Listerine Pocketpaks to Regain Hashgacha

5 has been informed by that Listerine® is reinstating the Kof-K hashgacha on the Listerine® Pocketpaks® due to the numerous phone calls that Johnson and Johnson – the manufacturer of Listerine Pocketpacks – has received from consumers.

The product will bear a Kof-K symbol in the very near future.

In the interim, all LIsterine Pocketpaks being sold now are certified kosher by the Kof-K even without the Kof-K symbol on them.

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  1. i was always using them & was never concerned with a Hasgacha on them, Anything that is not edibele does not need a Hasgucha Just like toothpaste, now i am not telling anybody what to use/or not to use, but in Halacha something that is not made to consume does not require to be kosher, in my humble opinion this falls into that same catagory, as its not be consumed as food. just ask your same RUV that you ask all your Shailos during the yr.

  2. Does anyone know if liquid listerine has a hashgocho. In Eretz Yisroel the listerine has a ok hashgacha. I contacted ok to ask if the american listerine also has a hashgocho but never received a response.

  3. I almost fainted about a year ago when they lost the hechsher (pathetic actually). Then I got in touch with kof-k and they told me the symbol was being phased out but until 3-31-08 they were all kosher. So i bought almost $100 worth of them and I am still going. BH they are kosher again!…and yes they must be kosher. Machlokes in din whether/not say bracha, but you don’t wanna put tarfus into your mouth! would you use toothpaste with pig fat in it?