Friday, September 19, 2014

A must see video re:


OK Kashrus advises to consume insects?

In the OK's kosher spirit on page 9 "shivas haminim salad", the ingredients consist of infested items.
Dried figs, Fresh figs, grapes, fresh parsley leaves are infested and can't be checked & cleaned by a consumer unless they are properly trained. Note: Pearled Barley must always be checked for insects by putting them into hot water for a few minutes.Dijon mustard contains wine.

The OK certified TROPICANA Orange Juice has scale insects among other ones.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hisachdus CRC -Re: Lakewood signs re: infested Bell Peppers

Hisachdus CRC -Re: Lakewood signs re: infested Bell Peppers.

There were recently put up signs (no name, no phone number, no name of store(s) it was found) all over Lakewood Re: all bell peppers have tiny insects on the bottom of the peppers.

Hisachdus expert Mashgichim and many others checked and weren't able to find any infested Peppers.

Hisachdus decided it must have been done by one that confuses "dirt" for insects, therefore such an irresponsible individual will confuse real insects for dirt-he is not to be relied upon for insects.

The signs that there are no name, phone, or other info area "PASKVILL".

ALERT: Sfardim shopping for "Bais-Yosef" in Flatbush area

Sfardim shopping in Flatbush should be aware the the Vaad of Flatbush is currently unfamiliar with what is  considered "Bais-Yosef" meat for Sfardim.
What the Star-K does "not" accept as Bais Yosef, the Flatbush Vaad is accepting?


Monday, September 15, 2014

Rosenblatt's Beef

Rosenblatt's beef is under the Hashgocha of the OU and CRC Chicago. It's staffed by highly experienced, erlicheh yeshivishe staff. The standards and staff set up of the Shechita, Bedikas and Nikur are what a ben Torah would be looking for.

At this time we are only addressing the beef, as we
don't have sufficient information re: Veal, Lamb, etc

The Rosenblatt beef is available in Lakewood (back of capitol hotel), Brooklyn, etc.
It's currently only sparsely available in Queens ,Five Towns and Lakewood, etc due to the political standards in place.

Sfardim should be aware that much of the "Bais-Yosef" beef they are using is not Bais-Yosef in fact only by label (AKA- Minhag-America).  The Rosenblatt beef meets the true Bais Yosef Standards.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Kashrus Alert: Black eyed Peas (beans)

 Black Eyed Peas (Beans) are an infested product.

Must soak over-nite (8 hours) then check the beans.

In the past, the Organizations that made the "She'hechi'anu" שהחיינו platters, did not have the peas, raisins, etc checked properly.

Beware of  raisins are also infested, only use if they are from the "Aida, Yerushalem".

Check the dates also.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

BMG' KCL says- No more bitul in kashrus

No more bitul in kashrus, Why? because,
דבר שיש לו מתירין has no Bitul.

BMG's KCL is Mattir practically everything. 
They don't want to be the שבת גוי [aka= chazir-fissel-kusher]so they'll crease their brow and asser things that are really permitted or even mehudar. 
Note: 5 Towns & Queens are superior to BMG's KCL, Shocking? BMG's KCL is a facade, the Town people follow them blindly,
BMG's KCL says remember KCL when you daven yom Kipur Kuton and תפלת   
 זכה, את אשר התרת, אסרתי, ואשר אסרת התרתי

One that relies on them, is a פושע, ולא אונס 

How many rolls of KCL kashrus tape does the non-jewish employees have? Did they print new "different" tape? NO! Why not?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

UPDATE: Kosher Orange Juice & the Scale-insects in all of them

 If one can't dowload the eye-opener article, send email 
Subject line-scale in Juice

Tropicana, Golden Flow, Lakewood Farms, Dvash, etc have these insect proteins in your orange juice, R"L

They all had whole scales more than "miut-hamu'tzui".

The Aida Yerushalm reqires filtering with a 70 mesh filter. Rav Vaye, says a 70 mesh filter is not small enough.

BMG's KCL's kiosk in a non-kosher facility @ 2:00 AM

 BMG's KCL's kiosk in a non-kosher facility @ 2:00 AM
BMG's KCL Hashgocha signs

The non-Jewish employee at 2:00 AM lifting KCL's plexi-glass to steal some "KCL kashrus tape".

 At 2:00 AM the non-Jewish employee putting his hand under the KCL's plexi-glass to cut off a piece of salami with his treif knife.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

BMG's KCL is at it again, consuming insects- THEY ARE STILL THERE!

BMG's KCL has Beautifully infested whole Strawberries cut in half on display by 4 corners Yogurts display.


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Update: Re: 5 Towns- We aren't talking about mehadrin v. non-mehadrin. "Basic kashrus"

Re: 5 Towns restaurants and other food service establishments.

In general their restaurants, caterers, take-out etc don't have qualified individuals for checking & cleaning fruits and vegetables from infestation. Therefore Refrain from the fruits & vegetables that require Bedikas toliyim. 
The Vaad Hakashrus claims that, The Modern Orthodox Rabbis don't give them a free hand in having a proper standard.

Gourmet Glatt and Season's do have properly trained mashgichim [in spite being a 5 Town establishment], but the other establishments don't have properly trained mashgichim.

Why is the Administrator  busy doing consultant work for other agencies, doing private hashgochas, giving speeches, writing misleading guides and misleading articles for the consumer in checking vegetables. The 5 Towns Vaad doesn't compensate him sufficiently?

The 5 Towns Kashrus Administrator was offered $1,000.00 to a Zedakah of his choice, if the Administrator is willing to be tested hands on on Bedikas-Toloyim- He did not accept the challenge- Raboisai,  because does not know Bedikas toloyim.

He is a good orator, SO?

Kashrus Alert: Asian Pears-Infested

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yeshiva's Elul Mussar saider for Bochurim

Following case: Chicago special Bais Din V Israeli Bais Din V Moetzes members (partial) How would each one rule?

Update: A short while back, a BMG Poisek residing on Kletzk Hill was disqualified by the Hanhalas hayeshiva and other Rabbonim. He was asked to remove himself from being a Poisek in Lakewood. He was also disqualified and asked to remove himself  from being on the Vaad Harabonim of West Gate Mikva, and not to say anymore his daily shiur in West Gate.

Recently he was allowed again to be a Poisek in Lakewood's Yeshiva and its surroundings, but remains permanently disqualified and may not pasken any "Noshim-shailos" or any "inyonei noshim".

Update-Alert: Israel prosecutor V. Bais Din "Nesivos Chaim"

Alert: Allegedly the Israeli Prosecutor is contemplating to file serious charges  and close the   Bais Din Nesivos Chaim  3 Panim Meirot, Jerusalem, for their mishandling of Dinei Torahs.

Any Siruv, Loi-Tzais, Cherem, etc they put out will be dealt with very harshly by the Israeli Court's prosecutor.
Their verdicts will be dismissed and be null & void!

Don't use this Bais Din as you may find yourself being forced by the prosecutor to testify against them.

Update: There are countless people that were wronged by  this Bais-Din. Many individuals that won, feel that some of the money they won is bi'gineivah. (they were not entitled to it.)

תניא רבי יוסי בן אלישע אומר אם ראית דור שצרות רבות באות עליו צא ובדוק בדייני ישראל שכל פורענות שבאה לעולם לא באה אלא בשביל דייני ישראל

מעניין שהיום פיטרו את זלטנרייך מבית 
הדין נתיבות משפט

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome to Lakewood * BMG's KCL=Pritzus, Infestation, etc All in the name of Torah

yudel- Why does the Yeshivas [BMG's] KCL allow goyisha girls at Carlos and Gabbys work there with short sleeves?

Especially the blund'eenah  that works there.......
 Oh! to practice שמירת עיניים in אלול.

Is she there to entice the customers like the Rt 9 South restaurant with the $200.00 dollar wines on the menu for the poor yeshivaleit? or the $100.00 dollar steaks?

She may also be the Mashgiach(ta), multi tasking. 

The [BMG's] KCL allows non shomer shabbos chefs, that is also the mashgiach and checks the vegetables for insects.

Yudel, We are in big trouble

 Barry E. said...

I agree 100% with this poster. Also, the seating at Calos & gabby's here in Lakewood is such that with today's ladies dress style, when they sit at their seats, you can see EVERYTHING!
That's why after one time going in there, I decided never to walk in there again.As far as the [BMG's] KCL is concerned, I'm not 1 bit surprised.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I was there yesterday and saw the Pritzus and left and was shocked at Vizner who won't let them use the goyisha name but will let that blonde!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lakewood, 5 Towns, etc enjoy treif "kosherica" tours R"L

Why Do the  Rabbis sanction these non-kosher cruises? 
Isn't it embarrassing that all of the "OU" affiliated Rabbis are allowing this scandal 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Association of Kashrus Organizations= AKO-

After so many years, AKO still does not have qualified experts on their committee for checking for infestation-How can they even set guide-lines? If you don't know where you are going, how do you expect to get there?

Vegetable Checking Goes Well Beyond Lettuce

[Blueberries from all areas are infested with mites, scale insects & maggots, no alerts from AKO members]
Chicago…The majority of fruits and vegetables are now suspect for infestation, say rabbinic authorities. With increased frequency, rabbis are finding the tiny bugs in previously “clean” fruits and vegetables under the microscope. In an exhaustive review, the [AKO] cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council) website notes that it * “is continuing conducting an intense review of its policy regarding insect infestation in fruits and vegetables.” The rabbis note that the insects can be removed with proper cleaning but add that most people simply do not have the knowledge to do such a proper cleaning. In fact, the cRc [AKO members] wants to keep customers away from that task: “Many times one comes across a fruit or vegetable that is highly infested with insects. This is especially true with some organic produce. In such a case, one should not attempt to try and check and remove the insects and the produce should not be used. This is due to the fact that you are highly unlikely to properly check and remove all of the insects.” Bug checking has become a major topic for seminars for
rabbis and mashgichim as well as ordinary consumers.* Infestation is a "Di'oiraisah". Yet AKO members have not been up to the challenge of this serious issue, they are still busy with politics.

Tropicana-UPDATE: Is the food at the bris kosher?

BMG's "KCL" allows infested juice, fruits, vegetables, etc  

If you see Tropicana Orange Juice, you may want to question everything being served at the bris.

Tropicana Orange Juice (pulp or no pulp) is one of the more infested ones that were checked on numerous occasions and found that it contains "scale insects" & other parts of insects. Note: Golden Flow & Lakewood brands are also infested. 
Aida-Yerushalem say that Orange Juice must be filtered with a very fine filter (70 mesh) Rav Vaye recommends filtering through a cotton dress shirt material. 

All of them that were checked and had insects also had the "OK". The OK claims that Tropicana has scale insects, but the ones under the OK don't have any. The cold facts are not so.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kashrus Alert: "Edible Arrangements" The "OK" is not OK, again?

402 Avenue M, Brooklyn

958 Broadway, Woodmere, NY.

As far as we were able to ascertain, ALL "Edible-Arrangements" are not to be used by the kosher consumer-INCLUDING those under HASHGOCHA!

Edible Arrangements located in many different areas produces arrangements that a kosher consumer may not eat due the commonly infested fruits being used.

The ones that are certified by the OK, should not be used either, as their fruits i.e. Strawberries have the same infestation issues as any other one of their outlets.

Rabbi Usher Ekstein does not approve of their Bedikas for infestation.

Rabanut Israel re: kosher certified fresh & frozen vegies that are "infested".

שימו לב: נגיעות בעלי ירק בתקופה האחרונה אנו מקבלים תלונות רבות 
ממשגיחי הרבנויות המקומיות המתלוננים על נגיעות בעלי ירק המגיעים
מחלק מהחברות המפוקחות. עד להסדרת נושא המעבדה הארצית
מתבקשים המשגיחים להקפיד ולבדוק את כשרות הירק הנקלט במקומם
 וככל שיימצא נגוע יש לדווח לנותן ההכשר וליידע את אגף הכשרות
במקביל. למותר לציין כי אין לקלוט במסעדות ובמטבחים המוסדיים
המושגחים ברוקולי וכרובית (גם קפואים) ללא שגודלה גידול מיוחד
למניעת חרקים ותולעים וזאת בשל הקושי המיוחד הקיים לבדוק
תוצרת זו באזור התפרחת קל וחומר לאחר שהוקפאה. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Infestation Update from Rav Moshe Vaye

Rav Moshe Vaye, Lakewood- on Sunday Parshas Ri'aye gave a shiur on infestation for women. Then gave another shiur for Mechanchois in Girl schools. Stressed the importance of having all girl high schools & seminaries to teach hands on bedikas toloyim. It's been taught in eretz yisroel successfully in the Girl schools for many years. It must be part of the curriculum.

1- Chestnuts- Fresh- after cooking or baking, each one must be opened and checked for infestation. Peeled and cooked with good hashgocha from China- a cursory check is recommended.
2- Corn on the cob- Fresh, Frozen-Commonly infested with thrips & mites hiding under kernels. Must be de-kernilized prior to cooking, rinsed. Baby corn, no issues. Frozen or canned kernels-no issues.
3- Blueberries- Fresh, Frozen, Filling, etc- Scales, Mites, Maggots- unrealistic to clean, check-do not use.
4- Grapes- mites- Break into small cluster, do not remove from stem- wash with soapy water 3 times & rinse. Then seperate and rinse under water while rubbing each grape.
5- Apricots- Fresh- open, remove pit, check. Dried from Turkey- split open & check inside for infestation. If not fresh check outside for small whitish that may be mites.
6- Dates- split open check along area of pit for infestation.
7-Garlic- Mites, thrips- Must be carefully peeled, then rinsed while rubbing each one. Wash knife & table.
Pre-peeled garlic- must wash each one.
8- Scach-סכך Kainus- Booklice, worms- lay flat, bang with a stick above a white paper or sheet, inspect for insects. If found, spray with hot water & chlorine both sides- let dry, then rinse. Stand on end, bang with stick, inspect for worms or insects. When storing, put into plastic with mothballs.

9- Orange Juice- fresh, concentrate-Scale insects- very common, even with hashgochas- Aidah Yerushalem says must be sifted with a 70 mesh sifter, Rav Vaye recommends to sift through a white shirt.

ALERT: Due to various kashrus issues, especially infestation- All kosher cookbooks should be reviewed by a Responsible kashrus authority prior to publication.

Sales of Kosher Cookbooks Soar as New Books are Planned

Brooklyn, NY…Kosher cookbooks are hot sellers, according to Judaica stores in many parts of the country. One quipped: “Instead of taking the time to teach daughters the art of kosher cooking, most mothers nowadays simply buy one of some 90 kosher cookbooks now on the market, including the popular Kosher by Design (Suzie Fishbein) and Joy of Kosher (Jamie Geller) series.” A number of other cookbooks are in the works, according to sources which may very well bring the total to well over 100 by the end of 2015. By comparison, in 1980, said one Judaica store owner, he could recall only three, led by the popular cookbook by the Lubavitch Women’s Organization. Amongst the new cookbooks planned is Jewish Soul Food by Carol Green Ungar. Set for release in Spring 2015, the author claims that it “is the first ever Shabbat and holiday cookbook, to include not just recipes but in depth explanations of the deep meanings behind our most beloved Jewish foods.” One Judaica store said that despite his full selection of “sfarim” (Jewish holy books), ranging from the Talmud to ordinary sidurim (prayer books), the cookbooks represent more than 25% of his overall sales. By comparison in 2000, it was less than 10%.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Kashrus Hotline-212-990-7238

Kashrus Hot Line-        212-990-7238

Kashrus Alert: RE: Don't rely on BMG's KCL (on Blueberries-לאפרושי מאיסורא)

Kashrus Alert: RE: Don't rely on Voice's article on Blueberries-לאפרושי מאיסורא

The Article states some very misleading and wrong information, which was approved  written by 
Rabbi Weisner BMG's KCL.

The article seems to say that only the Michigan & New Jersey Blueberries are a problem. The actual facts are that all blueberries are to be considered infested.

The article also states that frozen ones..only with a good hashgocha- The facts are that the BODEK brand  of frozen blueberries are also infested.

There aren't any blueberries  today in the market with a hashgocha that are acceptable, that is why J&J, Mehadrin, Givat, Norman's do not use any blueberries.

BMG's KCL still allows "infested" blueberries in their certified establishments. 

IT TOOK BMG's KCL A FULL 2 YEARS TO ADMIT THAT BLUEBERRIES ARE A SERIOUS INFESTATION PROBLEM-The BMG's KCL misled the Tzibur and encouraged to consume infested food. R"L
The following insect infestation information is from on August 1, 2014.
"BLUEBERRIES: The KCL (Kashrus Council of Lakewood) recently concluded a thorough testing of blueberries in local grocery stores. 100% of the containers contained scale insects. Between 10% and 20% of the berries had scales on them. We are advised that this number is consistent with weekly agricultural blueberry reports issued be Rutgers University. One of the Bodkim reported that 50% of the scales are males, which contain a whole insect. A Bedikas Tolaim expert advised us that based on these findings, he would not recommend buying blueberries--as the scale insects cannot be readily washed off. In his words: 'If you want to check them, be very careful and very thorough. If you think that you found and removed the infested ones then soak the remaining ones in soap and rinse very thoroughly.'"

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: