Category Archives: 5774 – 2013-2014

Pirate Slaughterhouse in the Galil

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Acting on a tip, inspectors uncovered a pirate slaughterhouse operation in the village of Tamra in the Western Galil. Illegal slaughter and forged kashrus were taking place on location read more »

Beit HaBassar Meats with Fraudulent Hashgacha

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Meat packaged under the Beit HaBassar label bears a hashgacha from the Hadera Rabbinate which is bogus. The product is not under that hashgacha. Anyone who used the meats read more »

Treif Meats at Kiryat Bialik Butcher Shop/Steak House

13 Nissan 5774 April 13, 2014 The following information is taken from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 016/5774, which is dated today. Treif meats were found at the Tiv HaBassar Butcher/Steak House in Kiryat Bialik. The store is located at 140 Derech Bialik in the city and is under the ownership read more »

Corn Flour

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. Kernels of corn used to make corn flour may also contain grains of wheat or barley. It is too late to separate them after grinding. This product is usually prepared by adding read more »

Preparations for Pesach in Supermarkets

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. Stores that already have sections kosher for Pesach must be vigilant to prevent workers and others from transporting chametz to those areas. Employees should clean their clothing, aprons and take appropriate measures read more »

Pet Food for Pesach

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. Pet food for dogs and other pets are likely to contain actual chametz. Therefore one must make certain to buy only Pesach certified pet foods to make sure they do not contain read more »

Feed for Livestock on Pesach

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. While a corn based feed is used for animals on Pesach, it is virtually impossible to remove all kernels of wheat and other grains from the feed. Therefore it is advisable to read more »

Diluted Olive Oil

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. There are olive oils offered for sale marked “kosher for Pesach” that are not pure, but mixed with other components and they are not marked “contains kitnios”. At times the kashrus is read more »

Kashrus of Red Lentils on Pesach

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. From the information gathered most of the red lentils imported to Israel are mixed with a vegetable oil and contain citric acid originating from chametz. Therefore one should not use these lentils, read more »

The Ink Used on Meats

1 Nissan 5774 April 1, 2014 The following information is translated from Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus alert 015/5774 dated 7 Nissan 5774. Corn is a component of the ink used to stamp meat. Therefore, one who is stringent regarding kitnios on Pesach should make certain to peel away the ink prior to cooking. One read more »