KOSHER EXPLAINED

A common misconception about kosher products is that they are made differently than non-kosher products. Kosher products are produced the same as non-Kosher products, where the difference comes in to play, is in the handling.




KOSHER:

In order for a product to be considered the following rules need to be followed:

  • All processes must be conducted by a Sabbath observing-Jew

  • All tools and equipment used must be solely used for Kosher production

  • All ingredients, such as yeast, fining agents, additives, etc. must be kosher

  • No ingredients may contain dairy, meat, nor any dairy or meat derivatives

  • Kosher products must be opened and poured only by Sabbath-observant Jews

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER:

The product must avoid coming into contact anything that contains grain that has risen or fermented—including bread, pasta, beer, liquor, etc.

MEVUSHAL:

Mevushal products are heated to a temperature approved by an overseeing rabbi. The common heating techniques are flash-pasteurization and flash dètente. This heating process is very quick and not harmful to the final wine. The purpose of heating the product is to alter the spiritual quality permitting anyone to open and pour the product without it losing its kosher status.


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SOURCES: OU Kosher Royal Wine Company Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center



 

Date Published: November 24, 2020