Keystone-K – Updated Romaine Lettuce Health Alert & Raw Vegetables

  Kislev 19, 5779 November 27, 2018   The CDC has updated its alert regarding Romaine lettuce.  You may find further information at the following link: https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1630915/us-officials-its-ok-to-eat-some-romaine-lettuce-again.html   While I cannot accept legal responsibility for the following information, I am sharing it for those people who may find it helpful.   Pos’Tiv and Kosher Gardens … 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  of all the coffee powder, but rather, air-roasting and grinding a portion of the powder.   It is roasted by … Continued

Sukkas Available / And a List of All Keystone-K Establishments

The following is the list of all the establishments under Keystone-K / Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia supervision.  If you hear of any establishments that are not on this list claiming to be under our supervision, please notify us.   We note establishments that report having a sukka.  As many establishments put up Sukkas shortly … Continued

Keystone-K Kosher for Passover Establishments

Kosher for Pesach Food Available at Local Establishments   The following is a list of establishments under Keystone-K supervision that offer Kosher for Pesach items as described.  Unless clearly stated, our supervision is Kosher for Pesach for both Ashkenazim and Sefardim.   Star of David is planning to offer a Pesach menu from their new … Continued

Kosher for Pesach – Tequila

The following are Kosher for Pesach without any special markings: Tequila Blanco 100% Agave Hacienda Xalpa Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Los Pilones Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Dos Lunas Tequila Blanco 100% Blue Agave Don César García Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Oro Viejo Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Río de Plata Tequila Blanco … Continued

Orla ערלה – The first Three Years

The fruit of a tree or fruit bush may not be eaten during the first three years of its growth.  Not only is it prohibited to eat the fruit but no benefit whatsoever may be derived from the fruit.  This halocha applies both in Eretz Yisroel and in חו”ל (outside of Eretz Yisroel).  There is one … 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