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It looks like this is the trademark of "United Kosher Supervision", which is apparently headed by a R' Yaakov Spivak of Monsey, NY.


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R Sholem Fishbane, the Executive Director of the Associated Kashrus Organizations (AKO), an umbrella group of major kosher-certifying agencies and the and the Kashruth Administrator of the CRC kosher supervising agency spoke to the Headlines podcast about this. At 1h43m here he explains salmon can be purchased without supervision. He says "at most, to be ...


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It seems to me that a constant mashgiach would still be required. For background, there are 4 main problems with a vegan restaurant without any mashgiach, as summarized from ok.org, and chabad.org: Vegetables can often have insects. The Vegan Society allows for a minute quantity of animal products to be included in food advertised as 'vegan'. That does not,...


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A number of kashrut certification agencies (led by Star-K and the OU) discovered that plastic packaging material suppliers were using animal-based additives (e.g., tallow, animal fat) in the plastic resins (e.g., as lubricants) and that these additives could migrate into the food. Interestingly the Food & Drug Administration requires these chemicals to ...


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There is an argument to be made that pure traditional butter is inherently kosher as milk from non-kosher animals won't congeal properly. Modern butter plants at times utilize whey left over from cheese production as a substitute for costly butterfat when making butter, and Rav Moshe Feinstein went so far as to argue that butter incorporating whey from non-...


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