Friday, May 31, 2013

LA's "RCC" is making changes

The RCC is pleased to report that after a thorough review and inspection of all establishments under RCC hashgacha, that we have addressed the issues raised in the recent inspection of the RCC establishments. This included recommendations made by the Orthodox Union (OU), which was invited by the RCC to review our establishments.

ALERT: Bay leaves have insects "scales"

ALERT: Bay leaves have insects "scales".

Including the ones certified by

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Doheny RCC kashrus fall-out


JewishJournal.com
May 29, 2013

Schwartz Bakery leaves RCC for Kehilla

The sign in the Schwartz Bakery window showing it is now under Kehilla Kosher supervision. Photo courtesy of the Schwartz Bakery Facebook page
The sign in the Schwartz Bakery window showing it is now under Kehilla Kosher supervision. Photo courtesy of the Schwartz Bakery Facebook page
Schwartz Bakery, a kosher bakery and caterer with six retail locations across Los Angeles, has dropped the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) as its kosher certifier. The 59-year-old family-owned business announced the news on May 20, posting on its Facebook page a photograph of a Kehilla Kosher sign hanging in the window of one of its shops.
“All Schwartz Bakery locations are now under Kehilla supervision,” the Facebook post stated, referring to Los Angeles’ other prominent Orthodox kosher agency.
According to its Web site, Schwartz is “the first kosher bakery in Los Angeles.” It is the third kosher establishment to leave the RCC in the wake of the recent scandal that has tarnished the certifier’s reputation, and the largest to do so thus far.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Large L.A. bakery drops RCC, switches to Kehilla Kosher



JewishJournal.com
May 23, 2013

Large L.A. bakery drops RCC, switches to Kehilla Kosher

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Since the Doheny Meat Market scandal broke in late March, three kosher establishments have dropped the Rabbinical Council of California's certification. Schwartz Bakery, which announced it had left on May 20, is likely the largest of the three. Image courtesy Facebook/Schwartz Bakery
Schwartz Bakery, a kosher bakery and caterer with six retail locations across Los Angeles, has dropped the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) as its kosher certifier. The bakery announced on its Facebook page on May 20 that all of its locations were now being supervised by a competing kosher agency, Kehilla Kosher.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Two restaurants drop RCC after Doheny scandal

JewishJournal.com
May 22, 2013

Two restaurants drop RCC after Doheny scandal

Less than two months after a private investigator videotaped the owner of Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market allegedly bringing unsupervised animal products into his store, two local kosher restaurants have dropped the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) as their glatt kosher certifier.

Kashrus alert: Some Heimish hashgochas have no issues with infestation

The kosher Taste brand of various lettuce products has the kosher certification of a Heimish hashgocha.

The Hashgocha is printed on the bags by the Company together with the date code. There is absolutely no control in place. The Company can print it will. We did see that there was infested product from kosher taste with the Heimish emblem.

Heimish hashgocha is at it again- Chevra Strawberries


Hisachdus CRC certifies the Chevra frozen strawberries, which allegedly are infested. The Chevra strawberries is being used in Kleins Ice cream, therefore one should not use the Klein's strawberry flavor.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The KEURIG coffee machine & the kosher consumer

OU Kosher Addresses Kashrus of Keurig (Including Pesach)

Rabbi Eli Eleff and Rabbi Eli Gersten
THE KASHRUS OF KEURIG (INCLUDING PESACH)
By Rabbi Eli Eleff and Rabbi Eli Gersten
OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinators

Coffee throughout the ages has played an important and often critical role in people’s lives and daily operation. Be it in the halls of the bais medrash, at work, or even waking in the morning, many individuals look toward coffee as a vital boost to their daily energy. In fact, this beverage is so important to some that the Mishna Berura (89:22) rules that one may drink unsweetened black coffee before Shacharis in the morning, so that he will be able to daven with the proper concentration. This seemingly innocuous beverage has been almost universally accepted as kosher, with little issue regarding the vessels used, as most coffee machines are dedicated only for coffee.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Heimish hashgocha "insect divi$ion" fouled up again

There were numerous Kashrus certifier's Mashgichim in Mexico for Strawberries. 




All of them rejected the goods because of infestation, besides .....

Their certified and allowed many containers of Strawberries.