If something is marked Badatz Chatam Sofer or mehadrin, would it be considered Chalav Yisroel and Pas Yisroel?


Not necessarily. Anyone can mark something "mehadrin" and standards may differ.


You would need to ask the certifying authority or your local Rabbi. Those items that are chalav Yisroel that I have seen will have chalav Yisroel added to the label. Something could be marked mehadrin but still be Chalav Stam.

  • Also different people may have different understandings of what constitutes chalav yisrael – Double AA Sep 29 '19 at 1:42

In the US they use the letter D to designate a product as Dairy but not CY. In Israel, the general policy of ALL the MeHadrin kashrut services DO NOT certify products that are Chalav Stam /Nochri from non-Jewish sources. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel allows Avkat Chalav Nochri (non-Jewish milk powder) in many of their products which are marked with Chalav Nochri. Rabbis Amar & Shtern, Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem allow Avkat Chalav Nochri in baked goods (bakery in Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem.) If a product is marked Pat Yisrael, in general it is Pat Yisrael.

  • So, to directly address the OP’s question: if it doesn’t have any of these special markings and just has the Badatz or Mehadrin labels, is it presumed Chalav/Pas Yisrael? – DonielF Nov 23 '19 at 23:40

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