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What is Kosher?

What is Kosher?

Kosher means fit, proper or correct. It is the body of Jewish law that deals with what foods are allowed to be eaten and how they are to be prepared. The Bible is the origin for the dietary laws that define what is and isn’t kosher, and over the years, interpretations of various Rabbis have added detail, organizations and explanation to these laws. While it is true that consuming kosher food has beneficial health effects, the reason Jews follow these laws is for one sole reason – it is a G-d given law.

In today’s modern era, when dealing with processed foods coming from across the globe, it is hard to understand if the ingredients are kosher and if they were processed correctly. Kosher certification has thus become a necessity and provides a valuable seal of approval for the millions of consumers worldwide who adhere to the kosher dietary laws.

Fundamental kosher requirements:

  • Animals that can be consumed must have split hooves and must chew their cud.
  • Animals must be slaughtered in accordance with Jewish law.
  • Meat and poultry must be drained of blood or broiled out before eating.
  • Certain parts of permitted animals are not allowed.
  • Fruits and vegetables that are clean from insects are allowed.
  • Meat may not be eaten together with milk or milk products.

Many of the world’s top food manufacturers have chosen to go with our very own SIKS kosher certification, not only as an indicator of what is correct or fit to eat, but also to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Find out how your company can use the world-famous SIKS name to its advantage, by going kosher.

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