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Fruit and Vegetable Harvesting on Shabbos Casts Doubt o...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/07/17 | Comments (0)

In a letter that was published by the Mazhirei Shabbos organization, which is funded by the Eidah Charedis, Shabbos activist Avraham Arazi reported that im...

   
 

Elite Will Not Not Continue Writing ‘Mezonos&rsqu...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/30/17 | Comments (0)

The Elite Company will not be permitted to write “Mezonos” on appropriate items, those items upon which the bracha ‘mezonos’ is recited, the Vaad Kashru...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Arumai Brand Spice Mix

Article by Star-K | Published 11/24/17 | Comments (0)

Arumai brand Spice Mixes, distributed by Babco Foods International, Piscataway, NJ, bear an unauthorized STAR-K symbol.  These products are not certified b...

   
 

Belgian Rabbis To Appeal Anti-Shechita Laws

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/23/17 | Comments (0)

Next week Rabbis from all over Belgium are expected to present an appeal to the local parliament in an effort to remove the ban on Jewish Shechita in various re...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert- Swiig Brand GET FLEXIBLE Dietary ...

Article by Star-K | Published 11/10/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Nov. 10, 2017 - Please note that Swiig Brand GET FLEXIBLE Dietary Supplement, distributed by Simple Again of Pottstown, PA, bears an unauthorize...

   
 

Pirated Meats Confiscated In Israeli Arab Municipalitie...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/09/17 | Comments (0)

The Israel Police, along with the various enforcement agencies, are fighting pirate marketing of food for the sake of protecting the health and well-being of th...

   
 

From Wheatfield to Pesach Table: STAR-K Kosher Certific...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 10/26/17 | Comments (0)

The hefty $20-$50 price per pound of handmade shmura matzah may cause you to raise your eyebrows, especially when comparing it to the price of machine-made matz...

   
 

STARTING NOW TeleKosher Webinar - BUYING AN APPLIANCE? ...

Article by Star-K | Published 10/26/17 | Comments (0)

        Join us for our next Telekosher Conference Series STARTING NOW  THURSDAY October 26, 2017   ...

   
 

It’s Official! Accents, Cocoaccinos, and Serenget...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 10/20/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - October 18, 2017- STAR-K proudly welcomes back Accents and Cocoaccinos (and welcomes the more recently opened Serengeti restaurant) to the STAR-...

   
 

Labeling Error: Dairy Wafers Labeled Parve

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/09/17 | Comments (0)

A consumer alert has been released for French Vanilla Black & White Wafers in 400-gram (4 times 100 grams packaging), barcode 7290008749343. A small number ...

   
 

Sukkos 5778: Important Info About Using Star-K Certifie...

Article by Star-K | Published 10/01/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 1, 2017 -Click the letter   For an easier read of the letter above letter, click on it. For more info and details, click here: &n...

   
 

Star-K: Reminder for Rosh Hashanah - Check Carefully!

Article by Star-K | Published 09/19/17 | Comments (0)

At this time of year when many of us are using figs, dates and leeks, this is a reminder to check these items properly: DATES & FIGS: It is recommended tha...

   
 

High Court Delivers A Blow To Chief Rabbinate Kashrus

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/14/17 | Comments (0)

In its ruling, for the first time, the court permits a business to present its commitment to halacha and kashrus, without calling itself kosher. The Reform Mov...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - OU - Update: ShopRite Chocolate Chips

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/05/17 | Comments (0)

OU - Update: ShopRite Chocolate Chips Brand ShopRite   Product ShopRite Real Chocolate Chips Semi-Sweet, 24 oz. bag   Company Wakefern- Keasbe...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Seven Mile Market has Removed Both Batc...

Article by OU | Published 09/03/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 3, 2017 - The ShopRite Real Chocolate Chips Semi-Sweet product is certified as OU Pareve and has been recalled. “One lot, identifie...

   
 

PURE Hashgacha Pratis Leads to Opening of STAR-K Certif...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 09/03/17 | Comments (0)

This year, for the first time in Pennsylvania State University’s 162-year history, its estimated 4000 Jewish students will have kosher food options, thank...

   
 

Badatz Sheiris Yisrael: Braekel Is Kosher Mehadrin

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/01/17 | Comments (0)

The machlokes among leading poskim surrounding the Braekel bird continues, as HaGaon HaRav Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, Shlita, and Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon Ha...

   
 

Penn State's First Kosher and Allergen-Free Kitche...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/31/17 | Comments (0)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A pilot of a new kitchen and dining station will help Penn State University Park students keep kosher starting this fall. The koshe...

   
 

Commotion Surrounds The Decision Of Eida Ravaad Regardi...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/27/17 | Comments (0)

The decision of Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch regarding the Braekel bird has created somewhat of a storm among the Vaad Shochtim of the Eid...

   
 

Rav Landau And Rav Sternbuch Discuss The Status Of The ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/25/17 | Comments (0)

Much has been discussed of late regarding the Braekel chicken, which has rabbonim divided regarding its kashrus. On Thursday, 2 Elul, HaGaon HaRav Mo...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Dole Lettuce

Article by Star-K | Published 08/22/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Aug. 22, 2017 - Please be aware that Star-K ONLY certifies Dole lettuces when the STAR-K symbol appears in the date code. Dole lettuces without ...

   
 

New European Chicken Causing A Kashrus Uproar In Eretz ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/07/17 | Comments (0)

Members of the Eida Charedis’ Vaad Shechita, prominent rabbonim and kashrus experts gathered in the home of Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Stern...

   
 

Traiboring Mesorah is Passed Down at STAR-K Certificati...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 08/02/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Aug. 2, 2017 - It didn’t take long for the boardroom at STAR-K Kosher Certification’s headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, to be con...

   
 

Star-K FYI on Dunkin' Donuts

Article by Star-K | Published 08/01/17 | Comments (0)

Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Coffee  Baltimore, MD - Aug. 1, 2017 - Please note the following update for the two Dunkin' Donuts stores under Rabbi Salf...

   
 

Letter from Lakewood Rabbonim Sheds Light on Serious Sh...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 07/18/17 | Comments (0)

 Letter from Lakewood Rabbonim Sheds Light on Serious Shabbos Problem    The four Senior Poskim of Bais Medrash Govoha have penned a letter...

   
 

As Consumption Rises, More Companies Produce Kosher Che...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/15/17 | Comments (0)

Here’s why some of America’s top cheese brands are now going kosher. It’s early morning in the Sardinian countryside and a farmer is milk...

   
 

Food Distributor Fined for Sending Fake Kosher Cheese t...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/09/17 | Comments (0)

A food distributor accused of sending cheddar cheese to Jewish summer camps falsely labeled as kosher was fined $25,000 by a court in Ontario. The Canadian Foo...

   
 

Improperly Pasteurized ‘Cholov Yisroel’ Mil...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/02/17 | Comments (0)

The New York State Agriculture Commissioner told consumers that 1% low fat milk produced by Mountain Fresh Dairy in Binghamton, New York is being recalled for i...

   
 

OK Removes Kashrus Certification of Basil Pizza In Crow...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/27/17 | Comments (0)

Basil Pizza and Wine Bar, the popular Crown Heights eatery, had their Kosher certification removed on Monday due to "personal issues." Basil Pizza and Wine Bar...

   
 

Breaking: Filicori Zecchini Now Under STAR-D Kosher Cer...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 06/20/17 | Comments (0)

June 19, 2017-Baltimore, MD- The sound of running water was in the background when I called Rabbi Sholom Tendler, tonight, shortly after 11 p.m. The STAR-K Kash...

   
 

Kashrus Alert! Filicori Cafe

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/15/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 15, 2017 - Filicori Cafe is no longer under the supervision of Rabbi Zvi Weiss. This applies to all locations....

   
 

Fort Lauderdale Airport Drops Kosher to the Chagrin of ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/14/17 | Comments (0)

Fort Lauderdale, FL- One of the nation’s busiest hubs for kosher travelers has abruptly closed a successful kosher stand. A representative of the Delaware...

   
 

Beer Update as of June 12, 2017 - Star-K Maryland Beer ...

Article by Star-K | Published 06/12/17 | Comments (0)

UPDATE: Baltimore, MD - June 12, 2017 - Effective June 12, all beer in Maryland can be assumed to be from after Pesach and is permitted to be purchased anywhere...

   
 

The Hawaiian Chicken-Chilean Sea Bass-New York Cheeseca...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 05/25/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 25, 2017 - Cooking and baking for Shavuos can become a halachically confusing juggling act, alternating between the preparation of milchig, ...

   
 

Opening of New Glatt-Kosher Eatery at Arizona State Uni...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/24/17 | Comments (0)

The long-awaited opening of a glatt-kosher restaurant at Arizona State University (ASU) has demonstrated to students that the administration is s...

   
 

State Comptroller Comes Down Hard On The Chief Rabbinat...

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

Without trying to justify the illegal actions of many in the state’s kashrus system, it is pointed out that many of the harsh points contained in the Stat...

   
 

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...

   
 

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

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Sholom Tendler | Published 06/12/17 | 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. ...