But Is It Really Dairy?

By: Rabbi Sholom H. Adler, Director of Industrial Kosher, Kashrus Administrator“Hello, this is Meir Schwartz*, am I speaking with Rabbi Adler?”“Yes”“I’m in Costco in New York looking at a package of Kirkland Chocolate Covered Mangoes with a COR dairy symbol, but I don’t see any dairyingredients on the ingredient panel.”“Correct, there are no dairy ingredients in the chocolate used by this manufacturer to cover the mangoes, however the kosher certifier of the chocolate has classified the chocolate as dairy because of halachic issues of cross contamination at the chocolate manufacturing facility. As a result, COR has to classify the chocolate covered ... read more

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