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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 #2475 on: June 10, 2020, 10:18:01 PM »


 Is this a reliable Hechser?

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No, they're conservative, from a relative who works in the O-U
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2476 on: June 10, 2020, 10:38:32 PM »
No, they're conservative, from a relative who works in the O-U
conservative isnít reliable?  :P

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2477 on: June 10, 2020, 10:38:47 PM »
No, they're conservative, from a relative who works in the O-U
ironically, I don't think he claims to be conservative, though some conservative rabbis won't accept his cheese. Chilukei deios in the Rabbinical Assembly if gevinas akum applies to microbial rennet or not.
they differentiate between microbial and haamada b'asavim uprachim- as do some Orthodox Rabbis)
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2478 on: June 10, 2020, 11:54:17 PM »
He lives in middle of Lawrence?? Who is that? Thatís like smack in middle of jew-ville
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2479 on: June 17, 2020, 11:48:58 AM »
Not exactly typical question for this thread but anyone know of a sensitive toothpaste that does not contain glycerin?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2480 on: June 17, 2020, 12:23:01 PM »
conservative isnít reliable?  :P

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2481 on: June 18, 2020, 04:19:49 PM »
 An ice cream truck came into my neighborhood selling "cholov yisroel" ice cream. The guy operating the truck was not wearing a yarmulka and serving ice cream and slush from the machines. I'm trying to figure out if I'm missing something or is the ice cream not kosher for lack of a hechsher?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2482 on: June 18, 2020, 04:24:30 PM »
An ice cream truck came into my neighborhood selling "cholov yisroel" ice cream. The guy operating the truck was not wearing a yarmulka and serving ice cream and slush from the machines. I'm trying to figure out if I'm missing something or is the ice cream not kosher for lack of a hechsher?
Did you ask to see the teudah?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2483 on: June 18, 2020, 04:31:19 PM »
Did you ask to see the teudah?
and maybe he was just not wearing a yarmulke... could be he was Shomer Shabbos. Could be many issues here but also could be fine. Needs more delving into to the exact details.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2484 on: June 18, 2020, 04:35:55 PM »
Did you ask to see the teudah?
I did not, do ice cream trucks usually have one? If they do why isn't it posted?
and maybe he was just not wearing a yarmulke... could be he was Shomer Shabbos. Could be many issues here but also could be fine. Needs more delving into to the exact details.
That's definitely possible, but can't be assumed.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2485 on: June 18, 2020, 04:41:20 PM »
I did not, do ice cream trucks usually have one? If they do why isn't it posted? That's definitely possible, but can't be assumed.
If they are selling packaged products then just check the package.

However he was serving from machines so I would think they need to be certified (and certainly for CY) .... it may not have been posted on the outside of truck but if an agency was certifying them, they'd have the letter somewhere.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2486 on: June 24, 2020, 06:57:29 PM »
Glucose drink used at park slope midwives for the gestational diabetes test has a KOA on it. Anyone know if this is acceptable?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2487 on: June 24, 2020, 07:40:16 PM »
Glucose drink used at park slope midwives for the gestational diabetes test has a KOA on it. Anyone know if this is acceptable?
Ask them if you can use grape juice instead.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2488 on: June 24, 2020, 09:10:02 PM »
Ask them if you can use grape juice instead.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #2489 on: June 24, 2020, 09:36:37 PM »
Glucose drink used at park slope midwives for the gestational diabetes test has a KOA on it. Anyone know if this is acceptable?
1) The rabbi seems like an orthodox rabbi, based on my quick online research I would probably trust his kashrus.

2) It's not considered food so it doesn't have to be kosher (AYLOR, that's what mine told me)

Between the 2 you should be ok.
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