Archive for June, 2017

Tastykake Summer Line (OU-D)

PRESS RELEASE Tastykake Summer Line New birthday cake and fruit-inspired flavors Snack brand Tastykake is rolling out a new limited-edeition line of summer items: Birthday Kake Mini Donuts come in a festive-colored crunch, and are available in multipack bags with an SRP of $2.99 each, or 3.4-ounce six-count single-serve packs with an SRP of $1.79 each. […]

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News

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
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher News

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 · Leave a 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 · Leave a comment
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They Sold Us a Bill of Goods: A Series on the State of Kashruth Today

PART ONE        WATCH FOR PARTS TWO, THREE, AND FOUR TO FOLLOW ON SUCCESSIVE DAYS INTRODUCTION We believe with all our heart and soul in the value of keeping kosher.  We are certified in Nikur (deveining meat according to halacha) by the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate. We trained to be a mashgiach under two rabbis who each […]

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a 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
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher News, Uncategorized

Organic Saltines

PRESS RELEASE Organic Saltines Venus Wafers introduces Mariner Non-GMO verified Organic Saltine crackers under its The Original Mariner Biscuit Company brand. Venus previously received authority from the Non-GMO Project to display their seal of approval on their retail packages of Mariner Water, Stoned Wheat, Organic Flatbread crackers and is now adding the Organic Saltines to […]

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News

Summer Slaw

FROM MR. FOOD This may be the best cole slaw recipe we have ever tried!!   What You’ll Need: 1 (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix 1 celery stalk, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, finely diced 1 cup Italian dressing 2 tablespoons light brown sugar […]

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Kitchen, Kosher Recipes

Torie & Howard Organic Chewie Fruities (Kof-K, Dairy)

Torie & Howard Organic Chewie Fruities One serving provides daily Vitamin C requirement New Milford, Conn.-based Torie & Howard has introduced a grab-and-go stick pack of its USDA Organic Chewie Fruities. Each 2.1-ounce pack contains 10 individually wrapped pieces of the fruit-chew candy in three flavors: Tarocco Blood Orange and Wildflower Honey, California Pomegranate and […]

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News

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
In: Kosher Alert, Kosher News