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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 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...

   
 

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 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore are under the certification of Rabbi Sholom Sa...

   
 

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 ...

   
 

Today @ Noon: Telekosher Webinar - Sanctifying Shabbos ...

Article by Star-K | Published 10/28/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 28, 2015 - Do you know the differences between the Friday night and Shabbos day Kiddush that you recite every Shabbos? Did you ever wonder ...

   
 

Walgreens Nears Deal To Buy Rite Aid

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

New York - Shares of Rite Aid are up 40 percent on a report that the biggest U.S. drugstore chain plans to gobble it up in its next major acquisition. The Wa...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Giant Brand Soup Mix - Fresh Vege...

Article by Star-K | Published 10/16/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 16, 2015 - Giant brand soup mix - fresh vegetables,  containing dill and parsley, bears an unauthorized Star-K.  Product is ...

   
 

Star-K Kosher Certification Announces Arrival of Fall 5...

Article by Star-K | Published 10/12/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12, 2015 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Fall 5776/2015 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  In...

   
 

Star-K Alert - Esrog Disposal

Article by Star-K | Published 10/12/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12, 2015 - Esrogim exported from Eretz Yisroel for Succos 5776 (2015) have kedushas sheviis (sanctity of fruit of the Shmittah year), and m...

   
 

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 been sold and will reopen as non-Koshe...

   
 

Updated: Kashrus Alert - Unger's Pearled Barley

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/02/15 | Comments (0)

[Ed. Note:] The Star-K sent us the following update on the below: This update applies to any Ungers Barley bought in 7mm after september 16. There are differe...

   
 

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 what the terms Yoshon and Chodosh are. Here we present a brief explanation of each, followe...

   
 

Yom Tov Alerts and Reminders from STAR-K

Article by Star-K | Published 09/22/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 22, 2015 - Erev Yom Kippur 5776 - The Star-K offers these Yom Tov Alerts and Reminders: 1. Shabbos & Holiday Mode Ovens Please note ...

   
 

OU: Splenda is Considered Mevushal for Shabbos

Article by Rabbi Gavriel Price, RC, Ingr... | 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 because when a ...

   
 

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 distribu...

   
 

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 David are...

   
 

CRC: Illinois Milk Legislation A Prelude To Greater Fed...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 08/27/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago, IL - Newly enacted legislation signed recently by the governor of Illinois may be just the first step in a greater movement to ensure the kashrus of ...

   
 

Rechovot's International (Kosher) Food Festival Is...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/27/15 | Comments (0)

The organizers of the “Taste the World” international food festival in Rehovot billed the event as kosher. When Chief Rabbinate of Israel inspectors...

   
 

Chicago Rabbinical Council Helps Pass Kosher Milk Legis...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/25/15 | Comments (0)

On Thursday, August 6, after months of concerted effort by the leadership of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc), Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1228...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Bruce's Candied Yams

Article by Star-K | Published 08/12/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Aug. 12, 2015 - Some cans of Bruce's Candied Yams, in Kettle Simmered Syrup, distributed in Walmart and other supermarkets, bear an unautho...

   
 

Baltimore Kashrus Consumer Alert

Article by Star-K | Published 08/07/15 | Comments (0)

A number of 9 oz. bags (50) of Fresh Express Iceberg lettuce WITHOUT the Star-K symbol were mistakenly sold this morning, Friday, August 07,in Seven Mile Market...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert:: Carrots/Peppers and Other Vegeta...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 08/06/15 | Comments (0)

Reposted Aug. 6, 2015 by request: Baltimore, MD - March 19, 2015 - Kashrus Alert:  Carrots are being sold in Baltimore produce stores that state “Pr...

   
 

'Roving Rabbis' Spread Across Montana On Kosh...

Article by AP | Published 08/02/15 | Comments (0)

Helena, MT - Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how...

   
 

Israeli Police Examining Irregularities In Kashrut Depa...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 07/30/15 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - The battle being waged by Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern to reform kashrut supervision in the capital was stepped up a notch on Wednesday wh...

   
 

STAR-K Statement On Pearlstone Certification Change

Article by Star-K | Published 07/24/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 24, 2015 - Star-K has received numerous inquiries as to why kosher certification at the Pearlstone Conference Center has changed from Star-...

   
 

The Wall Street Restaurant Nine Day Siyum

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 07/20/15 | Comments (0)

It is one of the fanciest kosher fleishig restaurants in Manhattan. Numerous movers and shakers on Wall Street eat at the Reserve Cut– for both lunch a...

   
 

Dougie Does it Again! Carves Out A Niche: Kosher Meals...

Article by Esther Davidowitz | Published 07/15/15 | Comments (0)

Douglas Soclof of Teaneck knew he was onto something. The 45-year-old father of four was sure that busy kosher households, like his, could use help getting di...

   
 

Where's the Beef? - Eating Meat During the Nine Da...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganof... | Published 07/13/15 | Comments (0)

Question #1: A frum person invited me to a fleishig sheva brachos during the first days of Av. Can he make a sheva brachos and serve meat during this week? May ...

   
 

UPDTED as of July 10 - Kosher Slurpee List Summer 2015

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 07/10/15 | Comments (0)

UPDATED Slurpee list as of July 10, 2015: Baltimore, MD - July 2, 2015 - The following list is for consumer information only and is accurate at the time of pr...

   
 

Read Star-K's Newest Kashrus Kurrents - Summer �...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 07/02/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 2, 2015 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Summer 5775/2015 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert Star-K - Luna Brand Stuffed Olives with B...

Article by Star-K | Published 07/01/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 1, 2015 - Jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Bleu Cheese, and jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Provolone Cheese, bear a...

   
 

What's With the Shortage of Kosher Certified Icebe...

Article by BJL Staff Report | Published 06/22/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 22, 2015 - As many consumers are aware, there has been a shortage of Kosher certified iceberg lettuce on the market over the last few month...

   
 

Kashrus Alert (KOF-K) - Lakewood Organics Coconut �...

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

Baltimore, MD - June 17, 2015 - The following juice product produced by: LAKEWOOD ORGANICS OF MIAMI, FLORIDA 32 OZ.  COCONUT ‘FRESH PRESSED’ J...

   
 

Israel Closes Largest Slaughterhouse After Animal Abuse...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/10/15 | Comments (0)

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel orders Dabbah slaughterhouse to immediately close after video emerges of horrific abuse. The agriculture ministry has ordered th...

   
 

STAR-K Certification to Host Two Summer Kashrus Trainin...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/08/15 | Comments (0)

The 12th Annual STAR-K Kashrus Training Program will take place in STAR-K’s Baltimore, Maryland offices, July 13-16, 2015. This intensive, widely acclaime...

   
 

Halachically Speaking: Breakfast Cereals and their Brac...

Article by Rabbi Moishe D. Lebovits Rabbi... | Published 06/05/15 | Comments (0)

Breakfast is a very important meal which fuels the body after it awakes from a full night’s sleep. Although many people do not take the time to eat breakf...

   
 

Chocolate: A Halachic Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/05/15 | Comments (0)

Each year the city of Chicago holds a Sweets and Snacks Expo. Just before the expo, the Almond Board of California (yes, there is such a thing) conducted a s...

   
 

Salting Veggies: A Halachic Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/04/15 | Comments (0)

Summer is salad season, and experts say that there is a lot of Chochma in both determining the exact mix of the salad as well as how to properly salt the vege...

   
 

Olive Dips: A Halachic Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/02/15 | Comments (0)

Walk into Gourmet Glatt and you will find an entire refrigerator row of just one item – dips. Prominent among these dips, of course, is olive dip. Some...

   
 

Star-K: Keeping You Kurrent - May 2015

Article by Star-K | Published 06/01/15 | Comments (0)

  Carrots & Peppers from Israel - Please be aware that carrots (e.g., Dorot Farms brand), peppers, and other vegetables from Israel are consistently ...

   
 

Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry's 'Not Gonna Hap...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 05/27/15 | Comments (0)

Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Daily Chef: Strawberry Cheesecake

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/19/15 | Comments (0)

This kashrus alert was originally sent out by The Wisconsin K. Please send all questions and comments directly to them at thejewishgift@yahoo.com Th...

   
 

Serving Dairy Bread on Shavuos

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganof... | Published 05/17/15 | Comments (0)

What about small amounts, and does the prohibition apply only to bread? Question #1: The Whey to Celebrate Shavuos! “May I add dairy ingredients to bre...

   
 

Israel's High Court Rebukes Attorney General over ...

Article by Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank | Published 05/13/15 | Comments (0)

Angered Weinstein refused Rabbinate's request for external representation, High Court orders delay in proceedings for Rabbinate to consult. During a Hig...

   
 

Star-K Summer Kashrus Seminars

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/12/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 12, 2015 - STAR-K is running TWO separate training programs in the summer of 2015. Please see details of both below. For more information pl...

   
 

Government Definition of Milk Raises New Questions for ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/11/15 | Comments (0)

New York – An increasing number of Jews consume only Cholov Yisrael (milking supervised by a rabbi) products, contributing to sales that may b...

   
 

Israel: In About-Face, State Okays Private Kosher Certi...

Article by Jessica Steinberg | Published 05/07/15 | Comments (0)

The government will no longer fine restaurant owners who present themselves as kosher based on private kosher certifications, the attorney general said this w...

   
 

Seasons Targets Baltimore and Lakewood in Expanding Net...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/27/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD -For many years, the Jewish community in this city relied on Seven Mile Market as the only “super kosher store” in the city. Ac...

   
 

Frankfurt Butchers Convicted In Kosher Meat Fraud

Article by Sam Sokol | Published 04/26/15 | Comments (0)

The two perpetrators sold faux kosher meat over a two-year period to a Jewish school, nursing home and numerous private residences The owners of a Jewish but...

   
 

Jewish Owned Wholesalers and Their Chometz

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 04/25/15 | Comments (0)

Most people know to avoid Chometz sh’avar alav haPesach – Chometz that was owned by a Jew over Pesach (henceforth – C-Shaap). How do they d...

   
 

Kashrus Alert from cRc - Kasia's Potato & Bac...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/24/15 | Comments (0)

Kasia’s Potato & Bacon Pierogi bears an unauthorized cRc on the label. While there are many other Kasia’s products that are indeed certified by ...

   
 

Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler Revisits the Question of Kosher...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 04/23/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD  - April 23, 2015 - It is well known that when the Posek Hador, Rav Moshe Feinstein, Zatza”l, wrote his famous Teshuva in Igros Moshe E...

   
 

Australian Companies Remove Kashrut Certifications Over...

Article by JTA | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Rumors of terror links prompt food companies to remove all symbols of religious oversight from packaging A number of companies in Australia have removed koshe...

   
 

Umami Bistro to Remain Open...If They Have Enough Busin...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 04/18/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 17, 2015  -In an exclusive BaltimoreJewishLife.com interview on Thursday, April 16, with Umami Bistro owner, John; “At the...

   
 

KFP or Not KFP? That is the Question!

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 04/02/15 | Comments (0)

As I sit in my cozy glass cubicle at STAR-K Kosher Certification, I realize as private as it is, it is not impervious to the cacophony of multiple simultaneous ...

   
 

STAR-K/Kollel Los Angeles 2015 Passover Directory Is SO...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/31/15 | Comments (0)

It is STILL available as a digital app for Smartphone and Tablet Users: BOTH FREE AND PAID VERSIONS ARE AVAILABLE Follow directions below for access Google Pl...

   
 

Star-K's Newest Kashrus Kurrents-Spring 5775-2015 ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/31/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - March 31, 2015 - Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Spring 5575/2015 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  ...

   
 

Pesach Expenses - A Halachic Overview

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/26/15 | Comments (0)

A colleague recently mentioned that his total family food bill for Pesach amounts to some $6,000. While it is correct that one should have more delicacies on ...

   
 

Insights Into Halacha: The Quinoa - Kitniyos Conundrum ...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 03/26/15 | Comments (0)

Generally, this time of year is the busiest for Rabbonim the world over; fielding questions on every aspect of the myriad and complex halachos of Pesach observ...

   
 

STARTING NOW TeleKosher Webinar - PASSOVER PRODUCTS

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/25/15 | Comments (0)

STARTING NOW Wednesday March 25, 2015, 12 Noon ET PASSOVER PRODUCTS! What Needs a Passover Certification, and What Doesn't? Discuss Fro...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Snapple

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/24/15 | Comments (0)

Please be advised that while OK Kosher certifies many Snapple products, not all are Kosher certified. CRANBERRY RASPBERRY JUICE DRINK is no longer certifed. ...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Bagged Lettuce

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/20/15 | Comments (0)

Bagged Lettuce  Please note that due to current insect infestation brought about by the changing seasons, many of the Star-K bagged lettuces that normall...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Kashrus Alert - Hill's Pres...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/16/15 | Comments (0)

Some varieties of Hill's Prescription Diet Pet Foods have been reformulated and now contain chometz, although they are listed in the Star-K Passover Guide....

   
 

Kof-K Kashrus Alert - Steve's Ice Cream

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/16/15 | Comments (0)

Steve’s Ice Cream Products bear an unauthorized KOF-K on their packaging.   These following products are NOT KOF-K certified and may be NON Kos...

   
 

Empire Acquisition by Hain to Spell Rebranding of Iconi...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/16/15 | Comments (0)

New York – For millions of Jews for more than seven decades, the defining act of keeping kosher was buying an Empire chicken, one of the first...

   
 

Hand Versus Machine Matzos

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/12/15 | Comments (0)

THE HISTORY Ever since the exodus from Egypt, Jews have been consuming Matzos that were baked by hand. Centuries passed. And except for the change in brittl...

   
 

Star-K Invites You To Its Annual Wine Tasting And Sale ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/11/15 | Comments (0)

Do you appreciate fine Kosher wine? Are you looking for a Seder wine that is unavailable locally? Star-K invites you to join its Annual Wine Tasting and Sale...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Ellee's Granola

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/11/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - March 11, 2015 - Ellee's Granola Company, Doral, FL, maker of Ellee's cookies and granolas, is no longer under Star-D certification.&n...

   
 

A Daily Pesach Preview III

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/11/15 | Comments (0)

29. Cars must be thoroughly cleaned and searched for Chametz as well. If one has cleaned the car completely before the night of the 14th, then some are of th...

   
 

Hain Celestial Group Purchases Empire Kosher Poultry

Article by Suzanne Vega | Published 03/08/15 | Comments (0)

One of the leading distributors in natural and organic foods, Hain Celestial Group, has recently purchased Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., the largest kosher po...

   
 

A Stout Beer Clarification

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/04/15 | Comments (0)

Last week, I wrote an article concerning certain beers called stout beers which may have an issue with milchig ingredients. The article, regretfully, contai...

   
 

Stout Beer and Six Hours

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/02/15 | Comments (0)

There is beer – and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars. It is made with roasted...

   
 

STAR-K Speakers Bureau Travels Near and Far to Bring Ka...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 02/23/15 | Comments (0)

 It was not Rabbi Mayer Kurcfeld’s first time in South Bend, Indiana, when he traveled there on January 27. Although the STAR-K Kashrus Administrator...

   
 

Kedem Brings all of its Food Divisions Under One New 27...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/15 | Comments (0)

Bayonne, NJ - The Kedem Group took a bold step in organizing its rapidly expanding food business under a new entity called Keyco in a magnificent new state-of...

   
 

Man Sues Trump Hotel After Being Served Non-Kosher Sand...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/15/15 | Comments (0)

Oy, gevalt! An orthodox Jewish man is suing the Trump Soho after he allegedly spent $146 to get a special hot kosher meal there — and was served a cold...

   
 

Kosher Food-Cart Vendor Says He's Blocked By '...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/15/15 | Comments (0)

There is no peace in the Mideast — or Midtown. A Jewish kosher-food purveyor says he’s being prevented from settling in the heart of Manhattan by t...

   
 

Keeping Kosher Easier Than Ever As OU Certifies Mainstr...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 02/13/15 | Comments (0)

New York - A major national brand of string cheese is the first to earn the certification of the Orthodox Union, a move that makes kosher string cheese easily...

   
 

More Than 300 New Kosher For Passover Items, Many Glute...

Article by Eda Kram | Published 02/09/15 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — The news this year may not be as dramatic as in past years. Passover bagels and pizza already made news in previous years. The new “kitni...

   
 

In Honor Of Tu B'shvat STAR-K Presents Insect Chec...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 02/04/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 3 - In honor of Tu B’shvat (15th of Shvat, Feb 4th) STAR-K presents the following regarding insect checking  poster: ...

   
 

Star-K Parve/Dairy Alert - Seven Mile Market Macaroni ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/28/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 28 - Several containers of Seven Mile Market Garden Macaroni Salad, sold in Seven Mile Market, Baltimore, Maryland, bearing a Star-K Pareve...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Clearly Kombucha Classic Grape P...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/16/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 16 - Packages of Clearly Kombucha Classic Grape Probiotic Elixir bear an unauthorized Star-K symbol. Corrective action is being taken. &nbs...

   
 

Read Star-K's Newest Kashrus Kurrents - Winter �...

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 01/13/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 13 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Winter 5775/2015 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  Inside...

   
 

Tropicana Orange Juice and Rav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 01/05/15 | Comments (0)

Mr. Larry Gordon, owner of the Five Towns Jewish Times, visited Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita on Sunday afternoon at a little bit before 4:00 PM and presented him ...

   
 

Star-K Shmittah Alert: Produce from Israel Being Sold i...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/02/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan 2 - Please be aware that fruits and vegetables from Israel are being sold in the Baltimore area and across the U.S. For example, Star-K has...

   
 

Happening Now!: Do Kosher Agencies Get Along? Join STA...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/31/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 30 - Do Kosher agencies get along? What do Kosher agencies discuss when they get together?        &nbs...

   
 

Kosher Butcher Provides Meat for Released Guantanamo De...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 12/15/14 | Comments (0)

Six prisoners recently released from Guantanamo Bay sought out kosher meat to accommodate their Islamic dietary restrictions as they began life anew as refuge...

   
 

Star-K Kosher Certification Alert: A Warming Drawer by ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/12/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 11: A Common Question                   Based ...

   
 

Statement of Agudath Israel of America on Polish Ruling...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/10/14 | Comments (0)

 Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, hails the decision of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal to overrule the country'...