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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

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 #2600 on: July 28, 2020, 05:51:37 PM »
True for restaurants, but non-CY products sold in Israel are listed as Kosher, while products without supervision must state לא כשר. The label will either say כשר לאוכל חלב נכרי (Haagen Dazs) or כשר לאוכלי אבקת חלב נכרי (Ben & Jerry's).
It's hard to believe that Ben & Jerrys is not using fresh cream for their ice cream

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2601 on: July 28, 2020, 07:12:22 PM »
It's hard to believe that Ben & Jerrys is not using fresh cream for their ice cream

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מכיל אבקת חלב נוכרי

https://www.benjerry.co.il/flavors/chubby_hubby/

ETA: Indeed some flavors do say חלב נכרי. I never knew.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2602 on: July 31, 2020, 03:19:04 PM »
What is the kosher status of planters peanuts that just have a plain "K"?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2603 on: July 31, 2020, 03:30:17 PM »
What is the kosher status of planters peanuts that just have a plain "K"?
No good.
http://cordetroit.com/news/k-cor-2020-7-29-koshergram/




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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2604 on: July 31, 2020, 03:31:57 PM »
Oooh.

Thank you very much.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2605 on: July 31, 2020, 04:20:29 PM »
Poor policy
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2606 on: July 31, 2020, 04:25:00 PM »

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2607 on: July 31, 2020, 05:06:20 PM »
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2608 on: July 31, 2020, 05:43:04 PM »
What's the problem?
do you check for an OU on every box if cereal you regularly purchase? Many don't. They should but they don't. Now say the 9oz box is has a kosher symbol, 12 oz doesn't, but the 16 oz does. Can you see how that might be confusing? Would if the case of  1.5 oz  do but the 1.75 oz ones don't and they have an identical label.

It's more if a widespread issue and the consumer should be aware. You also run into a similar issue where a product one region is certified but in another region the same product is not certified. Often the only solution is to decertify all of it.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2609 on: July 31, 2020, 06:44:01 PM »
do you check for an OU on every box if cereal you regularly purchase? Many don't. They should but they don't. Now say the 9oz box is has a kosher symbol, 12 oz doesn't, but the 16 oz does. Can you see how that might be confusing? Would if the case of  1.5 oz  do but the 1.75 oz ones don't and they have an identical label.

It's more if a widespread issue and the consumer should be aware. You also run into a similar issue where a product one region is certified but in another region the same product is not certified. Often the only solution is to decertify all of it.
I hear that. Maybe bigger logos if different sizes have a different status?

You need to balance with the complex globalized sourcing.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2610 on: July 31, 2020, 06:49:43 PM »
I hear that. Maybe bigger logos if different sizes have a different status?

You need to balance with the complex globalized sourcing
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2611 on: July 31, 2020, 06:58:20 PM »
+100
So you cant fully pull the hechsher. Consumers need it. You cant demand the companies certify everything they wont do it.
What do you propose?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2612 on: July 31, 2020, 07:23:35 PM »
So you cant fully pull the hechsher. Consumers need it. You cant demand the companies certify everything they wont do it.
What do you propose?
Simple

That one checks what he/she buys
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2613 on: July 31, 2020, 07:32:28 PM »
So you cant fully pull the hechsher. Consumers need it. You cant demand the companies certify everything they wont do it.
What do you propose?
Perhaps a variation in design for the kosher (or NK) product.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2614 on: August 01, 2020, 10:27:14 PM »
Simple

That one checks what he/she buys
Agreed. I though the Kashrus Agencys policy was the problem.

Perhaps a variation in design for the kosher (or NK) product.
Brand recognition is HUGE. doubt many companies would agree.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2615 on: August 01, 2020, 10:53:42 PM »
Does anyone know if they sell peeled potatoes in the tri state area?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2616 on: August 01, 2020, 11:09:13 PM »
Does anyone know if they sell peeled potatoes in the tri state area?

I've seen them in wholesale/commercial packaging.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2617 on: August 01, 2020, 11:21:56 PM »
Does anyone know if they sell peeled potatoes in the tri state area?
I've seen them in wholesale/commercial packaging.
That's the normal use.... I think they sell canned too but machlokes between hechsherim regarding bishul akum.

I recall a pic going around with pomegranate selling one of those black foam trays wrapped with 2 whole potatoes for a hilarious price.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2618 on: August 02, 2020, 12:22:59 AM »
I've seen them in wholesale/commercial packaging.
thats what Im looking for

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2619 on: August 02, 2020, 12:53:39 AM »
Does anyone know if they sell peeled potatoes in the tri state area?
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