Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Are some supermarkets scamming the consumer?

Check the prices in the supermarket that's being rung up they may not be the price displayed on the shelf. At times they don't even have a posted price (illegal) and charge an inflated price.  When you bring the discrepancy to the cashiers attention they refuse to change it to the posted price.

Kashrus wise, should one rely on their repacked meat, poultry or anything else for that matter.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Eating at an affair from utensils that were not toiveled.


דעת מרן החזון איש זצ"ל היתה שלא לאכול במקומות אלו שלא טבלו הכלים, וכן דעת הגר"מ פיינשטיין זצ"ל במאסף לתורה והוראה חוברת ב עמ' 20 שאסור לאכול במלון או באולמות שלא הוטבלו הכלים

ALERT: Mousse and Apple coblers

ALERT: chocolate Mouse glass desert and the Apple coblers crock made by Chantilly bakery are not being toiveled. The Igros Moshe y"d 3, 22  and in the "miasef litoirah" Reb Moshe says one should not eat it. The Chazon Ish also says not to eat from a restaurant or caterer that doesn't toivel their utensils.

Friday, June 15, 2012

UPDATE: Copepods (zooplankton) insects in CANADIAN city water

Copepods insects in NYC city water supply was discovered a few years ago. Therefore filters were installed by NYC's food facilities under Hashgocha.

It was recently found also by the facilities out of NYC e.g. Canada that are processing prechecked vegetables, and they were not aware of the problem. Check with the hashgochas of the prechecked vegies.

Copepods are larger than mites. If the filters & Mashgichim didn't cath the copepods, they missed all of the mites as well.

UNLESS they never had filters, Mashgichim only saw the thrips & aphids. We're in trouble, I'm afraid.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rav Shmuel Wosner, Shlita said


   Rav S. Wosner's position is that all hashgochas must adhere to this basic requirement.

Quality Farmers Market-Don't rely on their hashgocha?

Do not rely on their hashgocha!!!

Quality Farmers Market (Lakewood / Howell)
packs-non-kosher with a Hashgocha?

All the packaged items are under the Dayan's hashgocha, and are a kashrus infested product disaster!

Is your schools food acceptably kosher for "U" ??

Many or most yeshiva / Bais Yaakov kitchens operate without a mashgiach or for that matter not a single responsible yid working in the kitchen.

Who is knowledgable in product purchasing at the Moisid? No one per se.
Is that acceptable to you? check it out, you may be surprised. In Israel the Rabanut is requiring in yeshivas, bais yaakovs, etc a full time knowledgable mashgiach.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Master mind

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Rav Shamshon Rafael Hirsh

"Even if you should be the only person in your community to hold a given view, do not say that you will never be able to gain a hearing.

As long as the view you represent is truly right and aims only at what is good, do not refrain from expressing it.

Continue your fight, tirelessly and undaunted, for years if need be; in the end - provided you have fought for your cause solely for its own sake, without ulterior, selfish motives - you will be heard!". -
Rav Shamshon Rafael Hirsh






Wednesday, June 06, 2012

*Catering Standards Questioned?

Catering Standards Questioned?


Invited to an affair under the supervision of a respected “Hashgocha” but which was being held in a non-kosher facility, we went into the kitchen to look around and to compare notes with the Mashgiach. We were not prepared for what we found.
More disappointing was it to learn that the “Rabbonim” who certified the affair never visited an affair under their certification which was being held in a non-kosher facility. It was recently discovered a number of such organizations where the “Rabbonim” themselves have never seen the operation which they certify, but instead rely totally on the head “Mashgiach” or on their Kashrus Administrator to make all “halachic” decisions..

COCHINEAL - Red Bug extract

Warning over cochineal extract in Japan-By Ankush Chibber, 05-Jun-2012

Authorities in Japan have sounded an alert over cochineal extract, a commonly used food colorant, over fears it could trigger intense allergic reactions amongst consumers.

Monday, June 04, 2012

All the "show n tell" of properly cleaning infestation from vegetables & fruit,

All the "show n tell" of properly cleaning infestation from vegetables & fruit, etc does it work in the real world?

[see Chasam Sofer # 130, brought in Mishnah Berurah-Pesach]-First, one must be trained to become profecient in knowing what to look for. Second, one must be trained in the proper methods of cleaning. One must have patience and good eye sight. The chasam Sofer sstates, otherwise one may not do his own checking As the Ramoh says in hilchos nikur "these thing one can't learn from books, only from experts.

An person that was not trained & tested by an expert remains unqualified to check infestation for himself, others or as a mashgiach. R"L