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For the most part, I gather that an Ashkenazi should not follow Sephardi minhag or vice versa. (E.g. - nusach hatefilla, kitniyot on Pesach.)

I am Ashkenazi. I am somewhat "liberal" regarding my use of shechita, i.e., I will use meat that is certified by a reliable rav. I am unfamiliar with what makes "Bet Yosef" shechita, generally use by Sephardim different from Ashkenazi shechita. Would an Ashkenazi be allowed to use Bet Yosef Shechita or can a Sephardi use a reliable Ashkenazi shechita or are they restricted to Bet Yosef shechita?

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    Bet Yosef is the equivalent of glatt kosher - one level up from regular kosher - certainly works for an Ashkenazi. Sefardim are more machmir than Ashkenazim regarding adhesions therefore many will not use Ashkenazi schita. All this is valid for Israel - I don't know enough about the US these days to comment – mbloch Jan 8 '18 at 18:44
  • Even more literal than that @mbloch. A sign saying bet yosef without a teuda from a rabbi is the equivalent of a store advertising glatt kosher without a hashgacha from a rabbi. – user6591 Jan 8 '18 at 19:05
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    Short answer: An Ashkenazi can rely on Bet Yosef shechita but a Sephardi cannot rely on Ashkenazi shechita. – ezra Jan 8 '18 at 20:27
  • From what I understand, there is a dispute over what part of the checking process is min haTorah and what is derabbanan. The Sefaradim are more stringent than the Ashkenazim over this. I would need to look into it. – Menachem Eliyahu Jan 8 '18 at 20:27
  • @mbloch That's not really true. The Beit Yosef permits some adhesions and prohibits others, while the Rama permits some adhesions and prohibits others. One is not exclusively more strict or lenient. Usually what's labeled as Beit Yosef nowadays is meat that has no adhesions at all, so it's fine for both. But that's not literally true about the in principle Sefardi/Ashkenazi positions. – Double AA Jan 8 '18 at 21:17

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