Definition of Kosher (כשר)

Kosher ( כשר ) is a Hebrew word that means to be fit or agreeable. Kosher certification means the product meets the dietary requirements of Jewish law.

  • Animals must have split hooves and chew the cud to qualify. Pigs don’t qualify.
  • Fish must have both scales and fins. Seafood like lobster, prawns, squid, eel are not kosher.
  • Birds with grasping claws (birds of prey) are not kosher but chicken, ducks, geese and turkeys all qualify.
  • Animals must be slaughtered by a qualified rabbi and blood drained. Authorized kosher labelling should be prominent.
  • Meat and dairy should not be consumed together. Sufficient time should pass before one or the other is eaten.

For more information on Kosher please contact www.oukosher.org

What Does Kosher Certified Mean?

Kosher Certification is the stamp of kosher approval by a rabbinic Agency. The Kosher Certified symbol assures consumers that both the actual product and its production adhere to all Kosher Law requirements.

Which Kosher Certifications is Gonzalo.hk accepting?

Orthodox union: https://www.ou.org

Kosher Australia: https://www.kosher.org.au

What does Glatt Kosher mean?

“And flesh that has been torn in the field, you shall not eat.” — Exodus 22:30. Here Jewish law prohibits the consumption of flesh torn from an animal—but also from consuming any animal whose organs are torn or otherwise damaged. Ultimately this means that the animal that you are eating has been checked and was healthy. Glatt Kosher means that we have followed the most stringent health codes in preparing your meat.

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