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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #80 on: April 28, 2020, 08:49:02 AM »
Also talked about.
Your referring to special production with hashgacha temidis. (Hashgacha tzemuda)

I'm surprised no asked how kashrus agencies are doing hashgacha
this was referring to standard products certified by national agencies.
To date this has been the best answer
Last week I actually asked a friend who works for one of the big kashrus agencies about this. It's not simple. In many instances they need to improvise, rely on video feed and going over the purchase orders etc.. Most plants only get a visit a few times a year anyways. This usually won't work for doing a kosher run in a nonkosher plant. so eventually you will start seeing more products missing from the shelves.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #81 on: April 28, 2020, 12:40:56 PM »
To date this has been the best answer I will now bow out of the conversation I started to avoid getting into trouble
I'm assuming you already knew that before he posted, and I'm assuming you're a bit surprised by what some of them have been relying on. Accurate?

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #82 on: April 28, 2020, 03:03:38 PM »
I'm a big fan of Belgian Fries. I guess over there they have a food excess problem (maybe due to the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the world, dead people not eating).

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-belgians-urged-to-eat-fries-twice-a-week-during-lockdown.html
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #83 on: April 28, 2020, 03:06:56 PM »
I'm assuming you already knew that before he posted, and I'm assuming you're a bit surprised by what some of them have been relying on. Accurate?
I'm surprised that no one asked...

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #84 on: April 28, 2020, 04:19:15 PM »
I'm surprised that no one asked...

Many don't want to know.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #86 on: April 29, 2020, 12:08:38 PM »
Went shopping with DW this morning. That had pretty much everything. Steak, shrimp and watermelon. What more do you need?
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #87 on: April 29, 2020, 12:16:07 PM »
Went shopping with DW this morning. That had pretty much everything. Steak, shrimp and watermelon. What more do you need?
Why not use instacart?
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2020, 12:20:18 PM »
Finally saw freezers full in kosher grocery this morning.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #89 on: April 29, 2020, 12:34:27 PM »


Went shopping with DW this morning. That had pretty much everything. Steak, shrimp and watermelon.
Interesting, I didn't find any shrimp at my local store...

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #90 on: April 29, 2020, 12:35:15 PM »
Why not use instacart?
two thoughts on Instacart.
1. First delivery day is often 5 days out in the BOS area. Not always but often.
2. With some many out of work and applying for snap, you'd think they would make it easy to use snap online, but apparently bureaucracy is still at it's finest. You still can't use snap online in mant states at most stores. Way to govt

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #91 on: April 29, 2020, 12:47:42 PM »
Why not use instacart?
My ethical side is getting to me.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #92 on: April 29, 2020, 12:52:31 PM »
Went shopping with DW this morning. That had pretty much everything. Steak, shrimp and watermelon. What more do you need?
Went to one of the largest kosher butcher shops in Brooklyn didn't have a single slice of rib steak. Glad I have some in freezer

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2020, 12:54:20 PM »
Went to one of the largest kosher butcher shops in Brooklyn didn't have a single slice of rib steak. Glad I have some in freezer
Pomagranate had a freezer full of fresh meats including rib steak.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #94 on: April 29, 2020, 01:03:14 PM »
two thoughts on Instacart.
1. First delivery day is often 5 days out in the BOS area. Not always but often.
2. With some many out of work and applying for snap, you'd think they would make it easy to use snap online, but apparently bureaucracy is still at it's finest. You still can't use snap online in mant states at most stores. Way to govt
I guess I'm spoiled with Instacart having plenty of kosher here.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #95 on: April 29, 2020, 01:24:40 PM »
two thoughts on Instacart.
1. First delivery day is often 5 days out in the BOS area. Not always but often.
2. With some many out of work and applying for snap, you'd think they would make it easy to use snap online, but apparently bureaucracy is still at it's finest. You still can't use snap online in mant states at most stores. Way to govt
One more thought. Instacart for shoprite for instance is about 4x more expensive than actually waiting on a relatively short line to get in the store and shopping in a pretty empty store comparatively speaking.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #96 on: April 29, 2020, 01:27:38 PM »
One more thought. Instacart for shoprite for instance is about 4x more expensive than actually waiting on a relatively short line to get in the store and shopping in a pretty empty store comparatively speaking.
Interesting. No price difference for our local grocery.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #97 on: April 29, 2020, 01:28:59 PM »
My ethical side is getting to me.
Meh.
1. You're older and are more at risk.
2. If stores only had delivery people picking up multiple orders at a time it would be safer for everyone.
3. You're supporting people that have chosen to keep working and collect a paycheck. They can turn off the app at any time if they don't want to have any risk.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #98 on: April 29, 2020, 01:43:12 PM »
Interesting. No price difference for our local grocery.
Which stores?

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #99 on: April 29, 2020, 01:45:41 PM »
One more thought. Instacart for shoprite for instance is about 4x more expensive than actually waiting on a relatively short line to get in the store and shopping in a pretty empty store comparatively speaking.
+ 100 how could I have forgotten. I think I pointed out in another thread the absurd price gouging of Instacart