Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fish Filets frozen-Only with a "SKIN-TAB" regardless of the hashgocha

DAGIM'S PRODUCTS-Questionable kashrus reliability
All of DAGIM's full page ads can't make it kosher.

Dear kosher Certifiers;

All Filet fish require simonim or seals put on in the presence of a qualified mashgiach that is present & checked the fish for "kaskasim".

Some will leave on a skin-tab. The filets that don't have skintabs, should have the

1- inside bag sealed with a choisim.

2) the outside retail box must have the ends sealed with a choisim on both ends (glue or scotch tape itself is not suffecient). Some had a choisim on the tab ends of the outside box, but the inside plastic had no choisim.

The ones on the shelf including especially the ones from China should be removed as they should be declared non-kosher (unless one can explain the rational in Halacha "why not"?)

DAGIM does NOT meet the required criterea of kashrus reliability.

Monday, October 12, 2009

*How common is "slotting-fees" aka payoffs in kosher?

In the Supermarket chains there is what is commonly known as "slotting fees", which is a fee charged to get your product on the limited shelve space.

In kosher it is almost becoming the same, just the only major difference is, now it's the kosher certifiers are out there looking for "slotting fees" if you want your meat to be "approved".

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Shatnez???? yes-can't rely on them

All of the reliable shatnez labs are affialiated with the International Association of shatnez Labs
The following ones are not reliable at all.

Including All of their branches
Borough Park, Williamsburg, Monsey, Monroe, Hungary, etc
must recheck all of their clothing
EMPORIO clothing



203 LEE AVENUE & their sample takers

GELB the tester from 203 Lee Ave (do not confuse with the reliable tester Sasson Gelb)

Copy express-Yankel Weinberger
Mishpat Sholom certified labs