Rabbi Tuvia Hod-Hochwald, rabbi of the Jewish Community in Bad Kissingen, Germany, and a Kashrus expert in Europe, spoke at Chabad’s Yeshiva Gedola Berlin.
The visiting rabbi gave a class about “practical kashrus” to the talmidim-shluchim bochurim learning in the Beis Medrash and later spoke for bochurim of the Baal Teshuva department.
Speaking about kosher foods and ingredients, Rabbi Hod-Hochwald commented about the recent claim by a website that they have uncovered the secret formula of Coca-Cola soda.
He said that at some point he was involved in supervising a Coca Cola plant for kashrus. He confirmed that the “recipe” recently publicized was indeed bogus.
As the Coca-Cola Company has declared, “alcohol is not added as an ingredient and no fermentation takes place.”