Re: Kosher Costco in Waltham MA
- From: Harry Weiss <hjweiss@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 04:49:38 +0000 (UTC)
mm <NOPSAMmm2005@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, 4 Aug 2010 13:26:50 +0000 (UTC), Harry Weiss
General Schvantzkoph <schvantzkoph@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sorry to everybody in the rest of the world who couldn't care less about
stores in Massachusetts but I know from previous threads that there is at
least one other person on SCJM who lives in my part of Massachusetts.
I was in Waltham this afternoon for a meeting and we had to kill an hour
so we stopped into the Waltham Costco. To my surprise there is a large
Kosher section in the Waltham Costco which has two Costco sized
refrigerator cases of Kosher meat, poultry and fish (I don't understand
why salmon needs a hechsher, but the salmon in the Waltham Costco had
In many of the cities with larger Jewish population Costco will have a
good selction of kosher products with excellent prices.
Yes. I think the General's point was that Waltham was one of those
cities, not that it was surprising for Costco to have a kosher
In several in
the NY area the in house bakery is ceritified kosher.
How would that work. When a Jew owns the bakery, he cqan have
non-Jewish employees who do a lot of the work, as long as he
participates in the baking, even something like lighting the oven.
When he's sick, he either has a Jewish partner, or he'll have his wife
or child, or parent, go in in the morning and light the oven, or a
Jewish friend. They'll all make sure it gets done, because the
business is important to him. IIUC, the Jew temp woudn't have to stay
all day because there is no way they can make a treif baked good with
the ingredients that are there
But what if Costco has a kosher bakery and the Jew who works there is
sick. Is his wife or child going to come in? What arrangement would
Costco, or would the mashgiach, have to make?
I don't know if it Pas Yisroel. It could be the over never cools down.
FOr a bakery only occasional inspection is required by many agencies.
Unfortunately in Sacramento they only have the general products that
happen to have kosher ceritifcation. Regarding Salmon, the Costco brand
(Kirkland) Salmon and Steelhead Trout have an OU. Some people prefer it.
There are obviously sufficient people that want it that make it worth
the cost to them. To a manufacturer the kosher symbol is an another
advertising/marketing tool, which is eveluated for cost effetiveness.
Most Costco brand products are not made by them, but like other private
labels, there is a company that makes for numerous stores/distributers.
I wish Costco would get a hasgach on their other fish items, which do
really need one.
"The baby's name is Shlomo. He's named after his grandfather, Scott."
Harry J. Weiss
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