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Terms and Conditions of Use
You are advised to read the following Terms and Conditions of Use. These Terms
and Conditions have been developed for your protection and the protection of
Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats. Your use of the site constitutes your
agreement to the following terms and conditions. The following terms of use apply
to all site users. All terms and conditions of use are subject to change at the
discretion of Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats.

1. Use of Content
Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats authorizes you to personally view the
material contained on the Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats site and to
download a single copy of such material for your personal, non-commercial use,
provided that any downloaded copy includes the copyright notice, "Copyright 2016,
Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats All rights reserved." and with any other
copyright or proprietary rights notices that appear in the material copied.
Consumers may not use site nor provide outside links to the site, for any personal
or commercial purpose, including but not limited to, sale or trade of particular items
or services.

The materials contained on the Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats site are
protected by the copyright laws in Hong Kong SAR and other countries. Ownership
of the content belongs to Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats and to content
providers to this site. Any use of the content not expressly permitted by these Terms
and Conditions of Use is a breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use and may
be a violation of copyright, trademark and other laws. All rights not expressly
granted in these Terms and Conditions of Use are specifically reserved to Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats.
If you violate these Terms and Conditions of Use, your authorization to use the
Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats site is automatically revoked and you must
destroy any copies of the content that you have made.

2. Shopping Features
Consumers taking advantage of special features such as online shopping and
coupon offerings do so at their own risk and shall hold Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats, as site service provider, harmless from any and all liability including,
but not limited to, any health claims regarding products posted on retailer sites as
well as pick, pack, payment, and delivery functions.

Consumers agree to pay for goods and services purchased to Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats and recognize that purchasing goods and services on line
holds the same validity as if purchased in person from a bricks and mortar store.

While Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats provides state of the art security
encryption devices, customer's e-mail may not be fully secured against interception.
Customer agrees to hold Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats harmless from any
and all liability for any reason whatsoever, including monetary and health issues,
that may arise regarding any transaction that occurs between Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats and customer.

Further, Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats may provide guarantees and
warranties regarding reimbursement for goods and services, as well as pick, pack,
and delivery functions.

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats collects financial information so you can
order products from its store via their shop on-line service. Your billing information
is only used by Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats to bill you for products and
services they sell. It is privileged, confidential, encrypted, and held on a secure
server, and will not be given to a third party.

3. Business Relationships
Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats has entered into a business relationship with
each of the retailers for whom it is providing Web site services. Consumers may
choose to Opt-in and give information to Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats
However, you, the consumer, may at any time change, update or deny access to
your personal information through Your Account. In that case, Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats access to your information or the ability for Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats to send you outbound e-mail messages will cease.

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats provides news content through various
established news sources which may at any time include Blogs, Other Websites,
Industry publications and numerous other established news sources. Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats utilizes these sources but is not responsible for their
accuracy or their editorial views.
In an effort to provide balanced, up-to-date information regarding health issues,
Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats, as site service provider, includes certain
outside links to consumer health information sources such as INAC and HKK.

No individual member information will be sold or given to a third party by Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats

Low Carbon Footprint

Everyone has a responsibility to reduce their individual carbon footprint, and there are lots of ways to do so.  We encourage everyone to think about their lifestyle decisions and find opportunities to reduce their climate impact. 

Why our products are frozen?

We choose to flight products to Hong Kong in direct flights and only one time every 25 to 30 days in average, setting a goal of no more than 12-13 shipping flights a year.

Our role as food provider goes beyond profit-making and includes a moral vision of respect towards nature. 

We are proud of providing a very high quality and trustworthy product that is responsible in all aspects. 

How we deliver

What delivery slots do you have?

Hong Kong Island:

Monday 1 pm-5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Tuesday  1 pm-5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Wednesday  1 pm-5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Thursday  1 pm-5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Friday  11 am-4 pm

Kowloon & New Territories:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6 pm-10 pm

(*) For special deliveries to Kowloon in case of travel, etc, please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

Do you have same day delivery?

Same Day Delivery is available for orders that are submitted 2 hours before selected delivery slot Tuesday - Friday.
All orders received after this cut off time will be processed for the next delivery day.

(*) For special situations that require flexible timing please let us know and we will try our best to fit to your needs.

What areas do you deliver?

We cover with our delivery service all areas of Hong Kong excepting Discovery Bay and Outlying Islands.
(*) We offer delivery to Central Piers or to your office in Hong Kong Island at previously arranged timing.

Do you deliver to my office job?

Yes, we do. Our products are packed in insulated cooling carry bag. This special bag protects products up to 3 hours without refrigeration, giving you enough time to reach home.

Is your delivery service free of charge?

We do not have minimum order but have delivery fees in case order that not reach certain set amounts:

    • Hong Kong Island orders under $500, delivery fee $50
    • Kowloon orders under $800, delivery fee $50
    • New Territories orders under $1500, delivery fee $80

If I am a traveler in transit and would like to buy your products to take home with me, would you be able to arrange special delivery?

Yes, we are able to do so. In case you may need a special delivery out of our standard delivery service then just contact us and we will take care of your request happily.
(*) Depending in every specific situation, timing and location extra delivery charges may apply, but we will try our best to avoid them as much as possible.

How to Order

There is a minimum order?

No, we do not have minimum order but have delivery fees in case order that not reach certain set amounts:

  • Hong Kong Island orders under $500, delivery fee $50
  • Kowloon orders under $800, delivery fee $50
  • New Territories orders under $1500 delivery fee $80 

When can I order?

You can order online 365 days a year without restrictions.
For orders on the phone or email, inquires, etc our operation hours are:

  • Mondays to Thursdays (9 am to 6 pm), Fridays (9 am to 5 pm)
  • Closed on Hong Kong Statutory Labor Holidays & Jewish Holidays.

Which one are your delivery days and slots?

Hong Kong Island:

Monday 1 pm- 5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Tuesday  1 pm-5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Wednesday  1 pm-5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Thursday  1 pm-5 pm / 6 pm-10 pm

Friday  11 am-4 pm

Kowloon & New Territories:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6 pm-10 pm

(*) For special deliveries to Kowloon or in case of travel, etc, please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

What is the cut off time for your orders?

Same Day Delivery is available for orders that are submitted 2 hours before selected delivery slot Tuesday - Friday.

All orders received after this cut off time will be processed for the next delivery day

Do you sell by the pack or by weight?

We sell by pack, average total weight of each package shown in our website is in general very accurate with only normal variations typical of a natural product.

In average you will receive a little bit more than the advertised weight  but please note that no butcher's knife is perfect and there are no 2 identical pieces.

You should expect up to 10% variance either side - generally though, you'll come out on top.

Can I request meat products that are not shown in the website?

Yes, you can!. We are always ready to try our best to please your request.

How we retail

Do you sell by the pack or by weight?

We sell by pack, average total weight of each package shown in our website is in general very accurate with only normal variations typical of a natural product.

In average you will receive a little bit more than the advertised weight  but please be aware that no butcher's knife is perfect and there are no 2 identical pieces.

You should expect up to 10% variance either side - generally though, you'll come out on top.

Invoicing 

An invoice with total amount of products purchased and final price for your order will be issued automatically by our website and send to your registered email address only after check out. 

Invoice generated by website is final and base in the products, expected weights and price per pack selected by customer. 

Payment 

Currently we accept the following options:

1) Online Bank Transfer

2) Cash On Delivery

3) Check On Delivery

4) Posting a Check (details of postal address and company name will be provided upon check out).

What is Kosher

What is Kosher?

"Kosher Meat"…"Kosher Pickles"…"Kosher Deli" – In today's world, we encounter the word "kosher" in almost every section of the supermarket. Anyone can tell you that the term "kosher" has something to do with the Jewish food market. But what does it actually mean? Many will have to admit that they have no idea…

Defnition of Kosher.

"Kosher" is a Hebrew word that literally means "fit" or "proper." When used in relation to food products, "kosher" means that the item in question meets the dietary requirements of Jewish law.

What Makes Kosher Food Kosher?

Although, as we mentioned above, Kosher Laws are complex and could many book shelves, the basics can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Permitted and prohibited food sources
  • Preparation of meat
  • Separation of meat and dairy
  • Kosher ingredients and utensils/equipment
  • Kosher for Passover

 

1. Food Sources

The written Torah specifies which animals may be eaten and which may not:

  • Land mammals – Only those with cloven hooves and chew their cud. Cattle, sheep, goats, deer and bison are kosher food sources. Pigs and rabbits are examples of prohibited species.
  • Sea life – Fish with fins and scales, such as tuna, salmon and herring may be eaten. Shellfish, such as lobsters, shrimp and clams, are all forbidden, as are eels, octopus, sharks, and whales.
  • Fowl – The Torah lists forbidden birds, all of which are birds of prey. All other birds would theoretically be permitted, but in practice, only familiarly used fowl, such as chicken, geese, ducks and turkeys are considered an unquestionably kosher source of fowl meat.
  • Rodents and insects – Virtually all are prohibited. (This rule obliges cleaning/checking some inherently kosher fresh produce – fruit and vegetables – for the presence of forbidden infestation.)

Any product derived from these forbidden animals, such as their milk, eggs or fat, also may not be eaten. This rule proves extremely significant, as we shall see, in industrial production of many seemingly "innocent" foodstuffs, which are rendered unacceptable by the use of ingredients such as rennet and civit, derivatives of non-kosher animals.

An additional, major source of food is produce – fruit and vegetables. All unprocessed fruits and vegetables are kosher. However, two caveats must be tacked onto that sweeping statement:

  • Certain varieties of fruits, vegetables and grains are prone to insect and must be inspected before use to avoid consumption of forbidden insects.
  • Produce grown in the Land of Israel is subject to additional laws (tithing, Sabbatical year, etc.) which must be taken into consideration when eating Israeli produce.
  • Once produce has been processed – cooked, parboiled, or even squeezed as juice – it can no longer be assumed kosher, because of the pitfalls presented by added ingredients or problematic equipment, as we shall discuss below.

2. Kosher preparation of meat

Even if an animal or fowl is of a permitted species, it will not be acceptable under Jewish law unless it is slaughtered in accordance with Jewish law. An animal that died of natural causes or was killed by other means may not be eaten.

Many intricacies go into the laws of shechita – kosher slaughtering. In any meat establishment, it is crucial that a person who is Rabbinically ordained and extremely knowledgeable in these laws be on site to insure that the highest standard of kashrus are maintained.

Ritual slaughter – known as shechitah – is widely recognized as the most humane method of slaughter possible.  In addition, the shochet performing the act of slaughtering is not simply a Jewish butcher. He himself must be a person of integrity, who is also well-trained in Jewish law.

Once meat has been properly slaughtered, it must undergo a process known as kashering in order to drain it of blood, which the Torah prohibits for consumption. This entails soaking and salting or salting and broiling the meat. Liver may only be kashered by the broiling method, because it contains so much blood and many complex blood vessels. The kashering process must be completed with 72 hours after slaughtering and before the meat is frozen or ground. Most kosher butchers and all kosher frozen food vendors take care of this process as well.

3. Separation of meat and dairy

The Torah prohibits eating meat and dairy together. The Rabbis extended this to include poultry and meat. In addition, the Talmud prohibits cooking meat and fish together or serving them on the same plate.  

This separation includes not only the foods themselves, but also the cooking utensils, plates and flatware, dishwashers or dishpans, sponges and kitchen towels. Therefore, a kosher household will have two sets of pots, pans and dishes – one for meat and one for dairy (unless the family is vegetarian!).

Furthermore, there is a requisite waiting time between eating meat and dairy, to allow for fatty residues and clinging meat particles to decompose. From dairy to meat, however, it is generally sufficient to rinse the mouth and eat a neutral solid, such as bread.(Eating dairy with fish or dairy with eggs is permitted.)

Even a small amount of dairy/meat renders an item dairy/meat for these purposes. For example, most vegetable margarines contain a small quantity of whey to add a buttery taste. Which renders the product dairy, as far as Kosher Law is concerned.

All fruit, vegetables and grains may be eaten with meat or dairy.

4. Kosher utensils, equipment

Utensils and appliances used in handling kosher food, including industrial machinery, must be kosher as well. What renders a utensil non-kosher?  A utensil picks up the status of the food that is cooked in it – meat, dairy, neutral (pareve) or non-kosher.  In addition, the utensil transmits that status to the next food cooked or processed in it.
Therefore, if a pot was used for non-kosher meat, and then used to cook fresh green beans, the kosher green beans assume the non-kosher status of the food that was cooked there previously.

Even if all the foodstuffs involved are kosher, a utensil may be rendered non-kosher by the mixture of meat and dairy. For example, if a saucepan is used to cook chicken soup, and then employed to heat up milk, the meat status of the pot is transferred to the milk, creating a prohibited mixture and disqualifying both the milk and the saucepan from use.

Generally, the status of foods is transmitted only in the presence of heat, hot spices, or prolonged contact.  Also, often disqualified utensils can be restored to a usable state by a utensil kashering process. These rules are complex and often require consultation with a competent Rabbi.

On an industrial level, when kosher products and non-kosher products are produced in the same plant, close rabbinical supervision is crucial to ensure separation of kosher equipment from the non-kosher counterpart, and, where relevant, to supervise thorough kashering of equipment between the non-kosher and kosher runs.

5. Kosher Certification then and now...

Then… - Just a century ago, mass produced foodstuffs were almost unheard of. Both individual households and large institutions purchased basic raw materials – produce, meat, flour, etc. – and prepared all their meals "from scratch." The kosher consumer brought his chickens to a reliable butcher for slaughtering, and did the kashering process at home. There were few kosher products to choose from – but the non-kosher consumer was almost as limited in his selection. Materials were purchased fresh, and, for long term preservation, were pickled, canned or salted and stored in the cellar.

Now... – Today, the packaged products available on the market are too many to count. Almost all of these products raise questions regarding their kosher status. What, you may wonder, could be non-kosher in a box of oat cereal, juice or a bag of potato chips? Here are just a few examples:

  • A cereal may have raisins which are coated with a non-kosher, animal-based glycerin, non-kosher flavors, animal shortening, or gelatin.
  • The vegetable oil in which the chips were fried may have been pasteurized on equipment used for non-kosher tallow production.
  • Even "100% natural fruit juice" may have unacceptable grape derivatives added.


Many products are given their long shelf life and bright hue by the addition of preservatives and coloring agents. Even when these additives are based on natural materials and do not pose a health threat, they may be derived from animal sources that are patently non-kosher.

Because of the myriad changes and advances in the food market, it has become an absolute necessity for food production facilities wishing to serve the kosher consumer to obtain certification from a reliable certifying agency. The role of kosher supervision is to check the source of all ingredients, provide for the kosher status of any equipment used to process the product, and to set up a system by which the integrity of both ingredients and equipment is maintained. The certification agency will also determine if the product contains dairy ingredients or is produced on equipment used for dairy products, to alert the consumer and preclude unintentional mixing of meat and dairy. A quality certifying organization is staffed by Rabbinically ordained supervisors who have years of education and experience and are able to deal with questions and problems in the facility as they arise.

Each kosher certification agency has its own symbol, which you may have noticed on food packages. The symbols are registered trademarks and cannot be placed on a food label without the organization's authorization. The letter "K" by itself is generally an unreliable identifying mark, since it often has no Rabbi or certifying organization backing up the company's claim to kosher status. A majority of all prepackaged foods today have some kind of kosher certification, and most major brands have reliable Orthodox certification.
It is interesting to note, a significant sector of the market for kosher products is composed of people who are not interested in the kosher aspect at all. Kosher certification is a buying card for many Muslims, Seventh Day Adventists and vegetarians. People who are allergic to grain products stock up each year on the grain-free Kosher for Passover products available. In addition, many people prefer kosher products because they believe them to be cleaner, healthier or better than their non-kosher counterparts.

Yes, there's a lot more to Kosher than… Matzo Ball Soup….!

Why Kosher

Why do Jews eat kosher?

Through the years, people have suggested theories about the health benefits of kosher food. Some say that kosher food is less vulnerable to parasites and bacteria. Others theorize that the non-permitted species of animals are hunters whose natures might affect the characters of the people who consume them.
It is easier to understand that foods may have latent physical benefits or dangers of which we are unaware. Who imagined a century ago that animal fat would be regarded as a hidden killer? And who would have guessed that the humble carrot was really a cancer fighter in disguise?

From the Jewish point of view, kosher food is the optimal diet for our spiritual health, while foods prohibited by the Torah are the trans fats and refined sugars of our unique spiritual metabolism. We may not understand exactly how it works – but we know that "kosher" is the ultimate Jewish regimen!

Privacy Policy

1.Privacy Policy
Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats, on behalf of itself, has created this privacy
statement for it's natural product retail store customers in order to demonstrate our
collective firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses the information
gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats respect and value your privacy. Although we
will collect personal information from you, with your permission, only your name,
your e-mail address, your phone number, and your mailing address will be provided
to Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats. No other personal information collected
during your use of this site will be shared. Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats
will not, without permission, sell, disclose or provide ANY information, including your
name, address, e-mail address, phone number or other personal information to any
third party.

Personal information collected from you is submitted with your knowledge and
consent. Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats will only use that information to
provide a more customized service to you.

Should you choose to take advantage of placing a phone order or using the shop on-
line features of this Web Site, further information such as method of payment of
goods and services may be necessary. Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats
provides state of the art security and encryption devices to protect your payment
information.

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats, as site service provider, its employees,
director, are to be held harmless from any and all liability regarding any misuse of
information provided for fulfillment of shop on-line feature.

2.Security
In order to shop online, Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats collects your name,
address information, and payment information, so that it can fulfill your order, as
well as your contact information (e-mail and telephone).

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats have adopted these policies and procedures
because (1) we cannot control the privacy practices and policies of other sites and
(2) we want to protect your security and privacy during your visit to us.

About Us

Philosophy

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats has a fundamental belief that every person should have access to an honest, natural and healthy source of kosher meat.

Our commitment to quality, service and consistency has never wavered, and we share this same devotion to our vendors and partners. With this high level of consistency and dedication, you will notice that everything you purchase from Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats is the highest quality available

Work Ethics

We specialize in the supply of natural, premium quality grass fed meat.

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats is based in the city of Hong Kong. The quantity of products delivered to individual homes increases daily, based on our honest quality products, flexibility, dedicated customer service and work ethics.

We recognize that every family is different and so are their needs and specific requirements.

Gonzalo Kosher-Organic-Natural Meats takes the time to "get to know" our customers and tailor our products accordingly.

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