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How should asparagus be checked for bugs?

Description: Asparagus is a spear-like vegetable approximately 6-8” long with triangular scales along the sides, culminating with an arrangement of...

There are several ingredients that I see at time which I am not familiar with. Should I be concerned about them?

The following is a current partial listing of common “Red Flag Ingredients” which one may come across in the flavor industry as well as other...

If giraffes are kosher, why dont we eat giraffe's meat?

Misconception: Although the giraffe is a kosher animal, it is not slaughtered because it is not known where on the neck to perform the shechitah (ritual...

Are all hard liquors Kosher?

Saying L'chaim is very much a part of Jewish life. At a shul kiddush, a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah, one is sure to find a host of alcoholic...

How does one make "Jewish cheese"?

Some halachic authorities rule that to satisfy the gevinat Yisrael (Jewish cheese) requirement, a Jewish person must be present to supervise the cheese...

How is cheese made kosher?

As with any food, all of the ingredients in the cheese as well as the equipment used during the manufacturing process must be kosher. However, a special...

What is Glatt Kosher?

The Short Answer:  Misconception: “Glatt Kosher” means something like “extra kosher” and applies to chicken and fish as well...

What is the halachic issue of consuming eggs, onions or garlic which were peeled and left overnight?

Taste, health and convenience are some of the considerations consumers think about when making decisions regarding foods. Of course, kosher consumers also...

What is "kosher gelatin"?

The gelatin probably came from a cow that was not kosher slaughtered or a pig. There are some opinions that allow for this, but most halachic poskim rule...

Why do supervision agencies supervise products that do not need a hechsher?

If by “products that do not need a hechsher” you mean items that have no connection to food, such as bicycles, they don’t certify such...