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


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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
    Commented Sep 29, 2019 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
    Commented Nov 23, 2019 at 23:40

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