Friday, October 21, 2016

Evergreen Monsey's Newday "No reliable Hashgocha" on prewash n checked-DON'T RELY ON THIS BRAND

Evergreen also carries the Yoka certified "INFESTED" product.
Shocked? ask the Rav Hamachshir.
He thought he was the ultimate decider of kashrus at evergreen.
He learned otherwise.
What a shame!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kashrus Alerts:

Restaurants, Caterers, Hotels under Rav Shmiel Berger (Mishkoltz) has serious issues with infestation of Vegetables & Fruits- Avoid all of those questionable items.

Rav Koenig, (Yoka Rav) serious infestation issues with Yoka kosher certified produce.

Infestation was found in Dependable Flour.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kosher consumer take heed? and eat only the KOSHER GARDENS or POSITIVE brands

From an Email:

Kashrus Alert:
Stay away from all fresh broccoli & or non-reliable greenhouse grown. period.

Rav Belsky zt"l was against certifying non greenhouse grown broccoli and didn't allow the OU to certify fresh broccoli as their washing it doesn’t bring it down to miyut hamatzut its muchzak be’tolaim

Rav Belsky told me that consumers should purchase ONLY reliable greenhouse grown.

 Now that he has passed away the OU started certifying fresh broccoli. We as consumers are expecting Kashrus standards to be raised to an acceptable level as time goes on but it seems some hechsherim are intent on bringing standards lower.

NOTE: Terras Gardens brand, is sold in the south Florida market at this time

Friday, September 16, 2016

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


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

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

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Alert: Re: don't eat-Rav Levin's (Argenita) shechita being sold in Eretz Yisroel to Yeshiva Leit ר"ל

Alert: Do not eat !

Rav Levin's (Argenita) [unacceptable] shechita being sold in Eretz Yisroel to Yeshiva Leit ר"ל

UPDATE; Lakewood Bais Din L'Inyanay Shatnez, certified test center "not-reliable" R"L- must re-check all clothing

There have been numerous incidents where the Lakewood Shatnez test under the hashgocha of the  Lakewood Bais Din L'Inyanay Shatnez, has been found to be definite Shatnez even though it was certified as Non-Shatnez.

The incidents were numerous, too many to be called a mistake. The places where the Shatnez was fond indicate a complete lack of knowledge of the expertise required to properly check for Shatnez. We are not talking of re-processed issues, regular straight out "shatnez" according to any "mumcha".

Therefore previous tested clothing by above,  should be re-tested by a qualified test center. 

The fact of the Bais Din certification on that Test center puts to question of the Knowledge the Members of the Bais Din poses in the Expertise of Shatnez testing.

Monday, September 12, 2016

What's new in Queens kashrus

The Kosher Consumers Union is closely monitoring and checking the infestation levels of the numerous kosher certifiers  in the tri-state including Vaad Ha'Rabbonim of Queens. 

 We the Kosher Consumers Union are currently checking produce under the various kosher certifiers including the VHQ and those Hechsherim that work together with the the ones that are not reliable in checking for infestation will unfortunately not be spared of the forthcoming videos of excessive VHQ infestation. 

We ask that kashrus organizations not work in junction with those that are not in line in reliability of insect infestation e.g.VHQ, etc so that we will not be forced to expose the other kashrus organization parties involved in catered events. 

Our (the consumers Queens) current objective is to upgrade the standards of the VHQ, and are not looking for other hechsherim to suffer from the collateral damage.

Thank you to all other Hechsherim for their understanding of the situation as Queens kashrus concerns are at its peak and it is time for change. The Consumers of Queens have voted unanimously.

We Remain,

The Kosher Consumers Union

PS next is a neighboring community

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Aisle 9 - Gevald-If you are looking for kosher? stay out of there

R' Yudel,

Aisle 9 in Lakewood are out to deceive the customers especially the one that think they could find there anything kusher.

Anything they make or pack should not be touched. Don't rely on their hashgochas either. 
Their pre-washed & checked is infested.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Freshly checked [Perfect image brand]-Edible flowers-Orchids Highly infested

Star-K Shabbos Mode appliances- It's an issur Gumur!

Star-K's Shabbos- Mode appliances are ossur to use.
It all started a number of years back on "Mesifta-Di'rakiah" [short-wave-radio]. Rabbi Moshe Heineman stated that on Shabbos in a Shul one may "ki'lachar-yad" turn on or off the alarm on shabbos.

A participant stated that he has a magnetic type switch that one can use for the alarm on Shabbos that would be permitted even according to the "Chazon-Ish". An individual asked on the program can one reverse a magnetic polarity on Shabbos....? Rabbi Heineman responded forget the magnetic type switch "the Chazon-Ish is only a DAAS-YOCHID", & do it ki'lacharyad.

The STAR-K also utilizes the light-bulb to accomplish BISHUL-YISROEL.
Reb Shlomo Zalman's comment re: Star-K's light-bulb Bishul yisroel.."one of the main causes of Intermarriage R"L."

Click on letter to enlage!
The Shabbos mode appliances may not be so "shabbos friendly" after all.

Rav Shlomo Miller, Shlita [Toronto-Lakewood] recently publicized a letter re: Shabbos-mode ovens that one may not adjust temperatures on Yom-Tov, contrary to the kosher certification.

In respect to the above publicized letter from Rav Miller, we are not publicizing the name of the kosher certifier.

Others have researched the "Shabbos-friendly" appliances & concluded that according to ALL "Poiskim" it is not permitted to be used in the Shabbos mode. It is more than "Gramahs" that are being activated.

See Star-K link

And therefore you may even decide to use your computer on Yom-Tov without the screen, according to the Star-K.

The SANHEDRIN would have taken up such a case in the context of a "zukun-mamrai".
The Star-K's shabbos mode appliances are worse than the kosher switch.

ALERT: Canned pineapple in its own juice.

ALERT: All Canned pineapple in its own juice, is infested with various insects.

As is well known, Pineapples do have insects in the crown and in the brown parts of the skin peel.

Some Pineapples were found to have have mealybugs  past the brown area as well, it must be checked by experts in infestation.

Now it was discovered another insect issue with canned pineapple. "Packed-in-its-own-juice". The canned pineapple is raw not cooked, how do they get the "Packed-in-its-own-juice"?

They take the skin / peel, etc with all of the inherent insects and cook it to obtain the pineapple-juice.

Is the somewhat viscous juice filtered? If yes, with what size filter?
We asked some of the heimish certifiers and they refuse to respond.

Thursday, September 08, 2016


Alert from Hisachdus Harabonim Di'Lakewood re: Strawberries / Blueberries

ALL Fresh, Frozen, canned, pie-filling Blueberries were found to be highly infested.

NOTE: Lakewood's KCL is not a Kashrus Organization per se, KCL is a political Organization [they fear Hisachdus of Brooklyn-hence no alerts from KCL] The money they take, is "protection-money".
Do not use any product with blueberries, including;
Cheese cake
Gevina yougurts and Lebens

Reb Lipa Klein Crc Hisachdus Brooklyn says;
Hisachdus doesn't make recalls.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

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, August 29, 2016

Queens consumers- get all the protein in your salads

Another Queens Vaad establishment with infestation issues. When will the vhq administration finally decide to fix the issues?

We think Chodesh Elul is a good time to fix the issues and stop feeding people forbidden insects.

The consumers of queens are eagerly awaiting the day that the vaad will decide to bring kashrus standards up to par.

Saturday, August 27, 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 Rabbis Alt, Gurewitz and Landau 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; Rabbi Alt et al has 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 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New England Journal of Medicine recent article re: eating raw fish

A 36-year-old previously healthy woman presented with a 2-day history of severe chest pain and epigastric pain associated with nausea and vomiting. Physical examination showed moderate abdominal tenderness, without guarding or rebound in the epigastrium. Laboratory tests, including cardiac enzyme levels, were normal. 

An electrocardiogram and a radiograph of the chest were normal. The patient reported that she had consumed uncooked salmon approximately 2 hours before the chest pain developed. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed diffuse thickening of the gastric wall. Gastroscopy revealed multiple anisakis larvae penetrating into the mucosa in the esophagogastric junction, fundus, upper body, middle body, and antrum of the stomach. 

Eleven larvae were removed with the use of endoscopic forceps (see video), after which the patient’s symptoms resolved. Anisakiasis is a parasitic infection of the gastrointestinal tract in humans that is caused by the consumption of raw or inadequately cooked seafood containing third-stage larvae of the nematode Anisakis simplex or related species.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

From an email re: Orange Juice filters

Rav Shein, The reason not to use the 230 mesh filter for orange juice is because according to many puskim you don't have to filter bichlal if you use a 230 mesh.

The 230 mesh removes so much from the oroanje juice that it loses it's juice taste.

I even think reb shlomo miller says the same ting.

[The Aida Bdatz Yerushalem juice filter is "80" mesh.] ys

RE: Open containers of milk in a non-Jewish store-

The following article was brought to my attention.

since there are major errors in this article "factual and Halachik",  I am forced to publish the proper view according to our SHULCAHN ARUCH. The issue we will deal with is using milk in an open container being labeled with a CHOLOV YISROEL label (Golden Flow, Pride of the Farm, etc), at a NON JEWISH convenience store. The author claims the laws governing this type of transaction are contained in SIMAN 118 (the 108 which is printed is probably a typo). This is 100% wrong. SIMAN 118 is discussing milk which is owned by a JEW and is being stored or transported by a NON JEW. 
In the scenario of a convenience store the milk is entirely owned by the NON JEW and he is selling it with the claim (inferred from the label on the bottle) that this is CHOLOV YISROEL. This is covered by the SHULCHAN ARUCH in SIMAN 114 SIF 4 כל אלו המשקים וכן החומץ של שכר אסור לקנותם מהם אם דמיהם יקרים מדמי היין שאנו חוששים שמא עירב בהו יין (עד שאין ס' לבטלו) בד''א כשמוכרים בחנות אבל אם רואה שמוציאים אותו מהחבית מותר ולא חיישינן שמא עירב בו יין שאם היה מערב יין בהחבית היה מתקלקל   
In SIF 5 it says as follows יין רמונים שמוכרים לרפואה מותר ללוקחו מהתגר אפילו שלא מהחבית אע''פ שדמיו יקרים מהיין משום דכיון דאית ביה קפידא לא מרע נפשיה  We see clearly from here that the rule of  לא מרע נפשיה  only applies to a TAGAR and not a CHANUS. A convenience store would definitely be classified as a CHANUS. In addition since the price of CHOLOV YISROEL is about $3.00  per gallon more than supermarket milk, we have also met the threshold of  דמיהם יקריםone would therefore be 100% prohibited from purchasing a coffee with milk from an open bottle in a convenience store.
The spoilage issue is dealt with by the Shulchan Aruch in the Bais Yosef on SIF 4. The Bais Yosef explains even though one is allowed to buy from the CHANUS when he sees the drink being taken from a barrel because we assume that the owner would not pour wine in the barrel since it tends to spoil the contents of the barrel, we still say that he is not allowed to buy the drinks being poured from smaller containers in the CHANUS, why do we not make the same assumption that the wine will spoil the contents. 
This is because the wine poured into containers are in small amounts and the containers are used up frequently therefore there is no fear of spoilage to inhibit the owner from adulterating the drink. The same applies to milk, we are not suspect that the owner will buy 10 gallons of supermarket milk and fill 20 CHOLOV YISROEL bottles and keep them for a week, but instead will buy one or two gallons and fill 2 or 4 containers for a one or two day supply where spoilage is nonexistent.
The lawsuit issue. Even though the mathematical possibility exists for a law suit we still have to use common sense and see if this possibility would deter a convenience store owner from substituting milk. The McDonalds law suit was filed by a major law firm which had the resources for this type of undertaking and hoped for a return on the investment, since McDonalds is a company with major assets. No normal law firm would expend tens of thousands of dollars filing a law suit against a convenience store whose owner has no assets. 
There is no normal convenience store owner in his right mind that would let the fear of a ten million dollar law suit deter him from saving $3.00 a gallon on milk. Even if we know for sure that the owner is a chronic paranoid he could also substitute the milk in his house and bring it to the store.  Therefore making sure the only way he could be caught would be to test the DNA in his milk against the DNA of all the CHOLOV YISROEL cows and prove that it doesn’t match.
We have a clear Halacha in the Shulchan Aruch which prohibits purchasing milk from a convenience store. There is no plausible HETER to permit this. For anyone wishing to read about how this Halacha was violated several years ago by a major Kashrus organization with a major food manufacturer you can download the following                                                          
Toshav Monsey                                                                                                       
THIS EXXON IS UNDER THE "KCL". SEE THE CHOLOV AKUM TOGETHER WITH THE CHOLOV YISROEL, for the worker to pour into the cholov yisroel as needed.

BTW- Cholov akum in the USA is Cholov Treif per Reb Moshe in a Teshuva, and Rav Eliyashev, Rav Wosner, Rav Shlomo Zalman, etc.
In Germany it may be Cholov Stam per Reb Moshes Teshuva.          


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Churban of our children-Who's at fault?

My dearest Chaim,

As I fasted today, I sat and reflected on what our fast is all about. Why was our beautiful home in Yerushalayim destroyed? Why did the presence of Hashem leave us? What did we do to drive ourselves into this long bitter golus?
I always knew the answer, but I don't think I understood it as well as I do right now. It was destroyed because we were judgmental of those who did not ACT the way we wanted them to act. We were embarrassed of those who did not DRESS the way that we wanted them to dress. We looked down at those that did not TALK the way we wanted them to talk. And our misplaced ego caused us to think that we are better than they are. This is what caused us to destroy ourselves completely. Without having an ayin tovah, a favorable and understanding eye on those around us, we are not deserving of having the divine presence of Hashem live among us. We threw ourselves out with our self-righteous mindset.
Which group of us caused the destruction? The ones "on the derech" or the ones "off  the derech"?
On this I sit and cry... my eyes fill with tears... the epiphany just hit me like a ton of bricks: It was not the ones wearing the jeans (as an example) that caused the destruction, rather, it was the ones not wearing jeans that then looked down upon those who wore the jeans! WE are the ones who destroyed the beis Hamikdosh and we have not yet corrected our sin! In fact, with Torah and mitzvos being so strong... we have perhaps even strengthened our sin... we have taken it to a higher level.
I look at myself... am I not part of the group who uses our beautiful religion to look down at others? And if so, am I not the one responsible for our current exile? What good is my fasting and sitting on a floor if I cannot face the truth that "I" am currently responsible for this tragedy?!
I now fully realize that it is not you and your friends who are preventing Moshiach from coming... it is me and my friends!
I wrote my own kinniss: Woe is to me for I have repeated and repeated the original sin that caused the churban! Woe is to me for I have stabbed my own flesh and blood! Woe is to me for I took the holy Torah that is supposed to be sweet and peaceful "dirachehuh darchei NOAM vichal nesivosehuh SHALOM" and I used it to form a dagger which I then used to stab you - and others - over and over again!!
And so after a long day of fasting and contemplation, I look back at the way that I treated you and for this I now sit and cry. My dear sweet beloved Chaim !! How can I ever take back the pain that I caused you? How can I ever repay you for the smiles and hugs that you so deserved... but didn't get from me because I was too busy justifying to myself why it is OK for me to look down at you... to judge you harshly... and to actively destroy the Bais Hamikdosh? How can I give you back the lost years?
My dear Chaim, a long long time ago, I looked into the future and dreamed about the day that you would grow up, mature, learn right from wrong, wake up from your selfishness and finally come ask me for forgiveness. but after alot of inner searching... "I" grew up, and "I" matured, and "I" learned right from wrong, and now "I" finally woke up from MY selfish, haughty, egotistical, judgmental attitude! And now on this painful day I turn to you and I ask you - no, I BEG you - for forgiveness!!
I accept upon myself to shower you with love and affection, with hugs and kisses, and to do everything in my power to always be there for you through thick and thin! I pledge to work so so hard to make up for all of the pain that I caused you. I pledge to never look down at you, your friends, or on ANY JEW ever again. I am DONE with the negative attitude! I am DONE with being the judge and jury to another Yid! I am DONE with thinking that I am BETTER than ANY other Jew in Klal Yisrael. I am DONE being a part of the problem... and I pledge that as of right this moment... I will become a part of the SOLUTION!!
My Chaim, please open your heart to me... please open your arms to me... hug me, hold my hand and let us build the Beis Hamikdosh together...

What do you say? Your loving Totty

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hisachdus Harabonim di'Lakewood vi'haglilos

וועד הרבנים
הרב לעווין
הרב לוריא
הרב שווארץ
הרב צדקא
הרב קליין
הרב גוטמן
הרב מילר
הרב שאר
הרב הירש
הרב גראס
הרב רוזנפלד
הרב פרץ
הרב ליואויץ

משה ברסלר- מנהל

Monday, August 15, 2016

OU Alert V Heimish Barley Alert.

OU KOSHER ALERT – UNGER’S PEARLED BARLEY         August 15, 2016  Brands: Unger's Products: Pearled Barley 

Company: Quality Frozen Foods 

Unger’s Pearled Barley, in particular lot #26917 and #62318, has been found to be infested and should not be used without checking the product thoroughly. Measures are being taken to prevent the rampant infestation of the barley.
The OU's Alert is very clear- "have been found to be infested"  Measures are being taken to prevent the rampant infestation of the barley.
On the other hand- The Heimish Hashgocha for the English speaking Tzibur they write "signs of infestation"  For the Yiddishe speaking Tzibur they write ." It is infested" . Why is that? Is the  English speaking Tzibur any less makpid on infestation, than the yiddish speaking Tzibur?  At least the OU was clear in their alert to everyone, and they are taking measures to prevent.........