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Here's a list of potential issues (one specifically mentioning the Vegan Society and its standards) with vegan-certified food: The vegan standards for "animal-free" may be less stringent than the halakhic standards. I've heard this is particularly true with respect to bug checking for vegetables. Keilim. In particular, even if the restaurant's own keilim ...
There can be a few reasons for this, but predominantly, it can be one of two things: 1) The original certifier certifies it year round, and did not do anything to certify it for passover, but the importing certifier actually did visit and make a passover run. The original packaging was left in place for the production, however. This especially can happen ...
I was told by R' Dovid Fink shlita that, speaking very generally, Ashkenazi poskim tend to require kosher certification, the reasoning being that the standards of kosher might be different from your own. Sefardi poskim, on the other hand, tend to consider a restaurant kosher if there is a visible observant Jew working there, exactly as you describe. As ...
There is at least one example where we do not follow these identified chazakos. R' Rakeffet talks about this in his shiurim on Civil Marriage... Look at this shiur: http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/709440/Rabbi_Aaron_Rakeffet-Rothkoff/1995-09-17_Ain_adam_oseh_be'ilato_be'ilat_zenut__17-Sep-95
This is very common on imports from Israel certified by the Edah Hachareidis. The Edah certifies only staples for Pesach use. It is very common to see Passover cookies (matza meal or the like) in Israel with multiple Passover hashgachot and an Edah stamp which specifically states "For year round use."
Per Yalkut Yosef when you purchase clothing from a non Jew you have to inspect them for Shaatnez even if the non Jew insists there is no linen threads. However if linen threads are significantly more expensive then one may rely on that fact. If one supplied the material to a non Jew we are not afraid that he will switch the goods, since it can be checked. ...
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