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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

EarthKosher Releases Statement Following Sudden Passing Of Rav Zushe Blech Z’L

January 23, 2018: from the Yeshivaworld:

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must announce the petirah of Rabbi Zushe Blech zt"l."

"EarthKosher painfully mourns the sudden passing of our Rav Hamachshir and mentor, Rabbi Zushe Blech z”l."

"Rabbi Blech z”l was an extraordinary, humble person who utilized his vast knowledge and expertise to benefit the entire world of Kashrus, both consumers and professionals alike."

"We will forever remember his sage counsel and guidance and will continue his legacy of maintaining standards of Kashrus based upon strict adherence to halacha and yashrus."

"EarthKosher would like to acknowledge the numerous Kashrus agencies that have reached out to provide immediate assistance and resources while we actively seek a new Senior Kashrus Administrator."

"Rabbi Yehuda Goldman, who has served as COO under Rabbi Blech z”l since 2013, will act as the interim Kashrus Administrator. He will be consulting with major Kashrus agencies to ensure standards and policies are maintained as needed during this time."


Important Statement From Family Of Rav Zushe Blech Z’L Regarding Establishments Under His Supervision

January 23, 2018: from the Yeshivaworld:

“Due to the unfortunate and untimely Petirah of our Father ZT’L, the food establishments and restaurants that were under his supervision (Bais Ben Zion Kashrus) are unsupervised until a carry-over plan is implemented."

"The “Earth Kosher” certification, Rabbi Blechs other certifying agency remains in good standing and is being managed by Rabbi Goldman, Rabbi Blech’s Z’l partner."

"We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and will notify the public accordingly."

January 24, 2017 - Information on temporary certification of is at www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6219.


Baruch Dayan HaEmes Rabbi Zushe Blech zt"l

January 19, 2018: from the ORB:

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must announce the petirah of Rabbi Zushe Blech zt"l."

"Rabbi Blech recently moved to Boca Raton from Monsey and was an icon in the world of industrial kashrus. The ORB relied upon his vast wealth of knowledge in many ways. One always felt his presence in a roomful of people, but he shunned the spotlight. Y'hi zichro baruch."

January 20, 2018: from the Matzav.com:

"Rav Blech was widely considered one of the world’s leading experts in modern kosher food production and technology, serving for over twenty years in administrative and field positions relating to all aspects of kashrus certification."
"Rav Blech wrote articles and lectured throughout the world on the entire gamut of kashrus issues, consulting with major food manufacturers to educate them on kashrus issues, obtaining certification, and resolving kashrus issues."
Rav Blech was the author of the encyclopedic work Kosher Food Production, a definitive work on kashrus certification."
"Rav Blech last directed kashrus certification for Kehillas Bais Benzion in Monsey and served as the kashrus administrator of EarthKosher."

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