Sunday, September 22, 2013

common insects that you must check for


The following ingredients are often commonly found in processed foods and may or may not be vegetarian. Check the package for an indication of the origin of questionable ingredients. When it doubt, don’t buy it!

Activated Carbon - Source: cow bones or vegetable
Albumin - Source: egg whites or animal blood
Amino Acid - Source: animal, vegetable, bacterial, fungal or synthetic
Amylase - Source: bacterial, fungal or pig

Beeswax - Source: insect
Biotin - Source: yeast, milk, egg yolk, nuts, vegetables, grain, animal

Calcium Caseinate - Source: animal milk
Calcium Stearate - Source: animal, usually cow or pig
Carmine - Source: insect
Capric Acid - Source: animal or vegetable fat
Casein - Source: animal milk
Cochineal - Source: insect
Clarifying Agent - Source: egg, animal milk, gelatin, fish or mineral
Cysteine - Source: animal and human hair
Cream of tarter- Source: wine

Diglyceride - Source: animal or vegetable
Disodium Inosinate - Source: animal, vegetable or fungal
D3- See Lanolin

Emulsifier - Source: cow, pig, egg, animal milk, vegetable

Fatty Acid - Source: cow, pig, vegetable
Folic Acid - Source: fungal, synthetic, animal or vegetable

Gelatin - Source: animal bone, cartilage, tendons and skin
Glycerides - Source: cow, pig, synthetic
Glycerols - Source: cow, pig, vegetable

Isinglass - Source: fish

Lactose - Source: animal milk
Lactic Acid - Source: animal milk, molasses, vegetables
Lanolin - Source: sheep’s wool
Lard - Source: pig
Lecithin - Source: animal, plant, egg
Lipase - Source: cow, pig, fungal

Magnesium Sterate - Source: cow, pig, mineral or vegetable
Monoclyceride - Source: animal, vegetable or synthetic
Myristic Acid - Source: animal and vegetable fat

Oleic Acid - Source: animal tallow, vegetable fat, oil

Palmitic Acid - Source: cow, pig or vegetable fat
Pancreatin - Source: cow and pig digestive enzymes
Pepsin - Source: pig stomachs
Propolis - Source: insect
Processing Agent - Source: egg, animal milk, cow, pig, vegetable, mineral, synthetic
Protease - Source: animal, vegetable, bacterial, fungal

Rennet - Source: cows’ stomachs, plants, bacteria, mold
Royal Jelly - Source: insect

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate - Source: animal milk, vegetable, milk
Stearic Acid - Source: animal fat, vegetable
Suet - Source: cow and sheep fat
Surface-Active Agents - Source: animal, vegetable or synthetic

Tallow - Source: sheep and cow fat
Tartaric acid- Source: Wine
Tripsin - Source: cow or pig digestive enzyme
Tyrosine - Source: poultry feathers

Vitamin A - Source: vegetable, synthetic, egg yolks, fish oil
Vitamin D - Source: sheep’s wool, fish, fungal

Whey - Source: cheese and cows’ milk

Positive "system" for Vegetable checking

Why is Positive being pushed so much by me and others.
It's not because of greenhouse grown, because greenhouse grown also has insects al beit under some control better than open field grown especially re miners.
The method of checking for insects by looking in a glass bowl on a light box was a system that we have finally proven is not reliable at all. Any foodservice that is still using that system, one may not eat any item that requires bedika.

The "complete" positive system of  checking including their tollerances, etc is still the ONLY one that is to be relied upon. The OU was the first of the major certifiers that bit the bullet & is instituting their methods by proper training of their mashgichim.

Not all mashgichim are "trainable" to use the positive system. They may still be excellent mashgichim in other areas.

NOTE: The most serious item in hashgocha is proper checking of infestation, and knowing which items require checking. The is no ainoi ben yomo or other kulahs to rely on.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Why is the new Evergreen Supermarket in Monsey the place to shop?

The New Evergreen Supermarket in Monsey is more than happy to answer all of your questions, concerns etc., especially regarding their standards of kashrus item carried in their takeout, repacks, etc.

Their Meat is Solomon's, Alle (N. American), Continental, (Satmar-Toronto), 

Our Recommended poultry is only the following;
 KJ (Kiryas Joel), BirdsBoro (Mehadrin), Marvid w/ CRC, Pella.

All those requiring "Bais-Yosef" meat should be aware the Evergreen does wash down thoroughly all of their equipment before doing the Bais-Yosef. 

If you are in Monsey, NY?

Please notify the new Evergreen supermarket to remove the Fresh express salads even w/ sticker, as it isn't reliable to be used for a kosher consumer due to infestation.