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O/U - D vs. DE (Or: Haagen Dazs sorbet for Shabbos dessert, anyone??)

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As a follow-up, as per email from the O/U:

The following, and only the following, varieties of Haagen-Dazs sorbet may be considered DE when the OU-D symbol appears on the package:

Chocolate sorbet; Chocolate sorbet bar; Lemon sorbet;
Mango fruit sorbet; Orange sorbet; Orchard Peach sorbet; Raspberry fruit sorbet; Raspberry sorbet; Strawberry fruit sorbet; Strawberry sorbet; Zesty lemon sorbet

Entenmann’s products all contain actual dairy.

David’s unflavored sunflower seeds are made on dairy equipment. However, the BBQ flavored ones contain actual dairy.

Thought you might like to know :) (If you want the email, just ask!)

  1. I'd love to see it. Can you post it to this page?

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    1. re: PapaT

      19th Day of Chodesh Elul 5766

      September 12th, 2006

      Parshat Nitzavim

      Send comments/questions to: kosherq@ou.org

      KC-4465 Haagen Dazs-David’s Sunflower Seeds-Entenmann’s

      Dear Mr. Rosen,

      Thank you for checking with the OU regarding your Kashruth question.

      The following, and only the following, varieties of Haagen-Dazs sorbet maybe considered DE when the OU-D symbol appears on the package:

      Chocolate sorbet

      Chocolate sorbet bar

      Lemon sorbet

      Mango fruit sorbet

      Orange sorbet

      Orchard Peach sorbet

      Raspberry fruit sorbet

      Raspberry sorbet

      Strawberry fruit sorbet

      Strawberry sorbet

      Zesty lemon sorbet

      Entenmann’s products all contain actual dairy.

      David’s unflavored sunflower seeds are made on dairy equipment. However, the BBQ flavored ones contain actual dairy.

      While it shares many qualities and laws with Pareve products, a dairy-free product that was heated on equipment also used for dairy may not be eaten together with a meat product. It may be eaten immediately after a meat product, but not together.

      You will not find the DE designation on a product certified by the OU. The OU designates dairy-free products made on dairy equipment with the ‘OU-D’ symbol and not ‘DE’ (Dairy Equipment). This due to the fact that the OU has seen that in industrial applications, very rarely is a proper cleanup performed after a dairy run before the Pareve run. As a result there is a problem of dairy residue entering the so-called Pareve product.

      Please don’t hesitate to contact us again should you have any further questions.

      With our best wishes for a K’sivah V’Chasimah Tovah, we remain,

      Sincerely,

      The Web (be) Rebbe

      For more information about Kosher, please visit our website, http://oukosher.org.

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    2. Thanks for checking into this, Eric. I'm going to email them myself about all those "dairy" Trader Joe's goodies.

      1. This message board is a resource to swap tips about the most delicious kosher chow, not the most kosher delicious chow. We're not a forum on kosher issues, we're a forum on kosher (and even kosher-style) chow in all its many manifestations. As in the real world, it's every individual's responsibility to decide what meets her/his needs and restrictions, whatever they are. We expect everyone to be tolerant of varying needs and restrictions and to simply watch out for themselves.

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