Keystone-K Alerts: Lettuce and Cabbage Health Alert Lifted January 11, 2018 / Israeli Produce

  The health alert for lettuce and cabbage has been lifted.  More detailed information may be found by following the link below.   http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2018/01/breaking-first-report-dr-shanik-says-all-lettuce-and-cabbage-now-okay-to-eat.html   Please check labels and signage for the origin of produce.  Israeli produce is found in many stores – especially during the winter.  We have published detailed guidelines on our web-site … Continued

Tevillas Keilim

What needs Tevilla? Utensils which are used for eating or for preparing food require tevilla.  Those utensils that are used in early stages of preparation of food do not require tevilla, for example equipment used to harvest food and equipment used to sift flour.   Only utensils owned by someone who is Jewish that were … Continued

Orla ערלה – The first Three Years

The fruit of a tree or fruit bush may not be eaten during the first three years of its growth.  Not only is it prohibited to eat the fruit but no benefit whatsoever may be derived from the fruit.  This halocha applies both in Eretz Yisroel and in חו”ל (outside of Eretz Yisroel).  There is one … Continued

V-Coffee on Shabbos

V-Coffee on Shabbos A new way of manufacturing instant coffee is becoming popular.  Coffee produced in this manner is touted as tasting better and being healthier.  The process for producing “V-Coffee” does not involve any pre-cooking, but rather, air-roasting and grinding.   It is roasted by a process similar to making air popped popcorn.  Due to … Continued

But What Could be Wrong with…

  But What Could be Wrong with… It is often puzzling why the reputable Kashrus agencies require supervision for products that appear to be “natural”.  The following excerpt from the Wall Street Journal of September 14, 2017 makes it quite clear.  This does not mean that every product on the market needs supervision.  For example, … Continued

The Dairy at Bala

The Dairy at Bala The Dairy at Bala is undergoing renovations at this time.  While The Dairy is being renovated The Tavern at 261 Mongomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 will be serving non-Dairy meals.  There is no need to wait in order to eat Dairy food after eating Parve food made on meat equipment … Continued

Alerts: Keystone-K The Kosher Grill, Shoprite on the Blvd., Bais Din of South Africa, OU Alert regarding Chocolate Chips

Keystone-K – The Kosher Grill (one food stand) will be under our supervision on Jewish Heritage Night at Citizens Bank Park (Thursday September 14th). Keystone-K – Shoprite on the Boulevard Alert: Loose baked items will not be supervised at Shoprite on the Boulevard.  Packaged baked goods with our symbol are supervised.  The Kosher section is … Continued