Mono- and diglycerides (of fatty acids) are the most common emulsifiers used in food manufacturing.
Author Archives: Rabbi Sholom Ber Hendel
Canned vegetables are vegetables that are processed, sealed, cooked, and stored in cans. This is a low-cost method to extend the shelf life of the vegetable. It also provides consumers with a convenient and cheap way to enjoy vegetables, no matter the season.
OK Kosher only certifies products that are kosher without relying on nullification. This means that 100% of the ingredients must be approved as kosher in order for the finished product to be OK certified.
When I discussed the details with Rabbi Levy, it was clear that despite the fact that there were certain leniencies that could be applied, the OK certifies products “lechatchila” and we will not be certifying this product. When another hechsher reached out to them, willing to certify based on the leniencies, the company said no. The company recognized and appreciated the high standards of the OK.
One of the memorable plants that I visited during this trip was the iconic Toblerone facility. The Toblerone products have been produced in Bern, Switzerland since the early 1900s and certified by the OK for many years.
OK Kosher recommends purchasing kosher certified instant coffee for year-round use, and kosher for Passover instant coffee for Passover use.
Olives are small, green fruit that grown on trees in Eretz Yisroel and around the world. They are one of the Shivas Haminim mentioned in the Torah.
In order for the gelatin to be kosher certified, it must be made from kosher animals that underwent kosher slaughter and processing, or from kosher fish.
There are exciting developments in the red color industry from OK-certified color manufacturer Chr. Hansen.