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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...

   
 

Important Kashrus Notice for Dunkin Donuts from Rabbi S...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Sholom Salfer | Published 01/04/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 4, 2016 - The two Dunkin Donuts stores located at 1508 & 7000 Reistersto...

   
 

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...

   
 

The Hidden Cost of your Drinking Habit

Article by Christopher Ingraham | Published 10/16/15 | Comments (0)

It's Friday, and let's face it: If you're not hungover at work this morning, you're probably wishing you were. My personal favorit...

   
 

Umami Bistro Sold; Will Reopen as Non-Kosher

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/09/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 9, 2015 - Umami has announced that it will be closing its doors on Oct. 15th. The popular eatery has ...

   
 

It's Old News - Again: Yoshon Season Has Officiall...

Article by Star-K | Published 09/25/15 | Comments (0)

Yoshon season has officially started. Many people get confused about wha...

   
 

Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Outbreak...

Article by AP | Published 09/21/15 | Comments (0)

Albany, GA - A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest ...

   
 

Coca-Cola: IRS Says We Owe $3.3 Billion In Back Taxes

Article by AP | Published 09/18/15 | Comments (0)

New York -  Coca-Cola says it was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009...

   
 

Caffeine Intake in Afternoon Can Mess Up Your Clock

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/18/15 | Comments (0)

It’s a fact. Orthodox Jews love coffee. We drink it in the morning, and we drink it in the afternoon. Some of us drink it in the evening ...

   
 

Virus in Cattle Linked to Breast Cancer in Women

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/17/15 | Comments (0)

Researchers have established for the first time a link between the bo...

   
 

OU: Splenda is Considered Mevushal for Shabbos

Article by Rabbi Gavriel Price, RC, Ingredient Registry | Published 09/16/15 | Comments (0)

In a previous article we explained that instant coffee, even flavored Nescafe, can be prepared in a kli sheini that is yad soledes bo. This is becaus...

   
 

Tnuva Mistakenly Delivers Treif Fish to Stores Ahead of...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/07/15 | Comments (0)

Just days ahead of Rosh Hashanah, with many Israelis buying fish ahead of Rosh Hashanah, a major kashrus blunder was detected on Sunday, 22 Elul. Tnuva...

   
 

Fixed: Fanta Website Puts Israel Back on Map

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 09/03/15 | Comments (0)

Israel reappears among the list of Eurasian countries carrying the beverage on the Fanta homepage following Arutz Sheva news report....

   
 

Structure Unearthed in Yerushalayim May Be 'Even H...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 09/01/15 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Archaeologists who recently unearthed a pyramid-shaped staircase abutting the 2,000 year-old Second Temple stepped street in the City of ...