Category Archives: JKN Alerts


Meet KFI (Kosher Food Information for the English Speaking Community in Israel)

9 Shevat 5775 January 29, 2015 KFI: Who We Are: KFI is a not-for-profit organization founded by a group of English-speaking Rabbanim concerned about the lack of uniform standards amongst the kashrus organizations in Yerushalayim. They seek to establish a minimum Mehadrin standard, as well as spread greater awareness of kashrus (and potential kashrus issues). read more »

Kashrus Restored to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital

15 Sivan 5774 June 13, 2014 The Chief Rabbinate of Israel announced that the hashgacha has been restored to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital following the intervention of Rabbi Avraham Yaakobson, the Chief Rabbi of Be’er Yaakov. Rabbi Yaakobson worked with hospital officials to reach an agreement by which the rabbanut’s demands for mashgiach coverage, sifting flour, read more »

Assaf HaRofeh Hospital Does Not Have Hashgacha

7 Sivan 5775 June 5, 2014 Chief Rabbinate of Israel spokesman Ziv Maor reports on Thursday, 7 Sivan 5774, that Assaf HaRofeh Hospital does not have a valid hashgacha at present. The hospital has been operating without a rav for the past two months. At present there the hospital and food complexes operating within do read more »

Alert from Badatz Mehadrin Regarding “Top Sweet”

28 Iyar 5774 May 28, 2014 Badatz Mehadrin reports it no longer gives a hashgacha to the Top Sweet Company in Rehovot. This company’s products are marketed under the names “Yasu”, and “Over the Rainbow”      

Kosharot: Results of Testing on 19 ‘Gush Katif’ Brands

20 Iyar 5774 May 20, 2014 The Chief Rabbinate has ceased testing or at least publicizing findings from tests conducted on the so-called gush katif greens. I will say the from buying different products from time-to-time I have noticed many of the so-called insect free brands with different hashgachos are not fit to be eaten read more »

Alert Pertaining to Ben-Gurion Airport Duty Free

16 Iyar 5774 May 16, 2014 The cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council) has verified that the only store in Ben-Gurion Airport that does not buy or sell any chometz over Pesach and has properly sold their chometz for 2014 is the James Richardson Store at Gate D7. This is the same information I have received in read more »

Mamlechet HaHalva

15 Iyar 5774 May 15, 2014 I have written about this company on several occasions in past years. Anyone frequenting Shuk Machane Yehuda knows the folks standing on Eitz Chaim Street pushing free halva samples in your face. Today others have joined and halva is being sold on a number of streets in the shuk, read more »

Badatz Mehadrin Alert Pertaining to Peeled Vegetables

14 Iyar 5774 May 14, 2014 Badatz Mehadrin announces that peeled beets, carrots, potatoes and onions from the “Tapudi HaEmek – Nir Gilboa” company in Moshav Nir Yaffa are using the hashgacha’s logo without authorization. The items mentioned above are not under the badatz’s hashgacha. These items are frequently ordered by restaurants and falafel stores.

Additional Update on Sushi Seaweed

14 Iyar 5774 May 14, 2014 Earlier this week I posted and update from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Unit regarding Sushi Seaweed. That update stated the hashgacha from the Institute of Mitzvos Tluyos B’aretz is bogus. I contacted the OU in the USA as stated in the first update and the response read more »

Triangle K Taking Corrective Action

11 Iyar 5774 May 11, 2014 Last week JKN reported that the Triangle K hashgacha appeared to have moved to a logo that seemed to duplicate the logo of Badatz Mehadrin, Rabbi Avraham Rubin. A reader who assists JKN often contacted Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag of the Triangle K and the rav explained he was totally read more »