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amother




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Post Thu, Dec 10 2020, 3:42 pm
I didn’t realize there is no kosher sign. Is it kosher?
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amother




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Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 9:20 pm
I also bought it by mistake. Is it kosher?
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 9:33 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
I also bought it by mistake. Is it kosher?

if it has no hechsher it's not kosher Wink
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 9:36 pm
Is it just frozen fruit?
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amother




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Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 9:44 pm
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
Is it just frozen fruit?

Frozen fruit plus ascorbic and citric acid
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:20 pm
Those ingredients do not need a hechsher.
If there are fruits with bug issues, they must be blended completely.
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:21 pm
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
Those ingredients do not need a hechsher.
If there are fruits with bug issues, they must be blended completely.

Are you sure about that? The ingredients themselves might be okay, but there's no way of knowing what knife was used to cut the ingredients and what other ingredients might have come in contact with them...
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amother




Forestgreen
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:24 pm
You can email the star k or other kashrus org. They are very responsive.
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amother




Pewter
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:26 pm
If it's plain fruit I heard it's ok since there are other ing I would say it needs a hecsher. But ask someone more knowledgeable than me.
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WhatFor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:38 pm
amother [ Chocolate ] wrote:
if it has no hechsher it's not kosher Wink


Food is either kosher or not kosher. A hechsher doesn't make food kosher, absence of a hechsher doesn't make food not kosher. A hechsher just certifies that someone knowledgeable has investigated and is validating that an item is kosher. But it was kosher regardless.
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amother




Mauve
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:40 pm
Email the ou. They will ask for a picture of the package. I had a question recently and they responded right away.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:50 pm
Fruits dealt with in mass production do not have an issue with non kosher knives. Three are factory machines that only do fruit and even if there ever was something problematic, on such a large scale, it would be batul. All major kashrus organizations allow frozen fruit without a hechsher and problematic additives, with the bug issue being a separate problem.

Some additives are never an issue. Absorbic and citric acid are 2 of those.

Background: My father has been in hashgacha for 30ish years, my husband was trained by the Star K, and I frequent kashrus shiurim as much as I can given by people trained by both the CRC and Star K. I am not a posek, but all this is common knowledge of how the major kashrus organizations hold (I don't know about heimish hechsherim). Feel free to ask your own shaila, it's the best thing you can do, but don't throw it out because I'm fairly certain you'll get an ok response. OU and Star K (4104844110) are very responsive.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:54 pm
See the fruit info here from Rabbi Eidlitz of Kosherquest "Products That Don't Require Kashrus Certification - Kosherquest.org - Online Kashrus Information" https://kosherquest.org/is-it-.....tion.
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tweety1




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 10:57 pm
amother [ Chocolate ] wrote:
Are you sure about that? The ingredients themselves might be okay, but there's no way of knowing what knife was used to cut the ingredients and what other ingredients might have come in contact with them...

This! This is what I was told more than once.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 24 2021, 11:02 pm
tweety1 wrote:
This! This is what I was told more than once.

Just curious, do you eat national hechsherim or heimish only?
Who were you told by?
Was it referring to frozen fruit in particular?

I have heard directly several times first-hand from one of the directors of AKO (Association of Kashrus Organizations) that there's no such problem in mass production.
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 28 2021, 12:11 am
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
See the fruit info here from Rabbi Eidlitz of Kosherquest "Products That Don't Require Kashrus Certification - Kosherquest.org - Online Kashrus Information" https://kosherquest.org/is-it-.....tion.

I still have it in the freezer. So it’s ok according to rabbi eidlitz article. Thanks
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amother




Purple
 

Post Thu, Jan 28 2021, 3:00 am
Frozen fruit that has grapes in it can be a problem. I was told I couldn’t buy fresh smoothies , juices etc because they use same equipment for grapes
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