When the Certifiers were asked why do you still accept the Star-K products from other areas including the USA? They responded "kol-has'choilois-kushois", we really should not be accepting any of their certified products including their meats.
WHY ARE THE BUCHARIN, QUEENS VAAD, 5 TOWNS, FLATBUSH, ETC. STILL ACCEPTING Star-K meat???
We received the following: we do not have any information as to who is behind this circular. Evidently they are very upset on the VHQ. That still would not justify accepting the Star-K for meat & poultry.
IMPORTANT PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE BUKHARIAN QUEENS COMMUNITY To the distinguished Bukharian Rubbunan and honorable community members of Queens
Why don't you fellas buy from Westside foods?
In recent weeks, some negative statements have been made regarding some meat companies allowance in Vaad Ha'Rabbanim of Queens Butcher shops, supermarkets and establishments. These announcements have created great emotional financial strain to local VHQ establishments that desperately try to supply specific cuts of meat to satisfy the needs of the average Kosher Queens Consumer. Many VHQ owners and Queens Consumers are baffled by the sudden change in VHQ policy decided by the personal review of VHQ staff member Reb Chaim Schwartz and submitted to the honorable Rabbi Welcher for final acceptance as VHQ policy. As an active Community organization comprised of hundreds of Queens Consumers we would like to remind the community of the VHQ past history performance level in offering Kaslu•ut certification to Meat processing facilities in the local tristate area. Substandard VHQ Kashrut certification does not meet consumer expectations for Queens. Based on our research into this topic without any bias opinions, we spent countless hours confirming the facts on the ground by speaking with many Kashrut experts and Vaad Ha'Rabbanim of Queens affiliates that collaborate the below information as truthful. Keep in mind we aren't here to condemn those involved or judge those responsible as that is between man and Hashem. The objective is to offer a subjective view for the entire Queens community regarding VHQ meat policies and standards.
The following case sheds light onto the substandard VHQ policies for meat facilities
Call Rabbi Welcher 718 872-8240 (Posek of VHQ)
Rabbi Marcus 917 612-6881 (President of VHQ)
This message was approved by "The Bukharian Community Members of Queens"