Kosher

Morrisons: kosher wine ‘is not wine’

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 11, 2013

Morrisons has apologised to Jewish customers for not including kosher wine in an in-store promotion at its Bury supermarket.

The store ran a week-long offer of a 25 per cent saving on “any six bottles of wine”. But customers taking their kosher wine to the checkout were told that it did not count as wine but as a kosher product.

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Nazi past of kosher cake firm Dr Oetker

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 24, 2013

Kosher consumers are considering ditching a popular brand of baking product after it was revealed the company’s founders were Nazis linked to Hitler.

German firm Dr Oetker produces home baking ingredients sold in Britain under the supervision of the Manchester Beth Din.

The products are used in thousands of kosher homes.

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Fluenz flu vaccine containing pork product is kosher

By Anna Sheinman, October 10, 2013

A new flu vaccine that contains pork gelatine is kosher, rabbis have said.

The nasal spray vaccine Fluenz is being given to millions of toddlers and children across the UK this autumn.

Under a vaccination programme, all children aged two or three on September 1 2013, as well as 200,000 children aged four to 10 in seven trial areas, will receive the spray.

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Why the Fluenz vaccine is not treif

By Rabbi Yehuda Brodie, October 10, 2013

There is no doubt that the Fluenz nasal spray vaccine is kosher, for four key reasons.

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Kosher restaurant 1701 makes Michelin Guide

By Rosa Doherty, October 3, 2013

Kosher restaurant 1701 has made it into the new edition of the Michelin Guide, becoming the only kosher establishment currently included in the prestigious list of the country’s best hotels and restaurants.

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Butcher’s heritage site is under threat of the chop

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 12, 2013

A historic Merseyside butcher’s shop which supplied kosher meat to the Titanic is under threat of demolition through building plans of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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The bogus burger — is it kosher?

By Simon Rocker, August 8, 2013

The world’s first test-tube burger, grown from the stem cells of a cow, may have left question this week over whether it was tasty enough for the table.

But rabbis will have to wrestle with a different problem posed by the creation of a Dutch scientist and funded to the tune of £250,000 by Google co-founder Sergei Brin — is artificial meat kosher?

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Beef between Brum shuls leads to split in supplies

By Simon Rocker, August 5, 2013

Birmingham’s Orthodox community has been unable to agree a common plan to supply kosher food after the city’s only kosher butcher closed a few weeks ago.

As a result, two new outlets for supervised food are due to open this month, prompting questions about their long-term viability.

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Kosher bakery loses jam appeal

By Simon Rocker, August 2, 2013

Carmelli’s kosher bakery in Golders Green has lost an appeal against an Employment Tribunal decision that it unfairly sacked a pastry cook for using non-kosher jam.

Toufik Benali was awarded £35,567 in compensation by Watford tribunal last year following his dismissal in 2011.

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Supply fears as Birmingham butcher shuts

By Simon Rocker, July 29, 2013

The closure of Birmingham’s sole kosher butcher has left a number of regional communities scrambling to find new supplies of meat and other supervised goods.

Gees — which ceased trading earlier this month after more than 45 years in the business — also delivered meat, challahs and other kosher products to Nottingham, Leicester, Cardiff and Oxford.

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