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

Shoprite on the Blvd. – Bakery

As of Wednesday morning , September 6, 2017, Shoprite on the Blvd. will not bake (exclusively) kosher products on the premises.   Baked items that are sold loose are not supervised.  All products that we supervise are packaged and bear our seal. There are expenses which are incurred in maintaining high quality reliable Kashrus.  This is especially true … Continued

Check the Label – From the OU – Entenmann’s

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

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware

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

Will the Real New York Bagel Please Stand Up

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

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