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

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.

Modern Developments and Kashrus Concerns

Modern food production is in constant flux in ways that effect Kashrus – some for the better and some for the worse.  A number of developments which have raised Kashrus concerns follow: Most natural sweetener used in juices and other products is white grape juice (with all of the attendant kashrus concerns).   The Kashrus agencies make sure … Continued

Great News! Wricley Nut Products

We are pleased to announce that Wricley Nut Products at 480 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148 is now a 100% kosher production facility.  All products which bear our seal are Kosher. If they are marked with the word Dairy or a D they are Dairy Cholov Stam.   All Parve products are prepared on a dedicated separate Parve … Continued

Something’s Fishy / Snake-oil Salesmen

One of the major modern challenges in the field of Kashrus is that the business world has become more sophisticated and has developed hard to detect means of deception.  While the Kashrus agencies make use of modern technology in the observance of Kashrus, unscrupulous manufacturers make use of modern technology to increase their profits through … Continued

Starbucks

The following are recommended (but not under our supervision) at any Starbucks:  Americano [with paper cup, without “shot” glass], bottled Starbucks drinks with “KD”, Expresso [with paper cup, without “shot” glass], and tea with hechsher [paper cup].  Rav Heinemann of the Star-K researched Starbucks.   Keystone-K disseminates information based upon our own research and that of the national … Continued