The attached photos were taken during a raid of a factory operation in Moshav Zimrat, near Netivot in southern Israel. The factory was manufacturing coffee, and packaging it under the ‘Elite’ name without authorization.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
If they were packaging the coffee under the ‘Elite’ name without authorization – they were also using the hechsher without authorization,! This coffee is also one of the few decaffeinated coffees made kosher l’pessach…..
weird, most of the ‘counterfeit’ contraband is made by the Arabs…..
who ran this operation?
how about the BADATZ trademark?
Will they sue in the secular courts?
Can’t be worse than the “real” thing! Elite coffee is the pits!
I am sure you know this but just to clarify: not all elite coffee is caffeine free. They might have a caffeine free profuct too but they sell caffeinated coffee
It’s in general unfortunate that most decaf coffee doesn’t not tell you how much caffeine there is in the decaf , few tell you
(Side note : you might want to ask a Rabbai if you can buy decaf coffee even without a heksher for Passover , I know there are two processes to get caffeine out of coffee one requires chemicals one doesn’t.. I have been told by my rabbanim that I can buy coffee without a heksher for Passover but I don’t know about decaf)