Island Crust Cafe, under the Hashgacha of the Vaad of Seattle, is scheduled to reopen Sunday, November 13th-Wednesday November 16th. Hours are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Island Crust Cafe Reopening:
Thank you for your patience as we resolve the situation at Island Crust Café.
Here is where we are:
I can report, having been at Island Crust Café over the past two days, that a rigorous kashering of the entire facility has gone well. It is no small task, and we owe a tremendous gratitude to our dedicated and hardworking mashgichim for their diligence and commitment.
So much appreciation to the Rabbis and members of the community for supportive and encouraging calls and emails.
We are pleased to announce that Island Crust Café will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday November 8, at 11:00 am with hasgacha t’midis, a full time mashgiach present for receiving deliveries, preparation, hours of operation and cleanup.
The hours of operation for this week are Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 am-7:00 pm.
Looking forward to seeing you at Island Crust!
Rabbi Moshe Kletenik
Av Beit Din
Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle
The Star-K now certifies Carlini brand Ghee Clarified Butter as a Star-D product (non-Cholov Yisroel).
Fruitavia brand now certifies Fruit Platters and Sorbet (contains: pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew, pomegranate, mangos, kiwis, apples, oranges)
The Star-K now certifies the following products from La Fe…
Burrito Flour Tortilla
Taco Flour Tortilla
Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla
The Star-K now certifies JNS Foods brand Pineapple Tidbits in natural Juice.
The Late July Snacks Jalapeno Lime Tortilla Chips sold at Costco and other stores are now certified Kof-K dairy.
Matt’s Bakery Cookies with O/K Pareve are Pas Yisroel.
S. Rosen’s breads, buns and rolls with an O/U (available at Costco) are Pas Yisroel.
Natural Ovens Bakery Keto-Friendly White Bread with an O/U ink jetted on the individually wrapped loaves (available at Costco) is Pas Yisroel.
From The COR of Greater Detroit: Trader Joe’s Chocolate Brooklyn Babka, Cinnamon Brooklyn Babka and Half Moon Cookies
Trader Joe’s brand of Chocolate Brooklyn Babka, Cinnamon Brooklyn Babka and Half Moon Cookies that bear O/U pareve are Pas Yisroel. (they are no longer Yoshon).
Trader Joe’s Challah – Braided Egg Bread that bears an Earth K symbol and states “Pas Yisroel” is Pas Yisroel.
The following rules can be applied when determining if honey products are kosher:
Pure, unflavored honey is acceptable without a hechsher.
Flavored honey requires a hechsher.
Clover, Wildflower, Blossom, Orange etc. are types of honey, not flavors, and are acceptable without a hechsher if they are unflavored.
Honey in the comb is acceptable, but one should not squeeze honey from the comb on Shabbos
Bee parts found in unfiltered honey should be removed.
Nagano Japonica Rice is now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision when bearing a date code beginning with the letters “HD”.
Natural Earth Sweet Sushi Sauce is now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.
Pitti Caffe brand Coffee Beans, Capsules and Ground Coffee are now Certified Kosher under Star-K supervision. Label must state PittiCafe-Mokaefti SRL of Corsico, Ml, Italy
Member’s Mark brand Fruit Strips (Variety Pack, Mixed Berry, Strawberry and Tropical Fruit) are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.
Great Value brand canned Bell Peppers Sweet (strips and diced) are now certified Kosher under Star-K supervision.
Mountain Dew Kickstart, Mountain Dew Energy (formerly Mountain Dew “Rise” Energy) and Mountain Dew Game Fuel Energy Drinks contain grape juice (except for Game Fuel “Zero” varieties) and are acceptable ONLY when bearing a K or a recognized Kosher symbol, or when bearing the letters “XG” in the middle of the second line of the inkjet code on the bottom of the can.
Other Mountain Dew products that are produced in the USA, Canada and Mexico are acceptable without any symbol or code.
New Fruitworks Real Sugar Mango Lemonade FCB Slurpee Syrup is Kosher and pareve (no symbol required). The label on the syrup box in the back must be checked to verify the brand and flavor.