Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kashrus Alerts:

Restaurants, Caterers, Hotels under Rav Shmiel Berger (Mishkoltz) has serious issues with infestation of Vegetables & Fruits- Avoid all of those questionable items.

Rav Koenig, (Yoka Rav) serious infestation issues with Yoka kosher certified produce.

Infestation was found in Dependable Flour.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lakewood moisdois hanhala must see this video by yy Jacobson

Know when it's time to step up to the plate and hand over the mantel to more qualified...

kaparos


The "only" kaparos places in Lakewood in full compliance with "all" Halachos & the Kol-Koreh is Mehadrin and Mutcha Schwartz Kaporos.


The other Lakewood Kaporos centers  have some serious concerns.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kosher consumer take heed? and eat only the KOSHER GARDENS or POSITIVE brands

From an Email:

Kashrus Alert:
Stay away from all fresh broccoli & or non-reliable greenhouse grown. period.

Rav Belsky zt"l was against certifying non greenhouse grown broccoli and didn't allow the OU to certify fresh broccoli as their washing it doesn’t bring it down to miyut hamatzut its muchzak be’tolaim

Rav Belsky told me that consumers should purchase ONLY reliable greenhouse grown.

 Now that he has passed away the OU started certifying fresh broccoli. We as consumers are expecting Kashrus standards to be raised to an acceptable level as time goes on but it seems some hechsherim are intent on bringing standards lower.

NOTE: Terras Gardens brand, is sold in the south Florida market at this time

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

What's new in Queens kashrus

The Kosher Consumers Union is closely monitoring and checking the infestation levels of the numerous kosher certifiers  in the tri-state including Vaad Ha'Rabbonim of Queens. 

 We the Kosher Consumers Union are currently checking produce under the various kosher certifiers including the VHQ and those Hechsherim that work together with the the ones that are not reliable in checking for infestation will unfortunately not be spared of the forthcoming videos of excessive VHQ infestation. 

We ask that kashrus organizations not work in junction with those that are not in line in reliability of insect infestation e.g.VHQ, etc so that we will not be forced to expose the other kashrus organization parties involved in catered events. 

Our (the consumers Queens) current objective is to upgrade the standards of the VHQ, and are not looking for other hechsherim to suffer from the collateral damage.

Thank you to all other Hechsherim for their understanding of the situation as Queens kashrus concerns are at its peak and it is time for change. The Consumers of Queens have voted unanimously.

We Remain,

The Kosher Consumers Union

PS next is a neighboring community

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Protect our children-


Aisle 9 - Gevald-If you are looking for kosher? stay out of there



R' Yudel,

Aisle 9 in Lakewood are out to deceive the customers especially the one that think they could find there anything kusher.

Anything they make or pack should not be touched. Don't rely on their hashgochas either. 
Their pre-washed & checked is infested.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Freshly checked [Perfect image brand]-Edible flowers-Orchids Highly infested


ALERT: Canned pineapple in its own juice.

ALERT: All Canned pineapple in its own juice, is infested with various insects.

As is well known, Pineapples do have insects in the crown and in the brown parts of the skin peel.

Some Pineapples were found to have have mealybugs  past the brown area as well, it must be checked by experts in infestation.

Now it was discovered another insect issue with canned pineapple. "Packed-in-its-own-juice". The canned pineapple is raw not cooked, how do they get the "Packed-in-its-own-juice"?

They take the skin / peel, etc with all of the inherent insects and cook it to obtain the pineapple-juice.

Is the somewhat viscous juice filtered? If yes, with what size filter?
We asked some of the heimish certifiers and they refuse to respond.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

UPDATE: Alert from Hisahdus Harabinm Di'Lakewood re: ALL BLUEBERRIES ARE INFESTED- FRESH, FROZEN, FILLING, ETC


Alert from Hisachdus Harabonim Di'Lakewood re: Strawberries / Blueberries

ALL Fresh, Frozen, canned, pie-filling Blueberries were found to be highly infested.


NOTE: Lakewood's KCL is not a Kashrus Organization per se, KCL is a political Organization [they fear Hisachdus of Brooklyn-hence no alerts from KCL] The money they take, is "protection-money".
Do not use any product with blueberries, including;
pies
Pie-filling
Cheese cake
Muffins
Gevina yougurts and Lebens

Reb Lipa Klein Crc Hisachdus Brooklyn says;
Hisachdus doesn't make recalls.