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#1 Tova

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:05 PM

Someone accidently bought a Dannon yogurt variety that has a "K" and has kosher gelatin listed in the ingredients. My first thought was to simply throw them out, but I've instead decided to dig further and find out about the yogurt and supervising rabbi.

According to this Rabbi Dr. David I. Sheinkopf is the supervising rabbi. It seems as though this rabbi has written on the topic of kashrut and gelatin in Issues In Jewish Dietary Laws: Gelatin, Kitniyyot, And Their Derivatives

Anyone know if it's okay?
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:07 PM

Not sure if this is apropos or not, but in the US (and maybe also Canada) we actually have a much higher standard on gelatin than Israel. (which is why you should not eat Milky's without a valid US hechsher)
I wouldn't eat it with just a K.

Here's from a mail-list:

Rabbi Sheinkopf, unlike all major kashrus organizations in the U.S.,
holds that gelatin made from neveila [animals not slaughtered properly]
is kosher. All neveila gelatin products that I've seen have his
hashgacha. Rabbi Sheinkopf's father gave his hashgacha to Ko-Jel (which
used to be made from neveila gelatin), and he took over after his
father's death. Ko-Jel is now made from a vegetable substance and has
mainstream hashgacha.



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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:24 PM

afaik, it's not.

and you know better than to trust any shmoe off the street with the title rabbi before his name..
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#4 Moshi

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:29 PM

Someone accidently bought a Dannon yogurt variety that has a "K" and has kosher gelatin listed in the ingredients. My first thought was to simply throw them out, but I've instead decided to dig further and find out about the yogurt and supervising rabbi.

According to this Rabbi Dr. David I. Sheinkopf is the supervising rabbi. It seems as though this rabbi has written on the topic of kashrut and gelatin in Issues In Jewish Dietary Laws: Gelatin, Kitniyyot, And Their Derivatives

Anyone know if it's okay?



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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:56 PM

The ingeredients actually list 'kosher gelatin'?

The Star K has a whole write-up on kosher gelatin here.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:58 PM

kosher gelatin is usually fish bones..so..
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:59 PM

kosher gelatin is usually fish bones..so..

Actually not necessarily...
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:02 PM

Actually not necessarily...


kosher gelatin is usually fish bones..so..


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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:14 PM

Don't use it.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:14 PM

Um, it's not neccessarily usually fish bones. Which part was unclear?
Of the kosher gelatins one of the most popular brand is Kolatin; most commonly found in marchmallows and gummy bears.

Kolatin is produced from kosher animal hides (and is considered to be pareve)
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:40 PM

Not sure if this is apropos or not, but in the US (and maybe also Canada) we actually have a much higher standard on gelatin than Israel. (which is why you should not eat Milky's without a valid US hechsher)
I wouldn't eat it with just a K.

Here's from a mail-list:


There are two seperate Milky's you could get here in Israel. Mehadrin or just rabbanut. Like you said the rabbanut one has gelatin - the mehadrin one doesn't.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:04 PM

All items will be 86'ed, thank you all.



afaik, it's not.

and you know better than to trust any shmoe off the street with the title rabbi before his name..

True, I do know-- and I wasn't the one who purchased it. The person isn't a skilled shopper, and will soon be receiving a proper education.

I was just trying to err on the side of caution, as we could have thrown them out unnecessarily.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:05 PM

what does 86'ed mean ?
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#14 Tova

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:07 PM

what does 86'ed mean ?

Thrown in the trash.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:15 PM

Rabbi Sheinkopf also gives hashgacha on those "kosher l'pesach" marshmallows in the stores, like Granny's. So sad that well-meaning people buy that.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:02 AM

Thrown in the trash.


Don't throw them out! Ebay is your friend. :p

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#17 Tova

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:40 AM

Don't throw them out! Ebay is your friend. :p

Right, how could I forget! :lol:
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:37 AM

Rabbi Sheinkopf also gives hashgacha on those "kosher l'pesach" marshmallows in the stores, like Granny's. So sad that well-meaning people buy that.


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#19 Tova

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:25 AM

What's the reason you don't hold like Rabbi Sheinkopf?

Not commenting on him specifically, rather Chutz L'Aretz we are generally more makpid regarding gelatin.
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#20 Moshi

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:30 AM

Not commenting on him specifically, rather Chutz L'Aretz we are generally more makpid regarding gelatin.


Why?
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