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    May one buy cut fruit from a store that does
    not have a Hechsher?
    No! We get this question all the time. People are invited
    all the time to meetings in non-kosher places and they
    obviously know they can’t have the meat there, but
    they’ll say “Why can’t I have the fruit salad?” Rabbanim who are involved
    in certifications of restaurants say that the kitchen is very busy. When
    the order comes in for a fruit salad, they grab the closest knife that
    could’ve been
    used a moment
    ago to cut up
    non-kosher meat.
    Therefore, I can
    not recommend
    eating cut fruit
    in a non-kosher
    restaurant unless
    youknow that

    the knife used for
    cutting the fruit is
    definitely not used
    for anything else.
    Can a store
    that’s open
    on Shabbos,
    be considered
    Technically it can be
    considered Kosher
    if the store is owned by non-Jews. Non-jews don’t have to be
    shomer shabbos so they can cook/bake on shabbos. However, they
    still have to have supervision so there has to be a fear of supervision
    on Shabbos. We at the OU never certify a retail establishment that’s
    open on Shabbos unless all money that’s going to be made is
    prepaid before shabbos.