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Does dirt (an unknown foreign object that makes the food look bad) have a status of non-Kosher, such that if it were put in a pot and boiled or run through the dishwasher, it would make other things non-Kosher?

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There is an idea that earth helps for kasharus. Ne'itzah (sticking a knife into hard soil 10 times,see Bais Yosef 89,and Shach 89:22) –  sam Jul 23 '12 at 19:32
    
Probably only if you think the pot that touched the dirt is now disgusting. Similarly if someone somehow made dirt into a delicacy I imagine it would be permitted. [Speculation] –  Double AA Jul 23 '12 at 19:34
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@sam, That's because it is rough and can remove caked-on oils, etc., that can otherwise be difficult to remove. However, the same can theoretically be said of some hardened (but still edible) treif substance. In both cases you would want to wash off the knife before use. My question with the dirt would be - do you have to? –  Seth J Jul 23 '12 at 19:34
    
@DoubleAA, exactly. It's Asur to eat. Does that mean the taste of Isur can transfer? –  Seth J Jul 23 '12 at 19:35
    
My point was it doesnt make things worse,and do you have a source for hard treif items? –  sam Jul 23 '12 at 19:36

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no. dirt is not food. only food has kashrut status.

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But it is Asur to eat. –  Seth J Jul 23 '12 at 19:13
    
@SethJ according to what source? –  Charles Koppelman Jul 23 '12 at 19:14
    
I linked to the answer in my question. –  Seth J Jul 23 '12 at 19:16
    
yes, i saw that too late... –  Charles Koppelman Jul 23 '12 at 19:38

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