General Kashrus/Shabbos Data from Badatz Eida Chareidis

6 Nissan 5774
April 6, 2014
The following information is a translation of information appearing in the Badatz Eida Chareidis 5774 Kashrus Guide (Kashrus Guide Volume 64) pertaining to an array of issues including kashrus, Shabbos, and other matters.

Once again, I am simply translating the badatz’s position and in case of question, a competent rav/posek should be asked to render a ruling.

Over the years I have found a wealth of information from simply carefully reading the guide, which clarifies the hechsher’s position on many matters as well as enhancing once overall knowledge of kashrus and adherence to Shabbos vis-à-vis food preparations.
Soup Power:
Components are not precooked and therefore, it is prohibited from use on Shabbos in a liquid hotter than ‘yad soledes bo’.

Chocolate Powder:
Components are not precooked and therefore, it is prohibited from use on Shabbos in a liquid hotter than ‘yad soledes bo’.

Airplane Meals:
They must be double wrapped/sealed with the logo of the badatz.

Those sold with hashgacha in vacuum packaging do not require inspection regarding insect infestation while those wishing to be stringent will conduct a superficial inspection nonetheless.

Aluminum Pans:
Those with Badatz Eida Chareidis hashgacha do not contain concerns of any coating containing prohibited fats/oils. Those manufactured outside of Israel will indicate “imported” on the label.

Coated Peanuts (Kabukim):
Due to the coating the bracha on them is mezonos but due to the limited quantity of the coating, one does not generally recite the ‘Al HaMichya’ after bracha since one generally does not eat a sufficient quantity of the coating in the time allotted (bichdei achilas pras). The badatz rules one does not include the peanut into one’s calculation of eating a sufficient quantity, just the coating. If this is the case then the after bracha is ‘Borei Nefashos’.

Frozen Eggs & Powdered Eggs:
The eggs undergo rigid inspection to detect the presence of blood. There are no concerns of linas leila (לינת לילה).

Hard Cheese (Chunks & Sliced):
In some stores the loaves are cut into large chunks and sold. Consumers should make certain the knife used to cut the cheese is kosher, exclusive to dairy and toiveled.

Generally speaking, one must wait six hours between eating such cheese and meat unless the word “cheese” is absent from the packaging.

One comment

  • Sarah
    April 7, 2014 - 19:18 | Permalink

    Just a thank you for being so reliably educational and diligent in keeping us informed.
    We appreciate it and wish you a Pesach kasher v’sameach!

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