Archive for January, 2009

RAISINS NO MORE??

KAJ has announced that any and all raisins are off limits due to incredible levels of bug infestation. Wow, that was a kick in the pants. The USDA has a list of permitted “defects” allowed in food stuff. Read bugs and the stuff they leave behind as “defects.” Obviously, the level of defect in kosher […]

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Alert, Uncategorized

KOSHER SITES

From time to time, people ask us about sites for finding all sorts of special kosher stuff. Here are some sites we especially like: http://www.naturesflavors.com/advanced_search_result.php?osCsid=fd3114153253 d44172eae1014ad954b8&categories_id=&inc_subcat=1&keywords=kosher&x=0&y=0 http://www.sweetservices.com/Kosher_C208.cfm http://www.hersheys.com/products/kosher.asp This is a very interesting site: http://www.kantrowitz.com/chocolate/ Finally, someone asked us where to find bricks of caramel. Here is a good place: King Arthur Flour Company sells […]

Posted on January 29, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Uncategorized

PRINT COPY OF THE KOSHER NEXUS NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

So many people (but not the people on this blog) commented that they missed the old hard copy edition of the Kosher Nexus Newsletter, that we decided to bring it back!! Go to: www.utj.org and print it out for yourself. Many rabbis put it out in the shul foyer. If so, you are in luck. […]

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

SUPER SECRET CODE REVEALED!

Ever wonder what the numbers on canned goods mean? Well, wonder no more. If the first three numbers are either 690, 691 or 692 the canned goods come from China. If the first two numbers fall in the 00 to 09 range, the stuff comes from either the USA or Canada. Numbers 30 to 37 […]

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE NUPS

Sunday, we attended the wedding of Michael Herrera to Samantha Phelps- two wonderful, Jewish young adults very much in love. What made this so special is that Michael’s parents are Alex and Andrea Herrera. Alex is the UTJ’s cyber rebbe, responsible for our presence on the internet. Alex is also a major source for material […]

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MANNY SEEKS A NEW C E O

The Manischewitz Company In Search of New CEO For More Information Contact: Stacey Bender Bender Hammerling Group Stacey.Bender@bhgpr.com 973.744.0707 (SECAUCUS, NJ—January 8, 2009) The Manischewitz Company announced today that Bruce Bossidy has left the company, by mutual agreement, following the expiration of his employment contract. The company has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to initiate a […]

Posted on January 23, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Uncategorized

AUSTIN, TEXAS HERE WE COME!

We are in Austin, Texas for a wedding. Directly from the airport, we went to the Kosher Store and Kosher Deli inside an H*E*B store. We have eaten at that deli so many times, we couldn’t give you a number. Each time, we marvel at the low prices and the good food. We also can’t […]

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EXTENDED SHELF LIFE FOR KOSHER POULTRY

From Kosher Today, Jan 20,2009 New Technology Extends Shelf Life of Poultry Products Tel Aviv…Teva-Off launched new fresh poultry that has an extended eight-day shelf life in a joint project with Hefestus, a major packaging firm. This innovation will help the producer and the retailer significantly cut production costs and the number of returns as […]

Posted on January 21, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SNACK’N WRITE (THE BESTEST IDEA EVER!)

We have seen the future and it is in the products this company makes and sells. We recently met Ms Rina Brooke, owner of SNACK’N WRITE, a Kof-K certified company. Rina is a graduate of a yeshiva, a wife, a mom and a proud Jew. And also she is quite the business lady. Remember when […]

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

CIRIO PASSATA RUSTICA

The other day, we were shopping for canned crushed tomatoes. Suddenly, our eyes caught an OU on a jar of Cirio brand Passata Rustica. It is Italian style crushed tomatoes. And Kosher, too! We bought a jar. We went back again and bought some more. The taste was great! We had planned on serving a […]

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized