Rabbi Belsky exclaimed that the fault of the low standard of kashrus in America is due to the fault of
including the following;
The Star-k's "light-bulb" Bishul yisroel- Reb Shlomo Zalman said it's also the cause of Intermarriage.
Shechita- The OU would have upgraded the Shechita standards and addressed more of the concerns of Shoichtim and mashgichim if not for the fact that the Star-K would then move-in and take over the plant and of course make a disaster of the kashrus-they've proven it many times over.
Pesach products- The OU policy was upgraded that there was full time mashgichim at Pesach productions. Along came the Star-K and told the companies "Star-k" does not require full time hashgocha for Pesach productions, so the OU had to buckle.
Chinese products- The OU knows the problems of certifying Chinese foods products and expense of proper Hashgocha in China and therefore they instituted a very strict hashgocha. Along came the Star-K to the Chinese scene and proclaimed "it's over-kill", we could practically give a Hashgocha without so much as inspecting the facilities. A letter on Company stationary is sufficient.
Shabbos- Food service Hashgochas include the laws of v Shabbos, Bishul akum, etc. The OU instituted somewhat proper halachik standards for food-service. Along came the Star-K with their kullos, Rare prime-rib may be put into an Oven Shabbos morning by a non-Jew. Convection ovens do not need to be by-passed for Bishul yisroel purposes.
The Star-k certified ovens, refrigerators are designed that the Shabbos observant consumer is transgressing Biblical restrictions.
Infestation- The Star-K may preach some form of adherence to the laws of prohibiting consuming infested fruits & vegetables, but in fact they laugh it off completely.
The Star-K certifies Cholov akum (aka-treif) products via their star-D .