Sunday, February 13, 2011
Are all heimish Hashgochas equal?
The recent episodes by "Gefen-Sardines", Krill were found in the product (besides the disgust of cooking krill with sardines), there should have been a recall, instead the certifier put out a letter that the consumer should remove the guts & krill, etc from the cooked product. [consumers you read it right, no typo]
Another episode of infestation by Gefen Sardines were the Anisakis worms found in some of the Gefen sardines, Gefen & the kosher certifier refused to address the issue nor to make a recall, instead the "OU" put out a letter that a customer may return for a refund, "no recall" what an abuse of the kosher consumer by Gefen & their certifier.
Gefen canned Salmon, is from wild salmon which also has the anisakis worms, yet neither Gefen nor their certifier made a recall nor take any responsibility.
Raisins are an infested item, yet Gefen & their certifier did not make a recall and refuse to take any responsibility.
Barley by Gefen (also certified by the same certifier) were found to be infested, yet no recall, no responsibility of the certifier.
The same certifier is on "Sea-Castle" which sells flounder & other fish that have an issue of infestation of the anisakis worms.
The Gefen Certifier refuses to have anything to do with yoshon or infestation, the kosher consumer can change defiance to compliance.
Keep making those calls and choose hashgochas and products more to you kashrus standards.