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Polly-O string cheese back on shelves?

Wondering if anyone has seen (OU certified) Polly-O string cheese back on their supermarket shelves? I haven't seen it since they recalled them! (Am I looking in the wrong (UWS) supermarkets? lol!)

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  1. Wow, I didn't know they were recalled. That explains why I couldn't find them anywhere!

    1. The dairy manager at my supermarket told me it wouldn't be until March, but he may just have been speculating.

      1. Nope. Only one of the supermarkets I've seen have any polly-o and that was KD. Since the supermarket in question is the Associated on 96th, goodness knows how old they are.

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        1. re: CloggieGirl

          All Polly-O string cheese is under if the OU, even if it still has the KD on it. They are still working through the old packaging.

          1. re: CWY

            I still dont see the OU in Costco in Lawrence, only the KD, is their stock so old?

            1. re: MartyB

              Or they have a large surplus of old packaging to work with. My father-in-law spent a shabbos at one of the mashgichim of the Polly-O factory near Rochester. He was told that everything that comes out of that factory is under the OU, even if the label hasn't been updated yet.

              1. re: CWY

                The string cheeses at that location previously had an OUD on it, which makes me wonder.

                1. re: CloggieGirl

                  It is my understanding that all of Polly-O's string cheese is manufactured at that one factory in Campbell, NY.

        2. They were recalled? Still seeing them in Houston, TX.

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          1. re: typo lad

            Yes, due to possible spoilage before the use by date.

            Nowhere to be found in Brooklyn

          2. have been looking, no success yet

                1. re: PotatoPuff

                  Fairway in Brooklyn didn't have it. (Last wk)

                  Which leads me to a fairway question- is their dairy usually fresh? I bought milk, didn't look at the date and the expiration was fairly soon. My husband got an international delight creamer, took it to work, and it was spoiled.

                  1. re: cheesecake17

                    I've also had issues with spoiled dairy from Fairway UWS.

                    1. re: PotatoPuff

                      NYC dairy is always tricky because of the time spent in delivery trucks getting to the stores.

                      1. re: PotatoPuff

                        I've never really had issues before. But I checked the dates of the same flavor coffee creamer at shoprite and they were dated may 2014. So if my creamer had a date of dec 2013... It's pretty old. That's gross.

                        1. re: cheesecake17

                          Also for dairy products in NYC the best by date is earlier than outside NYC.

                          1. re: whitewater

                            But I wouldn't expect something so old to be on the shelf!

                      2. re: cheesecake17

                        We often buy milk at Fairway and have never had a problem. They are the least expensive, $1.89 a half gallon last trip, and are dated at least 8-10 days later than my purchase date. I shop at a NJ Fairway or every once in awhile in Brooklyn. One time I asked the dairy person for a later date because the containers on the shelf had only 4 days. Took about 2 minutes to get a container with a later date. Don't ever by those creamers so can't address that issue.

                    2. I was in my local southern CT Stop and Shop this morning and there were three pegs of Polly-O string cheese, all OU-D hanging with all the other string cheese in the dairy section.

                      1. Oh wow didn't know about the recall. I've been looking for so long.

                        1. Honestly, I was quite disappointed with Polly-O string cheese. Haolam and Millers taste way better.

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                          1. re: CWY

                            Really? I find the cy brands to be mushy and flavorless. And I liked the flavors of the pollyO

                          2. back at stop and shop in west caldwell, nj. just family packs have ouD