August 26, 2011 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #598928LSHMember
I would like to make a dessert for Shabbat using a product with this symbol. The Rabbi certifying this is Orthodox and is from San Francisco but I don’t have any other information if this is accepted in most communities.
Help me get my dessert made and let me know about this hechsher!
Thanks in advance!!!August 26, 2011 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1060719MDGParticipant
I had a shyla recently about the KORC, and my local vaad said it wan Not recommended.August 26, 2011 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #1060720Mr TaxmanMember
I WOULD ASK YOUR ROVAugust 26, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1060721rescue37Participant
I think Mr Taxman is wrong. I would hask a Rov that is familiar or in the kashrus industry. A Rov that is not, will not know.August 26, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #1060722popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Well I would trust my rov to find out the answer for me.August 26, 2011 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #1060723ItcheSrulikMember
The Rabbis who staff the OU kashrus hotline know or have access to information about most hashgachos worldwide. Try them. The number is 212.613.8241 but I doubt you’ll get a live person this close to shabbos.
popa: If my rov wasn’t in kashrus (which he was for a while) I would trust myself to find out the answer for me just as much as I would trust him. We’d probably ask the same people after all.August 26, 2011 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #1060724YehudahTzviParticipant
Not on Kosherquest site of reliable hechshers (Rabbi Eidlitz). Imamother dot com has a string about it if you want to search.August 26, 2011 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1060725LBKParticipant
The OU’s policy has always been not to comment on the reliability of other hashgochos. Rabbi Eidltz from the KIC in California runs a website called Kosherquest.org, and you can usually email him though the website, and he will give you information about the hashgochos that he is familiar with.August 26, 2011 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #1060726LSHMember
Thank you. I will try to call the OU. For now I had to make a slightly different dessert. My dairy dessert is yogurt pie and it’s fantastic. I also wanted to make a parve yogurt pie but now it’s a parve lemon pie. Good Shabbos Everyone!!!August 28, 2011 2:24 am at 2:24 am #1060727ItcheSrulikMember
LBK: I have been told that they will comment on the standards of other hashgachos (mashgiach tmidi vs nichnas v’yotze etc) if not the reliability. I’ve also gotten answers about other hashgachos from OU mashgichim but they were all “off the record” since I didn’t ask them on company time in their professional capacities.August 28, 2011 3:58 am at 3:58 am #1060728Sender AvMember
If it is the KORC in a box, it is not recommended according to the head of my local Kashrus commission and I highly agree after seeing it on a package of blue cheese.August 28, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1060729minyan galMember
On the topic of kashrus – the other day I purchased a package of disposable aluminum cake pans which had a hechsher on them. Why would they need one?August 28, 2011 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #1060730oyveykidsthesedaysMember
The OU will not tell you about the reliability, or lack thereof, of another kashrus agency. I already tried it with Triangle-K. I’ve always wondered what’s wrong with it, but nobody seems to know.August 28, 2011 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #1060731popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Does anyone know the deal with the KVH (Massachusetts)? The other hashgacha agencies have stopped recommending it in the past few years.August 28, 2011 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #1060732The Best BubbyParticipant
Minyan Girl: Some people use the foil containers once and dispose of them. Some people, use the containers once and then wash them and reuse them again and again. Therefore, they would need to be toiveled before any use, if the intention is to keep reusing them. If the containers have a hechsher from Eretz Yisrael, and they were manufactured there, they do not need to be toiveled, and can be used over and over again. I hope this clarifies your question.August 28, 2011 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #1060734ToiParticipant
most poskim say that aluminum foil pans need not be toiveled.August 28, 2011 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1060735metrodriverMember
RabbiofBerlin; You are cynical, indeed. In spite of the fact that you asked permission. Best Bubby gave a logical explanation for the Hechsher appearing on some “Displosable” Aluminum foil containers.August 28, 2011 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #1060736minyan galMember
Best Bubby: Thanks for the info. I only use foil pans when I either don’t want to wash the pan after use (for something sticky like brisket or turkey) or if I am giving the dish away and don’t want to worry about shlepping home my pan. BTW, these pans just had an OU on them.August 28, 2011 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #1060737RABBAIMParticipant
re alum pans hechsher
Some are coated with a thin layer of fat or grease which may be of non kosher origin. The standard recommendation is to rinse out with soap and water before using thereby ridding that pan of that layer. A hechsher means that there is no such problem with that brand of aluminum pan.August 28, 2011 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #1060738hello99Participant
minyan gal: foil pans (and stainless steel ones as well) are greased to give them a shine. There is some concern that the oil may be animal based and non-Kosher. In EY it is customary to be machmir and either purchase ones with a hechsher or kasher them.February 20, 2015 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #1060739☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
So I wanted to buy a product with one of the aforementioned symbols on it, but wasn’t sure if it was good, so I bought the other one.February 23, 2015 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #1060740apushatayidParticipant
“I’ve always wondered what’s wrong with it, but nobody seems to know.”
Ask your Rav. If you trust him not to simply pull information out of thin air, if he is not an expert in kashrus, he will consult someone who is. If not, get a new Rav.
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