Thursday, August 25, 2011

May a roaming Salesman be the Mashgiach (heimish) for those establishments?

May a roaming Mashgiach (heimish) also be a salesman on the side? To the facilities he's responsible for the kashrus? WHY NOT? It's a "win-win" situation.
If he is a salesman for a product e.g. Dole Vegetables, He'll push it, even though it may be infested or it's definitely not up to par to what the food service establishment should be using. Right Shloma? but ich darf a parnusah, zuhl ich farkoifen stam treifus?

What's about selling supplies to places that are certified by your heimish hashgocha? They can't say no even if it's priced higher, I need the parnusah, I don't even have time during my rounds to see if they have any kashrus issues. (and they are a good customer of mine) "Hashoi'chad yeh'avair...."
Become a Chasidisher Heimisher Shoichet by putting on a Bibber hut, geh'kreizilteh payos, etc

What time did I eat the pizza (dairy cheese) or meat?

Exclusive : Android app that help you stay “Kosher”
By Schwarts on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 9:25 am.Medical “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk” – Exodus 34:26.

Kwazi, an independent workshop located in Tel Aviv and BrushGunz Release milk or Meat, a free android app that helps you Keep track of your fleischig and milchig (meat and dairy) times after eating a meal.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

GreenHouse grown, WOW! What's that? Infested? Sure!

GreenHouse grown, does have insects, contrary to what others are trying to convince the gullible kosher consumer. They do have insects, but it's a somewhat controlled enviroment. One expert visited almost everyone of the "GreenHouses" in Israel and found that all of them had insects to one degree or another.

GreenHouse=insect free? NO way! Don't believe it, It's a theory that the cold facts have disproven.

Some (many) hashgochas check by swooshing the vegetables in water in a glass bowl, putting the glass bowl on a light box & checking the water. Rabosai- It just does NOT work, it's a method to convince or rather confuse everyone that they are doing an acceptable bedika.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vinegar tainted by anti-freeze "Chinese"

Antifreeze-Tainted Vinegar Suspected In 11 Deaths In China-August 22, 2011

BEIJING (AP) — Vinegar tainted with antifreeze is suspected of killing 11 people and sickening 120 after a communal Ramadan meal in China's far western region of Xinjiang.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Yum Yum is a place that serves treifa dairy items.

Yum Yum is a place that serves treifa dairy items, yet many of the Jewish consumers consume their their food products. A Jewish consumer should not be seen even entering the facility.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Fuhn troiben kehn mehn oich machen vein" From grapes you can also make wine

Wine produced or handled by "mashchistim" may not be used. Shechita by mishichistim may also not be used. This is also the opinion of Rav Sholom Eliyashev, Shlita.

Many wineries use meshistim in the production, including Gorelick, Herzog, Weismandel, etc among many others.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Do all Cholov Yisroel farms remove the procedured cows? (they are Treif)

Kashrus alert: Do all Cholov Yisroel farms remove the procedured cows? (they are Treif)
We don't think so, the ones in Montreal we understand, are not being removed, so it's actually cholov treifah.

BEWARE: Others may be using that milk source for their Cholov Yisroel  ice cream or yogurts.

All cholov stam, cholov akum is actually cholov treifah with no reliable heter per Rav Eliyashev & Rav Wosner Shlita.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Many frum stores including Lakewood, catskills, etc stores are selling all different fruits and vegetables that are infested and a bedikah by an expert is  required. Some can't be checked e.g. strawberries must be peeled, Corn on the cob-Kernels must be removed prior to using & washed.

Scallions-must be cut open all of the tubers lenghtwise & rinsed well. Frozen spinach, brocolli with florets, cauliflower should not be used at all.

The Dole with or without the stickers, should not be used. Frozen strawberries with hashgocha must be pureed prior to using.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

INYAN (Hamodias) treif (recipes) magazine-Every week a treif recipe?

Boycott the Yated Newspaper as they contain treif recipes.

Boycott the  INYAN (Hamodias) as they contain treif (recipes) on a constant basis, (albeit with an unacceptable disclaimer).

Yated Neman News paper joins the "Machshilim" again

Yated Neman News paper joins the "Machshilim" again, by publishing recipes with treif ingredients, e.g. Corn on the cob whole ears. It's a well nknown fact that corn on the cob is infested & one must remove & rinse the kernels prior to using.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

ALERT: Corn on the cob & Scallions

Kashrus ALERT:                                                                                            
להסיר מכשול
Corn on the cob & Scallions being sold at the LAKEWOOD- NPGS Southlake store (possibly others as well) has a sign by the fresh corn on the cob. That due to weather conditions the husk should be completly removed and the whole corn washed (by NPGS kashrus).

That is misleading information, as corn on the cob is heavly infested with thrips. The corn must have all the kernels removed, rinsed first. Washing without removing the kernels off the cob will leave the insects intact.

Another item is scallions, they have no kashrus sign at all. Scallions are known to be infested with thrips. All of the tubes must be cut open completly lengthwise, rinsed well.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Chevra Pizza- Who's Cheese do they use?

Chevra Pizza (Klein's)- Whose Cheese do they use?
They say they don't know who's cheese they are using, would you use it?

Worms & parasites in fish

Introduction: Parasitology is an important field in aquatic science. Because of its close linkeage to other fields in marine sciences such as fisheries, mariculture, fish ecology and environmental monitoring, marine parasitology should be seen in the context of other marine science disciplines (see Marine Science Special Training Course-MST). Fish parasites play a major role in marine biodiversity, infecting hosts at all different trophic levels. The growth of marine aquaculture, concerns about the effects of pollution on fish health, and the possible use of parasites as biological indicator organisms has led to a steady increase in interest in this topic.

Freeze dried salmon?

Freeze-dried salmon could be the latest thing among health-conscious astronauts and military types and mountain climbers, thanks to work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).

Monday, August 01, 2011

Major cereal firm turns to Dow for palm-oil replacement

Major cereal firm turns to Dow for palm-oil replacement-By Elaine Watson, 01-Jun-2011

Dow Agrosciences is confident sales volumes of its omega-9 mono-unsaturate-rich oils will triple in the next two-to-three years as manufacturers making everything from breakfast cereal to microwave popcorn try to cut saturated fat.