Kosher is a Hebrew word meaning "fit" or "healthy." If "kosher" is applied to food, it means that a food item is prepared for consumption under Jewish law, while the term "kashrus" refers to the general subject matter of kosher food.
Complete separation of meat and dairy products is a fundamental principle of kashrus; they may not be cooked or eaten together. A kosher kitchen has separate meat and dairy dishes, utensils, cooking gear, and preparation areas.
Kosher Certification is a mechanism whereby an organization guarantees that its food is kosher — fit for consumption by observant Jews who follow a religious dietary ritual rooted in biblical Jewish tradition. Some kosher foods have the labels which say “U or K”
Kosher certification is provided by a third-party certifying Jewish agency. A representative of the certifying agency visits the production plants of the applicant and thoroughly inspects every aspect of the operation, from the supply of food and material to the end of the production process.
Food may be prepared and manufactured under rabbinical supervision, depending on the product, to ensure that the finished product compliant with kosher laws.Show More