13 august 2007
There have been unconfirmed reports, as of august 2007, that the
cafeteria now has a mehadrin hechsher again. Anyone possessing more
precise information is asked to provide additional details so they can
be posted in this space.
1. In the past, the faculty cafeteria in the irgun hasegel
building had a mehadrin hechsher of the Ramat Gan rabbanut.
2. Under the current management of Mr. Yishai Rachtman, the cafeteria
no longer uses cholov yisrael cheese and bug-free lettuce. It no
longer has a mehadrin hechsher. The faculty and the larger public
have not been informed of the change.
3. We will try to signal as promptly as possible any future change in
the kashrus status of the cafeteria.
Practical advice concerning bug-free vegetables:
4. The situation with insect infestation in vegetables has gotten much worse in recent years. The prohibition against eating insects
5. Gush Katif products are bug-free. They are currently available on
the market. My wife served them last shabbos, including lettuce. It
is virtually impossible to get rid of all the bugs in non-supervised
lettuce, by merely washing it, in my experience.
6. Gush Katif does not have a monopoly on bug-free lettuce.
Generally, whatever has the hashgacha of Rav Wye mentioned on it, is
reliable, whether or not it is Gush Katif. Some reliable pre-washed
vegetables appear under the Badatz Eida Charedit Yerushalayim
7. Do you think the irgun hasegel should distribute an email
to the faculty list at LISTSERV@listserv.biu.ac.il, to inform the
public of the change in the hashgacha at the cafeteria? Please let me
know at firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Read all about the regular flies
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