Fake news once again went viral on various irresponsible social media platforms. Today’s target: Claims that Terra Chips have lost their Hashgacha.
This is false.
YWN has spoken to the KOF-K who provided YWN with the following statement:
Thank you for providing the KOF-K the opportunity to clarify some of the recent changes at Terra Chips.
Terra Chips continues to be certified under the KOF-K. As per the opinion of most Poskim, chips do not require Bishul Yisroel. In the past to accommodate those that were Machmir the KOF-K implemented a system by Terra Chips whereby the requirements of Bishul Yisroel were met. Due to various considerations this is no longer practical. The KOF-K continues to certify Terra Chips as Kosher without this additional stringency.
For any further questions regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the KOF-K.
Rabbi M. Reich
Senior Rabbinic Administrator
KOF-K Kosher Supervision
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)