Kashrus Alert: Shirat HaYam Fish

24 Adar II 5771
March 30, 2011

eida-chareidit4The Eida Chareidit announces it no longer gives a hechsher to the Shirat HaYam Fish Company, located in the Atarot Industrial Park in northern Jerusalem.

Any packages of Shirat HaYam products that do not have an Eida hologram are NOT under the Eida’s hechsher, even if the Eida logo is displayed.

Packages displaying a hologram and an Eida stamp are indeed under the hechsher, but ONLY if both are present, the logo and hologram. The alert states that both are required.

While the kashrus certifier notified the factory that constant supervision is required, the Eida has learned that production continues without a mashgiach being present and packages do display the Eida logo, unauthorized of course. These packages DO NOT have holograms.

The notice is dated 23 Adar II 5771.



  • miriam
    March 30, 2011 - 08:47 | Permalink

    So, with your knowledge and information, is there another Hashgacha now replacing the Eida?

    YECHIEL: I haven’t a clue

  • EG
    March 30, 2011 - 16:12 | Permalink

    Was it a Kashrus violation or financial matter? If Kashrus-what?

  • Moshe Schlusselberg
    March 30, 2011 - 17:07 | Permalink

    In the U.S., many products carry the Eida logo without a hologram. Is this an issue?

  • Noa
    March 30, 2011 - 20:21 | Permalink

    What’s a hologram

    YECHIEL: A hologram is a metallic appearing sticker, usually with the logo of the hecsher on it (for kashrus purposes) and it has become part of the local kosher scene since for now at least, nscrupulous individuals lack the ability to reproduce them, giving the kashrus industry and edge for now. For more information, I refer you to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holography

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