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
Author: Rabbi Naftoli Eisemann
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.
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
Many people wonder why a vegan or a fish restaurant needs supervision. While it is true that vegan (and fish) restaurants have less kashrus concerns than other eateries, they still have very significant areas of concern for the Kosher consumer. Did an observant Jew turn on the fire? Was Israeli produce (very common at higher … Continued
As a member of the Association of Kashrus Organizations we share pertinent alerts from our fellow AKO members. Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit KASHRUS ALERT Costco has introduced a new line of meat from Tomer Kosher Foods which is certified by Triangle K and Rabbi Elimelech Lebowitz. Please note that this meat … Continued
Please check any icings and frostings which you use to make sure that their Parve status has not changed. Due to government regulations some frostings are being reformulated and are now classified as Dairy.
Reggano pasta with cheese (sold at Aldi) bear an unauthorized OU.
Modern food production is in constant flux in ways that effect Kashrus – some for the better and some for the worse. A number of developments which have raised Kashrus concerns follow: Most natural sweetener used in juices and other products is white grape juice (with all of the attendant kashrus concerns). The Kashrus agencies make sure … Continued