Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kashrus Alert: Lakewood's Express oil change

Kashrus Alert: Lakewood's Express oil change [ Kenedy Blvd & Clifton Ave]
serves a sugar substitute that contains non kosher wine. He was told on numerous ocassions but refuses to remove it. Don't drink the coffee.

Note: Cream of Tarter or Tartaric acid is not what is known as "vein-shtein" which never had issur only the bliyious are ossur & if its washed & for dried 12 months it's permitted.

New technology-is by centrifuging grape juice & drying the cream of tarter. Wine retains its "issur" always even after drying, etc The OU on sweet & low & the Star-K on Elzan is not justified.


Anonymous said...

What is the ingredient? Tartaric acid? R' Moishe told an alter Lakewooder that that ingredient is mutter

krum frum said...

Either it has none kosher wine in it or it does not.
You can't put up a picture stating "not Kosher" if you don't know that's it not kosher.

Anonymous said...

And his oil is not kosher

Anonymous said...

Kashrut supervision more complex than he could have dreamed

“It can look like a potato, smell like a potato, even taste like a potato.”

Potatoes these days are way ahead of their ancestors of just a few decades ago. They have more consistent — hence more marketable — colors. They last much longer than they used to.

Potatoes aren’t alone in this brave, chemically-enhanced, new world.

“Years ago, you could take a tomato and if you left it out for two or three days, it became a little bit ripe, to say the least,” says Rabbi Heisler. “Now you can leave a tomato out for probably months and the firmness will still be there because they inject enzymes.”

“You can call something ‘natural flavor,’ so you assume it’s natural orange flavor. But what does that mean? Well, you extract the flavor from the orange and apply it to whatever it is, right?

“Unfortunately that’s not true, because when you extract that flavor it’s extremely bitter and very flat, so the first thing the flavoring companies want to do is give it some body. So they put in ingredients like monoglycerides, oleoresin, gelatin, which can all be derivatives from animals.”

... orange flavored herbal tea ... you may not realize that you are eating something that came from an animal.

And while the government allows certain labels and names, such as “natural,” “organic” or “pure,” these terms have obscure meanings, if any precise meaning at all.

Emulsifiers can also come from animal products.

“Ingredients called ‘processing aids’ are not necessarily listed as an ingredient but as far as we are concerned, if it goes into the food and has contact with the food, we consider it an ingredient.”

Rabbi Heisler once discovered that an otherwise kosher sweet roll had been rendered non-kosher because the paper it was packaged in — a special liner designed to make the product less messy when heated – contained potentially non-kosher ingredients.

When empirical evidence and common sense come up short, kosher supervisors also have the option – and the Vaad occasionally uses it – of taking samples of a product to an outside lab to double check the ingredients.

He has discovered that even the making of potato chips is not simple. It’s not just a matter of washing, peeling, boiling and frying the potatoes. In the cooking process, manufactures add a “defoamer” — to deal with the fact that potatoes create starchy foam while boiling

Anonymous said...

January 13, 2013

(JTA) -- A Manhattan federal judge upheld a New York City health board regulation requiring parents to sign a consent form allowing a controversial circumcision rite.

U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald on Jan. 11 lifted the stay of implementing the required warning to parents of the dangers of metzitzah b'peh, in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby's penis.

"There is ample medical evidence that direct oral suction places infants at a serious risk of herpes infection, as well as evidence that parents are sometimes unaware in advance of a circumcision that MBP will occur, and the regulation plainly addresses these legitimate societal concerns," Buchwald wrote, according to Reuters.

The Central Rabbinical Congress of the United States and Canada, Agudath Israel of America, the International Bris Association and several individual mohels, or ritual circumcisers, filed a lawsuit in October against the city, contending that the regulation, which conditions the ritual on parental consent, is unconstitutional and violates religious freedom by targeting a Jewish practice.

Under the rule, parents must sign a consent form that says the New York City Board of Health advises that "direct oral suction should not be performed" because of the risk of contracting herpes.

At least 11 boys contracted herpes from the practice between 2004 and 2011, according to city health officials. Two of them died from the disease and two others suffered brain damage, the officials said.

In September, the board of health voted 9-0 to require mohels to obtain the signed consent forms. Several months earlier, the city had struck an agreement with city hospitals to distribute pamphlets about the dangers of the ritual to the mothers of newborns.

Anonymous said...

Hotels often have soda on tap. Some of these machines do not work solely on air/gas pressure, but there is involvement of electrical circuits and concerns surrounding these machines on Shabbos.

Anonymous said...

" concerns surrounding these machines on Shabbos."



Anonymous said...

Mon Jan 14, 11:48:00 AM 2013 is one of the more "intellectual" readers of the blog.

"Thank you" for that invaluable contribution to the discussion - NOT

Anonymous said...

Sweet and low has an ou parve

Anonymous said...

Sweet and low has an ou parve

According to yudel it has a UO Treif.