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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



Author Topic: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread  (Read 409177 times)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1820 on: May 25, 2018, 01:13:36 AM »
Not sure why you posted 4 links, some of which seem to refer to a different Hechsher.

Last link is substantive and informative.

Sorry first and last are related

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.msg234572#msg234572

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16659.msg579476#msg579476


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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1821 on: May 25, 2018, 06:14:18 PM »
Someone sent me the following link: http://mikomos.com/National_Kosher_Supervision_-_Rabbi_Aaron_D._Mehlman
I don't know what that disclaimer at the bottom is all about.

I happened to pass by an establishment on Bedford Avenue under this Hashgocho on Shavous (place was closed). IIRC certificate said CY, PY, Shutfus Akum (specific establishment was closed on YT).

ETA: If I understand this correctly, he will give a hechsher on a place that is open on Shabbos (presumably with no mashgiach present).
Location used to be open on shabbos until recently

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1822 on: May 27, 2018, 03:23:13 PM »
If someone is familiar with the processing of tuna fish can please PM me I would appreciate it. I'm particularly looking for someone who's been to the plants and watched it first hand.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1823 on: May 27, 2018, 08:11:50 PM »
If someone is familiar with the processing of tuna fish can please PM me I would appreciate it. I'm particularly looking for someone who's been to the plants and watched it first hand.
https://www.ou.org/torah/kashrut/food/tuna_fish_can_it_be_kosher/

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1824 on: May 27, 2018, 08:39:59 PM »
If someone is familiar with the processing of tuna fish can please PM me I would appreciate it. I'm particularly looking for someone who's been to the plants and watched it first hand.
https://youtu.be/oOW-l6f-X3o

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1825 on: May 27, 2018, 08:42:49 PM »
https://youtu.be/oOW-l6f-X3o
that actually looks like a production I saw recently. Bigger places are more complex   there are many different types of retorts and equipment.  Beyond the scope of 1 post.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1826 on: June 10, 2018, 11:31:41 AM »
@moko or anyone in the hechsheirim business


Around how much would it cost to certify a product that the whole production can be done in ~4-5 hours and can be brought anywhere in NY/NJ area? No cooking needs to be done and one person (jewish) can do it all. This would be a one time run and if the product is successful then more of them would be made.

Or does hashgacha work with just an ingredient list?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1827 on: June 11, 2018, 04:57:15 PM »
http://podcast.headlinesbook.com/e/6918/

Was posted on a Kashrus WhatsApp group.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1828 on: June 11, 2018, 08:56:55 PM »
http://podcast.headlinesbook.com/e/6918/

Was posted on a Kashrus WhatsApp group.
I listened to the whole shiur.
I found it very topical and missing lots of info.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1829 on: June 11, 2018, 08:58:51 PM »
I purchased Kellogg's rasin brain from Amazon. There's no hechsher or even a K.
Is it kosher?

https://oukosher.org/blog/feature/kelloggs-expands-their-ou-kosher-certification/

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1830 on: June 11, 2018, 09:00:54 PM »
I purchased Kellogg's rasin brain from Amazon. There's no hechsher or even a K.
Is it kosher?

https://oukosher.org/blog/feature/kelloggs-expands-their-ou-kosher-certification/
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1831 on: June 11, 2018, 09:10:36 PM »
I purchased Kellogg's rasin brain from Amazon. There's no hechsher or even a K.
Is it kosher?

https://oukosher.org/blog/feature/kelloggs-expands-their-ou-kosher-certification/
The k is very small sometimes unnoticed take another look im sure it's there.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1832 on: June 11, 2018, 09:11:17 PM »
Does anyone know if it would be permissible to drink Sake from this brewery?

I met one of the owners Brian and he invited me to stop by.

https://www.brooklynkura.com/

Additionally in general does Sake need a hechsher?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1833 on: June 12, 2018, 06:11:38 PM »
The k is very small sometimes unnoticed take another look im sure it's there.

Found it!

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1834 on: June 12, 2018, 06:26:43 PM »
Found it!
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1836 on: June 24, 2018, 10:23:58 PM »
Does anyone know if it would be permissible to drink Sake from this brewery?

I met one of the owners Brian and he invited me to stop by.

https://www.brooklynkura.com/

Additionally in general does Sake need a hechsher?

From the CRC:

Unflavored sake is acceptable without hashgacha.
Flavored sake (e.g., Coconut Sake) and sake which
states on the label that it was aged in wine casks
require hashgacha. Nevertheless, due to potential
kashrus concerns, it is preferable to only consume
premium sake labeled as Honjozo, Ginjo, or Daiginjo.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1837 on: June 24, 2018, 10:30:27 PM »

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1838 on: June 25, 2018, 11:51:15 PM »
Any reason why it should not need a hashgocha?
It had some weird hechsher looking symbol on it... Wasn't sure if it was actually a hechsher, and how reliable.

Btw, for some reason my perception is that bottled drinks and sodas are very often kosher without any hechsher visable.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #1839 on: June 26, 2018, 12:21:36 AM »
It had some weird hechsher looking symbol on it... Wasn't sure if it was actually a hechsher, and how reliable.

Btw, for some reason my perception is that bottled drinks and sodas are very often kosher without any hechsher visable.
Many sodas, yes, but other bottled drinks?