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Star-K: What Bracha Does One Make on Matza Brei?

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 04/09/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 9, 2017 - Have you ever taken a bite out of a coconu...

   
 

The Grape Juice Wars of Passover

Article by NY Times | Published 04/07/17 | Comments (0)

For most Americans, grape juice is an occasional treat. For Orthodox Jews, it is an obligation....

   
 

ALERT – Oberlander Bakery Recalls Kosher For Pesa...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/06/17 | Comments (0)

Oberlander Bakery is issuing a voluntary recall on their Kosher For Pesach ‘Chocolate Kokosh Cake’. The followi...

   
 

Passover Pizza: New Triangular Matzo Shape Debuts

Article by AP | Published 04/05/17 | Comments (0)

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Watch: The Quickest Hand Matzah Baking – Done In ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/05/17 | Comments (0)

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Gluten-free Matzah: Here’s What You Should Know S...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/04/17 | Comments (0)

Gluten-free matzah might sound like a bad joke — after a...

   
 

Eretz Yisrael: Strauss Cottage Cheese Contains Kitnios ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/04/17 | Comments (0)

Badatz Mehadrin, the hashgacha of Rabbi Avraham Rubin Shlita, alerts consumers that while during the year, Strauss brand cottage cheese is under its ha...

   
 

'A Thank You To The People Of Israel'

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/02/17 | Comments (0)

Moshe Weidberg, the CEO of Hashachar Ha’ole responded to an op-ed which appeared in Haaretz calling fo...

   
 

Star-K: Special Run of Quiona Kosher-L'Pesach Cert...

Article by Star-K | Published 03/31/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 31, 2017 - Quinoa is Kosher L’Pesach and i...

   
 

Important Announcement from Seven Mile Market Regarding...

Article by 7 MM | Published 03/14/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 14, 2017 - It has come to our attention that some of...

   
 

5 Shekel Cofix Upping The Price To 6 Shekels

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/17/17 | Comments (0)

Cofix has become a well-known entity in Israel, credited by many for breaking the marketplace and compelling many cafes to lower the price of a cup of ...

   
 

Happy Tu B'Shvat - Star-K Presents a Handy Guide t...

Article by Star-K | Published 02/05/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – Feb. 3, 2017 - In honor of Tu’Bshvat ...

   
 

Kosher, The Next Wave In Edible Marijuana?

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 01/30/17 | Comments (0)

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Israel: Listeria Alert For Frozen Packages Of Shufersal...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/19/17 | Comments (0)

A recall has been issued amid a fear of listeria infection in bags of frozen carrots & peas under the Shufersal label. This refers to 800 gram ...

   
 

Star-K Starbucks Information Effective December 2016

Article by Star-K | Published 01/18/17 | Comments (0)

At full servi...

   
 

Israel's Health Ministry Alert Pertaining To Drink...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/18/17 | Comments (0)

Israel’s Ministry of Health has issued a warning about drinking coffee in coffee shops and c...

   
 

Yoshon: Updated Star-K Quick Guide Now Available

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Sholom Tendler | Published 01/11/17 | Comments (0)

Yoshon season has officially started.&...

   
 

California Man Fights DUI Charge For Driving Under Infl...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/28/16 | Comments (0)

Attorney for Joseph Schawb, charged with driving under the influence of a drug when his blood test showed only caffeine, calls the charge...

   
 

Award-Winning Chef Who Learned Challah-Baking From Her ...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 12/26/16 | Comments (0)

An award-winning chef who led a challah-baking demonstration at the upscale New York City department store Blooming...

   
 

Updated as of Dec. 25, 2016 - Important Kashrus Notice ...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Sholom Salfer | Published 12/25/16 | Comments (0)

Contrary to widespread rumor, like all other products in these 2 stores, ...

   
 

Watch: How To Make Kosher Homemade Potato Latkes for C...

Article by How2Kosher | Published 12/24/16 | Comments (0)

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Breitbart Urges Boycott of Kellogg After Brand Abandons...

Article by Bloomberg | Published 12/01/16 | Comments (0)

Breitbart News urged its readers to boycott Kellogg Co. after the cereal maker stopped advertising on the news site, whose former chairman is a top adv...

   
 

Nutrition For Sale: How Kellogg Worked With 'Indep...

Article by AP | Published 11/22/16 | Comments (0)

On its website, Kellogg touted a distinguished-sounding "Breakfast Council" of "independent experts" who helped guide its nutrition...

   
 

Unger’s: Check All Chulent Beans

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/21/16 | Comments (0)

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Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Certa...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/19/16 | Comments (0)

Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, w...

   
 

RECALL: Kedem Issues Recall on Two Lots of Gefen Cholen...

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times | Published 11/17/16 | Comments (0)

Well, the Kedem Company has shown that their erlichkeit amounts much more than a hill of beans in this world. In a dispatch to the ...

   
 

Health Minister: No More Chocolate Milk At School

Article by Gary Willig | Published 11/17/16 | Comments (0)

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YUM! Reporting Live from Kosherfest! (Photo Essay)

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 11/16/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD—November 16, 2016 - I arrived at Kosherfest--the world&...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Tomer Brand Meat

Article by Star-K | Published 11/14/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Nov. 14, 2016 - There is a new line of meat from Tomer, which is certified by Triangle K and Rabbi Elimele...

   
 

Starbucks - Updated Kosher Information

Article by Star-K | Published 11/14/16 | Comments (0)

November 14, 2016 STARBUCKS - UPDATED KOSHER INFORMATION STAR-K announced today that it has update...

   
 

Yoshon: Why More Today Than Years Ago?

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/08/16 | Comments (0)

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UN To Begin Serving Kosher Food In Its Cafeterias

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/31/16 | Comments (0)

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Facebook Adds Food Ordering Feature

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/19/16 | Comments (0)

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Watch: Erev Shabbos Hack #1 – Make Your Wine Tast...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/08/16 | Comments (0)

Make Your Wine Taste Amazing In 35 Seconds Or Less ...

   
 

From Maryland Around the World: Ceremonie Tea (Photo Es...

Article by BJLife/Sharon Altshul | Published 09/29/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem, Israel - Sept. 28, 2016 - Writer Chaim Potok is reported to have ...

   
 

UPDATED: Important Alert from Seven Mile Market - Mishp...

Article by SMM | Published 09/25/16 | Comments (0)

UPDATED: This recall from Seven Mile Market initiated for Mishpacha flour appl...

   
 

Eggo Waffles Recalled Amid Listeria Fears

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/20/16 | Comments (0)

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Ossie’s and Ossie’s Gourmet Ready-To-Eat Se...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/18/16 | Comments (0)

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A Start-Up Wants to Grow Kosher Meat in a Lab

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/18/16 | Comments (0)

Is that even possible? SuperMeat, an Israel...

   
 

Washington - Trump Campaign Pushes Food Safety Rollback...

Article by AP | Published 09/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - A fact sheet issued by Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday said he would roll back food safety regulations if the billionaire ...

   
 

New York - Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt To Shap...

Article by AP | Published 09/13/16 | Comments (0)

New York - The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease — in part by pointing the fi...

   
 

Kosher Italian Coffee Shop Coming To 1 E. Pratt St.

Article by Joshua Gordon | Published 09/11/16 | Comments (0)

Downtown office workers and tourists will have another spot to get their caffeine fix. ...

   
 

New York - Is 'Cauliflower Rice' Going Mainst...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  Cauliflower is white like rice and can apparently mimic its taste, too. Swapping out the rice and potatoes in ...

   
 

San Francisco - Want To Detect Gluten On The Go? There&...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

San Francisco - A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go....

   
 

London - Britain Launches Soft Drinks Sugar Tax To Figh...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/18/16 | Comments (0)

London - Britain on Thursday said it would tax companies which sell sugary soft drinks and invest that money in health programs for school children, ...

   
 

San Francisco - General Mills Must Face Lawsuit Over Ch...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/11/16 | Comments (0)

San Francisco - A federal judge has ruled that General Mills Inc must face a lawsuit claiming it tricked consumers by marketing Cheerios Protein as a...

   
 

Yerushalayim - Salmonella Scare In Israel: Health Minis...

Article by Tazpit News Agency | Published 08/11/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - The Israeli Ministry of Health on Thursday ordered a halt to all sales of products containing tahini made by Prince Tahina, the largest m...

   
 

Six Brands Of Tumeric Added To Recall For Excessive Lea...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/10/16 | Comments (0)

A New Jersey company has expanded its recall of ground tumeric to include additional brands distributed nationwide. Excessive lead, which is particul...

   
 

Grapes From 500-year Old Austrian Vine Yield First Harv...

Article by AP | Published 08/09/16 | Comments (0)

Vienna - Attention oenophiles: a 500-year old Austrian vine has yielded its first batch of wine and experts say it’s a taste sensation....

   
 

Glatt Kosher Meat Providers Seek New Producers as Deman...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/17/16 | Comments (0)

Two meat plants which produce kosher beef have closed, making the kosher meat supply problem in the United States even worse. Alle ...

   
 

Schnitzel From A Petri Dish? Israeli Start-up To Grow C...

Article by JPOST | Published 07/13/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - It’s a bird! It’s a fake! It’s Supermeat! Israeli start-up Supermeat has ambitions to tra...

   
 

10 Million Pounds: General Mills Expands Flour Recall A...

Article by AP | Published 07/01/16 | Comments (0)

Minneapolis - General Mills is expanding its recall of certain types of flour in response to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of ...

   
 

FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough Amid E. Coli Fears

Article by AP | Published 07/01/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  In a warning that’s sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this ...

   
 

Diet Pepsi With Aspartame Returning To Shelves In US

Article by AP | Published 06/27/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the U.S., after PepsiCo saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the dri...

   
 

Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Taste...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/21/16 | Comments (0)

This summer, diners in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will get their hands on a hamburger that has been five years in the making. ...

   
 

Israel's 'Cornflakes Law': Crunch Time F...

Article by Reuters | Published 06/21/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - For generations of Israelis, brand names like Heinz Ketchup, Skippy peanut butter and Kellogg’s Cornflakes were a costly luxury...

   
 

Starbucks Cholov Yisroel Test In Ten Stores Greeted Wit...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 06/10/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Ten days after the changeover to exclusively cholov yisroel products at ten Starbucks locations in the metropolitan New York area, stores ...

   
 

Watch: Kosher Cheesecake Contest - Shavous 2016 (Video)

Article by How2Kosher | Published 06/09/16 | Comments (0)

A few years ago, we shared with you how to make the Neopolitian Striped cheesecake by the Overtime Cook as featured in Whisk / Ami Magazine. This yea...

   
 

Starbucks Testing Chalav Yisrael at 10 Stores in NY, NJ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/08/16 | Comments (0)

Starbucks, the biggest coffee-drinks retailer with thousands of chain stores around the world, is testing the addition of Super Kosher (Cholov Yisroe...

   
 

Can Food Labels Kill Added Sugar?

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/05/16 | Comments (0)

gar is everywhere in the American diet, and now the Food and Drug Administration will begin highlighting just how much of the sweet stuff is added t...

   
 

General Mills Recalls Flour Over Possible Link To E.col...

Article by Reuters | Published 06/01/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  General Mills Inc on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of about 10 million pounds of flour, saying it was working with health of...

   
 

Kosher Slurpees Drive Sales at 711 Stores

Article by BJLife BJLife | Published 05/31/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago… The 711 store at 2741 W. Touhy includes a Slurpee machine that is kosher certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc)....

   
 

Kashrus Alert from OU - Kirkland Chilean Sea Bass

Article by OU Kashrus | Published 05/25/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 25, 2016 - OU KASHRUTH ALERT May 24, 2016 Chilean Sea Bass ...

   
 

This Shabbos: A Behind the Scenes Look At Maryland Beer...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/19/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – May 19, 2016 – Over the last six years of BJL’s existence, there have been m...

   
 

Report: Genetically Altered Food Safe But Not Curing Hu...

Article by AP | Published 05/17/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a ...

   
 

After Delay, Calorie Counts To Hit U.S. Restaurant Menu...

Article by Reuters | Published 05/16/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  U.S. restaurant owners will have an extra five months to post the calorie counts of the food they sell under a new federal dea...

   
 

Post Pesach Maryland Beer Alert

Article by Star-K | Published 05/13/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 12, 2016 - It has come to our attention that two large beer distribution companies in Baltimore and th...

   
 

Publix Recalls Cranberry Nut And Seed Mix Due To Possib...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/11/16 | Comments (0)

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Passover 2016 Sets Many Records as Retailers and Hotel ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/09/16 | Comments (0)

New York – While many kosher stores are still reviewing Passover 2016 sales and major supermarkets are awaiting Nielsen data to determine ho...

   
 

Lawsuit: Starbucks Overfills Cold Drinks With Ice

Article by AP | Published 05/02/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other l...

   
 

NIS 4 Million Lawsuit For Bogus Kashrus On White Sugar

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/02/16 | Comments (0)

Yeshivat Makor Chaim of Kfar Etzion is suing a supplier that sold the school sugar with a forged hashgacha printed on the bags. The suit was filed with...

   
 

Why Is This Matzo Different From All Other Matzos?

Article by Dan Barber | Published 04/15/16 | Comments (0)

An unintended side effect of kosher law: better tasting foo...

   
 

New Pesach Products Debut For 2016; VIN News Video Cook...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 04/11/16 | Comments (0)

New York - While the holiday of Pesach is preceded by a massive cleaning frenzy in Jewish communities all over the world, there is no doubt that the...

   
 

The Controversial Reason Tens Of Thousands Of People Ju...

Article by Washington Post | Published 04/02/16 | Comments (0)

As many as 1 million Americans will stop receiving food stamps over the course of this year beginning on Friday, the consequence of a controversial w...

   
 

Israel: InspectIsrael: Inspectors Intercept Shipment of...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/30/16 | Comments (0)

Ministry of Agriculture inspectors intercepted a shipment of over 36,000 unauthorized eggs which originated in the PA (Palestinian Authority). They wer...

   
 

Seven Mile Market Kosher for Pesach Update

Article by 7 Mile Market | Published 03/29/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – Mar. 29, 2016 - Seven Mile Market wishes to advise its customers of the following: &l...

   
 

Welch's Co-Brands with Manischewitz to Compete wit...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/29/16 | Comments (0)

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Matzah Mania! Who Knew That Mixing Flour And Water Coul...

Article by Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman | Published 03/01/16 | Comments (0)

How hard can making matzah be? Mix flour and water, and bake.  ...

   
 

USDA Rules Would Increase Food Stamp Access To Healthy ...

Article by AP | Published 02/16/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Retailers that accept food stamps would have to start stocking a wider variety of healthy foods or face the loss of consumers under prop...

   
 

Pre-Pesach Supermarket Campaign Launched To Encourage I...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 02/10/16 | Comments (0)

New York - A New York State assemblyman has formulated a plan to show commitment to Israel as a way of striking back against Boycott Divestment Sanct...

   
 

Nestle To Buy Rest Of Israeli Foodmaker Osem For $840.5...

Article by Reuters | Published 02/04/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - Nestle has agreed to buy out shareholders of Osem for about $840 million (573.46 million pound) and take the Israeli fo...

   
 

Lawrence's Brach's Kosher Supermarket to Clos...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/03/16 | Comments (0)

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Happy Tu B'Shvat - Star-K Presents a Handy Guide t...

Article by Star-K | Published 01/24/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 21, 2016 - In honor of Tu’Bshvat some people have a custom of eating various frui...

   
 

USDA: Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Article by USDA | Published 01/22/16 | Comments (0)

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency ...

   
 

The Perks of Baltimore’s Towson Town Center&rsquo...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 01/21/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - January 21, 2016 - Entrepreneur Asher Charbit’s ...

   
 

Masbia: Food Supplies Low As Storm Approaches

Article by AP | Published 01/21/16 | Comments (0)

Brooklyn, NY - The New York City charity Masbia (MAHZ’-bee-uh) says the grocery bags it’s distributing to families before the stor...

   
 

Public Clash Between First Lady, School Lunch Chiefs En...

Article by AP | Published 01/19/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibil...

   
 

Pariser’s Bakery Now Serving a Taste of Home to A...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 01/06/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - January 5, 2015 - American olim and Israeli natives, alike, are in for a real treat b...

   
 

Fettuccine A. and Halacha

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 12/23/15 | Comments (0)

BACKGROUND OF THE DISH The origin of this halachic question takes place in Western Europe—more specifically in Rome, Ita...

   
 

Major NYC Hospital Reshuffles Kosher Program

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/14/15 | Comments (0)

New York – The news that the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan would cease to offer kosher meals out of its kosher kitchen caught many...

   
 

Of Donuts

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Published 11/29/15 | Comments (0)

Question #1: Challah on donuts “Is there a requirement to separate ...

   
 

Why Diets Don’t Work: Healthy Foods Vary By Indiv...

Article by AFP | Published 11/28/15 | Comments (0)

A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, ...

   
 

Insights Into Halacha: Thanksgiving: Harmless Holiday o...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 11/19/15 | Comments (0)

One of the interesting aspects of being American and living in the ‘Medinashel Ches...

   
 

Kosher Products Continue To Shine At Kosherfest (Videos...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 11/12/15 | Comments (0)

Secaucus, NJ - With over 400 booths featuring products from around the globe, cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, exhibits, samples and much m...

   
 

Prosecutors Investigate Olive Oil Makers For Selling Or...

Article by AP | Published 11/10/15 | Comments (0)

Italy - Prosecutors are investigating seven olive oil producers for fraudulently selling ordinary olive oil as highly prized extra-virgin. ...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Make Wine From Bible-Era Grapes

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/29/15 | Comments (0)

JTA — A team of Israeli researchers has created a white wine made from grapes indigenous to Israel. The researchers, base...

   
 

Hot Dog Makers, Meat Sellers Shake Off WHO Cancer Repor...

Article by AP | Published 10/27/15 | Comments (0)

New York - Hot dog makers and meat sellers say a report from the World Health Organization labeling wieners, and other processed meats as cancer-caus...

   
 

Stocking “Some” Kosher Products May Not be ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/18/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago – An increasing number of kosher consumers want more than a smattering of kosher products on grocery shelves, even if has such basic...

   
 

Supermarkets Learn About “New” Kosher Stand...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/18/15 | Comments (0)

New York – Andre had just heard a mouthful about kosher, a concept he thought he fully grasped. After all, he was not prepared to hear one o...