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Saturday, December 11th, 2004, 03:12 PM

The "Kosher Nostra Scam" on the American Consumer

Ernesto Cienfuegos
La Voz de Aztlan

Los Angeles, Alta California - 4/27/2002 - (ACN) La Voz de Aztlan receives quite a few "news tips" per week from our many subscribers and readers. Some we dismiss immediately but a very few catch our attention. Last week we receive an e-mail asking us if we knew the significance of the small encircled letter "U" or letter "K" that can be found printed on many food cans, food packages and on other kitchen products. The message gave us some clues and suggested that we do some research into the subject. What we found certainly was "news" to us and it both shocked and angered us.


On arriving at my residence, I immediately went to the pantry to verify that what I had just learned was actually true. Sure enough, most of the packaged and canned foods from major companies, like Proctor & Gamble and others, did have the (U), the (K) or other similar markings. The Arrowhead water bottle, the instant Folgers Coffee, the Kelloggs box, the Jiff Peanut Butter, the Pepper container, the Trader Joe's tea box and even the Glads plastic sandwich bags carton had the (U) or (K) mark on them.

We needed a little more verification so we called two major companies to asked some questions. We chose Proctor & Gamble that markets the Folgers Coffee and the Clorox Company that manufactures the Glads plastic zip lock sandwich bags. Each of the two companies, as well as most others, have 1-800 telephone numbers printed on their packages for consumers to call in case they have any questions about their products. When we asked the Proctor & Gamble representative what the (U) meant on their Folgers Coffee container, she asked us to wait until she consulted with her supervisor. She came back and informed us that the mark meant that the coffee was " certified kosher". We than asked her how and who certified the coffee to be "kosher" and whether it cost any money to do so. She refused to answer these and other questions. She suggested that we write to their Corporate Public Affairs Department. We than called the Clorox Corporation to ask what the (U) meant on the package of their Glads plastic sandwich bags and she also said that the (U) meant that the plastic bags were "kosher" but refused to answer questions concerning payments the Clorox Corporation has to make in order to be able to print the (U) on their products.

What we learned next, pretty much floored me personally. I learned that major food companies throughout America actually pay a Jewish Tax amounting to hundreds of million of dollars per year in order to receive protection. This hidden tax gets passed, of course, to all non-Jewish consumers of the products. The scam is to coerce the companies to pay up or suffer the consequences of a Jewish boycott. Jewish consumers have learned not to buy any kitchen product that does not have the (U) the (K) and other similar markings.

Another shocker was learning who is actually behind these sophisticated "Kosher Nostra Scams." It turns out that the perpetrators of these elaborate extortion schemes are actually Rabbinical Councils that are set up, not just in the U.S. but in other western countries as well. For example, the largest payola operation in the U.S. is run by those who license the (U) symbol. The (U) symbol provides protection for many products sold here in Aztlan and in the United States. This symbol is managed by the The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations with headquarters at 333 Seventh Avenue in New York City.

The scam works like a well oiled machine and is now generating vast amounts of funds, some of which are being utilized by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis to support the Ariel Sharon Zionist government in Israel. The website of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations is full of pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian propaganda.

The "Kosher Nostra" protection racket starts when an Orthodox Rabbi approaches a company to warn the owners that unless their product is certified as kosher, or "fit for a Jew to eat", they will face a boycott by every Jew in America. Most, if not all of the food companies, succumb to the blackmail because of fear of the Jewish dominated media and a boycott that may eventually culminate in bankruptcy. Also, the food companies know that the cost can be passed on to the consumer anyway. The food companies have kept secret from the general consumer the meaning of the (U) and the amount of money they have to pay the Jewish Rabbis.

It is estimated that the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, which manages the (U) symbol protection racket, controls about 85% of the "Kosher Nostra " certification business. They now employ about 1200 Rabbi agents that are spread through out the U.S. Food companies must first pay an exorbitant application fee and than a large annual fee for the use of the (U) copyright symbol. Secondly, the companies must pay separate fees each time a team of Rabbis shows up to "inspect" the company's operations. Certain food companies are required to hire Rabbis full time at very lucrative salaries.

The amount of money that the non-Jewish consumer has paid the food companies to make up for the hidden Jewish Tax is unknown, but it is estimated to be in the billions since the scam first started. The Orthodox Jewish Councils as well as the food companies keep the amount of the fees very secret. The Jewish owned Wall Street Journal wrote about the problem many years ago, but they have stopped writing about it now.

Only public awareness concerning the "Kosher Nostra Scam" will eventually help stop this swindle of the American consumer. Public education of the scam may lead to an eventual non-Jewish boycott of all products with the (U), (K) or other Jewish protection symbols. I certainly do not need to pay extra for "kosher water", "kosher coffee" or "kosher plastic sandwich bags". In fact, I demand my money back for all I had to pay over the years for the hidden and illegal Jewish Tax. Are there any bright attorneys out there that could bring a class action suit against the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations on behalf of the citizens of Aztlan and other non-Jewish people?

"The Petition to End Kosher Certification Labels and to End the Involvement of the Federal Food & Drug Admistration's Participation" (http://www.petitiononline.com/kashruth/petition.html)

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A few "kosher" items that may astound you!

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations

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Montreal Kosher Certification
Needless Kosher Certification


On a bottle of NAYA Natural Spring Water there is the following Montreal Kosher certification label:


This label clashes with the Torah that states that water is not subject to Kosher Laws

Kosher Certification of Arrowhead "Mountain Spring Water" in Alta California


Saturday, December 11th, 2004, 05:04 PM
the water thing - I agree, the ultra orthodox do go a bit nuts with it. However if you think about how much trash and impurities are commonly found in water, such as sewage, Lead, etc, having water that is certified fit for human consuption, let alone Kosher, is no bad thing.

Look at all the cases in this country were people have bought mcdonalds burgers, lettuces, cabbages, cereal, wine, you name it, where people have found mouse droppings, shards of glass, toads, caterpillars and even a dead rat inside food.

Don't you think that it's better to have a certification system where the food is proven to be healthy and fit for someone to eat it? Like we have the SOil Association for organic food in England, and the kite mark for toys, so that you know the product is safe to eat or use and isn't likely to give you food poisoning or not work.

Personally I have no problem with kosher certification - its just really a statement that someone has certified it fit for use, and it really has nothing to do with Jews at all. It's like "suitable for vegetarians" in the UK.

It does cost a tiny bit extra to buy kosher-certified foods but the amount is so negligible as to be almost worthless - like 0.0000000000001 of a 1p. It is the company's choice as to whether they get their food certified but people prefer to do it because it shows that they've been inspected and it is a mark of quality.

Saturday, December 11th, 2004, 11:29 PM
One of the benefits of capitalism, Ogenoct, is that if you don't want something you don't have to buy it.

Sunday, December 12th, 2004, 05:37 PM
One of the benefits of capitalism, Ogenoct, is that if you don't want something you don't have to buy it.
One of the benefits of Socialism, Jack, is that if you were brainwashed into buying something that you do not need, you could not because such trash would not be available.