18 Menachem Av 5772
This store, Organo Spices, is located in the Iraqi Shuk area of Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda. The sign clearly displays the logo of Badatz Beit Yosef. I checked and the store is NOT under the badatz and when I went in and asked to see a teudat hechsher, I was shown a number of shipping documents. It appears the store does not have a hashgacha from any agency.
In short, as you should know by now, there is no substitute for a valid teudat hechsher.
The badatz assures me it will be addressing this matter in an expeditious fashion.