Saturday, December 31, 2011

Does the falseclaims act apply to Lakewood?

The False Claims Act-Whistleblower, Qui Tam

On behalf of its clients, Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Group utilizes the federal False Claims Act to seek legal redress against companies who have defrauded the federal or state government through any number of fraudulent schemes.

Successful whistleblower actions under the False Claims Act generally entitle the whistleblower to a reward ranging between 15% and 30% of the Government's overall recovery.

According to the rema in shulchan oruch, Cedarbridge Corp owners are considered "moisirim". R"L

Public Notice

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bottecilli extra virgin Olive oil inferior product?

Bottecilli extra virgin Olive oil inferior product?
When one called the Company to complain that there are pieces & impurities, the 68 oz Bottecelli company said we know the problem. The Bottecelli company sent a small 16 oz bottle instead of replacing the same 68 oz size.

With all of the publicity of extra virgin olive oil adulteration, it seems pennies saved in making good on an inferior product may cast a question mark on the purity of certain olive oils.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Voice of Lakewood magazine approves of "treif" recipes?

Cheese-kosher certifier Reliable? NO!

The International Organizational Hashgochas don't rely on him either. (besides the Star-k)The mere fact that the Pomegranate store carries this & other questionable kashrus items doesn't justify an educated kosher consumer to purchase them.
Both brothers are not reliable in kashrus R"L.

Shabbos mode appliances are not shabbos friendly "Ossur"

Kosher slaughter ban fails to win majority in Dutch Senate as government proposes compromise

Kosher slaughter ban fails to win majority in Dutch Senate as government proposes compromise

An update Re: more whiskeys coming under kosher certification

Published on The Jewish Week (, December 13, 2011 Gamliel Kronemer Koval’s Chicago Whiskey is best served chilled or over ice. As the weather grows brisk, a sampling of micro-distillery whiskey. Special To The Jewish Week

Whiskey — wherever it is made, and in whatever style — is a great beverage for the winter. Just a few sips can warm the gullet, and take a bit of the chill off the coldest of winter nights.
All whiskeys were once almost universally considered kosher. But in the last few decades the kashrut of whiskey has come up for debate.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Party-Planners, can a hashgocha control them? We doubt it.

Kashrus Scandal:

Party planners are never under any Hashgocha

Party-Planners- Can a hashgocha control them? We doubt it.
They bring anything & everything from literally anyplace.
Rented equipment:
Pop corn machines- others may use butter & then used for fleishig party.
Chocolate machine- was used with dairy chocolate then used for fleishig affair.
Hot-dog machine- used for any brand hot dogs previously.
Candies, cakes, etc from anyplace.
Dishes, utensils from anyplace.
Reb Dovid Feinstein, Shlita said "A party planner on a shabbos event without chilul shabbos?, I don't think it can happen".
All Party-Planners must be under a strong Hashgocha, or don't use them.

Israeli brands olive oil fraud

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A frum mother of 4 children, read the article & respond in kind.

Consumer Reports Raises Questions About Some Fish Oil Brands

Consumer Reports Raises Questions About Some Fish Oil Brands
[most soft gel caps are not kosher]

December 7, 2011 - YONKERS, N.Y. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) — In lab tests of 15 top-selling brands of fish oil supplements, Consumer Reports found that five fell a bit short on quality. Fish oil supplements have become wildly popular, with consumers taking them to treat a long list of ailments including menstrual cramps, heart disease, asthma, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, depression, psoriasis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and pregnancy complications.

The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

December 7, 2011-Olive Oil’s Growers, Chemists, Cooks and CrooksBy DWIGHT GARNER

EXTRA VIRGINITY -The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

By Tom Mueller - Illustrated. 238 pages. W. W. Norton & Company. $25.95.

A few pages into Tom Mueller’s new book, “Extra Virginity,” there’s a funny moment when an olive oil expert holds up a bottle that’s covered with dubious claims: “100 percent Italian,” “cold-pressed,” “extra virgin.”

Time To Face The Issue: Yeshiva Bochur Arrested For DWI

All Schnapps should be banned at all weddings-The Misader Kidushin should insist on that standard, besides the fact that most of the Schnapps served does not have a hashgocha & may not be used.

Honey- What does honey consist of & are you getting all of it? NO!

Tilapia fillets skinless-Don't rely on the Hashgochas- Buy only with skin-tab

Tilapia fillets skinless-Don't rely on the Hashgochas-

Buy only with skin-tab "NO HASHGOCHA" at the

Washington Sea Food 52 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205-1202
Phone:(718) 875-2736

Another reason, one should insist on a "skin-tab" for frozen filet fish

UPDATE- We gave a hashgocha at a bar mitzvah this past week, we insisted on Tilapia with a skin-tab & NO Heimish HASHGOCHA on the box.

We wrote to Dagim, received No response nor acknowledgement.

TILAPIA fish-Frozen, skinless filet, with 2 prominent kosher certifiers
 International & Heimish Hashgochas.

Production date: "19 04 2011" (first day pesach?, ys)

Some of the production was done in June 2011, the prices are cheaper for April product. The importer is interested in $$$ bottom line. The Chinese took them knowingly for a ride.

The Mashgiach didn't "chap" the game, One supervised box for every 3-4 boxes from April that were unsupervised.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Old fashioned kitchen Latkes (pancakes)

Lakewood's Old fashioned kitchen Company's Latkes (pancakes) are yoshon & bishul Yisroel.

What's in your olive oil?

What's in Your Olive Oil? By Amy Zavatto -Published December 05, 2011

Pretty bottles of olive oil make great holiday gifts, but what most of us who delight in drizzles of the golden liquid don’t realize is what’s in your bottle might not be what you expect—or want. And we’re not talkin’ fat.

China ISO food safety certifications double in last 12 months

What is ISO?
In general ISO certification in China is accomplished more through payment rather than performance,

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Lakewood's new 7-11, pick up an abundance of "yiras-shu'maiyim"

At the Coffee machine,they have opened bottles of milk which may not be used as milk requires a "choisem", See Y"D, 118

The microwave may not be used to heat-up soups as it's also used for treif. The Slurpee's are also a problem to use.
All the chazerei & shmutz they display & sell.
 Pick up an abundance of "yiras-shu'maiyim", so many have lost theirs over there already. 

May one Dunkin Donut"?

May one Dunkin Donut"? NO!
Not even with the hashgocha?
But something is Cholov Yisroel?
Who is their fulltime shomer shabbos mashgiach?
The other items are cholov yishmael which is really Cholov-Treif, Per Rav Eliyashev, Rav Wosner Shlita.

Mehadrin Company Dairy products

Mehadrin Company Dairy products recently changed their Hashgocha to Rav Shia Katz, Magrov. Mazel Tov to Rav Katz on the upcoming Chasunah.

Mehadrin has also changed their yogurt size from 8 oz to 7 oz, the price remained unchanged.

Meshichistim Shechita from Israel certified by a Rabbi Usher Ekstein

Israeli cold cuts & processed  meats are from Meshichistim Shechita from Israel certified by a Rabbi Usher Ekstein.

Rav Yosef Sholom Eliyashev, Shlita says that their wine & Shechita is "ossur".
Ke$ef mi'ta'hair.....????

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Kashrus Alert: Fresh & Easy cooking book has non-kosher recipes?

Kashrus Alert:
Fresh & Easy cooking book has non-kosher recipes?
An individual not being a trained expert in insect infestation is unqualified to check their own vegetables and herbs that may be infested.

Many of the recipes in the book use those non kosher vegetales & herbs. Therefore it is not recomended to use the book for any of their recipes.

Many of the recipes in the Hamodia & Yated have the same issues, it's best to discard the entire reci sections without reading them at all.

The truth behind the frozen "spinach" scandall.

The truth behind the frozen-spinach "shia'ruriah". Oh, you didn't even know that the consumers were fooled again. Spinach is an infested product in general. If it's picked in very cool dry weather e.g. early April, it may have a minimum infestation issue. This years production by the heimishe companys was done in late May, etc.

The Kosher certifiers didn't realize all these years that the processor doesn't have filters for the recirculated processing water which is full of insects. They wanted cancel their orders, the company didn't agree. The companies sold the infested goods to commercial foodservice clients, and the consumers eat it.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

May one say "Korbonos, etc" before sunrise?

Ki'Vasikin minyan, must say it after davening.
Others must wait till after sunrise, which is now about 7:00 AM. See the shulchan oruch & mishnah Berurah.

Drinks, ices, etc w/ Grape should NOT be used unless

Drinks, ices, etc w/ Grape should NOT be used unless you can ascertain the source & hashgocha if it's acceptable to you. Not all Grape derivatives would be acceptable even with a hashgocha. Fierce Grape by Gatorade, we don't know what the grape derivative source is being used.