Zoglovek Veggie Hot Dogs Product Recall
An important announcement for the chareidi tzibur in Eretz Yisrael since the tzibur buys many of the Zoglovek vegetarian products. The company announced on Tuesday evening 25 Adar I 5774 that it is recalling vegetarian hot dogs (barcode 7290006739636) in 2.4 kilogram bags with the manufacture code 4002 and a ‘best used by date’ of 02.01.2015.
Rabbi Aaron Metzger Named Head of Kosher Law Enforcement in New York State
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has named Rabbi Aaron Metzger of Monsey, NY as the new head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division. In a statement, the Department noted: “As part of his duties, he will work to protect consumers by ensuring compliance with the certification, record keeping and signage requirements ...
RCC's 'Unparalleled Review and Transparency' Leads to New Era of Kashrus Standards in California
Los Angeles - Leading national kashrus officials have showered high praise on the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) for implementing tough kashrus standards in the community following last year’s kashrus breach at a local meat market. In a letter, Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator for the Orthodox Union, notes that “the ...
R' Kanievsky Shlita Heads New Badatz STaM
The Badatz New Hod V’Hadar for Inyanei STaM was launched this week, receiving a bracha and guidance from HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita.
In light of a growing number of painful stories surrounding STaM, the decision was made to launch this new body that will supervise the STaM industry in line with the piskei halacha ...
Kashrus Removed from Argaman Hall in Givat Shaul
The Jerusalem Rabbinate and Badatz Bnei Tzion have removed their hashgacha from the Argaman Hall on Beit HaDfus Street in the Givat Shaul area of Yerushalayim after meat presumed to be treif was found on premises.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Eida Chareidis Rice/Legumes Infestation Alert
The Badatz Eida Chareidis of Yerushalayim released an alert pertaining to rice, legumes, seeds and nuts during this high insect infestation season. The alert was released on Sunday, 9 Cheshvan 5774.
Follow the link to view the alert released by Jerusalem Kosher News.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Chief Rabbinate of Israel Alert Regarding Imported Rice
The spokesman for the Chief Rabbinate of Israel on Sunday, 11 Tishrei 5774 published an alert pertaining to insect infestation in imported rice.
According to the alert, tons of imported rice containing insects has been distributed nationwide and the presence of insects has been confirmed by inspectors in different areas. A preliminary ...
R' Yaakov Meir Stern Shlita Warns of Forged Kashrus on 4 Minim
HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Meir Stern Shlita, a member of the beis din of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner Shlita and a Vishnitzer dayan, has issued an alert regarding packages of the arba minim for Sukkos.
The rav has learned that there are packages being sold in the marketplace bearing his kashrus when in fact they are forgeries.
To read the ...
Unauthorized 'OK' Hashgacha on E Cigarette Refill
Following the publication of the study pertaining to the effectiveness of nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, YWN-ISRAEL adds a kashrus alert pertaining to refills for electronic cigarettes that carry an unauthorized OK hashgacha.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
cRc Kosher: Top Ten Questions for August 2013
Q: Does toasted nori (seaweed) require a hechsher?
A: No, toasted nori does not need a hechsher, but a cursory inspections against a light should be made to make sure there are no seahorses or mini-shrimp present.
Q: Does whey powder require a hechsher?
A: Yes, whey powder requires a hechsher.
Q: What is the cRc’s policy regarding ...
OU Kosher Experts Answer Rosh Hashana Questions
The questions below were answered by Rabbi Gavriel Price, rabbinic coordinator and ingredient specialist; and Rabbi Eli Gersten, rabbinic coordinator and halachic recorder. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator, supervises the OU Consumer ...
sKs Kashrus Says No More Food from Egypt; Too Dangerous
Rabbi David Moskowitz heads the sKs Shatz kashrus supervision, which until recently did business in Egypt. The rav announced last week that as a result of the anarchy in that country, he cannot send mashgichim as in the past without fear for the lives. Hence he has stopped providing kosher supervision for items which in the past were ...
Vista Restaurant in Ashkelon Nabbed Selling Treif
The Vista Restaurant in Ashkelon was found to be selling treif meat. A mashgiach who was acting on a tip managed to catch the owner who was trying to pass off the treif as kosher. The hashgacha of the restaurant was revoked.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel warns that the store continues to advertise itself as kosher as is seen on its ...
STAR-K Kosher Certification’s Year-Round Money Saving Tips and Strategies
When we prepare to celebrate our freedom from Egyptian slavery on Pesach, the last thing we want to do is enslave ourselves to debt in paying for that eight-day celebration! Although the Gemorah states that when Hashem assigns a person’s livelihood on Rosh Hashanah for the coming year, He does not deduct Shabbos and Yom Tov expenses from the ...
cRc Kosher: Top Ten Questions for July 2013
Q: Does flavored beer need a hechsher?
A: Yes, flavored beer requires a hechsher.
Q: I recently acquired a basting brush whose bristles are made with pig hair. Are there any kashrus concerns?
A: No, there are no restrictions on using pig hair, and the basting brush may be used.
Q: Does brown sugar need a hechsher?
A: In general, sugar, ...
Israel's Largest Salad Company Moves to Eida Chareidis Hashgacha
Tzabar, Israel’s largest salad company has taken on Eida Chareidis kashrus, offering its wide range of salads and original humus recipes to the tzibur at large.
According to a market survey, over 50% of the chareidi tzibur in Eretz Yisrael buys prepared salads and 85% buy humus. The company feels by moving to the Eida it ...
STAR-K Kosher Certification Hosts Back-to-Back Training Seminars
Is a kosher caterer’s non-Jewish chef allowed to squeeze the juice of fresh grapes into the food he is preparing for an event? Questions such as these, and more, were answered by HaRav Moshe Heinemann, shlit’a, at STAR-K Kosher Certification’s back-to-back seminars, held in their home offices, earlier this month. Participants joined the ...