Chief Rabbinate of Israel
Kashrut Enforcement Division
Kashrut Alert – 19
As such, stores and events under Rabbanut supervision may not use the product. (Photo on the right side of item 1 in the original Hebrew document.
A surprise inspection of the Alei HaEmek Company revealed that the company revealed produce was being sealed in wrappers attesting to “mehadrin” kashrut and an “insect-free” product.
A probe conducted by inspectors with Rabbi Moshe Suissa Shlita, the chief rabbi of the Emek-Chefer region, revealed that the Rabbinate does not grant a hechsher to the company’s products marketed under the names “Alei Mehudar” and “Alei Alei” to permit certifying them as insect-free.
As such, stores and events under Rabbanut supervision may not use the product. (Photo on the left side of item 2 in the original Hebrew original).
An inspection of the Yevulei HaNegev Company revealed that despite having lost its kosher certification, it continues to wrap greens in packaging claiming to have kashrut supervision from the Netivot Rabbinate and Rabbi David Karei Shlita of Moshav Zamrat.
The severity of the company’s actions led to a meeting of the appropriate officials in the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, which has now instructed kashrut agencies to refrain from granting certification to this firm.
As such, stores and events under Rabbanut supervision may not use the product.
An inspection of the Café 10 Company located at 6 HaSadna Street in Petach Tikvah revealed the firm exhibited a fraudulent kosher certificate in the name of the Petach Tikvah Rabbinate. The company must not be permitted to supply food for functions certified by the Rabbinate.
Mivchar Mamtakei Pralines – 10 miniatures select Belgian chocolate pralines – (barcode 5411281420800) by the DucDo Company, displays a kosher claim for “Passover 5770, for those who use powdered non-chalav Yisrael milk powder, under the supervision of Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag, USA with approval of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel).
A probe revealed the product does not have approval of the Chief Rabbinate and it should be removed from store shelves (Item 5 on the right side in the original Hebrew document).
The Chief Rabbinate National Kashrut Division reports removing the kosher certification of the Shemem HaKfar olive oil (barcode 7290008431019). In actuality, the product is manufactured without kashrut supervision and now bears an unauthorized kosher claim on the product label. (Item 6 on the left side in the original Hebrew document).
In addition, the kashrut certification was revoked from the Merkaz HaPitzuchim in Sachnin. This company produces seeds and dried fruits and coffee, but the Chief Rabbinate does not grant kosher supervision and therefore assumes no responsibility.
Oil being sold under the ‘Teva’ label (barcode 7290008199155) bears a label claiming “kosher l’mehadrin’. The Chief Rabbinate Kashrut Enforcement Division stated that this oil and any other oils produced by Mr. Moshe Carmel is not certified and there are concerns regarding its kashrut.
This is due to the fact that he is a repeat offender, apprehended on numerous occasions making false kashrut claims. (Item 7 on the right side in the original Hebrew document).
Papagena Vanilla Sticks with 64% Cocoa – (9002859033629) and a chocolate covered biscuit filled with cocoa cream and nuts (barcode 9002859032646) claim to kosher under the supervision of Badatz Rambam – baked by Jews and containing non-chalav yisrael milk powder.
A probe of the products reveal they are not approved by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel for import, and there are genuine concerns regarding the kashrut integrity of the items, originating in Austria.
After Rabbinate officials received information from the Taago Company pertaining to the makeup of the products coming out of Austria, it was learned that they are not kosher.
Therefore, the items mentioned should immediately be removed from store shelves. Legal action is being taken against the importer, Kuf. Aleph. LTD, 7 Taas Street, Kfar Saba. (Item 8 on the left side in the original Hebrew document).
Chocolate and vanilla flavored petti beurre biscuits packaged under the ‘Ma’afe HaTeva’ (Natural Bakery) name (barcode 7290008723121), sold in the Kim’at Chinam stores around the country, do not indicate which agency has certified the products as kosher. Without specifying the source of the kosher certification, one may not use the items mentioned and they should immediately be removed from store shelves. (Photo 9 on the right side in the original Hebrew document).
Establishments operating illegally & revocation of kosher supervision:
Ad A’lot HaShachar Catering – the local rabbinate is no longer responsible for the kashrut as the company moved to the Palmachim area.
Ta’amim Mul Nof Catering – the local rabbinate is no longer responsible for the kashrut as the company moved to the Palmachim area.
Glitt Butcher Shop owned by Assi Cohen (5 Derech Yitzchak Rabin) – kosher certification was removed due to kashrut violations.
Mifgash HaSteak Restaurant owned by Rami Frischman (7 Shenker St) – kosher certification was removed due to chilul shabbat.
Kilufi HaTazfon Company located in Kfar Bialik (Kfar Chassidim) – kosher certification was removed due to kashrut violations.
HaPina HaLohetet Restaurant located at 43 Dov Hauz Street – kosher certification was removed due to kashrut violations.
Café Bar Romi located at 25 Kugel Blvd. – kosher certification was removed due to kashrut violations.
Atliz – 102 Sokolov Street – claims to be kosher but lacks supervision from the local Rabbinate.
Tzimeret HaYerakot -47 Sokolov Street (Tzimeret Building) – the store receipts claim ‘under the supervision of the Rabbinate’ but this claim is false and he does not have a legal kosher certification.
Distributer supplying ice cream stores located at 25 HaMerkava St – he claims his products are kosher but opens on shabbat and does not have legal kosher supervision.
Refalu Restaurant – Pedestrian Mall – kosher certification was removed due to kashrut violations.
Sushi Bar in the Dor Alon gas station – claims to be kosher but lacks any supervision.
Nichoach HaCafe located in the Har Chotzvim High Tech Park – kosher certification was removed by the Jerusalem Rabbinate.
Burger Bar located on the pedestrian mall at 92 KKL St. – kosher certification was removed due to kashrut violations.
Teiman Catering in Mishur Adumim is not under the Maale Adumim Rabbinate.
Pastry of Deli section (uncertain) in the Rami Levy supermarket branch is not under the supervision of the Maale Adumim Rabbinate.
Yainot Beitan bakery section located on Tzemach HaSadeh St. is not under the supervision of the Maale Adumim Rabbinate.
Ma’afiyat HaKfar bakery located at 2 Eliezer Yaffa Street advertises as kosher but does not have kashrut supervision from the local rabbinate.
Misada Shel Pam Restaurant at 103 Herzl St advertises as kosher but does not have Rabbanut supervision.
Shimshiri Restaurant at 99 Nachlat Binyamin St advertises in ‘kosher mehadrin’ but only has regular non-mehadrin supervision.
To avoid chilul shabbat (shabbat desecration) on motzei shabbat Lag B’Omer, the Chief Rabbinate calls on people to have their traditional bonfires on Sunday, not motzei shabbat (Saturday night).
Click HERE to see the original Hebrew document.
Rabbi Yaakov Sabag
Chief of Kashrut Division
Rabbi Rafi Yochai
Chief of National Kashrut Fraud Prevention