Monday, June 01, 2015
KCL's take on kashrus
Now KCL says that for Lakewood yungeleit it's a different madreigah. Eateries, restaurants, etc. KCL rightfully admits that they aren't qualified to give a hashgocha to a goi'ishe owned establishment. KCL also says they don't have capable trained mashgichim.
Therefore one should only rely on the frum owner.
So why is KCL giving hashgochas to frum owned establishments?
Why is KCL charging fees those establishments for a hashgocha that KCL says is not needed because it's a frum owner.
The bottom line is it really all depends on the Hashgocha and the mashgiach.
Sadly in Lakewood, the KCL is giving hashgochas to eateries that are serving non-kosher. Some or most of Their mashgichim are not capable.
KCL allows mashgichim that have haircuts that the "pai'os" are cut off, they don't wear tzitzes, but they can work the "cash-register", even if they aren't shomer shabbos all the time.
They allow flour to be stored in the open outside in 90+ degree weather and don't require sifting.
KCL allows products manufactured in plants that require experts in kashering with questionable hashgochas.
KCL allows many products to be used in restaurants and caterers kitchens as long as the customer doesn't see it.