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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, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #260 on: March 14, 2013, 04:06:56 PM »
How do any of the Kashrus agencies monitor factories on shabbos?
They have walkins
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #261 on: March 15, 2013, 12:16:35 PM »
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #262 on: March 18, 2013, 12:20:27 AM »
Bens is Kosher but not "Glatt Kosher". I do not know any Frum people that eat there
+1 
Stay away from anything certified by this "ruv" Steinberg.
So I was told by head/rabbi of one of the two main UWS hechsherim who certify a lot of Manhattan restaurants.
The Steinberg (Cup K) certified restaurants are IIRC all open on Shabbos!  And Bens delicatessen is basically the same idea as Hebrew National... Not somewhere any frum people eat..

You'd probably even trust Rabbi Harry Cohen before Steinberg...

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #263 on: March 18, 2013, 04:55:05 AM »
+1 
Stay away from anything certified by this "ruv" Steinberg.
So I was told by head/rabbi of one of the two main UWS hechsherim who certify a lot of Manhattan restaurants.
The Steinberg (Cup K) certified restaurants are IIRC all open on Shabbos!  And Bens delicatessen is basically the same idea as Hebrew National... Not somewhere any frum people eat..

You'd probably even trust Rabbi Harry Cohen before Steinberg...

Excuse me. On what basis are you bashing R Stienberg? The fact that it's not glatt doesn't make him into any less of a 'ruv'.

Is there any contradiction between being open on Shabbos and being Kosher?

Coffee beans are kosher yet open on Shabbos.

And no, I don't eat there. But I have no problem with it being open on Shabbos.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #264 on: March 18, 2013, 04:58:06 AM »
How does he do random checks on all the places he "supervises" if they're open on shabbos  ::)
Perhaps he has people working for him who libpve nearby? Perhaps he stays nearby I random shabboses.

 You dont eat at the Coffee bean and tea leaf in Singapore? It's open on Shabbos. (obviously)
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #265 on: March 18, 2013, 07:05:58 AM »
Excuse me. On what basis are you bashing R Stienberg? The fact that it's not glatt doesn't make him into any less of a 'ruv'.

Is there any contradiction between being open on Shabbos and being Kosher?

Coffee beans are kosher yet open on Shabbos.

And no, I don't eat there. But I have no problem with it being open on Shabbos.
+1 
Stay away from anything certified by this "ruv" Steinberg.
So I was told by head/rabbi of one of the two main UWS hechsherim who certify a lot of Manhattan restaurants.
Bens delicatessen is basically the same idea as Hebrew National... Not somewhere any frum people eat..
Just passing on what I'm told by s/o who (unlike me) actually knows what goes on.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #266 on: March 18, 2013, 07:08:23 AM »
Just passing on what I'm told by s/o who (unlike me) actually knows what goes on.
He has issue with you using quotes around the word ruv, not the fact that it might not be a reliable hechsher
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #267 on: March 18, 2013, 07:10:25 AM »
He has issue with you using quotes around the word ruv, not the fact that it might not be a reliable hechsher
Oh, if so, my apologies!

BTW, PG, do you know who this Steinberg is?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #268 on: March 18, 2013, 10:58:26 AM »
Excuse me. On what basis are you bashing R Stienberg? The fact that it's not glatt doesn't make him into any less of a 'ruv'.

Is there any contradiction between being open on Shabbos and being Kosher?

Coffee beans are kosher yet open on Shabbos.

And no, I don't eat there. But I have no problem with it being open on Shabbos.
there is no contradiction at all, but if I may ask, if it would be glatt would you eat there?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #269 on: March 18, 2013, 12:46:00 PM »
You dont eat at the Coffee bean and tea leaf in Singapore? It's open on Shabbos. (obviously)
The Coffee Bean has one location in SIN that's kosher. Either way I didn't eat there as it's not C"Y.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #270 on: March 18, 2013, 05:49:01 PM »
just got this alert from cRc
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The cRc has verified that the only store in Ben Gurion Airport that does not buy or sell any chometz over Pesach
and is properly selling their chometz for 2013 is the James Richardson Store at Gate D7.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #271 on: March 18, 2013, 07:07:54 PM »
just got this alert from cRc

I guess they arent taking restaurants into account....
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #272 on: March 18, 2013, 09:51:12 PM »
And Bens delicatessen is basically the same idea as Hebrew National...
FYI...Ben's actually serves Hebrew National meat....so it's not the 'same idea' as Hebrew National....it IS Hebrew National

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #273 on: March 18, 2013, 09:52:16 PM »
I guess they arent taking restaurants into account....
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #274 on: March 18, 2013, 10:47:23 PM »
if u have info please share

There are a couple of Mehadrin restaurants in the airport. Unless they are making serious accusations against at least two different hechsherim, I doubt they are taking restaurants into account.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #275 on: March 19, 2013, 12:47:54 AM »
The Coffee Bean has one location in SIN that's kosher. Either way I didn't eat there as it's not C"Y.
They have non dairy products
there is no contradiction at all, but if I may ask, if it would be glatt would you eat there?
probably, yes. But I don't know for sure.

I don't know him but I seem to recall he has a shul in Queens somewhere.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #276 on: March 19, 2013, 08:37:15 AM »
Anyone know what detergents are kosher l'pesach?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #277 on: March 19, 2013, 08:41:14 AM »
Anyone know what detergents are kosher l'pesach?
Correct me if I'm wrong...... I don't think detergent is ra'uy l'achilas kelev. Why would it be an issue????

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #279 on: March 19, 2013, 08:53:32 AM »
Word on the Israeli street says:

If one sees the Badatz mehadrin logo and directly next to it (under) one sees the "kosher for Pesach" it is an indication the product is mehadrin non-kitnios kosher.

Alternatively, if one sees the Badatz Mehadrin logo, and ink jet typeset elsewhere on the package, not adjacent to the logo, there is the added wording of "kitnios".

In one case, two products, both a variety of the "Milky" pudding, one with kitnios and one without, both displaying the Badatz Mehadrin logo. Possibly, many/most shoppers will not make the differentiation.

On a connected note, all "Tnuva mehadrin" hashgacha products are kitnios free. An item that is mehadrin year round that is not mehadrin for Pesach will say "regular kosher" to highlight the difference.
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