Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Klein's Naturals w/ heimish hashgucha-Others are removing product from the shelves

Klein's sunflower seeds were found to be infested.
Also their sun-dried tomatoes, raisins, dried blueberries, etc
 Klein's & their Hashgochas denied the cold facts as fiction. The truth is it was checked& found to be infested big time. To ascertain which nuts besides the sunflower seeds one would normally ask Klein's, etc, But you can't rely on their answer.
 Hisachdus of Brooklyn
Many of the "Heimish brands" re-pack Kleins" nuts, which are a poor quality.
Aisle 9 & Farmers market in Lakewood area also uses Kleins nuts. Shoppers Haven in Monsey & many other places use Klein's infested products.

Kosher consumers don't be fooled or sketched by these establishments. Insects are a very serious concern, so is deception.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

ALERT: Heimish certifiers certify "Garni bags" אסור to use!!

Liebers, Landaus, Bodeks  Garni bags should not be used.
עיין במשבצות זהב יו"ד סימן פ"ד לג
All of their Hashgochas were warned the insects not to go through the holes.
The video is a Bodek Garni bag!

Bodeks,  Landau's,  Liebers "Garni bag's" should not be used;

holes are too large, 
bags too small, etc adult thrip insects go right through.
It's very visible to the plain eye, you don't need a loop to see it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

DATES may be from Eretz Yisroel and from Shmitah.

Dates usually have a one year date on them. Check the source (if from Eretz Israel). check
the date, as it may be from Shmitah

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chodosh season begins early


Those who want to purchase Yoshon items to store over the Chodosh season should do so now, as soon as possible.

The progress of the 3 crops, spring wheat, oats and barley is ahead of normal. According to the latest weekly bulletin from the US Department of Agriculture, the harvest of the Chodosh oats has just barely started. The spring wheat and barley harvest may start within 1 week. 

Our tentative recommended cutoff dates for packaged foods is Jul 20 for oats and July 27 for wheat and barley products (not malt, which is much later). These are packaging dates. It should take several weeks beyond that for the Chodosh packages to reach the local groceries. However, freshly baked goods in bakeries, such as bread, challah, bagels may be Chodosh (tentative) starting Jul 27 in the mid West and Aug 3 elsewhere in the US.

Even though pesach was late on the solar calendar this year, still almost all of the 3 crops of interest were planted after pesach and are Chodosh. The early harvest this year is due to weather conditions in the growing areas.

The next revised update on this topic is due BE”H one week from now.

The "solution" to the lack of trained mashgichim for infestation

A properly trained Mashgiach is required to have good eyesight ($20 bill test), patience, serious, yiras-shu'mayim", etc. Of course he is to be compensated more that a regular mashgiach.

In each area there is to trained qualified infestation mashgichim that will go around to the various establishments "just checking their leafy vegetables & herbs", as coordinated by the Kosher certifier.

The regular in-house mashgiach will be trained just for leaf miners and pearled barley, etc.

In an area that has currently 50-75 plus mashgichim for food service, 5-10 trained mashgichim for infestation should be trained.

BTW- In Eretz Yisroel they have roaming mashgichim for "nikur", Terumos-maasrois, infestation, etc.