Sweet Peppers / Clementines

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

Temporary California Infestation Alert

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.

When Marror is Not Kosher

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

But what Could Be the Problem with – Vegan? Fish? Milk?

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

Tomer Meat at Costco / Water Urns and Pump Pots

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

Icing on the Cake – Parve/Dairy

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.