Category Archives: 5772 – 2011/2012

Mr. Mallo Kashrus Alert

The following is taken from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrut Enforcement Division Update 028/5772 dated 22 Elul 5772 (September 9, 2012) According to Rabbi Yitzchak Balianao (בעלינאוו) of Milano, Italy, kashrus claims appearing on packages of Mr. Mallo marshmallow products that he certifies the products are fraudulent. This refers to the product with barcode 50217780050054.

Comstock Cherry Pie Filling (UPDATED at the End of Article with Photo)

The following is taken from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrut Enforcement Division Update 028/5772 dated 22 Elul 5772 (September 9, 2012) An alert mashgiach in Efrat is credited with uncovering this particular issue. The product, barcode 041255015388, has an import label (black Hebrew writing on a white background) stating the product is under the supervision read more »

Marina Galil Mushrooms

The following is taken from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrut Enforcement Division Update 028/5772 dated 22 Elul 5772 (September 9, 2012) In an earlier update, the Chief Rabbinate reported on problems pertaining to this company. It is now reported that the condition has been corrected and the product is once again certified and may be read more »

Deliveries from Burger Ranch and Others

The following is taken from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrut Enforcement Division Update 028/5772 dated 22 Elul 5772 (September 9, 2012) Often consumers opt to have food items delivered. The update in this case mentions the nationwide Burger Ranch hamburger chain as an example. It is important to realize this applies to others as well, read more »

Moshiko Shwarma (Chief Rabbinate Version)

12 Elul 5772 Just today I reported that Moshiko Shwarma restaurant in Jerusalem has been reinstated and is now under the supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate Mehadrin. Wishing to be certain, I checked with Rabbi David Malka, the secretary in the Kashrus Department, the man that runs the day-to-day show. As you already know I read more »

Pitot for Falafel Shops and Restaurants

12 Elul 5772 The following is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Update 026/2012. It has come to the Rabbanut’s attention that in many cases in cities around the country, “subcontractors” sell pitot to falafel stores and restaurants, pita breads that they purchase from various bakeries, usually in unmarked plastic bags to identify the read more »

Avramento – Terman (Eggplant Stuffed With Rice)

12 Elul 5772 The following is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Update 026/2012. This refers to eggplant stuffed with rice (barcode: 869154041716) is advertised as kosher under the Star-K from the USA and imported with permission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. The item did not receive permission from the Chief Rabbinate Import read more »

The Fruity Syrup

12 Elul 5772 The following is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Update 026/2012. A (תמר הנדי) Hendi Date syrup packaged under the name “Fruity” (barcode: 7290003362004) is marked under the supervision of the Ashkelon Rabbinate. Ashkelon Rabbinate officials report the kashrus claim is bogus.

“Badatz Keter Kashrut” is Back!

12 Elul 5772 The following is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Update 026/2012. It appears that the once rapidly growing unauthorized Badatz Keter Kashrut is back. A number of years ago, it was common to find eateries in downtown Jerusalem and elsewhere with this unauthorized hashgacha. When I say ‘unauthorized’ that means the read more »

ShuferSal Lettuce Alert

12 Elul 5772 The following is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Update 026/2012. Some of the supermarket’s branches, including the stores under the ‘Yesh’ name are selling “large round heads of lettuce” (which sounds like iceberg but not sure) grown in large unsupervised areas. They are in bags that state (grown under controlled read more »