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2016/5777 COR Pas Yisroel List

We are pleased to present the COR Pas Yisroel List to help kosher consumers adhere to the requirement to keep Pas Yisroel during the 10 days of teshuva between Rosh Hashana...

The Inside Scoop: We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Hannah Mestel was a busy executive working 50-60 hours per week -- away from her family for significant periods of time -- and she decided that it was time to make a...

AISH TANOOR: A Little Israel on Eglinton

Visiting Israel is certainly not as difficult as it once was, but the 10 hour flight can still be challenging, not to mention costly. So if you can’t make the trip, a...

Uncertified Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Shops

  As part of a kosher certification program, reliable kosher certification agencies ensure that their certified products are packaged and sealed according to appropriate halachic guidelines. This means that as long as the product...

2016 Canadian Kosher Slurpee List

Below is a list of Slurpee flavours sold in Canada. Please note that it is advisable to verify that the actual concentrate being used is on this recommended list: 7UP Barq’s Red Cream Soda Barq’s...

May is Kosher Restaurant Month!

COR-Kashruth Council of Canada is pleased to announce that May is “Kosher Restaurant Month” in the Greater Toronto Area! 26 participating COR certified kosher restaurants are offering 10% off their regular menus...

5776/2015 COR Pas Yisroel List

The COR Pas Yisroel List is intended to assist kosher consumers who are interested in adhering to the stringency of Pas Yisroel. It is noteworthy to mention that only products...

Are Vegan Restaurants Kosher?

Here are some of the challenges for kosher consumers looking to dine in vegan restaurants. By Richard Rabkin Market research amongst consumers who look for kosher certified food shows an interesting phenomenon: Jews...

2015 Canadian Kosher Slurpee List

Below is a list of Slurpee flavours sold in Canada. Please note that it is advisable to verify that the actual concentrate being used is on this recommended list: Barq’s Red Cream Soda Barq’s...

COR Answers over 5000 Consumer Questions for Passover

New Text-A-Question service a resounding success with over 1000 text questions It has been said that for a kosher certifier, the month before Passover is akin to an accountant during tax season and...

No Question Left Unanswered at COR Pre Passover Event

By Sarah RosenThe Toronto Jewish community was well fed, well informed andwell entertained on Wednesday, March 18th at The Kashruth Council ofCanada (COR)’s annual Pre-Passover lecture, held this year at...

Why Does the US Have More Kosher Products than Canada?

By Richard Rabkin   It’s cold outside and like a true Canadian I fought the frigid winter by cowardly fleeing southward for a brief family vacation. While I was there I couldn’t help...

Kosher Cheese Please

A halachik analysis of the requirements to make kosher cheese. By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber   Introduction This article examines several issues that surround the kashrus of cheese-making; both historical and contemporary. 1. What makes kosher cheese...

Rosh Hashana Kosher CORner Magazine 2014/5775

We are proud to announce the release of our Rosh Hashana Kosher CORner Magazine. It is available in print in local community establishments and a digital version is available here....

The Big Apple Pie: Chudleigh's Goes COR Kosher

Chudleigh’s apple farm is well known as a destination for family outings. But if you like apple pie, get to know Chudleigh’s 125,000 square foot commercial bakery which is now under COR supervision....

Top Passover Questions from the COR Kosher Hotline 2014

COR is pleased to answer questions from kosher consumers throughout the year. This service is especially popular during the weeks leading up to Passover, as evidenced by the nearly two thousand questions answered...

Sephardic Passover Traditions

A look at some of the fascinating Passover rituals practiced by Moroccan, Iraqi, Bucharian and Indian Jews   By Chava Fine Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews each possess a rich set of customs and traditions that trace...

The Kosher Chicken Situation: Information and Update

By Richard RabkinOctober 1, 2013“Where did all of the kosher chicken go?” We’ve been fielding this question at the Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) for the last couple of months so...

2013/5774 Pas Yisroel List

COR is proud to present our 3rd annual Pas Yisroel List for the Aseres Yemai Teshuva. The Pas Yisroel List helps kosher consumers adhere to the requirement to keep Pas Yisroel during the...

COR Statement on Kosher Status of "Test-Tube" Meat

We at COR-Kashruth Council of Canada read with great interest the recent news that scientists at Maastricht University in the Netherlands have created meat in a laboratory derived from animal cells. We...

Kosher Food at Pearson Airport Thanks to COR Certified Grodzinski Bakery

By Chava Fine Kosher consumers who have previously been stuck in the Toronto Pearson Airport with few options in sight can now breathe a sigh of relief. Grodzinski Bakery is providing a variety...

COR's Top Ten Passover Questions and Answers for 2013

Consumers in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada had kosher questions leading up to Passover and many of them called the COR Passover hotline for answers. COR-Kashruth Council of Canada answered approximately...

My Kosher Kitchen @ COR:Two New Cooking Classes in the GTA

COR's Director of Culinary Education Nancy Weisbrod is offering two new cooking classes in April and May 2013. Click the link with the attached flyer for more information....

A Brief History of Macaroons

From medieval to modern times, the macaroon has made its mark.   By Judy Pister   It has always puzzled me why the holiday of Passover involves macaroons. Each year when I start my Passover shopping...

COR Passover Guide 2013/5773

The 2013/5773 COR Passover Guide is available in print at local community establishments. The electronic copy is now available here. The file is large, so it may take a few...

Mashgiach @ Home: A First Hand Account

By Nancy WeisbrodThis week marked the first class of the 3 part series called Mashgiach @ Home. While we are all busy in the next week or so getting...

My Kosher Kitchen@COR: Adventures in Bug Checking

By: Nancy Weisbrod, Director of Culinary Education In this week’s Foundation Series cooking class we explored the world of “Root, Shoot, Flower and Fruit” and the category of vegetables...

Perl's is Back!

To this day when Canadian kosher consumers hear the name “Perl’s” they think kosher meat. Perl’s was known by kosher and non-kosher consumers alike, as the largest manufacturer of kosher meat products in...

My Kosher Kitchen@COR: Zucchini Soup

By Nancy Weisbrod, Director of Culinary Education, COR- Kashruth Council of Canada While the secular world celebrates the calendar new year with parties where champagne flows and party horns blow (I’ve never...

COR Mashgiach at Baycrest Rabbi Wilhelm Demonstrates Pan Engraving System (Video)

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Introducing...My Kosher Kitchen @ COR

Do You Enjoy Cooking? It’s an odd question to ask when it’s a task we perform for at least ourselves, and often others, repeatedly; daily, monthly, yearly.  It can be daunting. It’s like when...

Hamizrach Restaurant: The Food Tells a Story

As Jewish people we know that food does more than just sustain us. It is integral to how we celebrate our holidays and come together with our families. Food tells a story,...

COR Answers Over 1500 Passover Related Consumer Questions

Leading up to Passover the COR Passover hotline was so hot it was burning up. For the weeks preceding Passover and during the holiday itself the staff at COR – Kashruth Council...

Kosher at the Park Hyatt

Imagine that you are invited to one of the most exclusive functions of the year -- the National Football League’s invitation only pre-game party that it hosts for its approximately 5000 VIPs...

Say Kosher Cheese

By: Judy Pister There is a distinct prohibition on eating cheese made by a non Jewish person, termed gevinat akum, even if the ingredients and equipment are in fact kosher. This strictly adhered...

Purim Recipes by Norene Gilletz

PAREVE PURIM TREATS By Norene Gilletz Looking for some pareve Purim treats for your Purim baskets for mishloach manot or to serve for your Purim seudah? Try these new angles on traditional treats. Enjoy! POPPY...

COR Spotlight: Spudniks Snack Foods

Sometimes in life you just have to be in the right place at the right time and opportunities present themselves. For Michele Revivo of Spudniks Snack Foods, that is exactly what happened....

COR Kosher Consumer Survey

Have a product that you want to see become kosher? Fill out the survey below and tell us all about it!Click here...

PregVit® and PregVit folic 5® Prenatal Multivitamins: Fully Compliant with Passover Requirements

Duchesnay, the first Canadian company to have been granted Kosher certification from the Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) for its prenatal multivitamins PregVit® and PregVit folic 5®, has just received confirmation that the two products...

The Technology Behind a COR Potato Chip

As described by Rabbi Sholom H. Adler, Director of Industrial Kosher Operations   If you are like me, you may occasionally enjoy “noshing” on a bag of potato chips, and as a consumer, satisfying this...

New COR Restaurant: Dr. Laffa

If you are ever in the mood for some authentic Iraqi-Israeli cooking, you no longer have to go to make the transatlantic flight to Israel and visit Jerusalem. Instead, the food has...

Howie T’s: A Burger Bar Blessing

Around two years ago, Howie Rosenberg was working for a company that was making cutbacks, and he was laid off. Down on his luck, and not knowing where to turn, Rosenberg asked himself...

COR Certifies Metropolitan Ice Cream and Helps Keep Summers Cool

 By JENNIFER M. MACLEOD What would we do all summer without a steady supply of kosher ice cream? If you’ve ever made it at home, you probably used milk or cream, sugar,...

PregVit and PregVit Folic 5: COR Kosher and Proud

As the saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and the aphorism couldn’t be more well suited to describe the history of Duchesnay and its well-known products PregVit and PregVit Folic...

What Does Dairy Equipment (DE) Mean?

COR certified kosher products receive a certain designation and fit into five general categories: D – For dairy M – For meat Pareve – For “neutral,” i.e. food that is neither meat nor dairy P...

Does It Really Need to be Kosher Certified?

By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher Operations, COR Keeping kosher has never been easier for kosher shoppers. Statistics show that kosher certified products now represent a whopping 1/3rd of all products for sale at...

Are Slurpees Kosher?

Kosher consumers seeking relief from the heat migrate to their local 7-Elevens, gas stations and other variety stores for ice-cold and refreshing Slurpees. With a Slurpee in one hand and a cell phone...

Infestation In Sardines: A Case Study

As we at COR have written here, there have been several reports recently of consumers finding worm infestation in their sardines. Sardines from Morocco, Philippines and Thailand and all skinless and boneless sardines are...

Is Sushi Kosher?

By COR Rabbinic StaffWhat would Bubby say to a new type of gefilte fish? L’kovod shabbos, of course! This one will have a dark green wrapper filled with rice and your choice...

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