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Vegan Identification Prompts Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis OV...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 09/09/18 | Comments (0)

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Agadir Burger Opens A Mehadrin Kosher Branch In Bnei Br...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/08/18 | Comments (0)

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA YWN The Agadir burger chain in Israel has opened its first kosher branch, a mehadrin kosher store, in Bnei Brak, Ynet reports. Not surpris...

   
 

Historic Food Network Victory As First Kosher Orthodox ...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 09/07/18 | Comments (0)

Staten Island, NY - After airing more than 450 episodes, the popular Food Network cooking show Chopped finally crowned its first kosher champion this week, with...

   
 

Star-K Yoshon Updates – As of September 6, 2018

Article by Star-K | Published 09/06/18 | Comments (0)

Yoshon season has officially started. Many people get confused about what the terms Yoshonand Chodosh are. Here we present a brief explanati...

   
 

Starting The New Year Right: A Guide To The Simanim On ...

Article by Star-K/Rabbi Moshe T. Schuchma... | Published 09/05/18 | Comments (0)

This article from 5770/2010 is being reposted upon request IntroductionOn Rosh HaShana, everything we do is imbued with extreme significance.  W...

   
 

Black Eyed Pea Update For Baltimore Community

Article by Star-K | Published 09/04/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 4, 2018 - Recently, there was information disseminated alerting consumers to potential infestation issues in black-eyed peas. The is...

   
 

Kosher Restaurants Use Technology to Increase Business

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/30/18 | Comments (0)

Technology is changing the way kosher restaurants and other eating establishments do business. Many kosher restaurants routinely use services like Uber Eats, de...

   
 

Growing Kosher Industry Demands More Mashgichim

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/30/18 | Comments (0)

Chicago…A growing concern for kashrus officials is the constant supply of mashgichim (kosher supervisors) in the rapidly expanding kosher food industry. Rabbi...

   
 

Food Experts Debate Origin Of Key Lime Pie

Article by AP | Published 08/01/18 | Comments (0)

Key West, FL - Florida Keys culinary experts are furious about a cookbook author’s claim that Key lime pie wasn’t invented in the island chain. Pastry ch...

   
 

STAR-K Kashrus Training Program Celebrates 15 Years of ...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 07/20/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 20, 2018 - Since July 2004, STAR-K Kosher Certification has provided a premier training ground for Kashrus professionals, administrators, a...

   
 

Forbidden by Rabbinate Yet Approved by Tzohar

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/18/18 | Comments (0)

Chief Rabbinate informs public: Artichoke forbidden to eat by Rabbinate served in restaurant holding Tzohar kosher certification. The Chief Rabbinate of Isra...

   
 

AP: Kosher Certifier Reduces List Of Acceptable Starbuc...

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

The story about Starbucks ending its Kosher friendly store program, is now a National story. The following is an unedited report from the Associated P...

   
 

Star-K Alert: Starbucks Coffee

Article by Star-K | Published 07/13/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 13, 2018 - Please be advised that Starbucks has decided to end the expanded STAR-K Kosher information program Consumers are advised that e...

   
 

Changes to STAR-K Starbucks Kosher List

Article by Star-K | Published 07/09/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 9, 2018 - Please be advised that Starbucks Corporation has decided to end the kosher-friendly store program.Consumers are advised that effe...

   
 

Star-K Alert: Filicori Zecchini Cafe

Article by Star-K | Published 07/05/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 5, 2018 - Effective immediately, both locations of Filicori Zecchini Cafe, at 2541 Broadway, New York, New York, and at 42 E. 46th Street, ...

   
 

A Kashrus Legend: Rav Chaim Goldzweig, zt”l

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/24/18 | Comments (0)

It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Chaim Goldzweig zt”l, rov of Congregation Tiferes Moshe in Chicago, se...

   
 

Kosher Meat Recall: Agri Star Recalls Beef Pastrami Pro...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/22/18 | Comments (0)

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA YWN Postville IA – Agri Star Meat and Poultry LLC is recalling approximately 3,592 pounds of ready-to-eat beef pastrami products due to ...

   
 

Rav Yaakov Ariel: Tzohar Kashrus Is Not Kosher

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/22/18 | Comments (0)

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA YWN One of the leading poskim in the dati leumi community in Eretz Yisrael, HaRav Yaakov Ariel, has come out with a psak that the new Tzoh...

   
 

A Pre-Shavuos Review of Basic Halachos of Basar b'...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Dovid Heber | Published 05/18/18 | Comments (0)

One of the best known halachos of kashrus is that one may not eat meat and milk together.  One of the reasons that kosher symbols incor...

   
 

Oven Kashrus 101: Using The Same Oven For Meat, Dairy, ...

Article by STAR-K/Rabbi Dovid Heber | Published 05/16/18 | Comments (0)

If your kitchen is equipped with four ovens – for meat, dairy, pareve and fish you don’t need to read this article. However, if you do not have such a luxur...

   
 

Beer Update as of May 9, 2018 - Star-K Maryland Beer Al...

Article by Star-K | Published 05/10/18 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - May 9, 2018 - Effective Thursday, May 10, 2018, all beer in Maryland can be assumed to be from after Pesach and is permitted to be purchas...

   
 

Star-K Alert: KitchenAid Refrigerators

Article by Star-K | Published 05/08/18 | Comments (0)

PLEASE NOTE: In certain models of KitchenAid refrigerators with a STAR-K certified Sabbath Mode, after a power failure, the refrigerator recovers, but is not in...

   
 

Kashrus Alert: Some Pringles are Now Dairy

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/29/18 | Comments (0)

The OU Kosher certification has announced that Pringles potato crisp snacks are now dairy or 'dairy equipment.'The potato crisps, produced by Kellogg&...

   
 

Happening Now --- Star-K TeleKosher Webinar - SHOPPING ...

Article by Star-K | Published 04/25/18 | Comments (0)

Join us for our next Telekosher Conference Series STARTING NOW Wednesday April 25, 2018  12 Noon ET SHOPPING AFTER PESACH CLICK HER...

   
 

Star-K and OK Weigh In On Beer Controversy On Talkline ...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 04/16/18 | Comments (0)

New York - With members of the Jewish community busying themselves with food-related matters after Pesach, rushing out to restock their bare pantries, standing ...

   
 

Maryland Beer Alert Pesach 2018/5778

Article by Star-K | Published 04/08/18 | Comments (0)

It has come to our attention that two large beer distribution companies, who are the exclusive distributors of many brands in Maryland, are Jewish owned. Due to...

   
 

Star-K Updated 2018 List of Passover Products That Do N...

Article by Star-K | Published 03/27/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 27, 2018 - Star-K Updated 2018 List of Passover Products That Do Not Require Additional Passover Certification. Click on the image below f...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Urgent Notice: Pitted Manzanilla Olive

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/27/18 | Comments (0)

Please note:  there is a printing error on the Gefen pitted Manzanilla Olive and nov 2219 on cover. The Hebrew States “Kosher for Passover Parve” and t...

   
 

7 Mile Market Kashrus Alert - Absolutely Flatbreads

Article by 7MM | Published 03/25/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – Mar. 25, 2018 - Absolutely Flatbread (only the Everything flavor) is not marked Kosher for Passover (and is a Kitniyos item). Some of these we...

   
 

STAR-K Kashrus Alert: Natural Earth Brown Sushi Rice

Article by Star-K | Published 03/16/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 16, 2018 - Natural Earth wishes to advise consumers that there have been reports of infestation in bags of Natural Earth Brown Sushi Rice. ...

   
 

STAR-K and HATZALAH present Tips for Safe Pesach Kitche...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 03/15/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - March 15, 2018- As we head into the home stretch weeks before the cooking and baking marathon begins for Pesach, kashering your kitchen may be t...

   
 

Nervous about Kashering for Pesach?

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/15/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - Mar. 11, 2018 - Are you nervous about Kashering for Pesach; unsure you will get it done properly? Are you afraid the water will ruin your cabine...

   
 

TeleKosher Webinar - ANNUAL PASSOVER EDITION - Wednesda...

Article by Star-K | Published 03/13/18 | Comments (0)

Wondering about what needs a Passover certification and what doesn’t? What products are new for Passover 2018? The latest Passover meat and chicken updates? D...

   
 

Star-K 2018 Passover Information Update

Article by Star-K | Published 03/09/18 | Comments (0)

STAR-K PASSOVER INFORMATION March 9, 2018 STAR-K Pesach Guides and information, including ...

   
 

Treif Chickens Found At Largest South African Kosher Ca...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/06/18 | Comments (0)

THE FOLLOWING IS VIA YWN In a shock move on Erev Purim, the Beth Din of Johannesburg revoked the Kosher certification of Stan & Pete Caterers’ with immed...

   
 

Snyders of Hanover Pretzel Products Labled OU-D, But No...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/05/18 | Comments (0)

The following Snyders of Hanover products, are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment): Gluten Free PretzelsMin...

   
 

STAR-K Kashrus Alert: BioCoffee

Article by Star-K | Published 03/02/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 2, 2018 - BioCoffee Organic Instant Alkaline Coffee, distributed by BioCoffee, Acworth, GA, bears an unauthorized Star-K and is not certifi...

   
 

Star-K Alert: Natural Earth Red Quinoa

Article by Star-K | Published 02/19/18 | Comments (0)

Natural Earth wishes to advise consumers that there have been reports of infestation in bags of Natural Earth Red Quinoa with expiration code 12-20-20, lot code...

   
 

STAR-K Pesach 5778 - Pre-Pesach Bulletin #1

Article by Star-K | Published 02/11/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 11, 2018 - As we approach the Passover season, STAR-K will periodically issue bulletins with information which will hopefully assist you in...

   
 

Kashrus Alert: WOW Air Busted Using Unauthorized OK Kos...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 02/06/18 | Comments (0)

The OK has put out an alert that ultra low-cost carrier WOW Air is using an unauthorized OK symbol on their special menu with meals for sale on flights departin...

   
 

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

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/29/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan 24, 2018 - In honor of Tu B’shvat (15th of Shvat, Jan 31, 2018) STAR-K presents the following regarding insect checking  po...

   
 

The High-Impact Partnership Between Vaad of Greater Was...

Article by Kol HaBira/Gabe Aaronson | Published 01/25/18 | Comments (0)

The Vaad Harabanim (Rabbinical Council) of Greater Washington serves many functions for the Greater Washington area Jewish community, but kashrut (kos...

   
 

Remembering Kashrus Expert, Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, ZT...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 01/22/18 | Comments (0)

New York - Two days after his passing, Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, a leading figure in the world of kashrus, is being remembered as a prolific author, a well known...

   
 

Krispy Kreme... or Not?

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/09/18 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 8, 2018 - Over the last few months, there has been much talk and confusion about the kashrus status of Krispy Kreme in Owings Mills. Many p...

   
 

Star-K Alert: Peppers from Israel

Article by Star-K | Published 12/18/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 18, 2017 - Please be aware that red, yellow and orange peppers, as well as other fruits and vegetables from Israel, are...

   
 

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...