Category Archives: JKN Alerts

Container of Treif Meat Nabbed in Ashdod

8 Nissan 5774 April 8, 2014 Inspectors of the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit working with Ministry of Agriculture inspectors uncovered a container of treif meat that was imported from Australia illegally. Officials of the Ashdod Rabbinate summoned the owner of Ben Shabbat Butchers for an explanation. His hashgacha was revoked on the spot. The read more »

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream

26 Adar II 5774 March 28, 2014 The item in question, Hershey’s Cookies & Cream is being sold in the Jerusalem area. Since it is being imported by LS, one of the nation’s reputable and largest, I assume it is sold in other cities too since its operation is nationwide. My point here is simply. read more »

Three Tons of Treif Meat Apprehended & Destroyed

Three tons of treif meats were apprehended, confiscated and destroyed in a joint operation involving the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and Ministry of Agriculture inspectors. The meat was apprehended in the Israeli Arab municipality of Kfar Kassam. Yassam commandos took part in the raid along with other Israel Police units. The meat was found in read more »

Counterfeit Mezuzah Factory Uncovered by the Rabbanut & Police

4 Adar II 5774 March 6, 2014 Baruch Hashem police and agents of the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit have uncovered a counterfeit mezuzah operation. According to agents involved in the investigation and raid, the counterfeiting operation used a new and sophisticated method to create very high quality counterfeit mezuzos. The Chief Rabbinate has released read more »

More on Treif Hard Cheese Sold in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda

11 Adar I 5774 February 11, 2014 Not too long ago, JKN posted an update from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s Kashrus Enforcement Unit citing the Basher cheese store in Machane Yehuda was selling some cheeses as kosher when in fact, this is not the case. Due to the efforts of Aaron Gunsberger, Rabbinic Kashrus read more »

Basher Cheese Store & Bistro

12 Shevat 5774 January 13, 2014 Kashrus police accompanied by Israel Police conducted a raid in the Basher cheese store in Shuk Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem and the Basher Bistro on nearby Aggripas Street. They were armed with a search warrant. In the shuk store they found dozens of illegal teudot hechsher from various products read more »

Pineapple Alert

6 Shevat 5774 January 7, 2014   Pineapple from various countries has been found to contain insects. The three areas of concern are the leaves, the outside of the peel and in the blossom cups. See the following alert for the detailed information and photos.  

Treif Meat Apprehended at the Hizme Checkpoint

27 Teves 5774 December 30, 2013 Meat smuggling has become an industry in the PA (Palestinian Authority) and for the kosher consumer; this is all the more reason one needs to be especially careful where one purchases one’s meat. The smugglers have become increasingly clever and creative as they seek to bypass inspection points. This read more »

Infestation in Fresh Garlic

7 Teves 5774 December 10, 2013 According to Rabbi Moshe Vaye, insect infestation has been detected in heads of fresh garlic. As such, one should separate the pieces and wash well before using and one should refrain from cooking an entire head of garlic without separating it. See the rabbi’s letter.    שום – DEC read more »

Kashrus Revoked from Argaman Hall in Givat Shaul

1 Teves 5774 December 4, 2013 The Argaman Hall located at 22 Beit HaDfus Street in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem has lost its kashrus certification. It was certified by the Jerusalem Rabbinate and Badatz Bnei Tzion, Rabbi Bentzion Mutzafi. Meat lacking kosher identification was found on the premises. An effort was made by read more »