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OK RESPONSE TO RCBC IMA'S RESTAURANT, TEANECK NJ

OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION

RABBI DON YOEL LEVY

Rabbinic Administrator

301 TROY AVE. BROOKLYN, NY 11213

TEL: 718 756-7500 FAX: 718 756-7503

November 15, 2010

OK RESPONSE TO RCBC IMA’S RESTAURANT, TEANECK NJ

“¢ OK Kosher took the hechsher at Ima’s only after speaking to members of The RCBC. The OK investigated the RCBC’s allegations of kashrus violations, and found them to be completeLy without merit The RCBC was well aware of our decision to give a hechsher at Ima’s, and the reasons behind it.

“¢ OK Kosher has raised the kashrus standards at Ima’s, as follows:

The entire restaurant was kashered.

The restaurant bought all new dishes.

OK has upgraded to a professional Mashgiach Tmidi on premises.

All locks on the restaurant have been changed to Multi-locks purchased and brought to the restaurant by OK personneL Only the OK Mashgiach has keys to these locks. The restaurant owner does not have a set of keys. The Multi-locks cannot be picked even by a professional.

The restaurant is 100% pas Yisroel and bishul Ylsroel. All the meat is Chassidishe shechita. All vegetables are checked according to the OK Vegetable Guide (which is available on our website at www.ok.org, or as an app on yoUr IPhone).

“¢OK Kosher maintains the hIghest possIble kashrus standards in all of our certified restaurants, regardless of where they are located. It is unfortunate, but RCBC’s objection to our certification of Ima’s Restaurant is based solely on non-kashrus related politics.

“¢Rabbi Berel Za!tzman of Fair Lawn. NJ originally asked OK Kosher to certify Ima’s. He has vouched that that the restaurant’s owner, who davens in his shul, is a fine, upstanding woman, who respects the Rabbinic authority of the certifYing agency.

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