From the OU – Entenmann’s Most of the product line manufactured under the brand Entenmann’s/Bimbo Bakeries is certified O/UD (dairy). A few items are not certified and do not bear the O/UD symbol. Consumers should always check each item when purchasing to verify that there is a Kosher symbol on the product. Just because … Continued
Author: Rabbi Naftoli Eisemann
Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware The major Kashrus Agencies take their responsibilities very seriously. In fact one of the major agencies spent an entire year experimenting with two vegetables to determine the degree of infestation during various seasons of the year, as well as how the source location effected infestation. Along with our sister … Continued
The Keystone-K position is against “Shackle & Hoist Slaughter” due to Tzaar Baalei Chaim concerns.
Will the Real New York Bagel Please Stand Up New York Bagel Cafe and Deli is a non-kosher bagel store which opened at 4514b City Ave. In spite of their telling callers that they are kosher they do not have our supervision. Ham and other non-kosher meats and cheese are featured on their menu. This … Continued
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
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