Russia Emerges as New Center for Newly Certified Kosher Products

There was a time that Stolichnaya was Russia’s best known kosher certified product, but Russia is rapidly emerging as a new center of kosher...

More on Israel Duty Free – El Al Sold Its Chametz

According to El Al’s Rav Hayut, even the duty free at Ben-Gurion International Airport which sold its chametz continued selling chametz during Pesach, transgressing...

OU Kosher Announces Special Extended Hotline Hours Before Pesach

OU Kosher announces special extended hours of the OU Kosher Hotline to assist with Pesach preparations—from 10:00 a.m-12 noon on Sunday, March 24 and...

CRC Kashrus Alert: Canadian Children’s Tylenol Not Kosher

For many years, Tylenol, Motrin and many other liquid over-the-counter medicines produced by the McNeil Company in their Pennsylvania facility have been made with...

Tefillin – Can’t Leave Home Without ‘em (Traveling With Tefillin)

Whether we travel by car, bus, train or plane our tefillin often accompany us. Are you aware of the potential risks to your tefillin when...

Israel’s Coca Cola is Kosher L’Pesach

As is the norm, Israel’s Bnei Brak Coca Cola plant is up and running in Pesach mode far ahead of the yomtov. Coca Cola...

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...

Southern Comfort Kashrus Alert

According to noted authority on alcoholic beverages Rabbi Shmuel Semelman, who is affiliated with the Jerusalem Religious Council Kashrut Division, there are three categories...

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...

Retzuos Revisited (Again)

This article has been updated with the latest information since it was first published in late Elul in the 2nd print edition of the...

Volover Rov Issues Kashrus Statement Regarding Sardines Infested With Anisakis Worms

The Volover Rov has released the following Kashrus alert in regards to the recent controversy with worms found in sardines. This story was first...

Worms In Fish: Refuting Rabbi Kuber’s Article,

Two weeks ago, YWN posted an article by Rabbi Mordechai Kuber regarding the current issue of 'worms found in fish'. Rabbi Kuber states that there the...

OU Kosher Presents Top Ten Consumer Questions Received Before Pesach

As Pesach nears, OU Kosher presents the ten most common questions asked to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline by consumers in preparation for the...

CRC Kashrus Alerts Purim 2011

March 11, 2011  By Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council http://www.crcweb.org/ www.twitter.com/crckosher  In advance of the upcoming Yomim Tovim the cRc would like to present...

Likovid Purim: cRc Approved Liquor List [5773]

Attached is an extensive and detailed list of alcoholic beverages, which can be used as a guide when purchasing alcoholic drinks for Purim and any...

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...

Glenmorangie, Scotland’s Favorite Single Malt, Announces OU Kosher Certification

The Glenmorangie Company and Moet Hennessy USA announced today that Glenmorangie Original, Scotland’s favorite single malt, has become kosher certified by the Orthodox Union...

When You Do The Math, There is Plenty of Kosher Poultry for Passover

A near-panic amongst consumers that appeared to set-in with reports that there might be a shortage of kosher poultry this coming Passover season (which...

Kashrus Alert from Badatz Mehadrin

Alert pertaining to Gad 22% fat mozzarella cheese for pizza bearing a hashgacha from Badatz Mehadrin (Rabbi Avraham Rubin). The ingredients state the cheese includes...

CRC Pesach Kashrus Alerts (Pesach 5772 / 2012)

By Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council Kashrus Updates cRc Coffee Policy for Pesach: Coffee beans that are plain, unflavored and are not...

cRc’s Recommended Over The Counter Medicines

Kashrus Updates           By Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council http://www.crcweb.org   www.twitter.com/crckosher cRc’s  Recommended Over The Counter Medicines The following are general guidelines for...

CRC Kashrus Alerts December 23, 2011

By Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council Kashrus Updates Please be advised that the following flavors of Snapple 11.5 cans made by Dr....

The Latest Kashrus Alerts

By Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council Please be advised that ANNIE'S EURO AMERICAN BAKERY (Longwood, FL) is distributing bakery products bearing...

OU Kosher Receives Visit from Kiryas Joel Kollel Members

This week, a group of kollel members from the Satmar community of Kiryas Joel visited OU headquarters. Their purpose was “to learn kashrut in...

Badatz Eida Chareidis Announcement Regarding Kashrus & Lag B’Omer

The Badatz Eida Chareidit has announced exactly which places are under its kashrus supervision in the Kever Rashbi area and other northern cities ahead...

Caraville Restaurant In Flatbush Has Hechsher Pulled – New Hechsher Put In Place

YWN was contacted by the Kashrus office of Rabbi Yechiel Babad, of Tartikov Bais Din in Boro Park with an "urgent Kashrus alert". He...

CRC Kashrus Alerts 6/02/10

Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council June 2, 2010  The following two soft serve ice cream flavor toppings listed bellow manufactured by Flavor Burst, Danville,...

You Won’t Believe these crazy flavors of hamantaschen are real!

Nothing wrong with strawberry, chocolate, and poppyseed. Even pizza and sushi hamantaschen are so last year. But we’re just saying, there’s always room for...

(Revised) Worms In Fish: Problem Or Not?

This article is a revised version of the earlier article posted on YWN: Revision #1 – 8 Sivan 5770 (May 21 ’10)  By Mordechai Kuber Rav, Beis...

UPDATE STATEMENT FROM OK: The Shufra Baking Cocoa Crisis

(Originally posted Sun night) WN has been flooded with emails in the past few hours regarding some type of "problem" with Shufra Baking Cocoa...

Ben-Gurion International Airport Duty-Free Kashrus Alert

The CRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council) has published an alert, warning travelers regarding duty free shops in Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport. According to the alert,...

Impossible Pork Will Not Receive Hechsher From OU

Impossible Foods, a California-based company that develops plant-based substitutes for meat products, is releasing The Impossible Pork. However, unlike the popular Impossible Burger, it will...

OU Kosher Presents Top Ten Consumer Questions In Eretz Yisroel Before Pesach

Q. Is cottonseed oil Kitniyos? A. In the US it is basically accepted by all that cottonseed oil is not Kitniyos however in Eretz-Yisroel it...

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...

VIDEO: HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef: One May Not Eat Locust

Following reports that members of the Yemenite tzibur are collecting locusts from southern Israel to prepare them for eating, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef, known...

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