Polish kosher meat may soon be banned from being exported, after a request by the country’s ombudsman to make kosher slaughter - or shechita - legal only for local consumption, according to Jewish news website The Forward.
Media controversy around the discovery that UK supermarkets and restaurants have been selling meat that could be classified as halal, but is not labelled as such, is deceptive and hateful, according to the Sharia Halal Board.
Canadian Parti Québécois (PQ) deputy André Simard has asked the province’s assembly to give a public report on ritual slaughter by 23 March, arguing that halal meat is being sold without consumers’ knowledge.
The volume of kosher certified products in Europe continues to grow but will probably never match North American levels, according to UK certification body, the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din (KLBD).
Chr Hansen is expanding its range of Kosher for Passover cheese cultures, which will enable cheese makers to produce cottage cheese, cheddar, and white brined cheese that meet Judaism’s highest purity standards.