London: Insects on Bell Peppers

Kashrus Alert from the London Beth Din Insects on Bell Peppers (Capsicum) KLBD Mashgichim have recently found peppers to have small 1mm - 3mm insects crawling...

Just Like Sugar – KOSHER ALERT

‘Just Like Sugar’ sweetener, now for sale in Israel (http://www.justlikesugarisrael.com/) leaves a very bitter taste in my mouth. The company a number of years ago...

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...

CRC Kashrus Alerts 5/05/10

By Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council Jelly Belly Candies have been displayed in some stores with the OK Kosher sign in...

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...

Gatorade Announces OU Kosher Certified Products

The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (PEP), is strengthening its category-leading portfolio of sports performance beverages in 2010 by announcing the kosher-certification of...

STAR-S Pesach Hotline’s 10 Most asked Passover Questions from Sephardic Jews

1. Which rice can I buy for passover? We have certified three brands of rice STAR-S P 100% Chametz Free. These brands are high-quality at...

Questionable Retzuos: How Did This Happen?

After reading the following excerpt from Chapter 6 of the soon-to-be-released sefer “Inside Sta"m” below, it is no wonder that the recent tumult has...

STAR-K ALERT: Gush Katif Lettuce

The following was sent to YWN by the STAR-K: Due to numerous consumer inquiries , we have tested “Chasalat Alei Katif” Romaine Lettuce from Israel...

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 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....

Increasing Number of Eateries Challenging Jerusalem Rabbanut Kashrus

In what appears to be a growing trend, eateries in Yerushalayim are challenging state law and the Jerusalem Rabbanut Kashrus Department. Store owners have...

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...

Just What Are Mehadrin Standards? [Part 2 of 6]

We left our readers in mid-air, so to speak, trying to decide which airline to use, based on its safety standards. Should s/he use...

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...

Halachically Speaking Weighs In On ‘Worms In Fish Controversy’

By the time you read this article, much time has passed since the tumult regarding the anisakis worm erupted. Many Rabbonim Shlita from Eretz...

Visiting Eretz Yisrael for Pesach? Things You Should Know

If you are traveling to Eretz Yisrael for Pesach there are things you must know regarding kashrus, for this particular Yomtov (Pesach), is far more...

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...

STAR-K Kashrus Hotline’s 10 Common Medicine and Cosmetic Questions

1 . My prescription medicine is not listed in the guide, I guess I shouldn't take it over Pesach? NO! As the Guide clearly states...

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...

Eretz Yisrael: Hand Shmura Matzah Alert

In a raid that took place on Monday, March 22nd, involving police and Chief Rabbinate Kashrut Enforcement Unit officials, a relatively large quantity of...

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...

Kosher Miami Certifying ‘LeibKosher’

"LeibKosher" has recently been added to the list of establishments certified by Kosher Miami, The Vaad HaKashrus of Miami-Dade. (LeibKosher is the former Cladd...

CRC Kashrus Alerts August 14, 2011

By Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council Kashrus Updates Some boxes of Manischewitz Cheese Blintzes mistakenly display the word "pareve". This product is...

Elsie’s Cafe Under Miami Kosher

"Elsie's Cafe" has recently been added to the list of establishments certified by Kosher Dairy Miami. Elsie's Cafe is  located inside the North Miami Beach...

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