Tuesday, January 26, 2016

All figs fresh or dried are to be considered infested

The story of the fig and its wasp-All fresh & dried figs are infested.
Inside the rounded fruit of a fig tree is a maze of flowers. That is, a fig is not actually a fruit; it is an inflorescence—a cluster of many flowers and seeds contained inside a bulbous stem. Because of this unusual arrangement, the seeds—technically the ovaries of the fig—require a specialized pollinator that is adapted to navigate within these confined quarters. Here begins the story of the relationship between figs and fig wasps.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

"TRIPLE-WASH" the truth

"TRIPLE-WASH" the  truth!
Vegetables are grown with the use of pesticides to control the insects.
The triple wash is "strictly" to remove the pesticides. The more water used (even recirculated), the more pesticides are removed. 

If any one is using the "triple-wash" to remove the insects?, they are doing the exact opposite. The recirculated water with insects is sprayed again on the sometimes clean product.

Never rely on triple wash re: infestation-it's a hoax & deception.    

Rely on the expertise of the Hashgocha and their staff of fully trained experts.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Kosher certification with "Chumras (stringencies) "- good, bad or indifferent?

Kosher certification "Chumras (stringencies) "- good, bad or indifferent? (chumras are not necessarily attributes!)

If we have a system in place to produce an acceptably kosher product or Matzah and we may introduce a nice hidגur or chumrah that does not in any way compromise the basic system...Great! 

On the other hand, if we focus strictly on the Chumrahs, at times, we are left with only the "Chumra" and all else is passed over or forgotten. Same with Chaburah Matzos, if we don't have a reliable "system" in place to produce an acceptably kosher product or Chaburah Matzos. As the saying is "The Emperor hath no clothing", one big bluff. חומרא דאתי לידי קולא  in other words חמר גמל.

It's an old difference of opinion found by uncle Eisav and Yitzchok Aveinu.

כיצד מאסרין את המלך? Which is Eisuv's concern, how do we deal with the salting acid issue?
יצחק אבינו אמר "שא נא כליך ושחוט יפה ואל תאכילני נבילה

Many time we don't ascertain the cold facts and we not only fooling the kosher consumer but worse, we are fooling ourselves. In order to cover up on the foul-up we come up with excuses over excuses and we only trip up one lie after the other. It does not pay, it does not work.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

OU succumbs to KOF-K standards on insects?

"OU" succumbs to KOF-K standards on insects? 
Kof-K's Rabbi Gissinger said at an AKO meeting "anything less than 1.3 millimeters is "not visible to the eye". 

The OU allows Christopher Ranch peeled garlic full of mites מילבין עין חכמת אדם תולעים
כנראה שאין להם   חכמת אדם