boca Raton 31147.  Phone 561-463-9586, email Chefgersh@aol.com, website www.Chef2go.com.

 

August 20, 2015

Mislabeled/Recalled:

  • Some cans of Bruce's Candied Yams, in kettle Simmered Syrup, distributed in Walmart and other supermarkets, bear an unauthorized Star-K symbol.  The formulation was changed and includes dairy ingredients, as indicated on the ingredient panel.  These products are being recalled.  (This alert was first published by the Star-K and can be found at http://www.star-k.org/alerts/alerts-August2015.htm.)

 

August 12, 2015

No Longer Under ORB Supervision:

  • Milky Cafe, 4575 North Pine Island Road, Sunrise, has been sold.  The ORB's kosher supervision will end at close of business today, Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

 

July 16, 2015

Closed:

  • Grill Time of Boca, 8177 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL
  • Wrap 'n Roll, 3000 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL

Temporarily Closed for Renovation:

  • Mozart Cafe, 4433 Stirling Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

July 13, 2015

Fraud Alert:

  • GA Foods, which appears to be in a partnership with SunMeadow Brands and headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, provides specialty meals to senior and youth programs.  Contrary to their website claim, they are neither certified nor supervised by the ORB and should not be relied upon even if bearing the ORB logo.  Corrective measures are being taken.

 

July 13, 2015

Closed:

  • Lenny's Pizza, Boca Raton, FL

 

June 29, 2015

No Longer Under ORB Supervision:

  • B'tayavon Caterers, Hollywood, FL

 

Closed:

  • Amazing Chocolates, Hollywood, FL
  • Tel Aviv Kosher Depot, Hollywood, FL

 

May 20, 2015

New Facilities:

  • Butcher Block Grill, 7000 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton 33433, phone 561-409-3035.  Meat Restaurant.
  • Mizrachi's Pizza Kitchen, 5650 Stirling Road, Hollywood 33021, phone 954-505-3190.  Pizza; Pas Yisroel/Cholov Yisroel.

 

May 19, 2015

Misrepresented Product:

  • This kashrus alert was originally sent out by the Wisconsin-K.  Please send all questions and comments directly to them at thejewishgift yahoo.com.
           Daily Chef brand Strawberry Cheesecake sold at Sams Club bears an unauthorized Wisconsin-K logo on the package.  The cake is kosher, but the topping and fruit are added individually in each store and not kosher supervised.  These cakes should not be purchased as kosher.  Corrective action has been taken.  Note that all other Daily Chef Cheesecakes bearing the Wisconsin-K logo are acceptable for use.

 

May 4, 2015

Closed Facility:

  • Effective immediately, Eighteen Sauces Restaurant, located in Hollywood at the corner of Stirling Road and State Road 7 (441), is no longer under ORB supervision.  No additional information is available.

 

April 24, 2015

Fraudulent claim (from cRc):

  • Please be aware that CitroBio of Sarasota, Florida, has issued a fraudulent kosher letter of certification (LOC) purporting to be from the cRc.  They used an LOC from another company and then put in their own name and added one of their products to the list. Their CitroBio 921 that is listed on page 2 of the LOC is not certified by the cRc.  CitroBio manufactures a citrus extract wash for use throughout the entire food industry.  It has never been certified by the cRc.

 

April 12, 2015

  • All Jewish-owned ORB establishments sold their chometz and can be relied upon when purchasing groceries after Pesach.

 

April 3, 2015

Mislabeled:

  • Fresh Point/Fresh Cuts, headquartered in Pompano Beach, has erroneously labeled packages of parsley and pickles.  The ORB does not certify neither as kosher year round nor kosher for Passover either of these products.  Corrective action are being taken.

 

April 1, 2015

New Facility:

  • La Picasso Pizza, 4051 Stirling Rd., Davie 33314.  Phone 954-237-8640.  Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel, Yoshon.

 

March 20, 2015

Israeli Produce Alert from the Star-K:

  • Please be aware that carrots from Israel are being sold across the U.S.  The packages state "Product of Israel."  These carrots may have Kedushas Shviis and require special care.  If you bought themand still have them in your possessio, contact your local Orthodox rabbi for further guidance.

 

February 26, 2015

New Establishment:

  • Chunkie Dunkies, 1880 W. 10th St., Ste. #107, Riviera Beach 33404. Phone 610-574-3362.  Website www.chunkiedunkies.com.  Cookie bakery:  gluten-free, raw, vegan, pareve snack foods.  ORB-certified when bearing a refrigerated date code of May 3, 2015 or later.

 

January 14, 2015

No Longer Kosher:

  • Krispy Kreme #1179, 10010 W. McNab Rd (at Nob Hill Road), Tamarac.  This franchise store is under new ownership.  Note: All other Krispy Kreme stores in Southeastern Florida (except for the Hialeah store) remain kosher certified.

 

December 23, 2014

Mislabeled:

  •  Faragello Frozen Spinach is not certified by the Orthodox Union.  Some frozen spinach packaging was printd with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective measures have been implemented.  [from the OU Dec 22, 2014]

 

November 30, 2014

Status Change:

  • Winn Dixie/Boca Raton - Pizza made under ORB supervision is now exclusively cholov Yisroel.

 

October 31, 2014

Closed:

  • Mastercake Bakery.   Effective after the close of business today, October 31, 2014, Mastercake Bakery has been sold and will no longer be under ORB supervision. Any products purchased beforeShabbos will be ORB-certified, parve, Pas Yisroel, and yoshon.

New Facility:

  • Century Grill, 9060 KimberlyBlvd, Boca 33434. Phone 561-571-6144.  Meat restaurant.

 

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 954-842-3719.  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 954-981-7710.  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 561-451-2222.  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 518-339-4626.  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 954-404-9102.  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 561-509-7599.  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 954-237-8640.  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 775-863-8871.

 

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, 305-532-4949.  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, 954-322-8291.  Pareve, gluten-free.  Also makes pareve, gluten-free pizzas (sold by whole pie).
  • Pizza Tov, Chevron Service Station, 4051 Stirling Rd., Hollywood 33014, 954-258-2450.  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.  561-732-5300.  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 561-477-0633.  (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 954-404-9102.

 

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 305-644-4686, 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 412-828-9020 x6150 orhttp://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 954-248-3111.  Meat/Chinese restaurant.
  • Kosher Kitchen, 1129 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, ph 845-521-9000.  Deli take-out.

 

July 15, 2013

New Facility

  • The Mastercake, 9924 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, Fl 33028.  Phone 954-842-4819.  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

 

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.

From Kashrut.com:

January 8, 2013

New Facilities:

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

 

December 19, 2012

New Facility:

  • 18th Street Deli, 6909 SW 18th St., Boca Raton 33433, 561-674-1047.  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, 305-974-0098.  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.

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, 305-791-0603.  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

Address Change:

  • Schakolad Factory has moved their headquarters from Orlando to 5718 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746, phone 407-248-6400.

 

July 9, 2012

New Facility:

  • Masterpiece Glatt Kosher Catering, 2225 NE 121st St., North Miami 33181.  954-830-4134.  Meat catering and dairy catering

 

July 1, 2012

Closed:

  • Mr. Magician Chef Restaurant, 5650 Stirling Rd., Hollywood.

Summer Closure:

  • Caketory Bakery,  will be closed until July 17, 2012

New Facilities:

  • Hip Pops, 405 SW 2nd Terr., Danie Beach 33004.  Produces gelato pops.  Commercial accounts only - no retail sales.
  • Itza Pickle, Inc., 9842 Sandalfoot Blvd., Boca Raton 33428.  Produces pickles.  Commercial accounts only - no retail sales.
  • Marcus' Kosher Chinese & Traditional Restaurant, 11395 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton 33428.  Phone 561-465-3152/3153.  Meat restaurant.

 

June 28, 2012

Closed:

  • Cookie Couture in Aventura.

 

May 30, 2012

  • Achla Bon Ami is now open 24-hours daily.
  • Achla Pita Grill will close for the night after dinnertime.

 

May 22, 2012

New Facility:

  • Chef Ness Gourmet Foods.  470M Ansin Blvd, Hollywood 33009.  Wholesale bakery.  Pareve, Pas Yisroel, Kemach Yoshon.  954-374-5013 (bakery) or 305-978-1411 (cell).
  • Shaike's Catering.  4238 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 33021.  954-399-0360.

 

May 15, 2012

Summer Closure:

  • Cafe Emunah will be closed until approximately Rosh Hashanah.

Status Change:

  • Nature's Healthy Gourmet.  This company no longer manufactures dairy products under ORB supervision.  The ORB-D designation should be blackened out or obscured by a label.  Pareve products remain under ORB supervision (but must bear the ORB logo).  Future packaging will be revised to reflect the status of the newly non-certified products.

 

May 4, 2012

Closed Facility:

  • Renaissance Gardens Assisted Living Facility in North Miami Beach has closed.

 

April 12, 2012

Please see our Passover page alerts for important post-Pesach information.

  • Bank Atlantic Center  Hockey Stadium.  Due to the complexities of scheduling the playoffs, Centerplate Concessions has decided to discontinue the kosher kiosk service during the playoff games.  We wish the Panthers the best of luck and hope to see them again next season.
  • Marlins.  Kosher baseball fans can find an ORB-supervised kiosk at upcoming Marlins games beginning the Sunday after Passover.  The kiosk will be staffed at all times by two mashgichim.  Look for an ORB certificate.

 

April 5, 2012

Policy Change:

  • Cumin.  Due to recent concerns by several reputable kashrus agencies worldwide that the process by which cumin is prepared may be chometzdik, the ORB is erring on the side of caution and is no longer accepting any cumin, even if it has hashgacha for Passover.  If you have already used cumin in Passover cooking, please consult with your local Orthodox rabbi as to whether or not you would need to kasher your cookware.

 

April 1, 2012

Closed Facilities:

  • New York Ice Cream Cafe, Boca Raton.
  • Breads, Hallandale.
  • Ufaratzta

 

March 28, 2012

Misrepresentation

  • Boys Farmers Market, 14378 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, is falsely representing that some of their bakery products are kosher certified by the ORB.  The ORB does not certify any bakery product with the Boys Farmers Market label.

New Facility:

  • Menchies Frozen Yogurt, 7028 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, 561-347-7001.  Dairy, cholov stam.

No Longer Under ORB Supervision:

  • Rita's Italian Ices, 9858 Glades Rd., Boca Raton.

 

March 15, 2012

Alert:

  • Cuisine By Sylvia Catering in Boca Raton is not under the supervision of the ORB.

 

March 9, 2012

Correction from Star-K:

 

After continuing investigation, we discovered the product was mislabeled.  It is not manufactured in Turkey.  It is actually made in Bulgaria with Hashacha Temidis.  The product is, in fact, Star-K pareve, bishul Yisroel.

March 7, 2012

 

The following alert was provided by the Star-K:

CHEF’S QUALITY brand Grape Vine Leaves Stuffed with Rice manufactured in Turkey, bears an unauthorized Star-K.  This product is not kosher.  Corrective action has been taken.

 

February 8, 2012

Under New Ownership:

  • Sunrise Pita Too, has been sold.  The new owners have renamed the store Achla Pita Grill and are remaining under the supervision of the ORB.  The restaurant is fleishig.

New:

  • Kugel Dog, inside Chevron service station, 4051 Stirling Rd., Hollywood 33314.  954-258-2450.

 

January 22, 2012

Closed:

  • Cuisine By Sylvia Restaurant, 141 Via Naranja #45B, Boca Raton 33432, 561-996-2530.

 

January 17, 2012

Unauthorized:

  • Frozen Delights, Canyon Town Center, 8784 Boynton Beach Blvd #104, Boynton Beach, is fraudulently using the ORB's logo in their advertising.  They are not certified as kosher by the ORB. Corrective measures are being taken.

Temporary Suspension:

  • Rita's Italian Ices, 9858 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, has changed ownership.  We have temporarily removed kosher certification until the new owner, managers, and staff receive training in operating a kosher establishment.

 

January 3, 2012

Status Change:

  • Urban Rustic Bagel in Hollywood is no longer cholov Yisroel.  This change was entirely their own decision and not due to any supervision issues whatsoever.

 

December 25, 2011

Supervision Change:

  • Frida Getzel Pastries is now under the supervision of Kosher Miami.

 

December 16, 2011

New Facilities:

  • Brendy's9101 Lakeridge Blvd #4, Boca Raton 33496, 561-883-7148.  Ice cream and yogurt.  Cholov stam.
  • Cuisine By Sylvia Restaurant, 141 Via Naranja #45B, Boca Raton 33432, 561-996-2530.  Meat Restaurant.
  • Euro Fusion Restaurant & Bar, 6877 SW 18th St., Boca Raton 33433, 561-921-8656.  Dairy Restaurant.
  • Golden Bean Coffee Roasters, 15311 NW 33rd Place, Miami Gardens 33054, 305-677-2966.

 

November 8, 2011

New Facilities:

  • Golda's, 706 West Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach 33426.  Meat restaurant.
  • Krispy Kreme #1048, 32999 S. Dixie Hwy., Florida City 33034, 305-245-0595.

 

November 6, 2011

New Facility:

  • Bank Atlantic Center, Panther Games, kiosk across from entrance 125/127.

 

October 24, 2011

Closed:

  • JP Bistro, 5056 Stirling Rd., Hollywood.

 

October 17, 2011

ALERT

  • The following products, packaged fresh under the labels Taylor Farms, Sysco, and WalMart, inadvertently bear the ORB logo.  Corrective action is being taken.  These products must be washed and inspected for insects:  broccoli, cauliflower, all types of mixed greens (only when containing whole leaves and no chopped romaine).
  • The following product, packaged fresh under the labels Taylor Farms, Sysco, and WalMart, inadvertently bear the ORB logo.  Corrective action is being taken.  This product should not be purchased:  chopped romaine lettuce.  (If you have already purchased this product, please call one of the ORB rabbis for instructions.)
  • The following products, packaged fresh under the labels Taylor Farms, Sysco, and WalMart, are correctly labeled and may be used without further action: shredded iceberg, shredded cabbage (green and red), sliced or chopped carrots, celery, cucumbers, radishes, potatoes, onions.

 

October 3, 2011

Closed Facility:

  • Rimonim Catering, 11443 W. Palmetto Park, Boca Raton.

 

September 26, 2011

New Facilities:

  • Bagels N Bagels, 128 SW 2nd Ave., Dania, 954-922-9939.  Commercial bagel bakery.
  • Boca Mozart Cafe, 1250 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach 33442, 954-531-1263.  Dairy Restaurant
  • Caketory, 7160 Beracasa Way, Boca 33433, 561-672-7606.  Bakery (pareve, pas Yisroel, yoshon).
  • K'tering Desserts, 2691 NE 203rd St, North Miami Beach 33179, 786-246-6671.  Bakery.
  • Kosher Depot, 2445 Stirling Rd., Dania 33312, 954-987-4345.  Market.
  • Lauren Stacy Berdy Caterer, 377 Franklin St., Hollywood 33019, 754-855-3548.  French cuisine. 
  • Mr. Magician Chef Restaurant, 5650 Stirling Rd., Hollywood 33021, 954-985-9909.  Meat restaurant.
  • Preferred Knife Sharpening, 4943 Leeward Ln, Ft. Lauderdale 33312, 954-417-5202.  Knife sharpener brings his equipment to your facility.
  • Yami Yami, 5021 S. State Rd. 7, Hollywood 33314, 954-533-5543.  Meat restaurant.

Status Change:

  • Le'Chaim Mee China, 4600 N. 46th Ave., Hollywood.  Now Pas Yisroel.

Closed Facilities:

  • Sir Taco, 5650 Stirling Rd.

Change of Address:

  • Artisan Cupcake/Nix, 18947 W. Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, 305-232-4193.
  • Breads, Inc., 121 N. Dixie Hwy, Hallandale, 305-240-7656

 

August 15, 2011

New Facilities:

  • Gamboa Brothers, Inc., 190 Mannie Gunn Rd, Quincy FL 32351. Tel 850-875-1600, Fax 850-627-3493. Packages fresh mushrooms.
  • Meme Odette, 19370 Colllins Ave #B3, Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160. Tel 305-479-2643 or 786-208-5932. Manufactures mullett caviar.

Change of Address:

  • Lasko Tours and Lasko Catering, 3100 N. 29th Ct, Ste #100, Hollywood, FL 33020
  • STB and What-a-Pizza, 2425 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach 33140

No Longer Under ORB:

  • City Nut & Candy, 2329 Hayes St, Hollywood FL 33020

Closed Facilities:

  • Lauren Stacy Berdy Catering
  • Majestic Catering South (Bet Shira), 7500 SW 120th St, Kendall 33156

Note:  Majestic Catering (North) continues to work out of Temple Moses on Miami Beach.

 

August 10, 2011

ALERT

  • "Real Oil" brand cooking oil without a hechsher on the label is being marketed to the kosher groceries by a local distributor.  The ORB does not accept oil without a hechsher.  The distributor has also posted a doctored copy of an ORB Certificate on the oil displays.  The distributor has been contacted and told to remove this oil from any ORB supervised grocery that he sold to.

 

June 23, 2011

New Address:

  • Artisan Cupcakes, 2691 NE 203rd St, Aventura 33180.
  • Cookie Couture, 2691 NE 203rd St, Aventura 33180.

 

June 16, 2011

 New Facility:

  • New York Ice Cream Cafe, 1367 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca, 561-347-3706.  Dairy (cholov stam)

 

June 15, 2011

 

  • GFS (Gordon Food Service) brand institutional-sized (#10 cans) artichoke quarters bear an unauthorized Star-K.  The Star-K does not certify artichoke quarters or hearts. The correct certification, a six-pointed star in a circle, is the symbol of the Rabbinate of Madrid.  The OU is the only known recommended kosher certification agency that supervises the production of artichoke quarters and artichoke hearts.

 

June 3, 2011

No Longer Certified Effective Immediately:

  • Pita Grill Cafe, 658 Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, is under new ownership and no longer kosher certified.

 

May 29, 2011

Closed Facilities:

  • Jenny's Desserts, 1862 N. Young Circle, Hollywood
  • The Pretty Cake (Cakes by Vivianne), 1862 N. Young Circle, Hollywood

Moved and Name Change:

  • Le'Chaim Mee China, now called Le'Chaim Asian Cuisine and Steak House,  4600 Stirling Rd, Hollywood954-946-1770

New Facilities:

  • Kosher Magic, 1839 NE 183rd St, North Miami Beach, 305-932-6687.  Takeout.
  • Mizrachi Catering, 1839 NE 183rd St, North Miami Beach, 954-692-0371.
  • Ufaratzta Kosher Foods / Miami Kosher Meats, 785 S. Congress #8,Delray Beach 33445, 305-542,5117, info@miamikoshermeat.com.  Meat repacker.
  • Urban Rustic Bagel, 2790 Stirling Rd, Hollywood 33020, 305-788-8868.  Pas Yisroel, cholov Yisroel.
  • Winn Dixie / Aventura (#291), 20417 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, 305-935-2969.  Kosher butcher added to kosher bakery and deli.

 

 
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