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Apr 23, 2014 09:09 AM

Fairway Breads No Longer Kosher?

I was at the Fairway on 125th Street in Manhattan this morning and noticed that the kosher symbols next to all the breads, bagels, baked goods, etc. were blacked out with a magic marker. I asked if this was a Passover thing, but was told no, that the bakery is no longer kosher. It's possible that the woman behind the counter had no idea what she was talking about, but just a headsup.

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    1. re: DeisCane

      but the breads , rolls, bagels and baguettes were still kosher.

      1. re: DeisCane

        No, this is something else. I'm not talking about the baked goods which were the past issue (which has been partially resoloved). I'm talking about the breads, the bagels, those stuff. The Chaf-K and Marmonstein logo was blacked out.

      2. I was quite nervous, so I called my local Fairway, the Douglaston branch. The guy I spoke to said that now that Passover is over, everything is kosher again. I presume they crossed out all of the hashgachot over Pesach so that there was no way to say that the breads had supervision over the chag. Whew!

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        1. re: queenscook

          Apparently, the fancy cakes in the display cases in their stores on the UES, UWS and Harlem are no longer kosher.This does not apply to the muffins and pastries which are self service and remain under supervision.

          1. re: Maven123

            What about the bread, bagels and rolls?

            1. re: CWY

              according to twitter, all loose breads are kosher and they switched back to making all the cake case items under cert, im looking in to an elaboration

              1. re: shoelace

                In the 72nd St store the fresh breads are very clearly marked kosher or not marked kosher. Markings are very clear when you are in the store.

                1. re: AdinaA

                  Ah, but if you look closely the fancy looking display cakes are no longer marked as kosher. Those made by Fairway were previously kosher and those produced under the Mitchell London name were not. Now none of them are.

                  1. re: Maven123

                    However, I have noticed that many packaged Fairway baked goods are under the Kaf K Dairy.

                    1. re: moonlightgraham

                      I agree with you but it was always an option to buy a nice celebration cake, and now the option is gone.