Shaatnez Alert: Canvas Ugg Shoes Linen has been found in CANVAS Ugg shoes that are listed as containing wool. The vinyl and leather Uggs seem to be fine. Footwear that contains a mixture of wool and linen normally lists the wool, but not the linen. Federal regulations do not require the listing of thread and other … Continued
Author: Rabbi Naftoli Eisemann
Presently Bell Peppers and Clementines from Eretz Yisroel are being sold in the Greater Philadelphia area. Please check the country of origin of produce before buying. Citrus, tomatoes, peppers, and herbs are commonly imported from Eretz Yisroel. The seller is legally obligated to either mark the produce or to post the country of origin. … Continued
DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps As it is a Mitzva to eat the produce of Eretz Yisroel, and supporting the economy is a mitzvah as well, we encourage our members to follow the procedures below so that they can purchase Israeli vegetables without concern. Research has determined that a significant percentage of Israeli fruit … Continued
The Kashrus agencies are finding that California leafy vegetables presently have a high level of infestation. This is caused by recent climate conditions. Extra care should be taken when cleaning and checking these vegetables. It will be more difficult to find leafy vegetables with a reliable supervision during the next few weeks.
Parve: Black and White, or Perhaps Shades of Gray? We tend to look at Parve as binary, yes or no, however Parve actually has a number of gradations. If all ingredients and utensils are Parve – the food is 100% Parve. If all ingredients are Parve, but the production facility is either meat or … Continued
Due to the complexities of the marketplace products that had a kosher symbol frequently change symbols or drop symbols. Products that were Parve may change to become Dairy or the reverse. Some containers of a product may have a kosher symbol, while other containers may have been made in a different plant and may not … Continued
Star-K Alert: Cape Gourmet Signature Seafood Brand Frozen Fish Fillets Please note that CAPE GOURMET SIGNATURE SEAFOOD brand frozen NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC SALMON and NORWEGIAN COD PORTIONS, packed for United Seafood Enterprises, sold in ShopRite stores, bears an unauthorized STAR-K on the back of the package. Corrective action is being taken.
Updated 4/20/2017 based on the latest information shared by the major kashrus agencies. We have received queries about Target. As of 4/18/2017 the status of Target has been changed to problematic. Stores from which Chometz may be purchased after Pesach: Please read the following carefully to make sure that you don’t miss anything. Wine and … Continued
Most people are aware that Romaine lettuce (which many people use for Marror) must be insect free. It may be purchased pre-washed and checked, or you may clean and wash it yourself. Romaine lettuce hearts are relatively clean and not difficult to render insect-free. I will include my suggestions for cleaning a few common … Continued
This is the link for the Slurpee list. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xumghbstypiyhrk/KK-Slurpee-2017.pdf?dl=0