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The certification is apparently from the Chief Rabbi of Austria, Rabbi Dr. Paul Chaim Eisenberg. (Trail of evidence is from the company web site to the certificate to the profile) I guess the KA stands for Kosher Austria.
That answer has follow-up comments discussing exactly your question. The answerer is assuming that the Halachah under discussion (not to recite a Berachah on "forbidden" foods) is worded carefully by the Shulhan 'Aruch and relates not only to foods that have an inherent Kashruth problem, but also to foods that a person has forbidden to himself or someone ...
Unflavored coffee is a fruit according to halacha, like any fruit outside of israel it does not require a hechsher ( I believe that coffee is not being grown in Israel, but if it were, it would need a hechsher for orlah, shmittah, trumah etc). However flavoring has many ingredients, a chemist for the OU Rebbetzin Leff told me coffee flavor has over 200 ...
From The Chicago Rabbinical Council website A general rule in kashrus is that any item which is flavored requires kosher certification whether the flavor is labeled as natural or artificial, and flavored coffee is no exception to the rule. And from the Star-K -The Kashrus of Coffee Flavors are complex chemical products which contain various ...
London Beth Din Nosh 2014 guide says Due to a change in labelling regulations, there is generally an allergen warning on products which, although not containing Dairy ingredients, are processed in close proximity to or in the same factory as, products containing Dairy ingredients. Such products may still have the halachic status of Parev, even ...
My family used to use a certain brand of margarine that was Pareve for years. We didn't check the Hechsher (Kosher certification) on the product very often, but one day it changed from being Pareve to being dairy. Luckily, we noticed that it had become dairy and we stopped buying that margarine. Had we not checked, it would very likely have led to mixing of ...
You should check with the authority who gives the Hechsher (Kashrut certification). Sometimes the OU will put OU(D) on products that are merely made on dairy equipment but are not actually dairy, but there may be a very good reason as to why they put OU(D).
You should check that the Kashrus certificate is available and not expired, each time you go. Many of the kashrus agencies now have signature stamps AND holographic stickers on them to ensure that it's not a photocopy. For example, see information about Badatz Beit Yosef with a picture of one of their teudot kashrut.
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