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Fortune cookie bishul or pas akum

Question:

Is a fortune cookie a problem of pas akum or bishul akum? They make thin dough and bake it. If it has a hechsher does that mean there is no bishul akum so can eat it but if it is pas akum even with hechsher it might not be pas yisrael?

Answer:

Hello,

It seems that fortune cookies are like all other cookies, which are subject to the halachos of pas akum, and not bishul akum. To be more exact about it, it is pas palter, and not pas akum, as it is not privately produced, rather by a company. Therefore, you are correct, if the hechsher is not particular about pas palter,and you are, then that would be an issue for you.

Best wishes

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