Thursday, January 19, 2017

The residents of Lakewood will "now" have to work much harder to take back their Town

The residents of Lakewood lost their appeal in Court re: Cedar Bridge Corp park.

The damage has been done, as till now it was an individual against the corruption, now everyone must join together to fight the corruption.

Don't despair, all is not lost. The window of opportunity is open. Join hands & fight.


Gourmet Glatt Borough Park et al- Kashrus alert

The Gourmet Glatt store uses in their re-packaged salads e.g. brocolli etc-they use the Positive / Kosher Garden brands as they are a non-infested clean product.

But, But in their "DIPS" etc they use the pardes brand, WHY"?

Pardes produce comes mostly from China and was found numerous times times to be infested.

So Gourmet Glatt knows that in dips or any other finished product produced in their facility it would be almost impossible for someone to find the infestation, so they use the Pardes brand. Are you shocked? we are not.

Therefore, you take your shopping to some other kashrus reliable......

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Who are teaching Lakewood Educators? A protest is planned

 Is this the chinuch we want for our children????

Ms. Sara Lerner who is a מוסר and a  לא ציית לדינא is going to speak to the principals in Lakewood to educate them how to be מחנך בנות ישראל .
She is getting principals to send their students for therapy in the LCSC to do more damage and make more קרבנות.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lakewood - the-rishus-continues-when-will-it-end- The therapists, etc are the group responsible- Sidom at it's best

http://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-rishus-continues-when-will-it-end.html

The Lakewood therapists, etc and their Rabonim etc ( a mafia style) are the group responsible for shalom Bayis issues, separations, divorces, breaking up families, etc.

We have been monitoring the methods and results of these so called therapists, etc for the past  few years.

It's not as bad as you think, it's much worse!. 

"Rishus" is too mild of a description.

Guest comment. [Hefker velt]

http://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2015/12/hefker-velt.html#comment-form

Its a Hefker velt, thats exactly how to describe what goes on when dealing with the sensitive issue of shalom bayis and  R'L divorce. There is no responsible system set up, no trusted agency al pi Torah and halacha. 

No communal standard that everyone adheres to, or even a bes din to turn to. Its unfortunate that so many homes are shattered as a result of total incompetence, inexperience in dealing with the issues and problems of shalom bayis. 
Its a Hefkervelt when any Askan, therapist, social worker or Rav, can do what they want with no accountability for their actions. They get away with it time and time again. There is no mirsas, no fear, no repercussions its do what ever you please. They dont have to answer up to anybody. 
Take one side of a story, give bad advice, dont do basic homework or due diligence its only nefashos were dealing with. So what if you have no experience in shalom bayis issues, who says you cant take it on all by yourself? no one is stopping you. No guidelines set in place making sure all 


Update: Lakewood "therapists & Mentors" are רודפים

Lakewood "Therapists & Mentors" just broke another family!!
Protect our children?

Don't push "Ritalin" on them like lollipops.
Ritalin? sure! so the School administrators can provide paying clients to their therapists.


Don't let Therapist [Terrorists](backed by Rabbonim) to break apart families. [Their success rate in at 99%]
Don't let the Rabbonim and therapists run for restraining orders against their husbands, who happens to be the father of her children.
She is throwing her children to the dogs. That's what revenge is.

Don't work in unison to support financially the therapists, by sending the parents, the children, etc. to therapy.

That's perhaps why children lost their respect for Rabbonim!

Don't allow the מקוה to break families. Terrorists & Rabbonim do it constantly R"L

מקוה schedules in WG are by pay-for-play? 
Get rid of the ones in charge, from the Rabbonim down. Get rid of the corruption in WG.
Don't play dumb.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Update: Alert: Aisle 9 Lakewood- KASHRUS ALERT

RE: Their pre-checked vegetables... AND PREPARED FOODS-should not be used. They are clue-less in infestation.

Rabbi Shmuel Spiegel, Shlita et al Posted a sign that one should must re-check (by an expert) the Aisle-9 pre-checked vegetables. 
[Therefore do NOT eat any of their checked vegies]

Therefore "ALL OF THEIR PREPARED FOODS SHOULD NOT BE eaten AS ONE CAN'T RE-CHECK THE VEGIES"

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rav Shach re: Lakewood

Rav Shach stated "aib lakewood vet nish hubben a Ruv tzu firen dem shtut, vet zain zai'er nish gut far lakewood shtut".

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Update: Alert:Terras Garden (from Florida) [Lakewood investors involved]

Alert: Terras Garden vegetables is allegedly infested by more than mi'ut-ha'mutzui and should not be consumed.







NUMEROUS LAKEWOOD INDIVIDUALS INVESTED mucho dinero$$฿$$ IN THIS COMPANY, R"L.
thinking that they discovered Greenland as the largest Island. [Who suffers? the moisdois, tomchai shabbos, etc]

Why you should use "only" the positive or kosher garden brands

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByHrIS8-cAbcUzhtbW9vcDJBdVE/view


Bodek,  Kihalacha,  Pardes,  Kosher taste,  Andy Boy,  Dole,  Terras Garden, etc 
are all infested product regardless of the sticker or Hashgocha. Some other companies have an issue that they do not check enough samples, therefore sometimes they will be infested. They also have an issue of defining "miut-Hamutzui".

The Positive and Kosher Garden brands are always free of infestation, but their packaging doesn't always keep the product fresh long enough. (perhaps, insect protein maintains freshness?)😊 



Monday, January 09, 2017

Pros & Cons of "MUST go" to Seminary in Israel




There has been lately many that strongly oppose the ingrained concept that "must go to Seminary in Israel" in order to marry the right Ben-Torah.


The Pros are self evident.

The Cons;

The huge expense that most can't afford.

That $20,000.00 plus [saved] can help the new young couple.

Training for a parnosah delayed by at least a year.

They don't receive the tools needed to prepare for a Torah marriage, etc.
Delaying marriage by at least a year.

A girl should be under the supervision of their parents (enough said!)

We have heard of the tragic experiences in some Israel seminaries.

If we are talking about hashkofah, yahdus, etc in order to go into chinuch? Gateshead is more geared to that element. 

Chinese Glatt Kosher-105 Clifton Ave, for those in Lakewood that are ["still"] makpid on kashrus

video
732-886-8818


Under Hashgocha of Satmar Dayan-Rav M.B, Klein

Note: Bedikas Toloi'yim par excellence.
Note: Positive product only.

כבר הגיע הזמן לסדר שבעה טובי העיר בלייקווד

כבר הגיע הזמן לסדר שבעה טובי העיר בלייקווד 

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Update: Lakewood "DON'T BUY"- Price drop of $100,000.00 - $150,000.00 purchasers of NEW construction duplexes, SF homes-


Anonymous said...
Lakewood rentals are in a glut stage. Don't count on any rental income to support your overpaid new house.

Chevra, just watch BMG get their 1200 residential units at cedar bridge and the price of Lakewood housing will be in a freefall.

Sit and wait it out? or go to Jackson, Howell, Toms River.
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Investors, purchasers-don't buy now W-A-I-T - IT'S MONEY IN YOUR POCKET better than hedge funds

From the Grape-vine: New duplexes and single family homes have been drastically reduced by $100-150,000.00 or more.

The asking price is still up in the sky but ..........

Some of the reasons;

Overpriced due to market demand.

Basement rentals are at a glut.

Over building.

Jackson, Toms River, etc are realistic options as a first choice. Larger homes, larger property, no sardine can feeling, no traffic issues, etc

Some that have deposits may be looking to get out. While others are re-negotiating the price.

The Language that must be used on ocassion

http://bshch.blogspot.com/2017/01/blog-post_472.html

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

There is a brand of olive oil Ptora being distributed in the area which is an Israeli product from the shemita year. It was brought in to Kosher Marketplace but has been withdrawn on my instructions. Poskim in Israel have ruled that returning heter mechira product to distributors does not constitute a violation of איסור סחורה בפירות שביעית.
However there are also people who have an open container and that is a real problem, Shemita produce may not be discarded even though it has been exported to Chutz Laaretz. But possibly it is already אחר שעת הביעור in which case it has to be destroyed. One person told me he has leftover oil in his Menorah from this batch, and now does not know if it should be destroyed or if he must use it.



Sunday, January 01, 2017

Sabath "not-friendly" appliances.

SABBATH MODE FOR REFRIGERATORS
Before one should rely on this feature a major issue has to clarified. When the refrigerator is in Sabbath Mode does any digital activity take place. I will give 2 examples of this issue but please remember there could be more depending on the complexity of the model purchased.
         1> The digital thermostat. Even in an instance that the thermostat is not triggering the compressor to go on or off and the compressor is triggered by a timer while in Sabbath Mode The issue is  the thermostat may still be recording the temperature i.e. the temperature inside is at 33 when you open the door the temperature will move to 34 this will not turn on the compressor but the digital thermostat will record the current temperature to be 34. This act of recording that the temperature is now 34 can involve chilul Shabbos .                                
            2> The door open/close sensors even though the automatic defrost will not activate regardless of how many times the door opens or closes when in Sabbath Mode. The sensors may be recording the number of times this is being done. This also may involve Chillul Shabbos. Unfortunately I could not find any specs to clarify these points. I would be grateful to anyone that emails or posts their knowledge to clarify this issue.

We must remember that the organization involved with the creation and implementation of this feature is headed by a person who has issued many dubious psakim over the years. Recently he wrote an article which concludes that one cannot run an on line business on Shabbos. He was forced to retract since it was obvious to everyone that he knew nothing of how the on line industry operates and the psak was completely based on assumptions that he imagined. He has other psakim using a light bulb for pas akum, which is a direct cause of intermarriage [heard from Reb Shlomo Zalman Aurebach, OB"M].

He uses a psak issued in the 1950’s for Bedikas Toloyim when everything was sprayed with DTD and says that we can do today what was done then. In relation to the Sabbath Mode he is Matir to adjust a digital thermostat of an electric range on Yom Tov when the range is in Sabaath Mode. Therefore  if the thermostat is active or the sensors are active I would not rely on his word that there is no Chillul Shabbos unless I heard the same from more reliable sources.

The good news is that Intermatic makes a timer which has a seven day span and allows for 28 settings. This would give you 14 off settings. For a 3 day Shabbos and Yom Tov you would have to divide these settings amongst 3 days. The model number is DT620 it costs about $15.00 on Amazon. The setting up is not that intuitive but after following the instructions carefully several times everything starts to make sense.

Toshav Monsey


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Alert: Fruits and vegies from Israel.................

Besides the issue of trumois u'maisrois, the issue of infestation is very serious.
Some of the Israeli Hashgochas write on the package that it must be washed, which most Americans see a kosher emblem they (become illiterate) just open and consume.
The Aida charaidus Yerushalem has a new emblem that states clearly the vegetables must be washed prior to consuming, etc.

The fruits and vegetables with the Hashgocha of Rav Efrati may contain insects that will not come off in washing. Also any frozen fruits or vegies with his hashgocha should not be consumed at this time.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Update: Why would a caterer[Shick] change to a [R' Usher Ekstein] Heimish Hashgocha?

A caterer may change to a Heimish Hashgocah to attract a clientele that may want an upgrade in kashrus standards.


Or the caterer is looking for an easy way "to beat the system". How?

A popular caterer changed hashgochas to R' Usher Ekstein, a Heimish hashgocha that allows non-mevushal wine, using infested fruits & vegetables, Bishul Akum, etc. You can experience the fallout tragic situations at some of the conventions, e.g. Aguda conventionTorah Umesorah convention, Mir Yerushalem,  weekends, weddings, sheva brochos, bar-mitzvas, Thanksgiving and other "chuga parties", etc.

The R' Usher Ekstein Heimish hashgocha only requires the mashgichim to have the look, the dress (gartel, chalat, chadish hat, etc) but lacks the kashrus knowledge in Kashering, system for controls, milchig, meat & parve, staff control, infestation, etc.

They get away with it all, because no one asks, questions, is interested, etc.
Become an educated kosher consumer- "Stop-Look-Listen- Don't assume!

Monday, December 26, 2016

UPDATE: To Lakewood's Moisdois, menhalim and principals

Edison’s amazing mother          











WE Afghans believe two things should be respected in life: mothers and teachers. 

Here is a story of a very kind and hero mother-teacher: 
      One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother.”
     His mother’s eyes were tearful as she read the letter out loud to her child: Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have enough good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself.
     After many, many years, after Edison’s mother died and he was now one of the greatest inventors of the century, one day he was looking through old family things. Suddenly he saw a folded paper in the corner of a drawer in a desk. He took it and opened it up. On the paper was written: Your son is addled [mentally ill]. We won’t let him come to school any more.
     Edison cried for hours and then he wrote in his diary: “Thomas Alva Edison was an addled child that, by a hero mother, became the genius of the century.” ************************************************************************
ALERT: Lakewood "roshei moisdois" medicates their students with "Ritalin", THEY RECEIVE GOVERNMENTAL FUNDING, WHILE PERMANENTLY DAMAGING YOUR CHILD.

LAKEWOOD MENAHALIM AND PRINCIPALS PUSH MANY OF THE STUDENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP-The students don't need any of as they are just fine-BUT THE SCHOOLS GET FUNDING FOR THAT.  They cause permanent damage to your children because they are making $$$$$$$ That is criminal and should be exposed. 

Bingo has the Ki'Halcha infested strawberries-watch video

 BINGO Borough Park store carries the Ki"Halacha infested strawberries.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Note: ALL Cholov Stam / Cholov Akum =(besides Germany) CHOLOV TREIFE! R'L- The consumer has nothing to rely on







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RE: Cholov Stam-Cholov Akum is actually חלב טריף Per Reb Moshe, Z"L Rav Eliyashev Z"L and Rav Shmuel Wosner Z"L.

Rav Moshe Feinstein in Y"D 1, #20-21 [End of #21 ]states that these procedures make the cow a treifah [and one may not purchase from such a farmer]. Today with the farms in the USA keeping accurate records, all cholov akum (stam) is actually treif. (The procedured cows are 4-8%, shishim is 1.66+-%)
The European Hashgochas mistakenly believe that they don't have the problem because the Veterinarians say "in Europe we don't have those problems". The cold facts are that europe has the problem just as much as the USA.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Alert: Shatnez notice


Update: Vaad Tzedokah-the rest of the story

From an Email
Yudel, It may warrant an article;
1- There is no basis in halacha according Rabbi Dov Kahan head of Bais Din mayshorim in lakewood has given 23 shiurim on hilchos tzedokah in lakewood. 
2- The vaadam may have a justification that it's valid for one year as circumstances do change.  BUT they not have any right to put any limits on how long one may collect in the area. 
3- An  isshur that he's not a ramai is sufficient for the whole USA, why does each one put you through the mill? 
4- And why does each vaad charge a fee of $40.00-$100.00 and you could come twice a year. [Nice income for the vaad]
5- One must hang around for the isshuer 1-3 days. On whose cheshbon?

6- Baltimore / Star-k vaad tzedokah takes a 25% cut from the checks and vouchers. I don't know what others are taking.  
Baltimore may commonly have 10-12 collectors at a time @ 2 weeks. Each one raising $3-5000.00 and the vaad takes 25%. Do the math, $15,000.00 @ 2 weeks for the Star-k vaad  tzedokah [$350,000.00 annually] (besides their charge for @ isshur)
[In Baltimore they instituted the voucher system almost 95%.]  

7- The vaadam check with each other re the collector. So why does each one make them wait for the isshur and another charge?
8- By the chasidim there  is "NO" such a thing as a vaad tzedokah and DON'T need any isshur. 
9- What right for the vaad to decide on a recommended amount?
10- Because of ramaim one is not over on lavim and esais if you don't give any of them tzedokah. With the isshurs in place if one doesn't give he's transgressing lavs and esais. 

10- Where is the brocha of עשר בשביל שתתעשר? By the chasidim, "No isshur no vouchers" everyone is welcome not like sedom.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Defining Chasidishe Shechita


That the shoichet is a superior Yirai Shomayim than other shoichtem?
NO!

That he is a better shoichet than others?
NO!

That he has sharper, smoother knives than others?
NO!

That the shoichet goes to the mikvah prior to the days shechita?
NO! They don't always, yet they shecht.

That the shoichet davens with a minyan 3 times a day?
NO!

That his wife doesn't drive a car?
NO!

That he wears the Chasidish clothing?

NO! Not Always.

He is what Chazal called a Chosid?
NO!

So what defines chasidishe shechita?

Years ago there was a dispute among the Rabonim as to what type of knife to use for shechita?

1) שני צדדים sharpened on both sides of the sharp side of the blade or 2) צד אחד Sharpened on one side only (the other side being straight with the back of the blade.

The chasidim insisted on 2 sides שני צדדים.

That is the style of sharpening common these days by practically all shoichtem.

So in fact all shechita is Chasisidesh shechita regardless of his dress, mikvah, friends, etc.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Chasideshe Shechita?

A few years ago I called up a place where  simcha I was invited to was being made.  When I asked
whose hashgacha the place had,  the reply was "We use only Chassidishe shechita."

I then said to the person who had proudly told me this and was sure it would impress me,

 "Do you know that when Rubashkin was operating they were producing the following kinds of meat all as chasidishe schechita.
 1.  Bais Yosef, 
2.  What we call glatt 
3. ordinary kosher,
4. Hallal and
5. treif,
and it was all Chasidishe shechita,  because the only people schechting there were chassidim."  There was silence on the other end of the phone.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Agudas Yisroel convention re: "Shocking" -Congregation Nachlas Yitzchak in Kew Gardens Queens, is accepting VHQ unreliable kashrus ?....

..Nachlas Yitzchok..has no issues with the Vaad of Queens [non] kashrus standards, infestation, non qualified mashgichim, non-shomer shabbos, etc?


Ask their Rabbi, they must have a solution.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lakewood- A local physical Rehab Center, It's almost an hour closer to NY-


We just visited a physical Rehab Center [including pulmonary rehab]in Jackson, next to NPGS.

A Jewish Community Rehab center in the Northern part of Lakewood. With the Rt #9 traffic, it's a half hour closer to New York.

Note: Located in the southern part of Lakewood, see  http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2015/11/in-need-of-kosher-rehab-center.html

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The"Glatt" Meat Shortage in the USA high prices v. the solution


Solution:
 The average output of a Shechita in the USA should be as follows:
Glatt- 12-18%        Non-Glatt 25-30%

1-2 additional Boidkim or inspectors required for the non-glatt production. Of course the non-glatt would require additional time & personnel for the deveining (treiboring) and salting.
       
 Kosher Consumers in the USA are 30-35% glatt, 65-70%  non-glatt.
    
  The current glatt productions it would be very economical to utilize the additional 25-30% of the non-glatt as well.
   
    This would alleviate the meat shortage in a very short period of time of 2-3 weeks.

       This would also cause a glut in the kosher beef, which would bring down the price of beef to the kosher consumer.

     The Orthodox Union aka “OU” till a few years ago also certified non-glatt beef.
  
   It would be advantageous for the Supermarket chains across the USA to besiege the “OU” to step up to the plate and bring the cost of beef to the kosher consumer to a market more in line with other beef.

    The consumer in general is facing economic pressures at this time in being able to afford their basic shopping needs.

     The “OU” can do this on their own and they owe it to the kosher consumer.

Rabbi Yehuda shain


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lakewood's new assessment is on target- FIGHT "to" THE LOWER THE TAX RATE !!! [by 50%]

Time is of the essence 
 Address the Township Committee public meetings NOW!!

They must lower the tax rate by 50%

No more money for Mizrachi Fire Dept.
(Make a recall to oust Mizrachi.?)

No more money for Board of Ed.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We are in the "Hashgocha-gesheft" not in the recall business.

 We don't issue recalls.
Mistakes happen.
Reb Shimon Schwab, OB"M said, he relies on those that issue recalls for kashrus.

Friday, November 18, 2016

שהחיינו "Gefen" [Kedem] company is the first to undertake a kashrus re-call without waiting for the Hashgocha to "Kratz" and not make a recall.

Subject: Alert regarding  Gefen Cholent Beans
To whom it may concern,
It has come to our attention that our Chulent Mix  date code # 091218 as well as #090518 and # 090522 has been found to have some instances of infestation. [there may be other lot numbers as well]

This may be the result of a hot summer season or other causes. We are addressing this with our growers.

In light of our high standards of Kashrus and quality, we would like to take a precautionary measure and pull all above mentioned product from the shelves and replace with new product which has been checked and cleared as clean.

Please get in touch with your sales rep for a full credit and we'll replace with fresh product as soon as we are assured of the cleanliness and quality.
Thank you for your assistance and attention to this matter. We appreciate your continued business.

Charles Herzog
Kedem Foods & Kenover Marketing


Goya stores their beans in refrigerated warehouses

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lakewood שלום בית-Therapists (terrorists) are not the solution, they are the root of the problem!


Advice on Responding to a Restraining Order


Unfortunately many women are receiving bad advice from therapists, attorneys and Pseudo Rabbonim who know nothing about Halachah. Their only interest is to pander their client and keep them satisfied. They will never advise their client to do the proper thing according to Halacha, when the client will not be happy with this advice. 
               The result has been a large increase in the issuance of RO’s to Yeshiva Leit. The proper response is to go to Bais Din and request that they commence proceedings to render the sender of the RO a מורדת. If the Bais Din sees that there is no justification for the RO and the issuer does not retract they will commence with the proceedings. The details of what Bais Din has to do are described in Even HaEzer Siman 77. 
As more women get declared a מורדת the reputation of the advisors will deteriorate since we can now quantify that they are giving bad advice and it is producing negative consequences to their clients.

A second benefit is that after the proceedings are finalized there are financial advantages such as no KESUBAH (see Siman 77 for more details)

A third benefit is after 12 months you can give a GET on your terms, and remarry according to most Poskim without a HETER MEIOH RABBONUM if she refuses to accept the GET (see Siman 77 for more details).

A fourth benefit is public relations “He left her because she was a מורדת sounds better than “she threw him out”.
I hope and encourage anyone who has received a RO to go forward with this advice and may הקב"ה give you ס"ד to end these issues with Shalom.
TOSHAV MONSEY
toshav@optimum.net
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                                                                   Lakewood- שלום בית
Therapists terrorists are not the solution, but the root cause of the problem.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

UPDATE: Bais Yosef "Bais-Din" V the fraudulent Bais Yosef bais din


Bais Yosef  Bais Din- "The rest of the story"


The Bais Din of Bais Yosef is a division of yeshiva Bais Yosef Yeshiva. A division founded by  Harav Hagaon Hagodal Rav Yakov chaim Jofen zt”l. of saintly memory who was president and dean of the Bais Yosef yeshiva and had final say over anything yeshiva related, upon his passing that authority passed to his son Hagaon Harav Reb Mordechai Joffen Shlita the present dean and Rosh Yeshiva. The Bais Din Bais Yosef belongs to Yeshiva Bais Yosef.

In or about 2009, Rav Joffen dismissed the Rabbis from their positions at the Bais Din for incompetence, disloyalty and dishonesty to the yeshiva. The dismissal was upheld in arbitration by a Psak of the Bais Din Tzedek Umishpat that ruled; The Rabbis et al have absolutely no rights in Yeshiva Bais Yosef. They were prohibited from using the name Bais Din Bais Yosef or any similar name which belongs to the yeshiva, nor any bank account using  Bais Yosef / Bais Din or similar name.

They are illegally continue using the name and misrepresenting themselves as being the Bais Din of the Bais Yosef yeshiva they are  misappropriating the name and misleading the public who wrongly believe that they are still associated with the yeshiva. They are misappropriating the good name and good will of a yeshiva that's been in the Joffen family for 130 years 

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

FDA- re: frozen strawberries



















The U.S. Food and Drug administration, the Centers for 

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local 

officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses 


linked to frozen strawberries.