The kashrus network of the BaDaTz of Shearis Yisroel has
worked overtime over the last months preceding Pesach to
provide food products with the most stringent hechsher
for the holiday. Teams of Shearis mashgichim
supervised food production in plants throughout the country
and abroad, ensuring that the high standards dictated by the
rabbonim, members of the BaDaTz of Shearis Yisroel, are fully
In light of the increased demand for products with the
Shearis hechsher -- especially for Pesach when a
particularly reliable supervision is needed -- preparations
have proceeded at a feverish pace. Many food plants had to
open additional manufacturing lines after their initial stock
had run out.
This year saw the addition of new products for Pesach. A
special team went to a plant in the United States which
manufactures dehydrated potato flakes, which will be of great
help to housewives in their Pesach preparations. Mayonnaise,
ketchup, a variety of snack foods, ice pops and candies are
available this year for the first time. Special extracts
needed in the manufacture of these products were produced
especially for Shearis Yisroel, under strict supervision from
beginning to end.
This year, many factory owners learned from previous years'
experience and have prepared especially high quality
products. Easy-to-spread chocolate as well as pareve
and milk chocolates of high-quality chocolate will be
available this year, along with a variety of cookies,
jellies, and canned peaches.
One contingent of mashgichim went to Spain to
supervise the manufacture of olive oil. The mashgichim
prepared and kashered the factory as well as the
containers in which the oil is brought to the factory.
Mashgichim remained in the factory 24 hours a day from
the time the olives arrived, leaving only after the
containers and bottles had been filled. An additional
contingent traveled to Greece to supervise the canning of
peaches. Other canned fruit which could not meet the Shearis
Pesach standards will be manufactured for year-round use