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Jan 18, 2004 09:32 AM

Mexican Hechsher

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Does anyone know anything about the VK-Alef Alef hechsher from Mexico?

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  1. It is generally accepted.

    However, I heard from one person that there was some sort of problem involving oils used, and products with oil listed should be avoided, unless they are manufactured by 'San Marcos'. I know nothing else about that rumor, so take it for what its worth.


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    1. re: Waldo

      Found this on the website known as www.kosherquest, it is run by Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz whom I do not know of personally so it would make sense to inquire further as I plan to do...

      "Question: At K-Mart recently I saw a drink from Mexico with a strange looking Hechscher. It was a VK on top with an Alef Alef in Hebrew under it. Is this a hechscher, and if so is it reliable?

      Answer: Yes it is a Hechscher, and it is reliable. It is the certification of Rabbi Lieberson from Mexico City. You will find it on Jumex drinks,some cereals,Kahlua candy, and on Canels gum."

      1. re: amy t.

        My Rabbi in Houston (who did Kashrut inspections for the OU) says that the VK Aleph Aleph is often, but NOT always recommended. He recommends you email the CRC for clarification on particular products.

        1. re: texasmensch

          Just went throught the Aleph-Aleph thing for a kiddush here (in NC). One Chabad rabbi accepts it, the other doesn't. The CRC had no idea why I was even asking them about it and I finally had a very long distance phone conversation with the Chabad rabbi in Tijuana. He said that there was a problem with items containing oil but that should be fixed in about 6 months. I have no idea what kind of problem or fix but that's the word.

          1. re: Rocky-cat

            This is all very interesting b/c I was just at a .99 cent store and purchased mini boxes of cereal with this hasgachah and was wondering its status.