Kosher is defined as food, or location in which food is eaten, sold, or cooked that satisfies the requirements of Jewish law, as an experienced company of event catering Glendale CA trusts can explain. For an animal to be considered kosher it must meet certain guidelines. Fish must have removable fins and scales, mammals must chew their cud and have split hooves, and birds must be non-predatory (like chicken and turkey). Pork, eagle, rabbit, shellfish, reptiles and catfish are all considered to be non-kosher products, as well as insects. Kosher meat and fowl are required to go through a ritualistic slaughter process in a detailed manner for it to be classified as kosher. Meat and dairy products are not allowed to be cooked or eaten together, even if they are both kosher. Any kosher food that is cooked or processed together with a non-kosher food or anything that came from a non-kosher food, becomes non-kosher itself. So, if food coloring that was taken from a shellfish’s red shell is used in a kosher cake, the cake would become non-kosher. Likewise, if at a barbecue, the pork ribs touch the beef kosher burgers, the burgers would become non-kosher. Jewish events like weddings, bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs all usually require the help of a caterer because they can be very big. Ensuring that you choose a kosher caterer is key to these kind of events, but being able to trust that they actually will deliver kosher food requires research.
However, some caterers will claim that they are kosher when they do not prepare the meat or poultry in a kosher manner. There have been many lawsuits against companies that have prepared kosher food in non-kosher kitchens, so cross contamination has occurred and rendered the final product non-kosher. Well then, how do you know if food someone else prepares is kosher? The general rule is that Jewish people can trust other will trust any individual who keep the Sabbath to keep kosher. Meaning that if the food was prepared by someone who keeps Shabbos, you can trust that the food is kosher. You can also ask to examine the caterer’s kitchen following you suspicions, and see if there are any non-kosher items within it.
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If there are, you should hire an attorney and pursue a lawsuit against the catering company. An attorney can walk you through the process of providing proof, how to appeal to a jury if it comes to that, and how to appeal to the public if your case goes viral.