Wednesday, December 31, 2014

interesting video re: scale insects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCGfZkv88A

Rav Shmuel Wosner on kashrus issues in general- לא ראינו אינו ראיה

הרה"ג שמואל הלוי וואזנר שליט"א אמר שמה שהרמ"א אומר ביו"ד ס'' ס"ד סעיף ו' ..צריך ראיה מן הבקי [או מומחה] ואי אפשר לבאר היטב בספר וכו'' בזה נכלל כל עניני כשרות. הרב או הבעל מכשיר מקומו בבה"מ, והמומחה בודק כל הענינים והמציאות, ואח"כ שואל להרב ההלכה והדרך איך לסדר  יצור 
עצהי"ט, אבל רק המומחה קובע המציאות.   וכו
The Experts in insects determined the facts re: Orange Juice infestation.
It's  ובגדר מיעוט המצו' ונראה לעינים

The experts in insects were from Lakewood, Brooklyn, Monsey, Eretz Yisroel, etc.
Some of the experts, Feingold, Strasser, Einhorn, Goldstein, Green, Rav Moshe Vaye, R' Shmuel Sternfeld, etc 


לא ראינו אינו ראיה

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tropicana heteirim? לא דובים ולא יער

Tropicana juice's Heteirim? לא דובים ולא יער
All based on facts that don't exist, Reb Dovid, Reb Shlomo & Reb Usher were sold a bill of goods, all fabrications. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Update: Tropicana Orange Juice Teshuva


Copies available kashrusy@aol.com Subject-Tropicana


All of the trained or semi-trained all saw " whole-insects".

The fragments, parts, fruit parts, etc. bubbah- mai'sis are the fabrications of the OK et al.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monsey (of fame) does it again- KYO Restaurant caught in the act-

Monsey (of fame) does it again-  

KYO treif Restaurant caught in the act, "again".

Rabonim say,
The people must eat someplace.
Monsey shtut is also a place that it's  usually a
דבר שיש לו מתירין
Remember- the Monsey Shatnez scandal is still going on, it even spread to Lakewood. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CRC- Hisachdus kashrus standards are the same as the OK



Why doesn't the Hisachdus CRC allow Tropicana Orange juice?  because of the infestation.

We are sure we don't have to educate anyone to the OK standards.
In the OK's Kislev 5771 "chanukah", there is a letter from Rabbi Benyumin Aryeh Glick Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of the CRC Hisachdus  to the OK magazine Kosher spirit.

In the letter he praises the OK's kashrus standards, which he calls "perfect".
He also addresses that other hechsherim (Hechsherim are the heimish hashgochas, not kosher certifiers) can not or will not meet the OK's standards.

He also praises the Ok's stand on the story of the adulterated Shufra Pesach cocoa saga.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kashrus Alert: Update: PINEAPPLE infested beyond the brown parts







Update: Kashrus Alert:

PINEAPPLE (Costa-Rica) was found to be infested with mealy bugs 

beyond the brown parts! 

Therefore at this time Pineapple should not be used including canned pineapple.

                                 Older alert on pineapple

Monday, November 17, 2014

5 Towns Caterer had a serious breach in his kashrus

5 Towns Caterer had a serious breach in his kashrus. The Owner called the 5 Town's Vaad Hakashrus's Administrator to advise him of the situation.

The 5 Town Vaad hakashrus Administrator told the caterer "ignore it, don't even respond".

Kosher consumers, It's time for a wake-up call- Don't bother to press snooze, The Vaad's Rabonim already pressed the snooze button.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Another letter about Lakewood restaurants

I saw the posted letter someone wrote about a Lakewood Restaurant “should I eat there”? I decided to pen my own letter on a similar topic about a Lakewood restaurant.

A little while back a schmaltzy fleishig restaurant opened in Lakewood. The owners were from the upper crust and heimish type of the Lakewood community.  It got off to a very slow start, prices were high, ambience was fair, staff was so so, etc. I am not going to address the purpose and the damage to mishpachas of such eateries in a kolel town of Lakewood. Wines on the menu can be up-to $140.00 or more a bottle.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Kashrus alert: Honeydew honey is not kosher- Some honey processors produce both in the same facility, and it is heated. Beware when buying honey, etc in health food stores.

Honeydew Honey- is not permitted, as it's an extraction from other insects, it does not become permitted just because the bee collected it.


"Honeydew" is a classification of honey that Bee Collecting Honeydew honey from Oak leafrefers to honey produced by honeybees collecting nectar that is exuded from another insect such as an aphid or scale insect. It is quite common in a number of countries and the best known is honeydew from the Black Forest in Germany. World wide honeydew can be referred to variously as "forest honey", "Pine honey", "Fir honey" etc. and may sometimes be referred to by the specific species of tree producing the honeydew. 

UPDATE: Infestation Update:

Orange Juice, All- infested with scale insects.
Mango, mango Juice, cut-up mango- infested with scale insects [including from Mexico, Brazil]

Avacado- infested with Scale insects.
SunDried Tomatoes All- Infested, especially the ones w/ Hashgocha.


Blueberries- fresh, frozen, dried, filling, yogurts, etc: infested with scale insects & maggots-DO NOT USE even with Hashgocha. "BMG's KCL allows bakeries & others to use infested blueberries, raisins, strawberries, sun-dried tomatoes, infested orange juice, etc.

Strawberies- Fresh- very infested- Cut off green top with a very thin sliver of fruit, peel strawberry so all seeds are removed, rinse, no further checking necessary-
Frozen strawberries-with hashgocha- puree very fine or cook.

Raspberries, Blackberries, Mullberries- too infested, do not use.
Scallions- Check for leaf miners, slice open lengthwise including ALL tubers, wash with soap & winter, rinse.
Celery- lately has been found to have many leaf miners, which can be identified by their wavy translucent trails.

Chives- infested. Use only the specially grown ones, and wash well. Unless you have BMG's KCL, they allow the use of infested chives.
Grapes- Break into small clusters, soak in soapy solution & rinse (soak & rinse 3 times), the wash & rub each grape to remove the scale insects.
Corn on the cob- Infested with thrips, remove kernels, rinse.

Raisins- Are infested, to check them, soak for 24 hours, strain water into a fine mesh cloth, check cloth on a light box. Be familiar with the insects appearance. This includes Raisin bran cereals.
Dried figs- very infested with camouflaged insects, requires checking by an expert or by properly trained individual. Fresh figs- very hard to check.

Bodek Garni bags- are unacceptable, as the holes are way too large and fully grown insects go right through.
Corn on the cob-Infested, fresh or frozen- must de-rkenelize, rinse, eat. canned frozen, fresh kernels are generally clean.
All "cod-liver" are infested w/ anisakis

Saturday, November 01, 2014

olive oil shortage= adulteration fraud big time

Shortage of Olive Oil Predicted
This year's harvest appears to be twenty percent lower than last year
October 20, 2014
Harvest reports from the major olive growing areas around the world indicate a significantly smaller crop in 2014, and combined with the steady growth in demand for Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the news has experts expressing concern about a shortage of top quality olive oil. This year's harvest of 2.56 million tons appears to be about twenty percent lower than last year's, and more important, falls well below the 3 million tons consumed last year. 
 "As with all agricultural products, olives and olive oil are subject to the whims and vagaries of nature," says Ann Sievers of Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, who makes olive oil for some of the top names in the Napa Valley. "Here in Northern California, there are many concerns not only about the size of the crop but also the constant issue of the olive fly. It looks like our harvest will be just a bit below last year."

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Two Jewish men are on trial in Germany, accused of passing off non-kosher meat as kosher


Two Jewish men are on trial in Germany, accused of passing off non-kosher meat as kosher to members of the Frankfurt Jewish community over a period of two years, according to local media.
In all, 40,000 kg. of non-kosher meat was sold to unsuspecting customers for a period of years, according to the Juedische Allgemeine.

The two defendants, identified as Leslie W., 48, and Akiva H., 56, by the Bild newspaper, sold the meat out of the Aviv butchers in Frankfurt, which served communities throughout Germany.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ONLY at Quality Farmers Market-





Only at Quality farmers Market in Howell-

Note: The Sign in Satmar shul says -
"the Hashgocha is only on the fruit (apple) that it's kosher, not from eretz yisroel".

Giving a Hashgocha on infested produce, is like saying the chicken / animal is treif, but at least it's not a neveilah. 

UPDATE: Kosher Orange Juice & the Scale-insects in all of them

http://ucanr.edu/sites/KACCitrusEntomology/files/4457.pdf


 If one can't dowload the eye-opener article, send email  kashrusy@aol.com 
Subject line-scale in Juice

Tropicana, Golden Flow, Lakewood Farms, Dvash, etc have these insect proteins in your orange juice, R"L

They all had whole scales more than "miut-hamu'tzui".

The Aida Yerushalm reqires filtering with a 70 mesh filter. Rav Vaye, says a 70 mesh filter is not small enough.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

KIC- Kashrus Information Center Torah Times "Michshol"

KIC- Kashrus Information Center  Torah Times article is a big Michshul to klal yisroel. re: Bedikas Toloiyim.

Their latest article should not be relied upon re: 
Blueberries, Fresh, frozen, dried, wild, organic, cultivated, etc as they are all a problem including USA, Canada, Mexico, etc

They are all infested and should not be used.

Bodeks frozen BLUEBERRIES Scam

Bodek's frozen Blueberries were found to be infested. They pulled off the product from the shelves. 

They returned the same infested Blueberries to the shelves. DON'T TOUCH THEM!


Friday, September 19, 2014

OK Kashrus advises to consume insects?

In the OK's kosher spirit on page 9 "shivas haminim salad", the ingredients consist of infested items.
Dried figs, Fresh figs, grapes, fresh parsley leaves are infested and can't be checked & cleaned by a consumer unless they are properly trained. Note: Pearled Barley must always be checked for insects by putting them into hot water for a few minutes.Dijon mustard contains wine.

The OK certified TROPICANA Orange Juice has scale insects among other ones.





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hisachdus CRC -Re: Lakewood signs re: infested Bell Peppers

Hisachdus CRC -Re: Lakewood signs re: infested Bell Peppers.

There were recently put up signs (no name, no phone number, no name of store(s) it was found) all over Lakewood Re: all bell peppers have tiny insects on the bottom of the peppers.

Hisachdus expert Mashgichim and many others checked and weren't able to find any infested Peppers.

Hisachdus decided it must have been done by one that confuses "dirt" for insects, therefore such an irresponsible individual will confuse real insects for dirt-he is not to be relied upon for insects.

The signs that there are no name, phone, or other info area "PASKVILL".

ALERT: Sfardim shopping for "Bais-Yosef" in Flatbush area

Alert: 
Sfardim shopping in Flatbush should be aware the the Vaad of Flatbush is currently unfamiliar with what is  considered "Bais-Yosef" meat for Sfardim.
What the Star-K does "not" accept as Bais Yosef, the Flatbush Vaad is accepting?

Therefore..................

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rosenblatt's Beef

Rosenblatt's beef is under the Hashgocha of the OU and CRC Chicago. It's staffed by highly experienced, erlicheh yeshivishe staff. The standards and staff set up of the Shechita, Bedikas and Nikur are what a ben Torah would be looking for.

At this time we are only addressing the beef, as we
don't have sufficient information re: Veal, Lamb, etc

The Rosenblatt beef is available in Lakewood (back of capitol hotel), Brooklyn, etc.
It's currently only sparsely available in Queens ,Five Towns and Lakewood, etc due to the political standards in place.

Sfardim should be aware that much of the "Bais-Yosef" beef they are using is not Bais-Yosef in fact only by label (AKA- Minhag-America).  The Rosenblatt beef meets the true Bais Yosef Standards.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

BMG' KCL says- No more bitul in kashrus

No more bitul in kashrus, Why? because,
דבר שיש לו מתירין has no Bitul.

BMG's KCL is Mattir practically everything. 
They don't want to be the שבת גוי [aka= chazir-fissel-kusher]so they'll crease their brow and asser things that are really permitted or even mehudar. 
Note: 5 Towns & Queens are superior to BMG's KCL, Shocking? BMG's KCL is a facade, the Town people follow them blindly,
BMG's KCL says remember KCL when you daven yom Kipur Kuton and תפלת   
 זכה, את אשר התרת, אסרתי, ואשר אסרת התרתי

One that relies on them, is a פושע, ולא אונס 

How many rolls of KCL kashrus tape does the non-jewish employees have? Did they print new "different" tape? NO! Why not?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

BMG's KCL's kiosk in a non-kosher facility @ 2:00 AM

 BMG's KCL's kiosk in a non-kosher facility @ 2:00 AM
BMG's KCL Hashgocha signs

The non-Jewish employee at 2:00 AM lifting KCL's plexi-glass to steal some "KCL kashrus tape".



 At 2:00 AM the non-Jewish employee putting his hand under the KCL's plexi-glass to cut off a piece of salami with his treif knife.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

BMG's KCL is at it again, consuming insects- THEY ARE STILL THERE!

BMG's KCL has Beautifully infested whole Strawberries cut in half on display by 4 corners Yogurts display.

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