The Israeli Chief Rabbinate ordered to remove Tic-Tac mints as well as Snickers [J@TM: Apparently only the Snickers Ice Cream is problematic..Snickers bars are OK], Mars and Bounty ice-cream from shelves in stores. The reason: The Rabbinate found that the products, branded as kosher, are in fact non-kosher.
"The products are displayed as approved by Rabbi Ralbag and the Israeli Chief Rabbinate," wrote Thursday Rabbi Yaakov Sabag, head of Kashrut Department at the Rabbinate. "But when we checked the facts with Ralbag," he added, "We learned that he didn't approve the products. It's a serious forgery." (YNETnews)
What is interesting (as always) is that the triangle-K which (at least used to be) was always considered to be on the leftwing side of Modern Orthodoxy, is considered acceptable by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. The only triange-K hechshered food I ever used to eat was seltzer.
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