OU Kosher Alert – Update: ShopRite Chocolate Chips

September 5, 2017
Brands: ShopRite
Products: ShopRite Real Chocolate Chips Semi-Sweet, 24 oz. bag
Company: Wakefern- Keasbey, NJ

This product is certified as OU Pareve and has been recalled. A few bags with Best if Used By APR 12, 2019, were found to contain a small amount of Kosher Dairy chocolate chips. The vast majority of bags from this lot contained pareve chocolate chips exclusively. A second lot, with a Best if Used By APR 11 2019 has been recalled out of an abundance of caution.

If someone has severe dairy allergies, the following guidelines should not be followed and a product baked after May 18, 2017, should not be consumed.

If a consumer baked with the chocolate chips, it does not affect the kosher status of their oven or utensils. Unless one specifically noticed light colored milk chocolate chips, the item baked may be considered pareve.

Unused chocolate chips from the above mentioned “best buy” codes should not be used and returned to the place of purchase.

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