Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The insects that help the Israeli farmer for "pest free produce"
Meet The Pirate Bugs That Help Israeli Farmers Keep Their Produce Pest-Free

Dealing with pests is never an easy task for farmers, having to navigate between keeping their crops pest-free and not using harmful chemicals. Israeli farmers at the Arava region use another method – predatory insects that kill pests but not crops.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kashrus Alert-Palace catering "hospital/airline meals"

Kashrus Alert-Re: Palace catering "hospital / airline meals".
when heated in non-kosher microwave according to instructions, the seals burst-therefore the meal is "Not-kosher".

We contacted the Rav, Palace catering & the OJ Organization that puts their stamp of approval. We heard back from none. as of now.

Palace Kosher -TEL. 718-761-5200 or 646-772-1000 FAX 718-370-7148


RABBI  SHLITA-718-436-4685


Kashrus ALERT: Bais yaakov cookbook

Kashrus alert:

Some of the items in the Bais Yaakov cookbook are not kosher. We only have a sample of some of the recipes. The recipes have numerous infested items that the consumer is unable to check for infestation. See Mishnah Berurah Hilchos pesach (Maror) the chasam sofer.

The cookbook has Raspberries, fresh cilantro, fresh parsley leaves, leek (removing just the dirt does not remove the infestation), fresh basil leaves, 8 oz bag romaine lettuce, frozen strawberries. all of these items are infested. The rest of the cookbook may have other non-kosher ingredients. Beware:

Baron Herzog

Baron Herzog wines are under the Hashgocha of  Kehila kosher. 
Many do not feel comfortable (saying it mildly) with that Hashgocha & therefore they don't use it. 

The fact that there is another Hashgocha's emblem does not give the level of comfort for those that don't use it.

UPDATE: "Bet Yosef" Meat sources

"Bet Yosef" Meat sources:

2- Solomons- must be labeled "Bet Yosef".
3-Kiryas Joel "Monroe beef"- available in Monroe butcher & Ave J flatbush, New Utrecht, Borough park.

(5- Alle/Meal Mart-from Aurora plant in Chicago.must be labeled "Bet Yosef")

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UPDATE: Heimish Hashgocha allows infestation for the right price

Heimish Hashgocha allows infestation for the right price.

They allow Klein's Naturals to keep selling the infested "sunflower seeds".

They allow Bodek to keep selling the Garni-bags that allow insects to crawl through.

from a comment: A few months ago a company with a Heimish  hashgucha had a major kashrus issue and as usually glick made sure the story should be covered up… one mashgiach couldn’t swallow this so he called rav weinberger and told him the story… a few days later glick managed to find out who spoke with rav weinberger and he was immediately fired from his job with a warning that if he knows what’s good for him he should better keep his mouth shut… Now all mashgichim are afraid to talk, they don’t want to lose their jobs

Friday, February 08, 2013


BEWARE- There are "tzitzes" in the market that were manufactured in the far East via non-Jews & is therefore POSUL. Insist on seeing the Hashgocha before purchasing. Do not rely on the seller/importer.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Openheimer disributor fouled up big time

Openheimer disributor fouled up big time.
They were importing candies & other products from Brazil with Rav Illowitz's Hashgocha, which is a premier reliable Hashgocha.
Now Openheimer changed to the Brooklyn based heimish hashgocha which doesn't come close to Rav Illowitz's Hashgocha.

Friday, February 01, 2013

ALERT: Israeli produce

ALERT: Israeli produce sold in the USA, even with hashgocha should not be used. Some have an OU stating no chashash orlah, etc. Don't rely