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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 #6380 on: May 01, 2024, 11:21:00 AM »
According to the AKO:
Stores that have absolutely no chametz issues: Aldi, BJs, Costco, CVS, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Sams Club, Trader Joes, Walgreens, Walmart, Wawa, Whole Foods.
Owned by Yidden, but business is sold for Pesach: Stop and Shop, Winn Dixie, Key Food.
Target is a potential issue because of the distributors. It's difficult to know.
Amazon is ok if sold by Amazon itself.
Publicly traded companies aren't an issue.? Goes by voting rights? Just wondering
Party over country.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6381 on: May 01, 2024, 11:28:06 AM »
Huge shoutout to @moko and the KVH team for certifying Stop and Shop in Lakewood, allowing me to get delicious freh baked chometz baguettes and cookies immediately after the zman!
FYI, the in store bakery is relying on the c&s mechira. Immediately after pesach, it's actually more likely that the product is from before pesach

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6382 on: May 01, 2024, 11:55:45 AM »
According to the AKO:
Stores that have absolutely no chametz issues: Aldi, BJs, Costco, CVS, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Sams Club, Trader Joes, Walgreens, Walmart, Wawa, Whole Foods.
Owned by Yidden, but business is sold for Pesach: Stop and Shop, Winn Dixie, Key Food.
Target is a potential issue because of the distributors. It's difficult to know.
Amazon is ok if sold by Amazon itself.
If they get chometz in during pesach how does the mechira help? they sell the whole buissness?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6383 on: May 01, 2024, 12:04:00 PM »
If they get chometz in during pesach how does the mechira help? they sell the whole buissness?
they sell the business

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6384 on: May 03, 2024, 01:20:54 AM »
Triangle K lemon flavored vintage seltzer is it kosher?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6385 on: May 03, 2024, 06:26:41 AM »
Triangle K lemon flavored vintage seltzer is it kosher?
OU says all vintage is OK

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6386 on: May 03, 2024, 07:35:45 AM »
Triangle K lemon flavored vintage seltzer is it kosher?
Depends who you ask. They claim they only use OU and Kof k certified flavors, but one of the OU Mashgichim (no names) that visit one of their bottling plants said that the manager of the plan said that the triangle K hasn't been there in years, so who knows. I guess if you rely on "lists", this ain't any worse.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6387 on: May 03, 2024, 07:36:51 AM »
OU says all vintage is OK
Publicly? (Where?) Or internally?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6388 on: May 03, 2024, 08:18:32 AM »
Depends who you ask. They claim they only use OU and Kof k certified flavors, but one of the OU Mashgichim (no names) that visit one of their bottling plants said that the manager of the plan said that the triangle K hasn't been there in years, so who knows. I guess if you rely on "lists", this ain't any worse.
As a wise man said, Triangle K may be relied on for all items that don't need a Hechsher :)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6389 on: May 09, 2024, 02:40:08 PM »
Washing well and blending would be a sfek sfeika. Just because a "mumche" occasionally found  whole insects after blending doesn't necessarily remove the fact that it's still a safek.. one safek if it's there and one safek if was ground up.
It would be great if the mumche in metzius was also a mumche in halacha.
It is very questionable if one may cause a ספק ספיקא בידים this way.

(I’ve also been wondering how it permitted to “blend them well” if you wouldn’t necessarily have been doing so without the תולעים problem.)
Newly released עזר לשולחן - הלכות תולעים




Clearly differentiating between making a ס״ס, where אין כוונתו will not help, and ודאי ריסוק.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6390 on: May 09, 2024, 04:51:30 PM »
Newly released עזר לשולחן - הלכות תולעים

Clearly differentiating between making a ס״ס, where אין כוונתו will not help, and ודאי ריסוק.
I don't know who the מחבר of this sefer is, but it is not פשוט that there is a problem of עושין ספק ספיקא לכחתילה if you are not מכוון לכך.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6391 on: May 09, 2024, 07:41:37 PM »
it is not פשוט that there is a problem of עושין ספק ספיקא לכחתילה if you are not מכוון לכך.
Good thing no one said it is.
Nonetheless it is the pashtus.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6392 on: May 09, 2024, 08:08:34 PM »
Good thing no one said it is.
Nonetheless it is the pashtus.
He does not bring any חולקים so it seemed to me like he was assuming it was פשוט.
Based on what do you say this is the pashtus?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6393 on: May 09, 2024, 08:12:04 PM »
Based on what do you say this is the pashtus?
That is the default. The Halacha of אין כוונתו לבטל is referring to bitul, where the issur no longer exists. Proof is necessary to extend it to the Halacha of ס״ס to alleviate אין עושין בידים.
It is clear from the חכמת אדם that it is not a heter to create a ס״ס. I’ll post when I have a chance.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6394 on: May 09, 2024, 08:15:37 PM »
That is the default. The Halacha of אין כוונתו לבטל is referring to bitul, where the issur no longer exists. Proof is necessary to extend it to the Halacha of ס״ס to alleviate אין עושין בידים.
It is clear from the חכמת אדם that it is not a heter to create a ס״ס. I’ll post when I have a chance.
The rule of אין מבטלין לכתחילה is also referring to bitul
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6395 on: May 09, 2024, 08:16:58 PM »
That is the default. The Halacha of אין כוונתו לבטל is referring to bitul, where the issur no longer exists. Proof is necessary to extend it to the Halacha of ס״ס to alleviate אין עושין בידים.
What is the חילוק if the איסור exists or not? Both ביטול and ספק ספיקא are valid התירים. I don't see any סברא to be מחלק so if anything the פשטות is that as long as you are not trying to effectuate the היתר it should be מותר.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6396 on: May 09, 2024, 08:17:56 PM »
The rule of אין מבטלין לכתחילה is also referring to bitul
Ok?
אין עושין ס״ס בידים

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6397 on: May 09, 2024, 08:18:13 PM »
What is the חילוק if the איסור exists or not? Both ביטול and ספק ספיקא are valid התירים. I don't see any סברא to be מחלק so if anything the פשטות is that as long as you are not trying to effectuate the היתר it should be מותר.
Many achronim hold that a safek issur is mutar to be mevatal לכתחילה, even if it’s כוונתו לבטל. According to them any safek can be made into a ס״ס? This cannot be, that would render אין עושין בידים virtually obsolete.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6398 on: May 09, 2024, 08:18:54 PM »
Ok?
אין עושין ס״ס בידים

The source for that is an extension of bitul IIRC.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6399 on: May 09, 2024, 08:19:25 PM »
The source for that is an extension of bitul IIRC.
This is not simple at all.