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Knowing The Kosher Code Words

Knowing the Kosher Code Words Fear of law suits has made all of the kosher agencies very careful in what they say about other hashgachot (supervisions).  The phrase NOT RECOMMENDED is their way of saying they believe the product is not kosher, or, at least, not acceptable to them. This plays out in many ways. […]

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Look, Up in the Sky: It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Kosher Food at the Airport

FROM KOSHER TODAY  JUNE 26, 2017 Kosher Food at Many Airports Only a Matter of Time Despite Setback, Experts Say New York – When the kosher stand at the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (Terminal 3) abruptly closed several weeks ago, some kosher food experts expressed doubt about the future of kosher availability at airports. In […]

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Important Info from the OU on Dairy Equipment

The Silk non dairy Milks are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment). The following products are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment): Haagen Dazs Chocolate Sorbet Haagen Dazs Cranberry Blueberry Sorbet Haagen Dazs Mango Sorbet Haagen Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet Haagen Dazs […]

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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They Sold Us a Bill of Goods (Part Four)

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIND ME A MASHGIACH WHO KNOWS SOMETHING We attended a dairy catered bat mitzvah party.  The family was, and is, rigorously Orthodox.  In the goodie bags, they included M &M bags.  The mashgiach insisted that the candy was not kosher.  I pointed out to him that there was an OU-D on the […]

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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They Sold Us a Bill of Goods (Part Three)

SCANDALS IN THE KOSHER MARKET A tragic fact of life is that there will always be those who cheat, lie, and steal.  In the kosher world, fraud exists.  Even the big nationals have had their fair share of scandals. The difference between the big boys and the locals or the single supervisors is that the […]

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · One Comment
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They Sold Us a Bill of Goods (Part Two)

THE LOCAL VAADS (AGENCIES) The local agencies all are busy looking over their shoulders to see what more right-wing groups are doing and saying.  As a result, local agencies have gone out of their way to sell us on standards that bear little or no relation to reality or halachic need. As an example, let […]

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · One Comment
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Tea Prices Will Rise – Stock U Up Now

* Tea prices climb after dry weather in top producers India, Kenya * Deadly flooding could hit tea transportation in Sri Lanka * Markets expected to climb further * Higher prices will help tea suppliers in Asia, Africa By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, May 29 The price of tea is likely to climb further this year […]

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Devastating State Report on State of Kashruth in Israel

FROM KOSHER TODAY Some Israeli Rabbis Float Privatization of Kashrus as Response to Devastating State Comptroller Report Tel Aviv- by Menachem Lubinsky- Kashrus officials, most notably the Chief Rabbinate, are reeling in the aftermath of a damming report by State Comptroller Joseph Shapira that was released on the eve of Israel 69th anniversary. In his […]

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Limited Edition Pepsi Fire Soda

PRESS RELEASE Limited-Edition Pepsi Fire Pepsi Fire, a cola with a cinnamon flavored twist, will be available in stores nationwide for an eight-week period May 17, 2017 That’s not all that is heating up this summer. From May 22 through July 16, fans who find specially marked packs of Pepsi Fire, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi […]

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Do You Know What Could Be in Your Food?

Here is a most fascinating list of things that could be in your food. Some of the items can not be in kosher food, but others can.   Cellulose is made from wood. It is an anti-caking agent.  Kosher/Pareve Carmine is a natural food color.  It is a deep red.  It comes from the shells […]

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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