Kosher Refrigerator Question

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Dear Rabbi Simon,
It is common that when food is kept in a fridge, condensation and moisture droplets form on the walls of the fridge and then also on the outside and the inside of a plastic bag (if food is stored in that), or if it is a foil container then on the outside of the container and the inside of the lid or a packet. If the majority of the food in this fridge is non-kosher, does it make a difference and affect the kashrut status of any kosher food placed in this fridge, that this condensation and water my touch? Say for example the inside/outside of the plastic bag has moisture droplets on it and it may then go on the food….?
Thanks very much in advance,
Miriam

Dear Miriam,
TY for your question.
In general, refrigerators do not often produce problematic kashrut situations, as long as the kosher contents within are covered/sealed. The condensation to which you refer will not penetrate the covering, and in any case will not usually carry the taste of non-kosher food with it. Of course in a situation in which kosher food is exposed, the possibility of contamination will sometimes exist. Indeed even in an all-kosher fridge environment accidents can occur, such as milk spilling into the chicken soup or on to the roast beef. This is another reason why it is prudent to keep the contents of your refrigerator covered.
Keep cool and kosher.
Best wishes
Rabbi Rashi Simon

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Dear Rabbi Simon,
Where do you stand on quinoa (and the kitniyot ban) for Pesach?
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Tzippy
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Dear Tzippy,
In line with other American authorities, I am in favour of quinoa. Although I reject completely the voices (mostly from Israel) seeking to abolish the ban on kitniyot entirely, IMO we do not need to include in the prohibition pseudo-grains that were unknown in the Old World until modern times. Best to buy with a Pesach hechsher though, to be free of any possible wheat contamination.
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