November 21, 2017

Kosher Certifiers from Around the World Tackle Industry’s Latest Challenges

New York- More than 100 kosher certifiers from around the world gathered for the annual General Membership Conference of the Association of Kashrus Organizations, headed by Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, the Executive Director of the Chicago Rabbinical Conference. According to Rabbi Fishbane, the conference held at OU headquarters on November 16th dealt with many new challenges faced by the certifiers. Amongst the topics discussed were fraudulent labels, mites and other insects in foods, the Braekel chicken, Shabbos at catering establishments, Halal and Conservative certifications, citrus oils for Passover, and kosher certification and Third World employment practices.