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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 #2655 on: October 17, 2020, 08:34:59 PM »
I asked a south african recently about the same exact product :)
He told me it is a very good hechsher, except their שיטה is that something is parve even if it is made with dairy equipment, so you have make sure the label doesn't say that it may contain traces of/made on dairy equipment.
In this case, this would be fine

Your friend is mistaken. Items made on dairy equipment are marked as dairy.
When a product says "may contain traces of..." or "made in a facility..." those are allergen statements which have no bearing on an item's kashrus status. An item can be made on a line that is kosher or parev but in the same facility as a completely separate line that produces treif or dairy products and it will be marked as kosher or parev even if it is still required to issue an allergen statement. This is true in South Africa and the USA

Sounds like they're sfardi.

They are not. There is one hechsher for the entire community, which includes 3 standards of shechita, including Beis Yosef for the Sefardi community.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2656 on: October 17, 2020, 08:38:56 PM »


Your friend is mistaken. Items made on dairy equipment are marked as dairy.
When a product says "may contain traces of..." or "made in a facility..." those are allergen statements which have no bearing on an item's kashrus status. An item can be made on a line that is kosher or parev but in the same facility as a completely separate line that produces treif or dairy products and it will be marked as kosher or parev even if it is still required to issue an allergen statement. This is true in South Africa and the USA

Ok, I'll take it out with him ;)

Obviously those statements are allergen statements, but it sounds like that's the only way to know if it is made with dairy equipment.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2657 on: October 17, 2020, 08:45:16 PM »

Ok, I'll take it out with him ;)

Obviously those statements are allergen statements, but it sounds like that's the only way to know if it is made with dairy equipment.

There's a sizeable cholov Yisroel eating community in South Africa, including my father, who has been the head mashgiach there for 40 years. If they marked dairy equipment products as parev, the CY community wouldn't be able to eat anything with that hechsher, which thankfully is not the case, and I grew up without being malnourished, B"H.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2658 on: October 17, 2020, 09:12:44 PM »
I've only seen truly be kosher.
Leinenkugel and Henry's are kosher.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2659 on: November 19, 2020, 09:46:24 PM »
Who's gives this hechsher?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2660 on: November 19, 2020, 09:52:18 PM »
Who's gives this hechsher?
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It's not on CRC's list

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2661 on: November 19, 2020, 10:22:50 PM »
It's not on CRC's list
Interesting! AFAIK it was considered good...wonder if/when something changed.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2662 on: November 19, 2020, 10:27:34 PM »
Interesting! AFAIK it was considered good...wonder if/when something changed.

Not being on CRC doesn't mean they disapprove
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Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2663 on: November 19, 2020, 10:33:21 PM »
Not being on CRC doesn't mean they disapprove
I thought I remember it being on there...maybe I'm mistaken.

Either way, last time I looked into the hot sauce - I recall coming out that the hechsher is reliable. Was a few years ago though.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2664 on: November 19, 2020, 10:39:03 PM »
It's not on CRC's list
You can ask them here: https://www.askcrc.org/ask (see wiki for more resources)
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2665 on: November 19, 2020, 11:14:18 PM »
Who's gives this hechsher?
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What I've been told is that with this hechsher reliability varies by product and for this product it is not reliable. *this does not mean that the hechsher would not meet your particular standards.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2666 on: November 20, 2020, 12:05:40 AM »
What I've been told is that with this hechsher reliability varies by product and for this product it is not reliable. *this does not mean that the hechsher would not meet your particular standards.
I hear. Thanks guys for all your help.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2667 on: November 20, 2020, 03:02:17 PM »
Is stella artois cidre kosher? I bought it at benzs in crown heights but now I see online and here that it's not kosher but that was posted in 2014...  Anyone know?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2668 on: November 20, 2020, 03:28:22 PM »
Is stella artois cidre kosher? I bought it at benzs in crown heights but now I see online and here that it's not kosher but that was posted in 2014...  Anyone know?
It's not on star k approved list

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2669 on: November 20, 2020, 03:29:14 PM »
It's not on star k approved list
This I know. Was wondering if anyone had any other info available. Good shabbos
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