Questions about Kosher, poultry, our our products? Check out our FAQs below!
What is Kosher?
Kosher is defined by the Jewish dietary rules (collectively known as kashrut) that govern what and how observant Jews eat. These laws dictate how food must be processed, produced and prepared. Our animal handling and processing standards go above and beyond government regulations. We have an extensive team of Rabbis onsite who oversee the entire processing plant and conduct rigorous inspections throughout to ensure everything meets the most exacting standards.
What does the O-U mean on the package?
The OU stands for the Orthodox Union. The Orthodox Union is the leading global kosher certification authority and just one of the Rabbinic organizations that certifies our products as meeting their high standards of kashrut (Jewish dietary laws).
How can we be sure Empire adheres to the strict requirements of kashrut?
In addition to our longstanding supervision and certification of the OU, our products are certified by Rabbi Yechiel Babad, Tartikover Rav. Rabbi Babad’s certification on every Empire package gives peace of mind to consumers who only purchase products with a chasidish certification.
What does the P mean on the package?
Do you ensure farm to table traceability?
Our traceability starts even before the farm--at the hatchery when the chicks are born, and continues on the farm to the processing facility and then, even further, to the grocery stores. Our packaging contains information that we can utilize to trace the product every step of the way
What does vertically integrated mean?
Vertical integration is when a business manages all aspects of its suppliers and production. For Empire Kosher®, this means that we hatch, grow, process, package and ship our own products. This allows us to maintain our high standards of quality because, unlike many of our competitors, we are responsible for the care of our chickens from hatching to the final product.