Kosher Dietary Rules - Kosher Certificate

Kosher Dietary Rules - Kosher Certificate

Some of the basic kosher diet rules prohibit certain food pairings, especially meat and dairy products.

There are three main categories of kosher (Kosher) food:

Meat (Containing meat): Mammals or poultry and their products, including bones or broth.
Dairy: Milk, cheese, butter and yoghurt.
Pareve: Any meat or non-dairy food, including fish, eggs and plant-based foods.
According to kosher tradition, any food classified as meat can never be served or eaten at the same meal as a dairy product.

In addition, all utensils and equipment used to process and clean meat and dairy products should be kept separate, even down to the sinks where they are washed.

After eating meat, you should wait a certain amount of time before consuming any dairy products. The specific time varies according to different Jewish traditions, but is usually between one and six hours.

Pareve foods are considered neutral and can be eaten with meat or dairy products. However, if a pareve food item is prepared or processed using any equipment used to handle meat or dairy, it may be reclassified as meat, dairy or non-kosher.

As a result of Kosher audits, a Kosher Certificate is issued for different product groups, which specifies the distinctive features of the products. Both on the kosher certificate and on the product label, the text and logo indicating the status of the product are used.

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