Saturday, April 07, 2007


Broccoli and Cauliflower May Lose Kashrus Jerusalem… by Idele Ross, KosherToday Israel Bureau…

Three Israeli companies and an importer representing a US company, all of whom produce frozen broccoli and cauliflower for the Israeli market are in jeopardy of losing the kashrus certification for these products.

Testing carried out on behalf of the Chief Rabbinate’s Kashrus Department found microscopic insects which render the two popular vegetables nonkosher by Jewish law. The department is awaiting a final decision from the rabbinate regarding the next steps.

Maariv reported that the three Israeli companies: Sunfrost, Milotel and Pri-Galil and the American Bodek company have been notified by the Rabbinate about the change. Contacts between the companies and the Kashrut division are underway in order to prevent the certifications from being withdrawn.