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Gatorade apparently kosher in Canada without hechsher – most FlavOUrs

***UPDATE – May 5, 2012, Gatorade is NOT Kosher without a Hechsher. Here’s why (click link) [1]. ***

An anonymous Bachur had asked the OU (Orthodox Union) if the Gatorade in Canada is Kosher (as the OU places a Hechsher on most US-based Gatorade products), and where to find them. This was their answer:

“Dear (Ploni Almoni),

Thank you for checking with the OU regarding your Kashruth question.

Grape flavored and powdered Gatorade can only be used when bearing an OU symbol on the label. The other flavors can be used even without an OU Kosher symbol on the label.
The following Gatorade products are certified OU Kosher pareve, even in Canada:

We have a fully functional Product Search for most OU Certified Industrial, Consumer, In-house and Private Label products. The product search can be accessed online at
http://oukosher.org/products [2].

Please don’t hesitate to contact us again should you have any further questions.

With our sincerest wishes for a pleasant summer season, we remain,

Sincerely yours,

The Web(be) Rebbe

For more information about Kosher, please visit our website,
http://oukosher.org [3].

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