Just in time for Sukkos and of course year round, we just released a video shiur on the basics of how to check fruits and vegetables for bugs. This important shiur covers the entry level understanding of what to be aware of, and how to make sure you are following the proper Kosher guidelines to ensure that your fruits and vegetables are acceptable to eat.
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The following products, manufactured by Petit Pot, Inc. are now certified Kosher under Star-D supervision These products are all dairy, Non-Cholov Yisroel
Caramel Pot de Creme
Chocolate Pot de Crème
Coffee Pot de Creme
Lemon Pot de Creme
Vanilla Pot de Creme
The Gemorah in Avoda Zarah lists certain decrees of Chazal to avoid intermarriage. One of them is not eating bread baked by a non Jew as this may increase their relationship beyond what is proper. Later Chazal found that this was very difficult for most Jews who found themselves in a situation where the only baker in town was by law not Jewish. Since the Torah states “כי לא על הלחם לבדו יחיה האדם – That Man cannot live by bread alone, however clearly bread is a major need for most people. Accordingly Chazal eased up on this restriction to a degree and allowed a middle category, called Pas Palter which means bakers bread. Since one doesn’t usually become with the baker’s daughter, the possibility of intermarriage is remote. How far this allowance extends is a Machlokes between the Mechaber and the Romo.
The Mechaber in Y.D. says that all year one can buy non Jewish baked bread from a baker only if there is no alternative or the Jewish baked bread is inferior.
The Romo in Toras Chatas says that Pas Palter – bakers bread, is allowed all year other than during Aseres Yemai Teshuva, Shabbos, and Yom Tov, when the custom is to be stringent and only consume Pas Yisroel – Jewish baked bread when reasonably obtainable.
The following is a list of some companies that are Pas Yisroel:
Old Country Bagels – O/K
Dole Fruit Snacks in Strawberry and Orange varieties are O/U certified in the U.S. and are Kosher even if the O/U symbol is not yet on the label. The Grape flavor is NOT certified.
Navaz Catering in Tarzana, Ca. is now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.
Partake brand Gluten Free Mini Carrot Oat Cookies, Mini Sweet Potato Millet Cookies and Min Sprouted Grain Chocolate Chip cookies are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.
Regal brand Salmon Portions (skin on, bone in), Fillets (Skin off, Bone in) and Kebaba (unflavored) are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.
The following products, manufactured by H-E-Buddy are now certified Kosher under O/UD (dairy) supervision. These products are all dairy…
Children’s Nutritional Shake – Strawberry
Children’s Nutritional Shake – Chocolate
Children’s Nutritional Shake – Vanilla with Fiber
Children’s Nutritional Shake – Vanilla
The following products, manufactured by Farmer Land are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision…
The following products, manufactured by Freedom Bar brand are now certified Kosher under O/U (pareve) supervision…
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bar
chocolate Protein Bar
Peanut Butter Protein Bar
Apple Cinnamon Protein Bar
Chocolate Orange Protein Bar
Chocolate Coconut Protein Bar
Sultana Pecan Protein Bar
The following products, manufactured by Base Culture are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision…
Apple Cinnamon Muffin Gluten Free
Fruit & Nut Squares Gluten Free
Nutty Pumpkin Bread Gluten Free
Sticky Granola Gluten Free
Sweet Banana Bread Gluten Free
Almond Butter Brownie Gluten Free
SOF brand Organic Blueberries and Apples (from Chile) are now certified Kosher under O/U supervision.
Scrubby’s Hummus Chips, Lentil Chips and Quinoa Chips are now certified Kosher under KLBD supervision. These products are pareve.
Del Destino brand Roasted Red Peppers are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.
Tuscan Garden Large Pitted Ripe Black Olives are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.
The following products, manufactured by Bareorganics are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision…
100% Raw Organic Alfalfa Grass Powder
100% Raw Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder
100% Raw Organic Beet Root Powder
100% Raw Organic Maca Root Ppowder
100% Raw Organic Red Reishi Powder
100% Raw Organic Turmeric Root Powder
Chameleon Cold-Brew brand Cold Brew Organic Coffee Extract 15x and Organic Nitro Cold-Brew Coffee are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision. These products are pareve.
The following Damo brand cookies are now certified Kosher under Star-D (dairy- non Cholov Yisroel) supervision…
Butter Cookie, Rich Chocolate
Butter Cookie, Tropical Coconut
Premium Butter Cookie
Ful-Flav-R brand Diced Green Chilies and Whole Green Chilies are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.