Once again, unscrupulous individuals seeking to meet the demand for talleisim and tallis katan for the Yomim Tovim are using goyim to tie the tzitzis, something difficult to trace for the unsuspecting consumer.
In the past, the one saving grace was that one could usually find tashmishei kedusha with a reliable hechsher but now, the bogus talleisim and tzitzis are coming with a bogus hechsher along with the tzitzis tied by non-Jews, usually foreign workers paid less than minimum wages for their efforts.
The Eida Chareidis is doing its part to ensure one gets a kosher item that is fit for a bracha and fulfilling a mitzvah. As such, a new kashrus label has been designed with a hologram, making forgeries increasingly difficult.
Unfortunately, most consumers are unaware that a label appearing on a garment may be a fake. Shoppers are also urged to make their purchases in a store owned and run by a Shomer Shabbos G-d fearing Jew, who takes the time and effort to ensure he purchases his supply from reputable sources to eliminate the fear of chas v’sholom buying one of the fake tashmishei kedusha.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)