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The "Kosher Nostra Scam" on the American Consumer

by Ernesto Cienfuegos Friday, May. 03, 2002 at 4:17 PM

The "Kosher Nostra" protection racket is costing the American consumer millions of dollars every year. Only public education will stop this swindle on unsuspecting buyers of food and kitchen products.

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


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 the money 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?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

La Voz de Aztlan
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what the "U" and "K" mean food-eater Friday, May. 03, 2002 at 8:34 PM
go away disgusted chicano Saturday, May. 04, 2002 at 8:50 AM
It is a total scam . . . I checked it out. Raul Mendez Saturday, May. 04, 2002 at 2:11 PM
the true meaning of Kosher Aaron Saturday, May. 04, 2002 at 2:23 PM

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