Keystone-K Alerts: Lettuce and Cabbage Health Alert Lifted January 11, 2018 / Israeli Produce

  The health alert for lettuce and cabbage has been lifted.  More detailed information may be found by following the link below.   http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2018/01/breaking-first-report-dr-shanik-says-all-lettuce-and-cabbage-now-okay-to-eat.html   Please check labels and signage for the origin of produce.  Israeli produce is found in many stores – especially during the winter.  We have published detailed guidelines on our web-site … Continued

Keystone-K Timely Kashrus Information

Now that cooler weather is upon us there are a number of Kashrus issues to be mindful of:   The cool weather tends to lower the amount of insect infestation of local produce, however, much of the available produce is imported.  Mexico and other warm climates tend to have an above average incidence of infestation.  … Continued

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

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