FAQ: GENERAL QUESTIONS
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***Please note that our hashgachah extends only to the branches that are specifically cited on our teudot (certificates). Incorrectly assuming that one branch of a food provider is kosher just because another one is a common mistake people make. Please check for our valid kosher certificate with exact address in the store window.
PASSOVER & CHOMETZ: All of our Jewish customers sell their chometz with Rabbi Mehlman for Passover, therefore products may be purchased immediately after Passover.
Q. I Work in building 77 in Brooklyn navy yard I noticed there is a bakery in the lobby with your certification, Russ & Daughters. As far as I know they are open on Shabbos so can you please provide me a bit more info as to how its setup and if its Pas Yisroel?
A. It is not pas yisroel. This is owned by no Jews and therefore they can be open on shabbos. ONLY THE BAKED GOODS ARE KOSHER at this location. The only kosher Russ and Daughters store is at the Jewish Museum.
Q. On the KJ kashrus list it states that Rabbi Mehlman gives the hashgacha for “Tomer’s” on the Upper East Side. Is this still in effect ? Many products have different Rabbi’s names on them; the products without a visible hashgacha, who certifies them ?
A. All products are under our hashgacha; many items are baked in Far Rockaway under the Vaad of the 5 Towns.
Q. I was wondering if the parmesan cheese at Sabas Pizza requires one to wait 6 hours after eating it or not?
A. Yes, you do have to wait six hours after Parmesan cheese.
But Sabas does not use Parmesan cheese on the pizza.
It is only on the salads (if they are still offering that on the menu).
There is a mashgiach there or so you could ask them as well
If the Parmesan cheese is cooked into the item you do not have to wait six hours