OK Stands Behind Tropicana Juices, Leading Poskim Say No Concern


tropicana-orange-juiceOK Kosher has informed Matzav.com that it stands behind the kashrus status of all Tropicana juices bearing the OK symbol.  

In response to recent reports relating to Tropicana juices, the OK tested the juices and also had them tested by an independent and knowledgeable posek, and all agreed that there are no halachic kashrus issues.

In addition, an independent laboratory tested the juices and found no traces of insects.

Furthermore, Matzav.com has independently confirmed that leading poskim, including Harav Dovid Feinstein, rosh yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim in New York City, and Harav Shlomo Miller, rosh kollel of Kollel Avreichim of Toronto, both averred that there is no concern regarding the kashrus of the aforementioned orange juice.

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Thank you Matzav for publishing this story. There are always trouble makers who are looking to stir up “controversy” where this is none. They are Am Haratzim of the worst kind who are trying to portray all non “Heimisha” brands/products as treiff gamor. This is an ongoing problem which should be dealt with. One must always look at the “source” of where the “Sheila” is coming from.

  2. Every processed orange juice has a minute amount of insect infestation. That is why the juice is strained at the plant to get rid of it. The finer the strain the less likely to be insects. I drink Tropicana Orange juice but I buy the one that says ” no pulp” because that has the finest strainer.

  3. Unfortunately we have people who shoot off
    their own feelings and create unfounded rumors, causing damage to people and companies and rabbonim machshirim
    its about time we control it and not allow people just to mouth off

  4. Why was there a need to go to an independent lab if it was tested and a psak gotten from a poseik. It is a lack kovod hatorah after he tested it and paskened to need to go to a lab

  5. Ma Rabi
    It has the same strainer as regular juice- they reintroduce the white pulp after the entire process is finished It was white becuae all juices were already drained from it. It is not any healthier and Rav Belsky says you do not make Haaitz on juice with pulp becuase the pulp was rendered tasteless and is added later.

  6. As a mashgiach in a number of oj factories,you think this only an issue with Tropicana and not any other brands that have in essence to pure premium label, you are sadly mistaken. Everyone, & I mean everyone, produces the juice in the same manner. To think that Tropicana is the only one using oils, is foolish. And in fact, it is foolish! They all use the oils to enhance the juice so that they have a uniform product year around, sometimes its more oils sometimes it’s less oils.

    Your holier than thou brands that have not from concentrate oj WOULD BE in the same boat. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

    Kashrus should be left to the pros and not by people who feel the need to throw out info just for the sake of info.

  7. To #7:

    Can we now get back to the Horrific “Age-gap” problem?

    I guess, the first question that should be asked of a prospective spouse, is, Do you drink Tropicana???