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.

Eida Chareidis Update Ahead of Lag B’Omer

14 Iyar 5774 May 14, 2014 The Eida Chareidis announces only those places listed in the announcement below are under its supervision in northern Israel. The announcement is released ahead of the anticipated large number of visitors who will be heading to Meron to the Kever Rashbi for Lag B’Omer.        

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 »

Revocation of Kosher Certification from “Netach” Meats in Kiryat Shmona

12 Iyar 5774 May 12, 2014 The following information is translated from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 017/2014. After founding treif on premises, the Kiryat Shmona Rabbinate has decided to revoke the company’s hashgacha. One who purchased meats from the store should turn to the local rabbinate to inquire as what must be read more »

Bogus Kashrus: “Sandwich Ton”

12 Iyar 5774 May 12, 2014 The following information is translated from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 017/2014. The Sandwich Ton Company in Alfei Menashe was under the supervision of the local Rabbanut in the past. This is not the case today however it continues to advertise as being kosher certified by the read more »

Candy World – Jerusalem Central Bus Station

12 Iyar 5774 May 12, 2014 The following information is translated from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 017/2014. The Jerusalem Rabbinate reports that the Olam HaMamtakim candy store in the Jerusalem Central Bus Station is no longer under its supervision. The store refuses to return the teudat hechsher. To read the original Hebrew read more »

Bogus Kashrus on Sushi Seaweed

12 Iyar 5774 May 12, 2014 The following information is translated from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit Update 017/2014. The Sushila ( סושי’לה) Company distributes sushi seaweed and the packages have a bogus kosher logo from the Institute of Mitzvos Tluyos B’aretz along with a statement “checked and there is no fear of parasites”. read more »