In the wake of the recent stunning revelation that a “kosher” restaurant in Manalapan was selling non-kosher food, leading poskim on Tuesday released a kol koreh decrying people who sell food items made at home with a hashgacha.
The kol koreh was signed by Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky, Rav Shlomo Miller, Rav Yaakov Forchheimer, and Rav Shmuel Fuerst.
“It has come to our attention that there has been a recent proliferation of home businesses selling food for profit to our communities without kosher supervision,” the kol koreh reads. “This practice is contrary to accepted practice and unfortunately jeopardizes the kashrus standards in our communities.”
“We urge any owners of home businesses to obtain certification as a fulfillment of their halachic obligations,” the kol koreh adds.