Please be aware that Lunch Buddies brand diced peaches in plastic cups, sold at Aldi’s, bear an unauthorized STAR-K. This product contains grape juice of unknown origin and should not be used. Corrective action is being taken.
Author: Rabbi Naftoli Eisemann
Meat is being sold from Mexico with an unauthorized OU. PLEASE check carefully before purchasing OU MEAT From Mexico. The company name is Carnes Gusi code TIF 388.
We would like to extend our appreciation to Giant Wynnewood and Huntingdon Valley and Shoprite Roosevelt Blvd. for their efforts on behalf of the kosher consumer. It is very beneficial to frequent all of those establishments – both large and small – that make the effort to meet the needs of the kosher consumer.
Some laws of Kashrus are based on safety. For that reason we view it within the scope of a Kashrus organization to publicize safety notices – especially when pertaining to food and food preparation. Some Cuisinart food processor models have a recall on the riveted blade (S blade) that fits inside the processor. (There have been … Continued
As strongly as we urge people to purchase “Israeli” we find it necessary to alert people to the need to purchase only supervised fruits. A very large percentage of the fruit exported from Israel is “orla” from which no benefit may be derived. Vegetables that are not supervised are usually “tevel”, which means that the … Continued
One of the most common labelling errors is printing the Kashrus symbol without the Dairy designation. If you have any reason to be suspicious regarding a product please check the ingredients for milk, butter, whey, casein, and lactose. There is no need for concern about Parve items that contain lactic acid., The following products … Continued
Please be careful to verify that any product (that needs certification) is certified by an agency which you trust. Unfortunately, unscrupulous vendors have been selling products – including meat – with subpar supervisions imitating the markings of reputable Kashrus agencies. These vendors change the symbols enough so that they don’t run afoul of the law, … Continued
Lieber’s and other brands of canned tomatoes may contain sprouted seeds. These are NOT worms, and do not present any kashrus concerns. Due to changes in manufacturing, it is recommended that CANNED vegetables have a reliable supervision.
Many of the newer ovens have a “Yom Tov Mode” (usually referred to as Sabbath mode). Many of these models carry Star-K certification. Please call the Star-K office if you have questions about these ovens. The Star-K has technical experts on staff that are familiar with the specific models. You should speak to your own … Continued
Terra de Lyssa organic infused olive oils, manufactured in Tunisia, bear an unauthorized STAR-K P. These oils are not authorized to bear the STAR-K, and are not Kosher for Passover.