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15 Av 5760 - August 16, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Kashrus Comments from the BaDaTz

To the Editor:

I would like to bring to your attention the following letter which I received from the Vaad Hakashrus of the Badatz Eida HaChareidis.

Many, if not most people, do not know what it says here, and they end up buying food thinking it has a good hechsher, when in reality it has no hechsher (or a hechsher which is not acceptable to them).

I received full permission from the Badatz to publicize this letter.


S. H.

Letter from the Kashrus Department of the Orthodox Council of Jerusalem

Tel: 02-6251651; Fax: 972-2-6254975

July 5, 00

Dear Mr. H.,

Referring to your questions.

1) Are ANGEL stores under the supervision of the Badatz Eida HaChareidis?

2) If not, what are the problems?

Answer (1)

Our supervision is only for the bakery itself. We have no supervision on any ANGEL store except for the one at the bakery.

Answer (2)

There may be many problems at these stores:

[1] i.e. we have no supervision of what goes in and out of the oven (milk, pareve, bishul akum, even treifah).

[2] We have no supervision over any products made in the store (i.e. sandwiches, sometimes pizza toppings, etc.)

[3] We have no control if all the products are from the Angel factory, although we have never heard of any store having taken from anywhere else as this would present a breach of agreement between the store and Angel.

Also there are many of these stores that have a cafe or restaurant which has many more problems.

Therefore, we want to make clear that:

ONLY PRODUCTS THAT ARE SEALED AND HAVE THE BADATZ STAMP are under our supervision, we cannot be responsible for any open product (i.e. rolls, rogelach, burekas).

PLEASE NOTE: the above applies also to all bakery outlets (e.g. Abadi, Gerlitz-Man, etc.) with our hashgocha.

(signed) Vaad Hakashrus of the Eida HaChareidis


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