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I have posed this same question to Haredi and Modern Orthodox in our community.the simple answer is buyer beware. Neither crc nor cor (Canada) list them, and the reference card(COR) that I hand out to converts in Calgary does not list them. I would avoid them, unless a major hescher approves them. It is after all, about publishing clear rules, available to ...


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As a chef, I can assure you that the use of animal fat as a defoaming agent is no longer a common practice in maple syrup production. In virtually all cases, the role formerly filled by animal fat is now either unnecessary, or it is filled by either a specially manufactured defoaming agent or a small amount of vegetable oil. The defoaming agent, ...


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If the fish is labeled as a kosher species, even if it's cut, it is permitted per Rabbi Yitzchak Abadi if you wash the fish. Even if your kosher fish is next to shrimp or other unkosher species, it is still permitted. Source: http://kashrut.org/forum/viewpost.asp?mid=3996&highlight=shrimp


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IIRC, I heard from R. Nota Greenblatt, that if one can successfully identify the fish as a kosher species, it is permitted. If it has been cut with a knife that be non-kosher, then the area of the cut should be washed out. Similarly, KosherQuest (operated by R. E. Eidlitz) here states that fresh fish with fins and scales needs no hechsher.


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There are two problems as explained at this article There are two major kosher concerns with “pure maple syrup.” First, an observant Jew is required to turn on the evaporator because only an observant Jew is allowed to “light the fire” that cooks a kosher food item. Second, while the sap is boiling, farmers drip animal fat into the mixture to ...


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Yes. Per Rabbi Yitzchak Abadi Regarding: Subject: maple syrup Message: Is any brand of pure maple syrup KP? Thanks Reply: if there are no added ingredients-yes. But I'm pretty sure there are other ingredients-please list YA Product in question: Berkley & Jensen Pure maple syrup ingredients: pure maple ...



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