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Rabbi Eidlitz notes

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Rabbi Eidlitz notes

SoCal Mother | Mar 29, 2011 11:04 PM

Rabbi Eidlitz began by speaking about various hashgacha organizations that have bought up smaller hashgachas and no longer exist.

WK and half moon K are both now owned by the OU and are as reliable.
Texas K is now owned by the CRC and is as reliable.
K with an underline (look at Bob's Red Mill) is now Rabbi Teichman from LA Kehillah.

Triangle K and Tablet K have not changed.
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New product: Gluten-free imitation matzah (!) for those who will not eat gebrokhts or cannot eat wheat but want something similar to matzah without gluten. The bracha is shehakol. Good for places where you can't wash. He said it tastes better than it sounds.

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The popular rumor that all Coke from Mexico is KLP is untrue. Although it is made from cane sugar, it has non Pesach ingredients. There is actually a separate formula for Pesach Coke.

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OU now has a symbol for "Pesach for Kitniyot eaters".

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The confusion about grape juice is as follows:
The manufacturers of kosher grape juice have a new standard that all grape juice is mevushal EXCEPT grape juice sold in 64 oz. glass bottles. Why would anyone want non-mevushal grape juice? He says that since non-mevushal grape juice is potential wine, it can be used for the 4 cups or for kiddush. If you are using mevushal grape juice you should add some wine to it.

Manischewitz is the only wine company that requires OUP on their wine. That's because they add kitniyot flavorings to some of their flavored wines. All other wine is KLP.
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Fox's U-Bet (chocolate sauce) is reliably kosher only in the KLP version. The markings will be on the top.
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Rice Dream Original is acceptable for kitnyiot eaters.

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Food that do not require hasgacha:
Extra virgin olive oil
Plain tea bags (not including decaf)
Agave and Honey that are not processed, filtered, without additives, etc.
Nuts if they have NO ADDITIVES (and BHT counts as an additive)
Frozen fruit with OU does not require OUP
Bagged salad with hashgacha does not require KLP
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