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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In the latest move to expand its ethnic offerings, Winn-Dixie said yesterday that the Orthodox Union recently certified its two dairy plants -- one in Plant City, Fla., and the other in Hammond, La. -- bringing the grocer's total number of private label kosher products to just over 1,000.
In addition to Winn-Dixie brand milk, its private label orange juices, teas, and all flavors of Chek soda will now display the kosher symbol on their labels. In addition, Thrifty Maid beverages, Premium fruit drinks, and Prestige ice cream flavors are kosher certified as well.
Last year, Winn-Dixie began its kosher initiative by partnering with the Star-K to provide educational information for its consumers and associates. In April of this year, the supermarket chain opened a new Star-K certified kosher deli and bakery in Tamarac, Fla.
In addition, most stores that have recently undergone remodeling are now stocking an expanded selection of kosher products.