Saturday, May 31, 2014

Milk in todays times

by Rabbi Dovid Wheeler

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/28/pork-in-cadburys-malaysian-chocolate-recalled-after-dna-traces-foundTraces of pig DNA were found in Cadbury chocolate bars in Malaysia. The Muslims that live there are religious, and their religion prohibits the consumption of or contact with pigs.  Naturally they were very upset.  Since the British chocolate company was purchased by Kraft Foods, questions were raised regarding the other dairy products of Kraft (like Oreo cookies).  (In the past pig milk, a very fatty milk, could be used to “enhance the quality” of cow milk or compensate for watering down the cow milk.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Coney Island Ritas "store" kosher certification is a fraud

 Coney Island RITA'S web site "falsely" claims to be certified by the OU and the KOF-K.
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/05/ritas-italian-ice-now-open-at-coney-island-brooklyn-ny/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YeahThatsKosher+%28YeahThatsKosher.com++%7C++Your+Jewish+%26+Kosher+Travel+resource%29
The Kof-K says they do not certify any Ritas Stores.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Schmerling cheese in Lakewood w/ unacceptable hashgocha

Schmerling cheese being sold in
Lakewood w/ an unacceptable Amsterdam hashgocha.

Note: NPGS is carrying a new bread that does not have a date code and does not say  הופרש חלה 

How "NOT" to check romaine- you will consume insects with these methods

http://www.crcweb.org/videos.php#RomainLettuce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcsBQrYJAGA


Friday, May 16, 2014

Copepods in NYC water-must use a 5 micron filter

Shrimp cocktail: In the spirit of New York City’s “WaterWeek,” here’s a little (microscopic, actually) fun fact. Did you know NYC’s tap water isn’t technically vegan or kosher? Nope. As we speak, copepods—tiny crustaceans that love to eat mosquito larvae—are swimming their way through the city’s pipes and down the pipes of New Yorkers. (And we're all pretty fine with it, because streaming clean water into your home is awesome!) Inhabitat

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A must see video at yeshiva world

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/230768/video-how-to-keep-our-children-on-the-derech.html


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Update: BMG's "KCL" allows infested blueberries, chives, figs, raisins, fresh rosemarry etc.

Make sure you don't come to 4 corners bagel shop before 6:00 AM because the Jewish mashgiach only arrives then. The Non-Jewish ones are there from much much earlier, preparing for the brissim, breakfast etc. (without a mashgiach)

BTW-Don't be surprised if you can't figure out which one  is the BMG's KCL mashgiach.

Wait till you attend one of their brissim, without any mashgiach either. They have one roaming yid that makes the deliveries to each site. They abide by BMG's KCL guidelines which are politically based not kashrus.


Mehadrin poultry aka=Birdsboro poultry


Mehadrin poultry aka= Birdsboro Poultry is  truly a Mehadrin poultry in kashrus. The owners and management are always looking for ideas to improve the kashrus and the quality of their product.