י׳ באב ה׳תשע״ג (July 17, 2013)
Throughout the world there are many different Kosher certifying agencies with many different levels of kosher observance. As such, it is quite common for an observant Jew to come across an unfamiliar kosher symbol on a food product or at an eating establishment.
KosherQuest app provides users with a handy and portable kosher symbols reference. The app contains a handy searchable list of symbols approved by Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz of the Kosher Information Bureau. (Note: some certifications are not accompanied by an image.)
Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz was ordained an Orthodox rabbi in 1971 after completing his studies at Ner Israel Rabbinical Yeshiva in Baltimore and did postgraduate work in food technology at Stanford University in 1977 and 1978. Today he is in demand on the lecture circuit, giving about 50 speeches a year on kosher products.
Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz is also an author of “Is it kosher?“. Proclaimed as the “Encyclopedia of Kosher Foods, Facts, and Fallacies,” this handy volume will fill you in on everything you need to know about the kosher food industry. Includes a list of reliable hashgachos (kashrus symbols), background on how kashrus organizations operate, lists of kosher fish, and little-known facts that will open your eyes to things you never knew before. Also features a section on Passover products.
Included in the app:
- Comprehensive list of symbols both in the U.S. and internationally
- Symbols grouped by location for easy access
- Entire list of symbols is searchable
- Search a specific location, or search the entire list
- List of foods that do not require kosher certification
- List of common kosher designations such as P (Passover), Pareve, D (Dairy), etc.
- An introduction to and history of kosher certification
- Contact information for Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz
App: KosherQuest by Haskel Ash
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