What African animals are kosher

Kosher what does that mean?

The Hebrew word kosher translates as "suitable, approved",
the opposite, ie "unsuitable, impure" is called Treife.

Kosher comes from the kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws.
These are part of the Torah, which is composed of 248 commandments and 365 prohibitions and forms the first part of the Hebrew Bible.

Dietary laws in Judaism:

The dishes are divided into meaty, milky and neutral according to their origin.

Only mammals that are ruminants and clefts are allowed in the meaty dishes. Cattle, sheep, goats and fallow deer are therefore kosher.

Other land animals such as camels, horses, rabbits and especially pigs are not kosher and are therefore safe.

Fish must have scales and fins to be considered kosher.
Poultry is kosher when it is domesticated, so chickens, geese etc. Birds of prey are considered safe.

There is a strict ban on eating meaty and milky at the same time. Based on a saying in the kashrut, a waiting time of up to 6 hours must be observed between eating from meaty to milky and vice versa.

Foods that are neither fleshy nor milky, e.g. eggs, vegetables, fruits, are considered neutral - Jewish = Parve. They can be eaten with anything.

In order to call meat kosher, the animal must be slaughtered according to Jewish standards.

What information do you have to have ready for inquiries to / from certifiers?

Which raw materials are used in your home?

  • Raw material details including suppliers, species, etc.

What kind of products are made?

  • Information on product groups, processes, recipes

Do you have more than one production line in production?

  • Is it possible to separate meaty and milky?

Can your production facilities be wet cleaned?

  • Kosherizations may be necessary

Have you implemented an HACCP concept in your company?

  • Traceability, traceability, etc.

Additional requirement for the meat processing industry:

  • Slaughterhouses must have specially trained staff to slaughter the animals


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