CCC supermarket tour to reveal what’s kosher without labels

Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz, left, and Rabbi Israel Becker (Courtesy Rabbi Israel Becker)

The kosher consumer is both blessed and inundated by the multitude of kosher certification labels and symbols available today, says Rabbi Israel Becker of Congregation Chofetz Chayim and the Southwest Torah Institute. Even more intriguing, there are hundreds of food products that are kosher even without a kosher label.

The Kosher Information Bureau’s Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz returns to Tucson to lead a “Kosher in Disguise” supermarket tour on Sunday, March 19, from 1-3 p.m. at Albertsons, 6600 E. Grant Road. Eidlitz will help consumers identify the most reliable kosher labels as well as products on the market that are kosher and kosher for Passover even without an identifying label.

Co-sponsored by Chofetz Chayim, the Southwest Torah Institute and Albertsons, this year’s event will feature a question and answer period following the in-store walking tour. The tour is free and will include complimentary food and wine tastings.

“Based on the success of Rabbi Eidlitz’s presentation last year, both Albertsons and members of the local Jewish community asked for an expanded follow-up this year,” says Becker. “We appreciate that Albertsons is attuned to the needs of their kosher consumers, and is further educating them by helping to bring Rabbi Eidlitz to Tucson again this year. Participants can ask any questions they want of the world-famous kosher guru.”

The Kosher Information Bureau’s website, KosherQuest.org, is the world’s largest kosher food information site, listing over 30,000 products that are reliably certified as kosher. Supermarkets, manufacturers and the media consult with Eidlitz, who has directed the Kosher Information Bureau for over 30 years. He is the author of “Is It Kosher?” a comprehensive kosher food reference guide. Eidlitz attended the Ponevez Yeshiva in Israel and received his ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Md.

For more information, contact Becker at 747-7780.