Flatbreads self-supe

B. Street Farmers Market is located at 11200 Bybee Street, Silver Spring MD.

B. Street Farmers Market flatbreads contain:

Wheat flour, filtered tap water, active dry yeast, sea salt, and malted barley.

Pas Yisrael. Flour is not Yashon certified.

To the best of my knowledge, the only ingredient in the bread that strictly speaking needs Kosher supervision is the yeast. Yeast is grown on a medium, and that medium must be Kosher.

That being said, most of the ingredients are under supervision. The exception is the filtered tap water. The water from the tap is Kosher. This Kosher tap water is passed through an Aquagear filter. This is a link to the Aquagear website.

From the website: “Our filter uses a blend of activated carbon and ion exchange media….” I don’t know what possible Kashrus concern there is here. Nothing is added to the water. The purpose of the filtration is to remove impurities. Even if the material the water is passing through is of unkosher origin, it is so broken down it seems to me that it would no longer have the status anymore of an unkosher food.

I was told that gelatin is sometimes used to clarify apple juice, and that after the gelatin is removed, the juice is considered Kosher. Is the AquaGear filter — in the worst case scenario that it contains something unkosher — so different?

The flour is from Central Milling. Here is a screenshot of the webpage of the flour. The webpage indicates the flour is certified by the Orthodox Union.

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Here is a screenshot from the website of the salt company. All their salt is OU certified, they say.

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And here is the front of the malted barley package. The picture is from Amazon. The Hashgacha is United Mehadrin Kosher. The symbol is a “U” on the bottom with an “M” on top and “K” in the middle.

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Finally, the dry yeast is Red Star and under the Kuf-K. Below is a picture of the front of the package. It is hard to make out, but the symbol is there.