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

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