The “Jewish Forum,” a monthly organ of American orthodox Jewry, announces the formation of the Jewish Forum Food Bureau in charge of Rabbi Eliezer Silver and Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, president and honorary president respectively of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada. These, together with the members of the Vaad Hakashruth (Kashruth committee) are planning to co-opt others as members of the Bureau. Dr. David I. Macht, pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Nathan Isaacs of Harvard, have already accepted places on the Bureau.
Commenting on the Bureau, the “Jewish Forum” in its current issue says “the eagerness to earn money has led to many corruptions in the Jewish food market. The prevalent use by the baker of shortening in the form of lard and of eggs from impure fowls has put a question mark on the kashruth of the bread and cake sold.
“We urge our readers everywhere to ask for the stamp of approval of the Jewish Forum Food Bureau, and we urge the proprietors of hotels, restaurants, and camps, and the manufacturers of food products to apply to the Jewish Forum Food Bureau for an investigation of their respective establishments as the first step towards acquiring that recognition which will mean much to their economic success as well as to the satisfaction of all earnest-minded religious Jews of America.”