Thursday, June 27, 2013

Update: Infested products as heard on Hitdabrut Radio program

Corn on the cob- Fresh / Frozen -Must be de-kernilized (remove all kernels) rinse.


Blueberries- fresh / frozen / canned / preserves / jam / filling / pies / yogurts etc -infested may not be used.

Strawberries-fresh / frozen / canned / preserves / jam / filling / pies / yogurts etc -infested may not be used.

Scallions- completely cut open ALL tubers, rinse well.


Edible Flowers- all colors are infested, need a trained expert to check, otherwise don't use.

Dried figs-all  are infested, need a trained expert to check, otherwise don't use.




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Monday, June 24, 2013

Pre-checked Romain lettuce & other vegies, Reliable? NO!

Every few months there appears pre-checked Romaine, Lettuce, Scallions, lettuce, herbs, etc other vegetables etc. They are found to be infested even the ones with hashgochas e.g., or some of the other one ones.

They don't have properly trained Mashgichim.

We asked them to remove the product from the shelves to no avail.

The only ones that have been consistently reliable is the Positive brand.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Don't rely on the Heimish for infestation issues

Don't rely on the Heimish for infestation issues.

We have seen that some Heimish hashgochas has a complete lack of knowledge in infestation. Refusing to accept responsibility for certifying infested product.

Heimish certifiers certify Bodek products even though there is an infestation issue. They will certify product that contains insects even up to & including 1.3 mm in size. Note: the series numbers on a dollar bill are only 1 mm and it's clearly visible.

The heimish hashgochas in Brooklyn, on catering halls, restaurants, takeout, etc also have a lack of properly tested & trained Mashgichim. It's advisable to refrain from consuming any items that require bedika, unless the mashgiach is certified from a reliable agency in bedikas tolay'im.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kashrus alert: The Nikur "deveining" at Tevyas ranch brand (Rubashkin) is a disaster.

Kashrus alert: The Nikur "deveining" at Tevyas Ranch brand (Rubashkin) is a disaster. 


Contact the OU and their other certifiers.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

ALERT: Heimish certifiers certify BODEK "Garni bags" אסור to use!!


All of their Hashgochas were warned the insects not to go through the holes.
BODEK's "Garni bag's" should not be used as the holes are too large, adult thrip insects go right through. The insects are unaware that the kosher certifiers say that anything less than  1.2 mm is not visible.

It's very visible to the plain eye, you don't need a loop to see it.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kashrus alert: Don't use Alle "ptcha-bones"

Kashrus alert: Alle "ptcha-bones" used for "ptchah"  Gallah (Aspic)

Some of the bones have a large blood vessel that must be removed prior to salting. It's too often still attached by the Alle ptcha bones. There is no "shishim" by the bone V the coagulated blood vessel.

Therefore one should not use those ptcha bones until Alle rectifies the situation.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Does Natie Grossman know anything about this?

SHOCK? NO!: Satmar Appears To Have Misled Public With Forged Letter of HaRav Kanievsky Shlita

(Monday, June 10th, 2013)
Yesterday, YWN reported that HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky shlita came out against the anti-draft rally organized by Satmar, saying that it would not be beneficial.
According to a letter containing the rabbi’s views written by his sons, the “main thing is to increase Torah learning, the fear of heaven and prayer” as methods of opposing conscription.
Hours later, the Satmarer organizers of the event released a handwritten letter by HaRav Kanievsky shlita in which he calls to listen to the Torah sages and participate in the protest against the IDF-Draft decree.
However, according to the Yiddish  ‘Kave  Shtiebel’ the second letter, apparently written by HaRav Kanievsky, was none other than a photo-shopped document that misleadingly looked authentic by lifting words from a previous handwritten letter, last year.
YWN reached out to Mishpachas Kanievsky, who confirmed that someone forged the Gadol Hador’s handwriting and penned this letter which was then spread on social media, and submitted to YWN for publication.
The forged letter speaks values of the organizers act to delude the purpose of the mass protest, especially the desecration of the name of a Godel HaDor, in attempt to deceive the general, non-affiliated and Yeshiva, public to attend the protest.
CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE
kanievsky #2
Kanievsky letter
(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)

Bishul Yisroel for Sfardim and the "GRA"

The chic-peas from Dependable are also Bishul Yisroel for Sfardim and the "GRA".

The Dependable brand are currently the only brand available for those individuals.

"B'tam" The Only brand to use or fresh broccolli "STEMS" not the florets.

Special production under the "Aidah Yerushalem".
It's a special production for the Aidah.
Many times you'll find the Eden Brand available but not the B'taam brand.
We don't expect the B'Taam brand for the next few months

Kashrus Alert: There are the "pretenders" to know בדיקת תולעים checking for infestation

Kashrus Alert: There are the "pretenders" to know בדיקת תולעים checking for infestation.

They think they know, but it has been proven time and again that they don't know what they are doing.

Therefore, any one of them that has not been tested or approved by the kosher lab at Positive should not be relied upon, even if they have been doing it for years (wrong).

Anything requiring checking for infestation with a Star-K, Heimish, yeshivish or some of the other "wanna-bees", etc should not be relied upon.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Los Angeles Hashgochas, post Doheny meat scandal

Los Angeles Hashgochas post Doheny Meat scandal were somewhat scrutinized and the conclusion was not meet  "BASIC OU Standards". An uplifting facade just doesn't do justice to the kosher consumer.
they do

The kosher consumer is entitled to a responsible, reliable kashrus supervision. If one can't provide it, step to the side and don't hinder others from stepping up to the plate.

It's not just in the meat department that is lacking in basic standards, infestation issues are completely ignored, for lack of basic knowledge.