Kraft String Cheese is OUD
And in other news, certain types of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese are losing their hechshers altogether.
Please be advised that Kraft Foods will be coming out with a new product:
PHILADELPHIA BACON CREAM CHEESE SPREAD
(Kraft Foods – Northfield, IL
)This product is not kosher certified.
It contains actual bacon and does NOT carry a kosher symbol on the package.
This will unfortunately also affect other Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread products. The following products will no longer be kosher certified:
•Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread
Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.
I just spotted the Kraft mozzarella-cheddar twists with an OU-D at super Walmart last night. Those were on the Polly-O list, but I never actually saw any with an OU, just KD. So that was a nice surprise.
I'd assumed that the KD versions would phase out when new packaging came in, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It's been quite a while now for Polly-O, and I still see a lot that isn't OU. Hopefully with the Kraft versions switching over as well, that situation will improve.
They were the regular kind, not 2%, at a Super Walmart in Maryland.
I guess it makes sense that the OU is not supervising all runs, but I've seen some of the flavors of Polly-O with and without the OU at different times. I was really happy to hear that the Kraft line was also going kosher.
I really appreciate the fact that some mainstream cheeses are now in theory available all over the country. It may not be gourmet, but it's a great thing to be able to pick up when not anywhere near a kosher store.