Michigan Dept. of Agriculture Inspectors to Be Taught Kashruth

A training course for Michigan Department of Agriculture inspectors to teach them kashruth criteria so that they might recognize kashruth violations, is being conducted by the Council of Orthodox Rabbis. This new development is a result of a series of meetings arranged by the Jewish Community Council of Detroit with the Michigan State Agriculture Department officials.

The meetings were arranged because a number of questions had been raised about the strict adherence to kashruth as regards the meat sold by some kosher butchers, and the products advertised as kosher and found in certain restaurants, delicatessens, markets, etc. Questions were raised as to whether some of these actually meet the criteria for kashruth, violation of which is subject to legal sanctions, according to Agriculture Department regulations.

Rabbi Issac Stollman, chairman of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis, expressed gratification to the Jewish Community Council for being instrumental in arranging with Department of Agriculture officials for the institution of the training course for the state food inspectors.

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