What Does Kosher Means?
This certification is a process by which a company ensures that their food is kosher, or in other words, fit for consumption by observant Jews. Certification Kosher refers to a religious dietary practice that is rooted in Jewish tradition. Kosher means “fit” or “proper”– a concept associated with cleanliness, purity and extra supervision. Kosher food is by nature more controlled than many other means of food production. While kosher is primarily an ethical or faith-based observance, there are some potential benefits to eating kosher.
When a product or establishment is certified Kosher, shoppers know that you comply with a strict policy of kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality. But kosher means more than responsible food preparation. Kosher refers to a set of intricate biblical laws that detail the types of food that a Jewish person may eat and the ways in which it may be prepared. To be certified Kosher, all ingredients in every product—and the process of preparing the product—must be certified for orthodox kosher-compliance too.
The Bible lists the basic categories of food items which are not kosher. These include certain animals, fowl and fish (such as pork and rabbit, eagle and owl, catfish and sturgeon), most insects, and any shellfish or reptile. In addition, kosher species of meat and fowl must be slaughtered in a prescribed manner, and meat and dairy products may not be manufactured or consumed together.
Dairy Products and their derivatives
Yogurt All kosher milk products must derive from kosher animals. In addition, the milk of impure cattle and game (e.g. donkey milk) is prohibited. Dairy products, of course, also may not contain non-kosher additives, and they may not include meat products or derivative (for example, many types of cheese are manufactured with animal fats).
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