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Links to kosher symbol lists. Each list is obviously only as reliable as its source

cRc: http://www.crcweb.org/agency_list.php

KosherQuest: https://kosherquest.org/kosher-symbols/

Approved alcoholic drinks from the Rabbanut.  http://www.jerusalemkoshernews.com/wp-content/uploads/%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%A7%D7%90%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%97%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D.pdf

These are NOT Orthodox: https://sites.google.com/site/nonorthodoxkosher/home (even though some may look legit)


Informative post regarding Kashrus Agencies
Every hashgacha has +&-.


You can also submit any kashrus questions at
https://www.askcrc.org/ask
https://oukosher.org/ask-kosher-question/
https://www.star-k.org/ask-rabbi choose General Consumer Kashrus Questions in the Subject/Topic Dropdown list
https://www.ok.org/contact/ choose Kosher in the Attention Dropdown list



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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2013, 07:56:22 PM »
I.e. can I trust you :))
i.e. anyone can say I'm the mashgiach...
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2013, 09:47:36 PM »
I do some work on the side for the Star-k, Angry Orchard is owned and produced by Boston Brewery, a.k.a. Sam Adams

But then again, I could be making that up :-)
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2013, 09:56:33 PM »
I do some work on the side for the Star-k, Angry Orchard is owned and produced by Boston Brewery, a.k.a. Sam Adams

But then again, I could be making that up :-)
wasnt accusing you of making it up, just have to know which org certifies it, can't just drink it because someone on ddf said I can. Thnx for the response
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2013, 10:23:28 PM »
I know you weren't, was just kidding around :-) Enjoy, they are all quite good and favorites of mine. If your into interesting brews they make some shandy's that I look forward to trying when they are back in season (Shandy is a mix of beer and either lemonade or lemon soda).
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2013, 10:24:24 PM »
I know you weren't, was just kidding around :-) Enjoy, they are all quite good and favorites of mine. If your into interesting brews they make some shandy's that I look forward to trying when they are back in season (Shandy is a mix of beer and either lemonade or lemon soda).
yep, I enjoy lienenkugel lemon shandy. Good stuff
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2013, 10:26:28 PM »
I am going to try Leinenkugel's berry shandy. Hopefully its good
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2013, 12:02:43 AM »
Hmmm, just received this email from a friend:....



Begin forwarded message:

From: Star-K <stark@star-k.org>
Date: January 14, 2013, 12:20:02 PM EST
To: "@yahoo.com" <@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: Comments & Questions

THank you for your email

It is not ...

If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us again

Many thanks

Janine Chapman
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122 Slade Avenue
Suite # 300
Baltimore,  MD  21208
410-484-4110


-----Original Message-----
From: @yahoo.com [mailto:@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:01 PM
To: Star-K
Subject: Comments & Questions

Information entered on comment/question form:

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Contact Phone #:
Comments: Hi, I would like to know if angry orchard crisp apple is kosher. Thank you.
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Re: Kashrus
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2013, 01:11:24 AM »
Anyone know what the deal is with r Meir Goldberg vaad hakashrus of Flatbush?
Can someone please explain why people are choshed this hechsher so much?
Why don't the same people ask about what the deal is with khof k, or crc (the Satmar one, who IMHO are worse than the OU) etc.??

Is there someone here who is perhaps very familiar with the hashgocho situation in Flatbush?
If yes, can you please elaborate as to why people consider Vaad Hakashrus (Goldberg) and Gornish to be second class to Kehila Kashrus?  What's up with that?  Politics?  Or solid issues?  TIA.

@robi, please don't perceive this as attacking you, totally not, just asking generally.
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2013, 01:44:56 AM »
Can someone please explain why people are choshed this hechsher so much?
Why don't the same people ask about what the deal is with khof k, or crc (the Satmar one, who IMHO are worse than the OU) etc.??

Is there someone here who is perhaps very familiar with the hashgocho situation in Flatbush?
If yes, can you please elaborate as to why people consider Vaad Hakashrus (Goldberg) and Gornish(t? ;) ) to be second class to Kehila Kashrus?  What's up with that?  Politics?  Or solid issues?  TIA.

@robi, please don't perceive this as attacking you, totally not, just asking generally.
I don't know about Gournish, but Va'ad has had many stories, and people just don't trust them anymore. There was a big one a few years ago, I don't know details as for some reason it was really hushed, and no one wanted to talk about it. All I know is that it involved a fish store
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2013, 01:55:36 AM »
I don't know about Gournish, but Va'ad has had many stories, and people just don't trust them anymore. There was a big one a few years ago, I don't know details as for some reason it was really hushed, and no one wanted to talk about it. All I know is that it involved a fish store
That's the problem, no one wants to talk about anything.  Most Kashrus agencies "don't comment" on the reliability of other certifiers, so we hit a brick wall.  No body to talk to...
What type of stories?  I haven't heard them.

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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2013, 07:02:15 AM »
That's the problem, no one wants to talk about anything.  Most Kashrus agencies "don't comment" on the reliability of other certifiers, so we hit a brick wall.  No body to talk to...
What type of stories?  I haven't heard them.
As I said I don't know the details of the "major" story that prompted most rabbanim to get up in shul and say that people should not rely on them, but they did have a bunch of the regular stories of owners getting busted doing what they weren't supposed to do. Most agencies have a few of these stories, but I guess either Va'ad had more than acceptable, or the rabanim felt they were being negligent. I really don't know much about the issue, except that when I was a kid, over the course of a few weeks in every frum shul in Flatbush the Rav got up and said there is a problem with them
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2013, 07:53:09 AM »
Anyone know if ikc is a reliable hechsher

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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2013, 07:54:02 AM »
It stands for international kosher council

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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2013, 08:20:16 AM »
I don't know about Gournish,
i once heard that gornish is good - but only for gornisht, such as spring water, aluminum pans etc.

can anyone confirm?

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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2013, 08:23:40 AM »
Having dealt with Kehillah Kashrus I will say one of the things that makes them stand hand and shoulders aboveothers is that they are ran by a few rabbonim, chassidish & litvish, and they do not get paid! To them it is strictly about the community service / kashrus. Therefore they are not afraid of losing business by stripping hashgacha off a place.
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« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2013, 10:02:58 AM »
@ebaystores, I just received an email from star k that they don't recommend angry orchard...
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2013, 10:54:00 AM »
@robi I am waiting for a call back from them to find out why that is so. I believe its just a miscommunication but I will get back to you.
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« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2013, 12:44:33 PM »
@robi I am waiting for a call back from them to find out why that is so. I believe its just a miscommunication but I will get back to you.
tnx. appreciate it
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Re: Kosher Symbol?
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2013, 01:44:07 PM »
@Robi at this time a complication has arose and I don't recommend this product. I will keep you posted as I hope it is resolved.
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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2013, 01:45:44 PM »
If a mod can remove my previous post I would appreciate it. (The one where I said it is fine)
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