THE KOSHER ADVANTAGE

All Jack's Gourmet products are certified Glatt-Kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU), Kehilah Kashrus of Flatbush and Kashruth Council of Canada (COR)
 
 Orthodox Union (OU) Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) Kashruth Council of Canada (COR)

WHAT IS KOSHER

Kosher means proper or fit. The laws of Kosher originate in the bible and are detailed in multiple sources of Jewish law. Some of the basic laws of Kosher are as follows:

  • Only animals that have split hooves and chew their cuds are Kosher, such as: Cows, Sheep, Goats and Deer. Pigs are not Kosher.
  • Only certain fowl are Kosher, such as: Chicken, Turkey, Duck and Goose.
  • Only fish with fins and scales are Kosher. Shellfish are not Kosher.
  • Dairy can only come from a Kosher animal.
  • Milk and meat may not be cooked together.

    Of course the laws of Kosher are extensive and much more complex than this. It is therefore mandatory that only Kosher certified ingredients can be used in a Kosher product.

    KOSHER MEAT AND POULTRY

    To become Kosher, the animal or fowl are slaughtered with exact precision by a highly trained slaughterer according to Kosher law. Once slaughtered, the animal or fowl are examined to ensure that all standards have been met and that the animal or fowl was not diseased and was free of blemishes. The animal or fowl is then prepared for use by removing any traces of blood from the meat.

    Beginning from the time of slaughter, procedures and safeguards are in place to ensure that the integrity of the meat is not compromised. This means that no non-Kosher meat, poultry or any other ingredients can be mixed in with the Kosher supply.

    Because of the intensive labor and steps involved in Kosher certification, there is an added cost in producing Kosher certified products.  

    ADVANTAGES OF KOSHER MEAT AND POULTRY

    • All ingredients used must be Kosher certified from a verified establishment. This ensures that all standards are met.
    • Kosher supervision agents monitor all aspects of production, from receiving and shipping to production and packaging; thus ensuring the safety and integrity of the product.
    • Kosher certified meat products are packaged in tamper-resistant packaging to ensure their authenticity. If in doubt, look for the Kosher seal.
    • Kosher certification is an added step in the safety of our food products in an ever changing and more complex global marketplace.