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Polly-O string cheese back on shelves?

sanekosher Dec 12, 2013 06:12 AM

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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    koshergourmetmart Jan 8, 2014 09:44 AM

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

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      CWY Dec 22, 2013 01:51 PM

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

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        cheesecake17 Dec 23, 2013 07:25 AM

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

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        bethanyshondark Dec 21, 2013 07:44 PM

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

        1. bagelman01 Dec 17, 2013 09:38 AM

          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.

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            PotatoPuff Dec 17, 2013 05:42 AM

            Seen in Fairway UWS yesterday

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              sanekosher Dec 17, 2013 05:53 AM


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                cheesecake17 Dec 17, 2013 07:15 AM

                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.

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                  PotatoPuff Dec 17, 2013 12:51 PM

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

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                    avitrek Dec 17, 2013 12:55 PM

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

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                      cheesecake17 Dec 18, 2013 07:03 AM

                      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.

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                        whitewater Jan 9, 2014 07:24 AM

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

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                          cheesecake17 Jan 10, 2014 07:04 AM

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

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                      mommysmazal Jan 9, 2014 09:49 PM

                      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.

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                    noya Dec 13, 2013 01:52 PM

                    have been looking, no success yet

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                      typo lad Dec 13, 2013 05:14 AM

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

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                        cheesecake17 Dec 14, 2013 03:35 PM

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

                        Nowhere to be found in Brooklyn

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                        CloggieGirl Dec 12, 2013 05:24 PM

                        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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                          CWY Dec 13, 2013 08:01 AM

                          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.

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                            MartyB Dec 13, 2013 12:32 PM

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

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                              CWY Dec 14, 2013 03:50 PM

                              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.

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                                CloggieGirl Dec 16, 2013 08:29 AM

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

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                                  CWY Dec 16, 2013 12:51 PM

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

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                          helou Dec 12, 2013 02:06 PM

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

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                            PotatoPuff Dec 12, 2013 06:56 AM

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

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