Thursday, June 19, 2014

The "OK" V Star-K position re: infestation

The OK' s position re: "toloiyim" is to talk about it, publish pamphlets, etc but on the practical end do the following:
Don't train any mashgichim properly,
Don't have any qualified individuals to follow up.
Don't do anything at all.
Even the Star-K has outdone the OK on this one.

The Star-k is not up to par, but they are at least moving in the right direction.

This is "di'oirasah" not di"rabonun".

 No one forgot the Vinegar episodes, the Shufrah, etc all pesach issues, the Jewish frum bakery working on Shabbos, etc

The OK and the Five Towns Vaad do not have sufficient knowledge in checking infestation?

07/17/13-OK Kosher Certification in Brooklyn and the Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway both certify bakery products in the 5 Towns as kosher. 
On Monday, Rabbi Chaim Fogelman of OK Kosher did not reply to a phone call and e-mail seeking comment

And Rabbi Yosef Eisen of the Vaad did not to respond to six phone calls to his office. The phone calls were by the press & others. When one has no answers, he doesn't respond to calls.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

100% pure Olive oil isn't a "group 1"

A federal judge in New York gave Kangadis Foods, the marketer of Capatriti brand olive oils two choices: either recall its “100% Pure Olive Oil” products, or apply stickers to every tin notifying customers that what’s inside is not really olive oil at all.

In North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) v. Kangadis Food Inc., U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied a request by Kangadis to limit the recall and labeling to only stocks held at wholesalers, according to Law 360.

Capatriti brand products are sold in Walmart stores, and NAOOA estimated Kangadis sells about one million tins of “100% Pure Olive Oil” each year.
In its first-ever legal action against an olive oil company, NAOOA sued the makers of Capatriti products in February, accusing Kangadis Foods, which conducts business as The Gourmet Factory, of “unlawful, misleading and deceptive misbranding.”

Olive pomace oil is a refined product extracted from the byproducts of the first pressing, the leftover olive pits and pulp, using high heat and chemical solvents. ”Olive pomace oil is not allowed in any grade of olive oil under any standard in the world,” said Eryn Balch, executive vice president of the NAOOA.
The NAOOA first took interest in the Capatriti brand when it “observed significant price discrepancy in recent months,” said Balch. The lawsuit documents state that Capatriti’s “100% Pure Olive Oil” sold for one-third to one-half the prices of comparable products.
Source: Law 360

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lakewood's Cold Drinks "Gemachs"

1140 Forest Ave., corner Carey St.

422 Third St. Between Forest & Madison Ave

900 Monmouth Ave. 9th & Monmouth

75 Shady Lane Dr.

1105 North Lake Dr.

841 EastEnd Ave.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Please note that Grapeskin  Powder from ‘North of 49 Naturals’ mistakenly bears the OU symbol.  This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union.