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2-05-16 Updates


The products below are Clean when bearing the OU kosher symbol:

Caraway Seeds, Cardamom, Ground Cardamom Seeds, Clove, Ground Clove, Whole Crushed Red Pepper, Curry Blends, Cut Ginger, Cut Turmeric, Ground Cassia, Ground Celery Seed, Ground Cumin, Ground Fennel, Ground Ginger, Ground Turmeric, Ground White Pepper, Kalonji Seeds, Mace Whole & Ground, Whole Black Pepper, Whole Cassia, Whole Cumin, Whole Fennel, Whole Fenugreek, and Whole Turmeric.

Chili Seasoning Mixes

The following Chili Seasonings are Clean when bearing the OU kosher symbol:

Centrella Chili Seasoning, Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Chili Seasoning Mix, Mrs. Dash All Natural Chili Seasoning Mix No Salt, Mrs. Wages Chili Seasoning Mix, Spice Islands Chili Seasoning, Spice Supreme Chili Seasoning Mix, Spice Time Chili Seasoning Mix, Wisconsin Spice Chili Seasoning.

1-6-16 Updates

Jennie O Products

Lean Hot Italian Turkey Sausage       Casings/Pork               Unclean
Lean Turkey Bratwurst                         Casing/Pork                 Unclean

The facility that produces the sausages with the pork casing is number P190. This is the only facility that uses pork products, so items with a different plant number would have no opportunity for cross contamination with pork. The Plant # is found in the circle with the word "Inspected".

12-18-15 Updates

GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Salmon

AquAdvantage has created Salmon using a growth hormone from Chinook salmon and a gene from an eel-like ocean fish that makes it reach market size twice as quickly as other salmon. It has been approved by the FDA and doesn't have to be declared on labels as a GMO.

To be safe, only buy "WILD CAUGHT SALMON" fresh or canned.

To read more about this, read the article below.
Genetically engineered salmon is fit for dinner, FDA says in first decision of its kind.

Corn Beef at Food 4 Less Deli

It has been reported to us that the Corn Beef at this store contains pork. An employee informed us, so please check with them if you buy from this store to see if this is the case at all locations or just one in particular. Let us know what you find. Thank you.

Kirkland Signature

Their Kirkland brand multi vitamins contains gelatin which is derived from porcine (pork). They are unclean.

12-11-15 Update

Food Source LP (Aldi's)

Their Season's Choice Vegetable Lasagna contains cheese enzymes and cultures from vegetable sources. It is designated Clean.

11-27-15 Updates

Swanson Health Products

They have a large selection of products, so please read the labels. The gelatin used in their products is either bovine (beef) or pork (pig). If it's not stated in the ingredients legend which is used, they don't have a way of finding out. They do have some products that are kosher certified. Check with the organization that certifies the product to verify whether it is clean or not since all of them are not the same.

Hostess Snack Cakes

The gelatin used in some of their products (Chocolate Cupcakes, Orange Cupcakes, Sno-Balls) is from pork and are designated Unclean. Check the labels for pork ingredients.

Some of their products (Red Velvet, Baseball Cupcakes, Sno-Balls) contain carmine, which is an unclean food coloring. They are Unclean. Again, check the label for this ingredient.

None of their products are safe for vegetarians and at this time none of them contain L-Cysteine.

1-21-15 Update

Patti Labelle Pie

The Patti Labelle Sweet Potato Pie contains L-Cysteine from Duck and is designated Unclean.

Great Value Ice Cream (Walmart)

Most of their Ice Cream Products are certified kosher by the OU (Orthox Union) and are designated Clean. Must bear the OU symbol and have no L-Cystein in the ingredient legend.

11-6-15 Update

Meat Glue (Transglutaminase)

In commercial food processing, transglutaminase is used to bond proteins together. Examples of foods made using transglutaminase include imitation crabmeat, and fish balls. It is produced by Streptoverticillium mobaraense fermentation in commercial quantities or extracted from animal blood (blood plasma of pigs and cows, specifically the coagulant that makes blood clot), and is used in a variety of processes, including the production of processed meat and fish products. Transglutaminase can be used as a binding agent to improve the texture of protein-rich foods such as surimi or ham. Reference: Wikipedia

It is our recommendation that if you buy chicken nuggets, fish nuggets, filet mignon, or any meat product that you may think was made with this ingredient, please contact the company to verify whether meat glue was used or not. We know that it is against God's Dietary Law to consume blood, so be careful.

To read more about this here's a link to an article from Mercola: The Dangers of Meat Glue

10-23-15 Update

Wines, Beers & Liquors

During the fining process (the process of making proteins in a wine clump together so it can easily be removed) some wine companies use gelatin (pork, beef, etc.), shellfish and/or isinglass (from catfish), egg whites or egg shells. For this reason, please make sure the liquor you purchase is clean. The following website has a search engine for vegan wines, beer and other liquors: Use it or contact the company that makes the product you want to purchase and inquire about the ingredients and the fining process that is used.

10-14-15 Updates

White Castle Restaurant

As of now, all of their buns are free of L-Cysteine regardless of the color of the strap on the packaging.

The Waffles are free of unclean ingredients and are designated Clean.

The White Gravy is UNCLEAN. It contains rendered bacon fat.

Strawberry Topping - The 'Natural Flavoring' is from botanical sources. It is designated Clean.

Whipped Topping - The Sodium Caseinate is from cow's milk, the Polysorbate 60 and the Sorbian Monostearate are vegetable sources. It is designated Clean.

NOW Products (foods/vitamins)

The two piece hard shell capsules that lists gelatin, the source is derived from pork and beef gelatin. They are Unclean.

The softgels are derived from beef gelatin. Not kosher certified. They are Clean.

The Veg caps are derived from tree fiber. They are Clean.

This company makes over 100 products, so please make sure that the product you purchase is certified kosher by the OU, OK and not just a K. There are several kosher organizations that accept chemically modified pork gelatin.

Here's a list of their kosher products:

Jiffy Mix

The Vegetarian Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is produced on the same equipment with the product containing lard. It is Unclean.

10-9-15 Updates

Horizon Organic

The source of their Vitamin D3 is from lanolin (sheep) and the DHA is algae based and does not contain any animal derivatives.

Their Classic, Organic & Super Mac Macaroni & Cheese products are vegetarian and are designated Clean.

9-25-15 Updates

White Castle Restaurant

Their cheese is made with microbial enzymes or calf rennet and is designated Clean. As for the buns, please understand that they still have the old formula buns in distributions, so until they are all gone, always ask what color is the strap on the buns the day you visit one of their locations.

Horizon Organic

All of their cheeses are made with microbial enzymes and are vegetarian but not vegan. They are designated Clean.
They have shredded and sliced cheeses as well as an American singles cheese.

9-18-15 Update

White Castle Restaurant Buns

They have recently reformatted their formula for their buns and removed the L-Cysteine. The new buns should be in their restaurants now in the Chicago-land area. Just make sure to ask what color is the strap on the packaging for the buns. If it is BLUE, they are Clean. If it is another color they are not.

9-7-15 Updates

Bay Valley Foods (Aldi's)

The Cheese Club Macaroni & Cheese is made with microbial enzymes but is produced on equipment with dried bacon bits. It is designated Unclean. They have a kosher one but it is only available at Publix & Winn-Dixie.

The Cheese Club Shells & Cheese is made with goat enzymes but is produced on equipment with dried bacon bits. It is designated Unclean.

Bunny Breads

Their products do not contain L-Cysteine. The Mono-Diglycerides are plant sourced. The only animal ingredients are from milk or eggs. They are designated Clean.

8-27-15 Updates

Kraft Heinz Company

Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese contains Lipase enzymes from animal sources (pork, beef, lamb) based on availability. It is designated Unclean.

Below are alternative grated Parmesan cheeses that are certified kosher by the OU:

The Cheese Guy

Haolam (KAJ kosher)

8-13-15 Updates

Nature Valley Bars (General Mills)

The Nature Valley Granola Bars are certified kosher by the OU.  The box must have the OU symbol on it.  They are designated CLEAN as long as they don't contain L-Cysteine.
Pareve = Non-animal/Non-Dairy
Dairy = Contains dairy (milk) ingredient but no other animal ingredients

Hillshire Brand: (Updated 8/17/15)

After getting additional information today the status of their Ball Park products has changed:

Ball Park Products - All of their Beef and Pork Products (Franks, Hot Dogs, etc.) are produced on the same line and are not kosher certified due to cross-contamination. They are designated UNCLEAN.

Their Chicken & Turkey products (All Varieties) are produced on separate equipment but in the same plant. Due to them being processed with bacon, bacon fat and cheese (enzymes are beef/pork) they are designated UNCLEAN.

Sara Lee Desserts - Always look at the ingredients to make sure that GELATIN is not there.  If so, don't buy it.  Gelatin is Pork/Beef.

All of their products that are kosher will bear an OU kosher symbol or a [Kosher KVH-D kosher symbol]
Here's a link to the 179 products that they certify as kosher:
Just type in Sara Lee in the search box. NOTE: Make sure L-Cysteine is not present on the ingredients label.


Here is a link to Hershey's Kosher Products List:

Jolly Rancher - Only the following products are certified kosher by the OU:
JOLLY RANCHER Bold Fruit Smoothie Candy Cane

All of their products containing Carmine (Cochineal) are Unclean.
All products containing Gelatin as well as the Jolly Rancher Bites - filled Gummis are Unclean.
Jolly Rancher Hard Candies are not certified kosher. We are waiting on more information as to why and will update once we know.

C&H Sugar

All of their products are Pareve (no dairy or meat) and certified kosher by OK kosher. They are Clean.
Here's a link to their kosher products:

7-1-15 Updates

Gatorade, G2 Thirst Quencher ready-to-drink varieties, Gatorade Endurance Formula ready-to-drink and concentrate are designated Clean. Look for the Circled U symbol on the front of the label.

G.H. Cretors Popcorn
All of their products are pork free and designated Clean.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. - Luigi's Italian Ice
All of their products are animal free and designated Clean.  Look for the OU symbol on the label.

Turkey Ham, Turkey Franks, Turkey Bacon, Smoked Turkey Sausage, Turkey Kielbasa, Turkey Bologna, Fresh Turkey Breakfast Sausage links, Deli Turkey and Chicken products are made at a different facility to prevent cross contamination with pork products.  They are designated Clean.

Butterball Turkey Dinner Sausage Products that contain Pork:
Italian Style Turkey Sausage Sweet - Pork Casing - Unclean
Italian Style Turkey Sausage Hot- Pork Casing - Unclean
Bratwurst - Pork Casing - Unclean

Masters Gallery (Jewel) - Essential Everyday Cheeses
Natural Cheeses are made with Microbial/Vegetable Enzymes and are designated Clean.

Their Processed Cheeses and Grated Cheeses are processed on same equipment with pork ingredients. They are designated Unclean. Their Asiago and Romano cheeses are made with enzymes based on market availability and are Unclean.

Clean BBQ Sauces: Sweet Baby Rays, Open Pit & Jack Daniel's.  Look for the OU kosher symbol on the bottle.

5-29-15 Updates

Tootsie Roll Candy

All of their products are pork and carmine free. They are certified by the OU and are designated Clean.

5-22-15 Update


Their Kraft Handi Snacks contain enzymes from animal (beef/pork) sources and are designated Unclean. All products made by them that contain enzymes should be inquired about before purchase.

2-13-15 Updates

Friendly Farms (Aldi's)

The natural enzymes in Friendly Farms Sour Cream is called "Chymosin" and is PLANT based; therefore, it is designated CLEAN.

Hormel Chili

Attention: Some of their products may have both Beef and Pork in the ingredients legened. Please read before purchase. We will update you once we find out why this is happening.

1-19-15 Update

Bertolli Sauces

Their sauces only contain animal or animal derived ingredients if they are listed on the label, e.g., cheese, cream, etc. The label may also specify that the product is flavored with "beef" or "meat". The "Meat" is always beef. However, the cheese in products may be produced using ingredients derived from pork. You must check each label. If the product contains cheese, then you must assume it contains a pork derivative. All of their cheese sauces are designated Unclean.

Herr's Snack Products

Most of their products are certified kosher by the OU. The symbol must be present on the packaging. Here's a link to their website:

1-10-15 Update


The kosher list for Pillsbury products has been updated.

1-01-15 Update

Moo & Oink

The casing used on their Turkey and Beef Sausages is made from Pork. They are Unclean.

12-05-14 Update

Parker House Sausage

All of their products are produced on the same equipment with their pork products. They are Unclean.

White Castle

All of their buns contain L-Cysteine from Duck feathers and are still Unclean. They are presently working on a new formula to remove that ingredient from their buns. Whenever this is done we will post it here.

10-24-14 Update

Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb AREDS Eye Vitamins contain gelatin made from Pork. They are designated Unclean. All of their vitamins containing gelatin are Unclean.

10-16-14 Updates

Noosa Yoghurt

All varieties contain kosher gelatin sourced from bovine (beef). They are certified kosher by the OU and are designated CLEAN.

Wallaby Organic Yogurt

All of their yogurts and Kefir Organic are gelatin free and certified kosher by the OU. They are designated CLEAN.

Ferrero Inc.

Their Nutella Hazelnut Spread and Ferrero Chocolates contains whey that is animal free. They are certified kosher and are designated CLEAN.

Their Tic-Tac Mints are animal free but are not kosher certified. They are safe for vegetarians and designated CLEAN.

8-30-14 Update

Cheese Bites Emmentaler & Cheese Bites Gouda: (Aldi's)

The source of the animal rennet in sweet whey powder, cheese powder, yoghurt powder and butter powder are from cow (beef). {They are not kosher certified because they contain both meat and dairy ingredients.} They are designated CLEAN.

8-22-14 Updates

Green Giant

All of their frozen products that contain Gelatin are unclean because the gelatin is from pork.

Hershey's Updated Kosher List

Here is a link to their updated kosher list of products certerfied by the OU:


Rising MAG 64 (Magnesium Chloride) is pork and shell fish free. The animal content is Bovine (Beef). It is Clean.

7-4-14 Update

Cafe Valley Bakery

There products are certified kosher by OK Kosher. Make sure to read the label and verify that the product you buy doesn't contain L-Cysteine. For a list of their products visit their website at and to see where they can be purchased click this link:

3-5-14 Update

Burger King

It is being reported that the Quarter Pounder contains castoreum (a secretion from the anal glands of beavers). To read more click on the link:

12-27-13 Update

Annie's Fruit Snacks

They are animal free and vegan certified. They are Clean.

Market Pantry (Target)

Their Fruit Snacks contain gelatin sourced from pork and are Unclean.


Their fruit snacks contain both beef and pork gelatin and are Unclean.

10-26-13 Update

Swai Fish

Swai is an Aaian catfish from the pangasiidae family (pangasius hypopthatalmus) that has fins but no scales. It can be mistaken for clean fish if it has been filleted, so be careful when buying fish that has already been processed.

8-22-13 Updates

Wrigley's Products

All products containing Stearic Acid (source = Beef/Pork) are designated Unclean.

The products sold in the United States that contain gelatin include:

Altoids® mints (Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Liquorice, Ginger, Cool Honey).  Please note that Altoids® Smalls do not contain gelatin and are produced on different equipment from the original Altoids.

Life Savers® Gummies - Note: Gelatin is pork/beef sourced. (UNCLEAN)

All Starburst® Fruit Chews varieties (Original, Tropical, Sours, FaveReds, Morph, Sweet Fiesta, Very Berry) -
Note: Gelatin is beef sourced. (CLEAN)

All Starburst® GummiBursts (Original, Sours, Flavor Duos) - Note: Gelatin is pork/beef. (UNCLEAN)

Extra® Polar Ice. - Note: Gelatin is pork/beef. (UNCLEAN)

- Dairy is used in their Creme Savers® - Note: The Cream Savers do not contain gelatin and are designated Clean.

- Life Savers® Pep-O-Mint and Wint-O-Green also contain stearic acid, which is an animal-based ingredient. 
: Stearic Acid is Pork/Beef (UNCLEAN).

Note: Skittles and the non-animal products are made on different equipment in other plants.  They are CLEAN.

NOTE: The Clean & Unclean Products list and Print Version will updated with this information soon. Peace!

7-26-13 Updates

Sargento Products

Sargento Shredded and Sliced cheeses as well as their refrigerated Natural cheeses are made with non-animal rennet except those containing Romano, Asiago, or Jarlsberg cheeses. They are designated Clean.

Their MooTown and Dippables Cheese & Sticks, Cheese & Crackers and Cheese & Pretzels Snacks contain enzymes from beef rennet and are designated Clean.

6-12-13 Updates

Dandies Vegan Products

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows are animal free and certified kosher by the cRc. They can be found at most Whole Foods Stores and are designated Clean.

New Vitality

Super Beta Prostate contains oyster shells as the first ingredient and the soft gels contain gelatin derived from pork. Both are designated Unclean.

6-7-13 Updates

Unilever (Lipton)

Lipton Cup-A-Soup contains animal ingredients in the natural flavors (from many different suppliers) and they are unable to give the sources of the animal content. They are designated Unclean.

Hershey Company

Ice Breakers Ice Cubes and all of their products containing Gelatin (pork derived) are Unclean.


The following products are certified kosher by the Star K and designated Clean:

Canned Pineapple (all varieties)
Canned Juice
Tropical Fruit Salad
Fruit Bowls
Fruit in plastic jars
Fruit-n-Gel Bowls, Mandarin Oranges in Mandarin Orange Gel, Pine/Lime Gel
Pouch Fruit
Healthy Snacks (Raisins, Dates & Prunes)
Flurry Cups
Frozen Fruit


Dean's Milk contains Lanolin from Sheep and is designated Clean.


The Plain Natural, Lowfat & Fat Free, and Natural Flavors Yogurt are certified kosher by the OU and are designated Clean.

All of their yogurts and other products that contain Carmine and/or Kosher Gelatin sourced from Pig hides are designated Unclean.

4-26-13 Updates

Chobani Greek Yogurts

All of their products are free of pork gelatin and are safe for vegetarians. They are designated Clean.

Food 4 Less (Kroger)

Their Soft Taco Tortillas do not contain any animal bi-products and are safe for Vegetarians. They are designated Clean.

ATTN: Regarding Roasted Nuts

Please read the ingredient legend on all roasted nuts, especially peanuts because they might contain gelatin from pork sources.

4-12-13 Updates


The following Nestlé Candy products are Clean and certified Kosher by the OU:

100 Grand Bar
Baby Ruth
Buncha Crunch
Crunch Crisps
Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars
Oh Henry
Butterfinger Bites
Butterfinger Crisp
Butterfinger Pieces in Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate Bar
Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates
Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters
Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Bar
Dark Raisinets

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc.

Click here for a list of all of their products that are certified kosher by the CRC.

4-2-13 Update

Carl Buddig Meats

All of their products are produced on the same equipment with their pork products and are designated UNCLEAN.

3-22-13 Updates

Associate Brands - Aldi's Bouillon cubes

Their Beef & Chicken Bouillon cubes are pork-free and the natural flavoring is non-animal. They are designated CLEAN.

Flatout Inc. - Flatout Bread

None of their products (Flatout bread, Wraps and Foldit) contain L-Cysteine or animal by-products. The enzymes are non-animal. They are designated CLEAN.

Fresherized Foods  - Wholly Guacamole

This product doesn't contain any animal ingredients and is certified kosher by the OU. It is designated CLEAN.

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA- COFFEE

All of their products are certified kosher by the OU. They are designated CLEAN. Click here for Kosher list.

3-13-13 Update

Scott Petersen Products

All of their products are produced on shared equipment with their pork products. They are designated UNCLEAN.

3-08-13 Updates

Cloverhill Patries (Aldi's Baker's Treat Pastries)

All of Cloverhill's products are vegetable based and non-animal.  The Baker's Treat Products sold at Aldi's doesn't carry a Kosher symbol but the Cloverhill brand does. They are designated CLEAN.

Citrus Systems (Aldi Nature's Nectar Strawberry-Kiwi and Guava-Mango Juice, 59oz carton)

They stated that this product is safe for vegetarians and doesn't contain any animal ingredients.  Also, there's no carmine in the product. The coloring is Red-40. They are designated CLEAN.

Home Run Inn (Frozen Pizza Division)

Their FROZEN Cheese & 4 Cheese Pizza contain cheese cultures from synthetic enzymes and the sauce does not contain shellfish. Their representattive stated that there is no other animal ingredient in the product and the dough doesn't contain L-Cysteine. They are designated CLEAN.

1/31/13 Update

Guinness Beer

Their beers contain an ingredient (Isinglass) from catfish and are designated UNCLEAN.

1/18/13 Updates

Farmland Foods

All of their products (Beef Hot Dogs, Turkey Bacon, etc.) are made on the same equipment with their pork products and are designated UNCLEAN.

DiGiorno Pizza

The Spicy Chicken Supreme (formerly the DiGiorno Spicy Chicken Pizza) contains L-Cysteine from Duck feathers and is designated UNCLEAN. ALL products containing pork and L-Cysteine are UNCLEAN.

1-11-13 Updates


Yoplait and Colombo Yogurts without Cochineal are Clean and certified kosher.  Click here for their kosher list of 2013.

PILLSBURY (General Mills)

Click here for a list of their bread/biscuit products that are clean and certified kosher.


Aldi's L'Oven Fresh hot dog & hambuger buns are pork free and are designated Clean.
Jewel Packaged Breads do not contain pork or L-Cysteine and are designated Clean.


Butter [All Varieties] has natural flavor from lactic acid and are designated Clean.
Margarine & Spreads (Clean)
Cocoa Classics Hot Cocoa MIX (Clean)
Cappuccino Classics Hot Cappuccino Mix (Clean)
Sauté Express (Clean)
NATURAL CHEESES have enzymes from microbial sources and are designated Clean.


BENECOL Spreads & BENECOL Smart Chew Caramel Flavor contain vegetable Mono-and Diglycerides and are kosher certified.  They are designated Clean.

MCNEIL NUTRITIONALS, LLC (All of their products are certified Kosher.)

Lactaid Whole Milk contains Vitamin D3 from Lamb's wool and is designated Clean.
LACTAID Brand All Natural Ice Cream Vanilla (CLEAN)


All products are certified Kosher and designated Clean except for the frozen entrees and pizzas.


Tuscan Garden products: Ranch & French Dressings are pork free and designated Clean.

11-30-12 Updates

Jennie O Products

Lean Hot Italian Turkey Sausage       Casings/Pork               Unclean
Lean Turkey Bratwurst                         Casing/Pork                 Unclean
Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage         Casing/Brown Algae    Clean

The Natural Flavoring in all of their products is plant based. The Natural Smoke Flavor in their Turkey Bacon is from the smoke from the wood used in the curing process.

11-1-12 Updates

Armour/Eckrich Meats

Eckrich Smoke Sausage (all varieties) are produced on the same equipment with pork and are designated Unclean.


All Colgate Toothpastes are free of animal derived ingredients and the glycerine is synthetic or vegetable sourced. They are designated Clean.

Colgate Wisp & Colgate Max Fresh with Mouthwash Beads contain pork gelatin and are designated Unclean.

10-5-12 Update

Con Agra

Their Chef Boyardee Cheese Pizza Makers contain cheeze using enzymes from both animal (beef/pork) and microbial sources. They are designated UNCLEAN.

9-29-12 Updates

King's Hawaiian Bread

Their Round Breads & Rolls no longer contain L-Cysteine and the enzymes as well as the mono-diglycerides are vegetable based. They are both designated CLEAN.


Their Brick Oven Cheese Pizzas have L-Cysteine from Duck and are designated UNCLEAN.

Their Naturally Rising Cheese Pizzas do not contain L-Cysteine and the enzymes in the cheese are plant and microbial.
They are designated CLEAN.

Schwabe North America/ Enzymatic Therapy®

The Metabolic Advantage™ contains porcine ingredients and is designated UNCLEAN.

8-30-12 Updates

Panera Bread

Bagels & Artisan Breads are designated Clean.

Note: They have recently introduced a new natural bagel base in their bagels that does not use l-cysteine or cysteine.

8-10-12 Updates


Robitussin Peak Cold Cough & Chest Congestion DM is animal free and designated Clean.

Note: They don't have a list of Vegetarian products nor are any of their products certified kosher. You have to call and ask about every product to find out if it's animal-free. Contact them at 800-762-4675.


All breakfast links are encased in sheep casing and the dinner sausages are encased in pork but because all products are
produced on the same equipment they're all designated Unclean.

A&W Root Beer

A&W's Cream Soda is designated Unclean because they refused to answer whether their product contain Castoreum (comes from Beavers). Their Root Beer is certified kosher by the cRc.

7-20-12 Updates


All of their products are animal free and certified kosher by the OU except their bar soaps.


All of their cheese products are made with microbial enzymes and are designated Clean.

All of their gelatin products are made with animal derived gelatin and are designated Unclean.

Their cheese may be purchased at the following locations:

Sunset, Caputos, Treasure Island, Pete’s, Tony’s, Ultra, Strack and Van Til, Walts, Garden Fresh and some Super Walmarts.

A & W (Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group)

Their Cream Soda is designated UNCLEAN due to their refusal to answer whether their product contains Castoreum.

The A&W Root Beer is certified kosher by the CRC (Chicago Rabinical Council)


All of their products are certified kosher except the Pink Bubble Gum and Rocky Road, which contains gelatin.


6-26-12 Update

Aunt Millie's Bakeries

The Old World French Sub Rolls and the 4 ounce Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Whole Grain Bagels contain L-Cysteine and are designated UNCLEAN.

The following are products that are Kosher Pareve and designated CLEAN:

- Hearth 100% Natural 100% Whole Wheat Bread
- Hearth 100% Natural Honey Oatmeal Bread
- Hearth 100% Natural Whole Grain White Bread
- Hearth Fiber for Life 12 Grain Bread
- Hearth Fiber for Life Honey Crunchy Oat Bread
- Hearth Fiber for Life Potato Bread
- All of the Hearth Organic and Hearth Whole Grain line
- Hearth Raisin Swirl Bread
- Wheat/White Sandwich Bread
- Family Style Whole Grain Wheat Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns
- Family Style White Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns
- All of the Hearth Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns
- All of the Slimwiches

6-22-12 Update

Baker's & Chef's (Sam's Club)

White American Cheese 120 ct slices is designated UNCLEAN due to trace amounts of porcine enzymes.


5-25-12 Updated (Edited 6/8/12)

Frito Lay

The following Doritos/Cheetos products are Porcine (Pork) Free and are designated CLEAN:

Doritos Jacked flavors
Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili
Doritos Nacho Cheese
Doritos Cool Ranch
Doritos Spicy Nacho
Flammin' Hot Cheestos

The products below contain Porcine (Pork) Enzymes and are designated UNCLEAN:

Doritos Blazin' Buffalo Ranch

The products below are UNCLEAN (even though they are on the Porcine Free list) due to cross-contamination with other products produced on shared equipment with products containing porcine enzymes:

Chocolate mini sandwich cream cookies
Chocolate sandwich cream cookies
Vanilla  mini sandwich cream cookies
Mini chocolate chip cookies
Soft Bakers chip cookies

5-19-12 Update

Nature's Bounty Product's

ABC Plus
pork - gelatin
ABC Plus® Senior
pork - gelatin
Advanced Probiotic 10
Extra Strength Acidophilus Probiotic Gold
Probiotic Acidophilus
Chewable Probiotic Acidophilus with Bifidus
Extra Strength Probiotic Acidophilus with Pectin
Acetyl L-Carnitine w/Alpha Lipoic Acid
Super Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid
B-100® Ultra B-Complex
C & vegetarian
B-Complex with Folic Acid plus Vitamin C
Sublingual Liquid B-Complex with B-12
Time Released B-Complex with Folic Acid plus Vitamin C
B-Complex Plus B-12
Stress B-Complex with C & Zinc
Super B-Complex with Folic Acid plus Vitamin C
Time Released High Potency B-100® Balanced B-Complex
Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh
Absorbable Calcium plus Vitamin D3
Calcium with Vitamin D3
Calcium 600 (60 Tablets)

Click here for the complete list of their products.

1-14-12 Update

Mom's Best Natural's Cereals

The Gelatin used in their products is derived from pork and the sources of the natural flavorings is
proprietary.  They are designated Unclean.


12-22-11 Updates

Bongards Creameries (Aldi's Brand)

Clancy's Cheese Spread (similar to Velveeta) is pork free and the enzymes/rennet is non-animal.
It is designated Clean.

Garrett's Popcorn Products

All of their products are porcine (pork)-free and are considered vegetarian but not vegan (no dairy or meat).
They are designated Clean.

Bake House Creations (Sara Lee/Aldi's Brand)

Bake House Creations Crescent Rolls are non-animal and free of L-Cysteine.
They are designated Clean.

12-20-11 Updates

Mrs. Freshley's

SnoBalls contain gelatin from pork and Carmine. They are designated Unclean.

Benton's (Aldi's Brand)

Fig Bars are plant based and designated Clean.

L'Oven Fresh (Aldi's Brand)/Brother's Baking

L'Oven Fresh Products that bear a Kosher symbol without L-Cysteine in the ingredient legend are designated Clean.  Those without a Kosher symbol and/or have L-Cysteine in them are UNCLEAN.

12-9-11 Updates

Frito Lay

FRITO-LAY French Onion Dip , FRITOS Bean Dip, FRITOS Hot Bean Dip with Jalapeno Peppers, FRITOS Mild Cheddar Flavor Cheese Dip, FRITOS Southwest Enchilada Black Bean Flavored Dip, LAY'S French Onion Flavored Dip , LAY'S Smooth Ranch Flavored Dip, TOSTITOS Creamy Spinach Flavored Dip , TOSTITOS Monterey Jack Queso Dip & TOSTITOS Spicy Nacho Dip are Pork Free and designated CLEAN. *For a list of their Pork-Free products, visit them at:

L'oven Fresh (Aldi)

Mini Butter Croissants contain L-cysteine from duck feather and are designated UNCLEAN.  All of their products containing this ingredient are unclean even when bearing a kosher symbol.

Kosher Update

OK (Circled K) Kosher Organization
accepts L-Cysteine from duck feathers.  If you see this symbol on a product and L-Cysteine is in the ingredient statement don't buy the product without investigating the source.
Note: L-Cysteine can come from human hair, horse hair, duck and chicken feathers or synthetic (from plant or bacteria).

11-25-11 Update

Sara Lee/Bimbo

On Nov. 7th, 2011, Sara Lee sold their Bimbo Breads to Bimbo Bakeries USA.  Bimbo Bakeries states that the fats, such as mono-diglycerides are made from vegetable sources.  Some of their product line is kosher certified and carry a symbol from the organization certifying them.  Read the label and make sure that the product carries both a kosher symbol and L-cysteine is NOT in the ingredient legend.
Note: The Product Lists will be updated with this information soon. Thank you!

9-14-11 Updates


WONKA makes Pixy Stix & Spree Candy and are using Carmine as a food coloring.  All Pixy Stix & Spree
Candy are designated Unclean.  All products containing this food coloring are Unclean.

Garden Of Eatin'

Nacho Cheese Yellow Tortilla Chips are made with non-animal enzymes and are certified kosher
by the KofK.  They are designated Clean.

Kraft (Cadbury)

Bubbaloo Bubble Gum is CLEAN.
Trident Layers and Trident Splash are UNCLEAN.
Regular Trident and Stride are CLEAN.

All gum products containing gelatin are made with pork and are designated Unclean.

Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc

All of their products containing gelatin are made with pork/beef sources.  They are designated Unclean.

9-9-11 Updates

Balance Bars

Balance Bars (all varieties) are non-pork and designated Clean.  They are certified kosher by the OU (Circle U).

8-19-11 Updates

Con Agra

Reddi Wip Topping - CLEAN
The mono-dyglycerides are vegetable sourced and the product is OU certified.  

Bolthouse Farms

Juice Drinks, Vegetable products and Salad Dressings bearing the OU kosher symbol - CLEAN
They don't contain any pork and are certified by the OU.

Lifeway Kefir Probiotics

Drinks & Farmer's Cheeses - CLEAN
They are pork free and certified by the cRc.
Click the link for a list of their certified products:

Garden of Eatin'

Snack food products contain microbial enzymes, no meat and are lacto ovo vegetarian (Safe for vegetarians who eat milk and eggs).  Because the non-cheese products are animal free they are designated Clean. 
Information is pending on their cheese snacks.

The Salsa is Kof K certified and designated Clean.

8-9-11 Updates

Rinaldi Products

Francesco Rinaldi 24 oz Tomato Basil Sauce
Francesco Rinaldi 24 oz Marinara Sauce
Both are animal free and designated CLEAN.

Coca-Cola Products

The following products are UNCLEAN:
Minute Maid Juices To Go Ruby Red Grapefruit Drink
Jugos Del Valle Strawberry Banana Juice Nectar
Jugos Del Valle Strawberry Juice Nectar

To view a *list (PDF) of their products that are CLEAN year round, click the link below:
Kosher-Coca-Cola Products
* You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the list.

7-12-11 Updates

Dr. Katz- Thera Breath Products

All of their products are plant based and are designated Clean.

Cajun Moon Sausages Company

All of their products are pork free and use a collagen casing.  They are designated Clean.

6-24-11 Updates

Johnsonville Products

All of their products are designated UNCLEAN because both the pork and beef products are produced on the same equipment.

Nature's Sunshine Updat

To view *lists (PDF) of their products containing Porcine (pork) and/or Shell fish, click on the following:



* You will need Adobe Reader to view them

6-12-11 Updates

Tootsie Roll Compan

The following Tootsie products are designated CLEAN and are certified kosher by the

Tootsie Rolls
Tootsie Frooties
Tootsie Pops
Junior Mints
Junior Caramels
Caramel Apple Pops
Charleston Chews
Sugar babies

* Check products for OU symbol before purchasing

Nature's Sunshin

The Hard Shell Capsules are made with Bovine (Beef) and are Clean.
The Soft Shell Capsules are made with Porcine (Pork) and are Unclean.


The Cheese & Cinnamon Danish no longer have a kosher symbol.  Please reframe from eating these products until we find out why they are no longer kosher certified.

5-27-11 Updates

Cool Cups Snacks

For anyone looking for a gelatin snack,
Cool Cups makes a 4-pack gel snack (available at select Whole Foods Stores and some Health Food Stores) that is Gelatin Free, Gluten Free, Fat Free, Dairy Free, GMO Free, and has No Artificial Colors or Preservatives.  They are desinated CLEAN.

Additional products

(Animal Free instant oatmeal, crackers & cookies) available at Whole Foods & Kroger or online.
Heaven Scent
(Animal Free Cookies & Rice bars) available online.

5-21-11 Update

Starbursts & Skittles

Starburst and Skittles candies are now being made by Wrigley.  None of Wrigley's products are
certified kosher in the US.  They have added gelatin (pork) to the following products:
Skittles Crazy Cores (UNCLEAN)   *Information is pending on the other Skittles products.
ALL of Starburst Gummi Candies (UNCLEAN)
ALL of Starburst Fruit Chews (UNCLEAN)

5-13-11 Update

Mom's Best Naturals

All products containing gelatin, the source is pork and the items are designated UNCLEA

4-22-11 Updat


All of Aqua Fresh Toothpastes are made without animal derivatives and the glycerine is vegetable sourced.
They are designated CLEA

3-27-11 Update

Restaurant Notice

We are posting the information below as a courtesy because we are no longer researching restaurant food.  Please inquiry with the manager at every restaurant you visit to obtain the status of their food

Burger Kin

Their Sesame Seed Buns and Specialty Buns contain L-cysteine and are designated Unclean


Their buns no longer have L-cysteine but due to the fact that they contain monodiglycerides, enzymes and other suspect ingredients, their status will remain unclean until definitive information about those ingredients is obtained

2-4-11 Updates

Alpha Baking Compa
ny (S. Rosen Breads/Rolls)

The L-Cysteine used in their products is from Duck Feathers.  Not all of their products contain this food additive, so READ the LABEL.  The Sausage & Brat Rolls and the French Rolls have this additive and are designated UNCLEAN

Knorr Products

The rennet used in their products containing cheese is from a synethic source. Please read the LABELS for additional information about the kind of meat and/or fat used in the products.  As long as those ingredients aren't from an unclean source they are designated CLEAN

Natural Wellbeing Inc
. (Trilex cold sore medication)

Their products are certified kosher. The Trilex has no animal products in it and the Magnesium is derived from vegetable oils.  It is designated CLEAN

Brown Cow Farm Produc

All of their yogurts are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union and are pork free.  They are designated CLEA

1-26-11 Updates

Pepperidge Farm Product

The mono and diglycerides used in their breads are from a plant source, unless otherwise specified from a vegetable source.  The source of the cheese enzymes in their Cheddar Cheese Goldfish is beef. In addition, the gelatin used in their Pepperidge Farm products is derived from pork.

• Breads are designated CLEAN
• Cheddar Cheese Goldfish are designated CLEAN
• ALL Pepperidge Farm Products containing gelatin are UNCLEAN

Pinnacle Food

• Bernstein's Dressings are designated UNCLEAN
• Vlasic Products bearing the OU kosher symbol are CLEAN
• Brooks Beans and Chili are designated CLEAN


None of their products contain animal derived ingredients. They are designated CLEAN

Knorr Produc

Knorr Rice Sides Herb & Butter contains cheese cultures from microbial and synthetic sources and the rennet is non-animal.  It is designated CLEAN.  Information is pending on the rest of their Rice Sides and Pasta Sides

Idahoan Products

Idahoan Original Mashed Potatoes, Baby Reds Mashed Potatoes and the Buttery Homestyle are pork free and certified kosher by the OU.  They are designated CLEAN.

The other products that contain cheese, the enzymes are pork and the ones containing bacon bits are made from pork.  They are designated UNCLEAN

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