Lactobacillus plantarum is a strain of lactic acid producing bacteria used in many food and medicine applications. Many of which are made on equipment that process chalav nachri. Some examples include beer, cheese, and probiotic medicines. What is a list of kosher parve sources for lactobacillus plantarum?

  • Not all halachists consider such bacteria dairy -in terms of kashrut- even its source is dairy (e.g. milk products). – Oliver Apr 27 '18 at 16:11
  • Bacteria doesn't come from dairy. The source for bacteria is bacteria and is a living organism. That being said a lot of the lacto that I have found is either produced in a non kosher way or on dairy equipment – Dude Apr 27 '18 at 16:44
  • FYI: I searched for "lactobacillus plantarum" on the Product Search pages of OU, OK, and Star-K and came up with a total of three hits (1 OK, 2 Star-K), all of them designated "dairy." – Isaac Moses Apr 27 '18 at 16:57
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    @Dude and these living organisms (bacteria) can be extracted from dairy, like proteins etc. That's what I mean. – Oliver Apr 27 '18 at 17:33
  • related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/83682/… – Loewian Apr 29 '18 at 4:56

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