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"K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« on: March 20, 2012, 01:48:48 PM »
Somebody gave me a bunch of Nonni's Biscotti and it has the above kashrus symbol. Anybody know who's hashgocha it is.

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 01:50:05 PM »
Somebody gave me a bunch of Nonni's Biscotti and it has the above kashrus symbol. Anybody know who's hashgocha it is.
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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 01:59:46 PM »
Good point. But its a stikel match as somebody might have that symbol on a cellphone. :-[

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 02:01:13 PM »
From the way you describe it, it sounds like Rabbi Bukspan's hashgocha from LA. If you post a picture of it then I could tell you if it is his.


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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 02:16:12 PM »
Yup, now that you gave me the name I found it on google. Thanks

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 02:32:34 PM »
People from LA have told me that it's not necessarily reliable.

Ask your LOR before use.

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 02:33:50 PM »
Here's a reliable site with a list of all the reliable kosher symbols.
http://www.kosherquest.org/symbols.php

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 02:37:40 PM »
Here's a reliable site with a list of all the reliable kosher symbols.
http://www.kosherquest.org/symbols.php
That list appears to not be up to date....

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 02:46:50 PM »

I don't know what (if any) the problem people have with him is, but since it it something that I've heard people say is not reliable - probably better to check into it more before eating.

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 11:15:50 AM »
I need to know if this is a good hechsher before shabbos for a bar mitzva I am at.

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*Update I heard it is quality kosher and not the best hechsher. Thanks!
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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 01:56:34 PM »
I need to know if this is a good hechsher before shabbos for a bar mitzva I am at.

p.s. can we make this a master thread?

*Update I heard it is quality kosher and not the best hechsher. Thanks!

Rav Aryeh Spero -- Canton, Ohio

I have heard the Hechsher is reliable

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 02:07:44 PM »
Rav Aryeh Spero -- Canton, Ohio

I have heard the Hechsher is reliable

But there are other on DDF who are actually from Ohio (like Dan, for instance) -- they may be better suited to answer.  But if not, I did once ask my Rav, as the same Hechsher was on some products produced by Rothschild & Co.

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"K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 03:12:02 PM »
You can alway tweet your pic to the @crckosher they will usually get back to you within 24 hours.
They have helped me out on numerous occasions.

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Re: Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 03:49:07 PM »
You can alway tweet your pic to the @crckosher they will usually get back to you within 24 hours.
They have helped me out on numerous occasions.

Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 04:06:39 PM »
FYI...CRC has a list of acceptable symbols on their website -- this one is not on it.

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 06:28:30 PM »
What do you mean CRC? Chicago Rabbinical Congress or Central Rabbinical Congress?
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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 06:32:13 PM »
What do you mean CRC? Chicago Rabbinical Congress or Central Rabbinical Congress?

Chicago rabbinical council.

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 11:25:52 AM »
i am very surprised that anyone would take advice from ppl here whether a hechsher is ok or not. the star-k answers their phones all day and you can ask them about any product it takes 15 seconds. the chof-q according to the vaad in detroit is totally unreliable- and someone here posted its fine. dont trust other ppl if kashrus is important to you- make a phone call to a kashrus org or ur lor.

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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 09:46:23 PM »
. the chof-q according to the vaad in detroit is totally unreliable- and someone here posted its fine.

All they said is that they heard it's reliable. And I am sure SOMEONE says it's reliable.


        But you're right, people should know that they are asking a bunch of random people who all hold differently and while yes you may get a general idea about a hechsher you should not assume that everyone here on the forums has the same standards as yourself.
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Re: "K" in the middle of a map of the US - Kashrus Symbol
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2012, 03:11:54 AM »
i am very surprised that anyone would take advice from ppl here whether a hechsher is ok or not. the star-k answers their phones all day and you can ask them about any product it takes 15 seconds. the chof-q according to the vaad in detroit is totally unreliable- and someone here posted its fine. dont trust other ppl if kashrus is important to you- make a phone call to a kashrus org or ur lor.
Just FYI, from my experience in contacting Hechsherim etc.. as you suggest, Star K (whom you mention, as if their some shining example) has been one of the most unhelpful!

And trust me, I've called quite a few.  By StarK, you have some female secretaries who thinks their Rabbonim, and that they have can pasken shailos for you  ::) , and when you ask to be transferred to a Rabbi on staff, umm, I'd rather not go further lest it leads into L"H, but it seems that some Rabbi's there no as little (or as much  :-\) as the secretaries. ;)