Category Archives: JKN Alerts

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 »

Rav Vaye: Update on Infestation in Summer Fruits

7 Iyar 5774 May 7, 2014 At times, summer fruits are infested and we must carefully inspect them before eating. Fruits grown in private [non-commercial] gardens are significantly more infested. The following information was published this month, Iyar 5774. How Does One Inspect the Various Fruits?? Watermelon: Generally assumed to be free of infestation and read more »

Triangle K Logo Duplicates Badatz Mehadrin

7 Iyar 5774 May 7, 2014 A loyal reader sent in a photo of an item sold in the United States which is under the supervision of the Triangle K. If you look at the photos it appears the Triangle K has shifted from its old triangle logo and has opted to copy the logo read more »

Infestation in Summer Fruit

6 Iyar 5774 May 6, 2014 The document below is the original Hebrew release from Rabbi Moshe Vaye Shlita pertaining to possible insect infestation in summer fruit for the current season. JKN hopes to provide a translation in the coming days.        

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 His hashgacha was revoked on the spot.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 »