Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Is your beef Minuker properly?

ניקור according to all accepted מנהגים ניקור according to all accepted מנהגים

Many are very concerned about the current status of ניקור in the USA. May we accept in the broad sense, the מנהגי ניקור that was being utilized in certain specific areas of Europe as the standard for everyone in the USA? There are the מנהגי ארץ ישראל which was set up by Reb Yeshuah Leib among others. מנהגי פוילען אשכנז, ספרד וכדומה were some of the accepted minhagim for the majority of those currently residing in the USA.

Most imported "extra-virgin" olive oils are not what they claim to be.

By DEBBIE ARRINGTON-Scripps-Howard News Service

A new study confirms what many experts already suspected: Most imported "extra-virgin" olive oils are not what they claim to be. In a first-of-its-kind study by a U.S. academic institution, a University of California, Davis, research team found that 69 percent of the imported oils sampled failed to meet internationally accepted standards for extra-virgin olive oil. By comparison, only 10 percent of the California-produced oils in the test failed to meet the standards.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SKS- Kosher certification

תוך הצגתו כ"כשר למהדרין מן המהדרין בהשגחת הרבנים "מיכל

לא קיבל את אישור מחלקת היבוא ברה"ר לישראל ועל כן ,"SKSודוד מאסקאויטש

אין לקלוט אותו בשום אופן במקומות המושגחים. ברצוננו לחזור ולהזכיר, כי פטריות

המיוצרות בסין הוחזקו כנגועות ברימות תולעים לפני מס' שנים ואף בוצעו

זיופים באריזות חלק מהשימורים אשר יובאו ארצה ועל כן מזה שנים שאין כל גוף רבני

מוסמך ומהימן המעניק הכשר לפטריות מסין ועל כן אין לעשות שימוש במוצר זה תחת

ע"מ לא להיכשל חלילה במאכלות אסורות. SKS הכשרות

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Detecting Anisakis in Fish

Detecting Anisakis in Fish

SPAIN - A new method enables anisakids to be detected in any fish product, from a whole fish, fresh or frozen, to tinned fish and surimi. Developed by Spanish scientists, the system is based on molecular techniques and overcomes the limitations of traditional procedures, according to a study published in the magazine 'Food Control'.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

“Officer, what’s your badge number?”

Op-ed: Honoring the badge- In Opinion, Sexual abuse on July 21, 2010 at 10:22 am
Issue of July 23, 2010/ 12 Av, 5770- By Daniel Sosnowik

“Officer, what’s your badge number?”

I’ve been asked that question countless times over the last 26 years. Almost always, it followed an unpopular decision. Always, it was accompanied by an unspoken message: “I’m letting you know I will hold you accountable for this decision.” And always, I answer that question in a direct, simple way: I give my badge number.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cargill teams with WWF to assess its palm oil supply

Cargill teams with WWF to assess its palm oil supply-By Caroline Scott-Thomas, 09-Jul-2010

Cargill has announced a new partnership with the World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF) to assess its Indonesian palm oil suppliers on the back of continued concern about palm oil sustainability.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A must see video-There is help, Don't give up!


100% pure extra-vrgin Olive oil-is really diluted with other kinds of oil.

Posted: 07/09/2010-By: Heather Gordon

This fall, companies who sell sub-standard olive oil to the U.S. won't be able to slip in under the radar as easily anymore. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has received complaints about olive oil that is labeled as "100% extra virgin" -- but is really diluted with other kinds of oil.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Legal rights & protections of Bloggers.


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Index Of All Questions, Additional Resources , Legal Guide for Bloggers


Friday, July 09, 2010

SNAPPLE again not kosher? OK did it again.

Please be advised that the 24 pack – 20oz plastic bottles of "SNAPPLE" made by Snapple Beverage Corporation has been incorrectly labeled OK pareve.

FRUIT PUNCH is NOT certified and NOT KOSHER.
[NOTE: There has been numerous kashrus issues with SNAPPLE, time to look for a more reliable kosher certifier]

Thursday, July 08, 2010


SKS-Kosher grape juice from China? MATZAV published it as if one may rely on the kashrus- a shandah!

Even though Matzav.Com made a big splash about the upcoming unaccetab;e grape juice from a kashrus vantage point.
Our research concluded that one should not rely on the SKS hashgocha at all, especially from China. Last we checked the Israeli Rabanut does not accept SKS for import to Israel.

WHO IS "SKS" KOSHER? see the videos of Rabbi Dovid Moskowitz, SHLITA


Kosher Grape Juice From China? Posted Jun 30 2010

Dozens of rabbonim, kashrus inspectors and kosher food professionals from the Vaad Hakashrus recently gathered together with the revered leader of the Badatz Av Beit Din Shatz of Ashdod, Israel in Shanghai, China, for a unique forum sponsored by SKS (Shatz Kashrus Services).

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

U.S. to crack down on smearing of olive oil's reputation

U.S. to crack down on smearing of olive oil's reputation-

A lack of federal rules has made the nation the dumping ground for cheap, adulterated and even dangerous oils. The USDA wants to make sure people who buy 'extra virgin' oil get what they pay for.

By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times- July 7, 2010

The federal government has become serious about virginity — at least when it comes to olive oil.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Rav Aharon was the consummate kanai:

Rav Aharon was the consummate kanai: He saw through the sham created by those who undermined Yiddishkeit in their pursuit to satisfy their desire to be like “everybody else."
In their attempt to accommodate Orthodoxy to the liberal world of secular Judaism, they succeeded in watering down a number of the basic tenets of Judaism, creating on approach to religious observance that was neither.