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About Kosher

Empire Kosher is strongly committed to the highest standards of quality and product safety, and, of course, to the strictest interpretation of Jewish Dietary Laws. Kosher, which literally means “clean or fit,” promotes cleanliness, wholesomeness, and the humane treatment of animals.

The basics of kosher regulations are well known – no mixing of milk and meat products, no shellfish, and only certain species of cattle and fowl are accepted.  A highly trained kosher inspector thoroughly examines each animal for any physical abnormalities. If any are discovered, the animal is deemed not kosher and is removed from the facility for non-kosher use.

Kosher species, such as chicken, turkey, duck and beef must be hand-slaughtered by a highly trained Shochet (ritual slaughterer) to be kosher.  The final step in the kosher process is the meat being soaked in water and then salted. After a final rinsing, it is then considered kosher.

At Empire Kosher, each animal must be properly raised, following the Biblical mandate that one must not cause pain or suffering to any living creature.  Empire Kosher carries three of the most reliable and respected kosher certifications in the United States – Orthodox Union (OU)K’hal Adath Jeshurun (KAJ) and Star K.