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Warning: That Bag of Frozen Shrimp Isn’t Kosher!

Stop! Put down that bag of frozen shrimp! Our sources inform us that it’s not kosher! This week all members of the Orthodox Union’s e-mail list received an urgent “kashruth alert” regarding Full Circle Shrimp, a brand of frozen shrimp … Read More

By / April 11, 2008

Stop! Put down that bag of frozen shrimp! Our sources inform us that it’s not kosher!

This week all members of the Orthodox Union’s e-mail list received an urgent “kashruth alert” regarding Full Circle Shrimp, a brand of frozen shrimp produced by Topco Associates LLC in Skokie, Illinois. According to the e-mail:

These products are bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The OU must have decided to get involved before too many people got punked into eating treif. The moral of the story is, if you have to ask why the shrimp was kosher in the first place, chances are something fishy is going on. So put those toothpicks and that dipping sauce away. If you’re gonna eat shrimp, you’re going to have to take the tofu route.