Kosher - Facts and Myths
By Danny Moore
Kosher is another word for "Kashrut" which is the body of Jewish law dealing with the kind of food we can and cannot eat and the way these food needs to be prepared and eaten. Kashrut comes from the Hebrew word Kaf-Shin-Reish, implying fit, proper or correct.
A spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation known as Rabbi is qualified to expound and apply this Jewish law; however there is a popular misconception that rabbis bless the food to make it kosher.
There are blessings that vigilant Jews perform over food before eating it, but these blessings are non-relative with making the food kosher.
In our modern world of processed foods, it is difficult to know what ingredients are in your food and how they were processed, so it is necessary to have a rabbi examine the food and its processing and assure that the food is kosher.
This can be done by the diligent inspection followed by certification of foods and processes. Kosher food preparation requires the following steps that ensures that the food is prepared in accordance to Jewish law. Kosher Certification for food and process is the best way to guarantee that the Jewish laws are followed during the preparation of food. The inspection for certification is carried out with the following steps:
- The ingredients and provider of the ingredient used for the preparation of food must be "kosher certified" and also stored and maintained as per the kosher standards. It should not be substituted by any non-kosher product or ingredient.
- The Certificates provided by the "Kosher Certification" company for the products and process should be "current".
- The introductions of non-kosher food products can contaminate the equipment used for the processing of kosher certified food.
- The designation and symbols applied to the kosher certified products must be accurate.
- No changes in the facility should be made after the certification program conducted by Kosher Certification Company has commenced.
At Badatz, Our Rabbi ensures that all the applicable Jewish laws and standards are met during food processing to the highest standards. "Contact us" for details on the inspection and certification programs.
My name is Danny Moore and I represent Badatz Igud Rabbonim KIR based in UK. Kosher Certification by KIR is the most recognized European Kosher Food Certification.
KIR is your certified trusted partner for kosher foods online, certification process, application, approval & accreditation.
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