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Star-K Kashrus Alert - Dole Lettuce

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Sholom Tendler | Published 04/28/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 28, 2017 - Due to heightened infestation issues, the availability of STAR-K certified iceberg from Dole is going to decrease for at least t...

   
 

OU Kashrus Alert Regarding ‘Arnold’s Bread&...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/25/17 | Comments (0)

The Orthodox Union does not certify dairy breads. Recently, many breads manufactured by Bimbo Bakeries USA, including some Arnold brand breads, were reformulate...

   
 

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Not Recommended

Article by Star-K | Published 04/21/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 21, 2017 -  "STAR-K reviewed the components of the Unicorn Frappuccino with Starbucks corporation and they are not all currently certi...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Cape Gourmet Signature Seafood Br...

Article by Star-K | Published 04/20/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 20, 2017 - Please note that CAPE GOURMET SIGNATURE SEAFOOD brand frozen NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC SALMON and NORWEGIAN COD PORTIONS, packed for Un...

   
 

UPDATED as of Apr. 19, 8:45 PM - Star-K Maryland Beer A...

Article by Star-K | Published 04/19/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 3, 2017 - It came to our attention last year that two large beer distribution companies, who are the exclusive distributors of their brand...

   
 

“Beer” Chometz – An Overview of Beer ...

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Sholom Tendler | Published 04/19/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 3, 2017 - It was discovered last year that much of the beer sold in Baltimore and surrounding counties was distributed by Jewish owned comp...

   
 

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 coconut macaroon and later doubted your choice of bracha? Was it really “haeitz” ...

   
 

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. Orthodox Jews bless and drink a cup of wine three times on the ...

   
 

STAR-K Hotline’s Most Popular Pesach Questions

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 04/06/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 6, 2017 - Over 30 years ago, STAR-K Kosher Certification recognized a deep community need for a hotline. Today, the STAR-K Kosher Hotline a...

   
 

Passover Pizza: New Triangular Matzo Shape Debuts

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

Newark, NJ - It’s not your bubbe’s matzo. The New Jersey-based largest producer of kosher food in North America is breaking tradition in its 129-ye...

   
 

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 hashgacha a...

   
 

Yesha Council Chief: 'There Is No Building Freeze;...

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

Yesha Council Chairman Avi Roeh responded Sunday evening to the decision by the Israeli cabinet to limit Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria to the existin...

   
 

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 is not related to the five types of chometz grains, millet or rice. However, because there i...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Marquis Brand Canned Tuna

Article by Star-K | Published 03/30/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 30, 2017 - Please note that MARQUIS brand canned CHUNK LIGHT TUNA, imported from China by Royal Food Import Corp., Boston, MA, states ...

   
 

New Limitations On Shechita in Belgium's Flemish R...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/30/17 | Comments (0)

Regional government announces limitations on ritual slaughter practiced by Jewish and Muslim communities. JTA - A cabinet minister in Belgium’s Flemi...

   
 

'We Want To Make Kashrut More Efficient: Is That S...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/29/17 | Comments (0)

Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.' Rabbi David Stav, the head of the Tzohar R...

   
 

STAR-K Certification Lectures Cornell’s Didactic ...

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

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 17, 2017 - A colorful, cutesy “Kosher Basics” PowerPoint was the springboard for a well-received interactive presentation made ...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Bgreen Food Soy Sauce

Article by Star-K | Published 03/14/17 | Comments (0)

 Bgreen Food Soy Sauce Please note that Bgreen Food Soy Sauce bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. This product is not Kosher certified and is produc...

   
 

'Rabbis Shouldn't Destroy The Chief Rabbinate...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/06/17 | Comments (0)

Ramat Gan Rabbi Yaakov Ariel has sharply condemned those who wish to harm the Chief Rabbinate, even if they wear a kippa and hold rabbinic ordination. Rabbi Ari...

   
 

Israel’s Hotels Probing A Move From Chief Rabbina...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/03/17 | Comments (0)

Israel’s hotelier union is probing the possibility of using a private hashgacha instead of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel as required by law, turning to Tz...

   
 

TODAY @ Noon! Tune In To STAR-K Telekosher Conference -...

Article by Star-K | Published 03/01/17 | Comments (0)

Thinking of going on that cruise you’ve always dreamed about? Don’t miss the boat when it comes to Kashrus, Tznius, and Shabbos! Join STAR-K Koshe...

   
 

'Privatizing Kashrut Certification Will Lead to Lo...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/21/17 | Comments (0)

Supreme Court to rule on petition to allow other bodies besides Rabbinate to grant kashrut certification. The Supreme Court is discussing a petition which wo...

   
 

Star-K Ancient Harvest Quinoa Passover Info

Article by Star-K | Published 02/12/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 12, 2017 - Please note there is a change in Ancient Harvest quinoa for Passover this year. If you are interested in purchasing this product...

   
 

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 some people have a custom of eating various fruits. STAR-K presents our handy guide to checking...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Cava Foods Caramelized Onion Humm...

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

Please note that Cava Foods Caramelized Onion Hummus bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. This product is not Kosher certified and is being recalled.  Onl...

   
 

Kosher, The Next Wave In Edible Marijuana?

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

New York - With marijuana now legal in varying degrees in more than 20 states, comes new business opportunities for those catering to the kosher consumer: ...

   
 

Star-K Starbucks Information Effective December 2016

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

At full service Starbucks stores that serve treif meat, one should avoid buying drinks prepared with equipment that may have been washed with&nbs...

   
 

Teruma and Maaser Alert - Peppers From Israel

Article by Star-K | Published 01/16/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 16, 2017 - Please be aware that red, yellow and orange peppers, as well as other fruits and vegetables from Israel, are...

   
 

Yesh Atid MK: Rabbinate's Kosher Certification Is ...

Article by Chezi Dreksler | Published 01/16/17 | Comments (0)

MK Elazar Stern says Rabbinate's kashrut is worthless, system is corrupt. MK Elazar Stern (Yesh Atid) spoke about the push to privatize kashrut sup...

   
 

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. Many people get confused about what the terms Yoshon and Chodosh are. Here we present a brief explanation of each, followe...

   
 

Seven Mile Market Kashrus Alert: Romaine Lettuce Witho...

Article by Seven Mile Market | Published 01/11/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 11, 2017 - Due to an error,  2 lb. bags of Dole Romaine Lettuce without a hechsher were sold today (Wednesday  January 11th) at S...

   
 

Chief Rabbi Lau Working To Revamp The State Kashrus Sys...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/26/16 | Comments (0)

Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Dovid Baruch Lau Shlita is working to revamp the state kashrus system and has appointed a committee which will soon make recommendat...

   
 

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, the Jelly Donuts are also DAIRY. Reposting by request: Baltimore, MD - Jan. 4, 2016 ...

   
 

The Kashrus of Turkey: A Halachic Overview

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Fiv... | Published 11/24/16 | Comments (0)

Many people are eating turkey this evening, on account of Thanksgiving. But did the Tannaim and Amoraim eat turkey? Did the Gaonim or the rishonim? The answer,...

   
 

10 Tons Of Illegal Shechita Apprehended And Destroyed I...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/23/16 | Comments (0)

 Police accompanied by veterinary inspectors operating in the Israeli Arab municipality of Dir el-Assad uncovered ten tons of meat from illegal slaughter i...

   
 

Peregrine’s Landing at Tudor Heights: Where Homey...

Article by Margie Pensak | Published 11/20/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Nov. 20, 2016 - By the time I got to Peregrine’s Landing at Tudor Heights, shortly before 10 a.m. on Friday, preparations for Shabbos were...

   
 

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's largest B2B trade show for the kosher industry held in Meadowlands Exposition ...

   
 

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 Elimelech Lebowitz.  Please note that th...

   
 

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 updated its recommended drink list for Starbucks to include a nu...

   
 

A Message from the STAR-K Regarding Wegmans in Baltimor...

Article by Star-K | Published 11/10/16 | Comments (0)

November 10, 2016 Wegmans in Baltimore Area   Please note the following regarding Wegmans supermarket in Owings Mills, MD: Chickens are being sold ...

   
 

Yoshon: Why More Today Than Years Ago?

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

Q. Why does it seem that there is a greater emphasis on Yoshon today than there was generations ago? A. The Rama (Yoreh De’ah 293:2) writes that where we...

   
 

UN To Begin Serving Kosher Food In Its Cafeterias

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

(JTA) — The United Nations will begin serving kosher food in its cafeterias. The decision Monday follows less than a month after Israel’s...

   
 

STAR-K Kosher Certification Goes Ivy League: Cornell Un...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 10/28/16 | Comments (0)

The logistical challenge of feeding 400+ Cornell University students and staff members Rosh Hashanah dinner in "Trillium at Kennedy Hall" and an overflow in an ...

   
 

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 Israeli start-up, is running a splashy crowdfunding campaign to create lab-grown chicken, making all the usual lofty pro...

   
 

STAR-K Presents Yoshon Updates; Quick Guide Now Ready

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Sholom Tendler | Published 08/29/16 | Comments (0)

Yoshon season has officially started. Many people get confused about what the terms Yoshon and Chodosh are. Here we present a brief explanation of each, follo...

   
 

STAR-K Certification Kashrus Seminars Will Benefit Kehi...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Aug. 16, 2016 - Portland, Oregon and Richmond, Virginia, were just two of the locales that participants traveled from to attend STAR-K Kosher Ce...

   
 

It's "Old" News...Yoshon Season is Start...

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Sholom Tendler | Published 08/02/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - Aug. 2, 2016 - Yoshon season has officially started. Many people get confused about what the terms Yoshon and Chodosh are. Here we present a bri...

   
 

Jew On Death Row Sues To Keep Kosher After Chicken Dinn...

Article by AP | Published 07/25/16 | Comments (0)

Eddyville, KY - A Jewish inmate on Kentucky’s death row is suing in federal court, saying he was unfairly removed from a kosher meals program for eating...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Peachwave Frozen Yogurt Stores ...

Article by Star-K | Published 07/22/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - July 22, 2016 - Please be advised that Peachwave Frozen Yogurt stores are not certified by the Star-K.  The use of the Star-K symbol in the...

   
 

Appeals Court: Florida Must Provide Prisoners Kosher Fo...

Article by AP | Published 07/14/16 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - The state of Florida cannot use the vague threat of potential budget shortfalls to deny thousands of prisoners kosher meals they request for relig...

   
 

Appeals Court Hears Case Over Kosher Food In Florida Pr...

Article by AP | Published 07/12/16 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - The state of Florida asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to allow it to discontinue a kosher meals program for thousands of religiously observan...

   
 

Star-K Alert: Nature's Kitchen/East Coast Fresh Ca...

Article by Star-K | Published 07/08/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 8, 2016 - Please be advised that packages of fresh cut carrots and products containing fresh carrots, distributed by East Coast Fresh ...

   
 

Noon Today: Star-K TeleKosher Webinar - Wed. June 29 @ ...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 06/29/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 28, 2016 - Planning your summer vacation? Wondering how close to Shabbos you can fly or when you should daven if you are taking an early fl...

   
 

Post Pesach Maryland Beer Alert - Update

Article by Star-K | Published 06/27/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 27, 2016 - We have received updated information that effective this Friday, July 1, 2016, all beers sold in Maryland that were part of our ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Nature's Sunshine Pau D'Arco

Article by Star-K | Published 06/27/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 26, 2016 - Please be advised that Nature’s Sunshine Pau D’Arco (Stock # 504-2 with a Hebrew label) bears an unauthorized Star-K...

   
 

Chief Rabbinate May License Private Hashgachos

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/26/16 | Comments (0)

As the Chief Rabbinate of Israel probes ways to improve the state kashrus system, one of the ideas being floated is to license private hashgachos, with the latt...

   
 

Update Kashrus Information for Two Baltimore Dunkin Don...

Article by Rabbi Sholom Salfer | Published 06/21/16 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - June 21, 2016 - The letter below from Rabbi Sholom Salfer updates the community on Kashrus information for two Dunkin Donuts locations: &...

   
 

Starbucks Seeking to Attract Cholov Yisroel Consumers

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

Baltimore, MD - June 9, 2016 - In response to the news that Starbucks is providing liquid Cholov Yisroel milk, half and half, and cream in some stores in New Yo...

   
 

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 Yisroel) dairy ...

   
 

High Court Rules Private Kashrut Is Illegal

Article by Shlomo Pyotrkovsky | Published 06/06/16 | Comments (0)

Judges accept Chief Rabbinate's position over attorney general; Chief Rabbi Lau: 'fictitious alternative kashrut certificates avoided.' Deput...

   
 

STAR-K Announces Certification of Mylanta Products

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 05/31/16 | Comments (0)

Over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products that have kosher certification are far and few between. That is why the announcement of the STAR-K certification ...

   
 

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). The week prior to...

   
 

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 Brand Kirkland Signature Product Frozen Chilean Sea Bass Company Costco W...

   
 

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 the surrounding areas are Jewish owned. ...

   
 

Kof-K Pesach Kosher Alert Mikee's Apricot Candied ...

Article by KOF-K | Published 04/22/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - April 22, 2016 - Erev Pesach 5766 -   Please note Mikee's Apricot Candied Chicken Sauce product bearing lot number L1615C and lab...

   
 

Star-K Kosher Certification Announces Arrival of Spring...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/21/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – Apr. 21, 2016 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Spring 2016 edition of Kashrus Kurrents. ...

   
 

Litzman Calls on Israelis Not to Eat at McDonald’...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/21/16 | Comments (0)

Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman called on Israelis not to eat at McDonald’s during a conference on Tuesday in Tel Aviv, where he promoted the Hea...

   
 

Grapefruits That Are Being Sold At Costco Are From Eret...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/20/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 20, 2016 - BJL has been notifed that grapefruits sold at Costco are from Eretz Yisrael. Even though the label on bag incorrectly says &ldqu...

   
 

Have a Burning Halacha Question? Now You Can ASK a ST...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 04/18/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 18, 2016 - It's a busy Friday, with only hours left until Shabbos. Not the best time, perhaps, for you to be unsure about the kosher s...

   
 

Kashrus Alert from Seven Mile Market

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/15/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 15, 2016 - Seven Mile Market mistakenly sold some Clementines this week between Monday and Wednesday evening that are in a bag marked produ...

   
 

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 food. SEVERAL years ago, at a family Seder, I tasted a matzo I actually liked. It was misshapen and...

   
 

Urgent Shoppers Market Pesach Product Alert

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/14/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 14, 2016 - In the Passover section of Shoppers in the Greenspring Atrium there is Gold's Duck Sauce. Two varities are kosher l'Pe...

   
 

Star-K Sabbath Mode Update & Summary of Recent Ale...

Article by Star-K | Published 04/14/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 14, 2016 - Today, many appliances are designed and manufactured with a “Sabbath Mode”. The following clarifies how that mode is...

   
 

All STAR-K Pesach Guides and information, including new...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/13/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 13, 2016 - The Star-K is pleased to announe the availibility of All STAR-K Pesach Guides and information, including their new APP, which ar...

   
 

Kitniyos – Conservative Judaism versus Traditiona...

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT | Published 04/09/16 | Comments (0)

As always, it seems that Kitniyos is in the news again. For this Pesach, the Conservative movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards issued a non-bi...

   
 

What it Takes to Serve Kosher to 18,700 AIPAC Conferenc...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 04/07/16 | Comments (0)

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, famous for hosting the official inaugural balls for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, earned its newest cl...

   
 

Star-K LG OVEN ALERT

Article by Star-K | Published 04/07/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 7, 2016 - We have been advised that for all LG STAR-K certified ovens, closing the door turns the oven on immediately.  Plea...

   
 

Seven Mile Market Kosher For Pesach Update - Prigat Fla...

Article by 7 Mile Market | Published 04/04/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – April 4, 2016 - Seven Mile Market wishes to advise its customers of the following: Seven Mile Market carries 4 Prigat flavor drinks for P...

   
 

Star-K Alert - Bosch Cooking Products UPDATE #2

Article by Star-K | Published 04/01/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr.1, 2016 - Please note the following about the Bosch HBLP651LUC, HBLP651RUC, and HBLP651UC built-in double ovens.  There is a problem wi...

   
 

Mark Your Calendar: Star-K TeleKosher Webinar - ANNUAL ...

Article by Star-K | Published 03/29/16 | Comments (0)

What new Kosher for Passover products will be on store shelves this year? Which products need to be specially certified for Passover and which don’t? F...

   
 

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: 1. There were Liebers dark sweet pitted cherries on ou...

   
 

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.  Actually, there are various ways that one can go about producing matzah—and the resul...

   
 

U.S. Senator Calls On USDA To Increase Purchase Of Kosh...

Article by Dovid Gold | Published 02/29/16 | Comments (0)

New York - As levels of available kosher and halal food at local food pantries have continued to decline, and food banks have been left wondering how they wil...

   
 

STAR-K Kosher Certified Food Options Take Off at JFK, L...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 02/19/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 19, 2016 - Catching a red-eye flight back to JFK after a business meeting in L.A.? Landing in Newark at 5:50 a.m., after a 12-1/2 hour flig...

   
 

Holland Again Seeks To Curtail Shechita

Article by Gil Ronen | Published 02/17/16 | Comments (0)

Production of such meat will be supervised by government authorities and export of Kosher and Halal meat will be banned.] The Dutch government said Wednesday t...

   
 

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 fruits. STAR-K presents our handy guide to checkin...

   
 

U.S. Listeria Outbreak Linked To Dole Packaged Salads

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

[Ed. Note]: The below does not affect any bags purchased at 7-Mile Market, but may affect bags from Giant or Sam's Club. Look for Letter "A" in Lot Code. ...

   
 

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 passion for coffee was the inspiration and impetus behind Towson Town Center’s newes...

   
 

Star-K Keeps you Kurrent - Jan 2016

Article by Star-K | Published 01/13/16 | Comments (0)

   Consumer Information Coca Cola Freestyle Machines - Freestyle machines of the Coca Cola company enable the consumer to mix a variety of soft drin...

   
 

Important Announcement from STAR-K Regarding Dunkin Don...

Article by Star-K | Published 01/11/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 11, 2016 -  As many in the community have either seen and/or heard, a new Dunkin Donuts store is opening at 1101 Reisterstown Roa...

   
 

The Medical Marijuana Hechsher: Were Gedolim Consulted?...

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 01/07/16 | Comments (0)

Boruch Hashem, Klal Yisroel has Gedolei Torah around. Our Gedolim are the einei Hador – the eys of the generation. We have Gedolei HaPoskim and Gedole...

   
 

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 beginning this Sunday, January 10, when Pariser’s Bake...

   
 

STAR-K Certification Updated Yoshon Guide Now Available...

Article by Rabbi Sholom Tendler, STAR-K ... | Published 01/05/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 5, 2016 - We are a few months into Yoshon season. Many people get confused about what the terms Yoshon and Chodosh are. Here we present a b...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Cosmopolitan Food Group No Longer...

Article by Star-K | Published 12/31/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 31, 2015 - Please be advised that Cosmopolitan Food Group and all its brands, including Palermo, Milas, Casa di Oliva, Zayit, and Original ...

   
 

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, Italy, in the year 1914. An Italian...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: King's Fresh & Delicious...

Article by Star-K | Published 12/04/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - Dec. 4, 2015  - Please be advised that King's Fresh & Delicious Chipotle Queso Cashews, in 16 oz bags, manufactured by King Nut, b...

   
 

Star-D Kashrus Alert: Nature's Eats Dairy Products

Article by Star-K | Published 11/12/15 | Comments (0)

Please be advised that the following Star-D dairy products manufactured by Nature's Eats of Boerne, Texas, and sold in H-E-B grocery stores in Texas, conta...

   
 

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 more, Kosh...

   
 

Kehillah LA Merges with OK Kosher

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/07/15 | Comments (0)

OK Kosher and Kehilla Kosher of Los Angeles announced their decision to merge the two organizations on Thursday. The merger agreement was approved by the ...