(PRWEB) October 9, 2003
NEW YORK, (PRWEB) Yom Kippur, October, 2003IzzyCue, the venerable lifestyle brand, received kosher certification from the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation located in New York, for its hand-designed Kids Cookies. The K.D. (kosher* dairy**) label will be printed on every ingredient label to assure consumers they are buying kosher cookies. IzzyCue is the leading manufacturer of a premium line of kids cookies which are hand-designed and decorated.
The highly regimented K.D. certification process was handled by Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose. The K.D. certification is recognized throughout the Jewish community as a symbol of purity for food products and packaging.
For certification IzzyCue licensed producer demonstrated during an on-site inspection that it follows kosher laws that are spelled out in the Old Testament. Kosher is the Hebrew word for fit or proper, and it means an item conforms to biblical laws governing the selection and preparation of foods.
Kenneth H. Tan, IzzyCues Founder and CEO, stated that IzzyCue undertook the process for kosher certification as part of the companys aggressive efforts to provide the best kids cookies. Our cookies have become an important part of our consumers lifestyle consumption and kosher certification is a recognized indication of the type of mainstream appeal that is inherent in kosher dietary laws today, he said.
The company will continue to look for ways to improve the nutritional benefits of its cookies. Consumers who purchase kosher products are strongly motivated and are very loyal. They are concerned about quality and are members of a highly desirable market , Kenneth said.
According to Integrated Marketing Communications, New York Americans bought $ 50 billion worth of kosher productsincluding snacks, soft drinks and even beerin 2000. The consulting firm projects sales will grow to $ 80 billion by the year 2005.
Observant Jews make up just 20 percent of the 10-million-buyer kosher market. Other religions with dietary restrictions make up 30 percent. Vegetarian and lactose intolerant consumers make up 25 percent, and the other 25 percent are people who prefer kosher products because they may be healthier and of better quality.
Kosher is a behavioral term; it is also a state of mind, which leads you to where you ultimately belong. As human decency is on the rise and kindness is making a come-back, what better time is there to strive for proximity to the sublime, Kenneth said in closing.
Kosher industry sources welcomed the news from IzzyCue because of the growing demand for kosher products. The kosher designation will open up new opportunities for IzzyCue as rigorously Orthodox Jews who eat only specially designated kosher dairy products will also now have more choices.
*These statements apply to the basic cookie and cakes prepared and does not apply to the specialty cakes and pies which may contain decorative condiments which are not necessarily Kosher.
**Upon special request, products can be prepared as PARVE. This preparation will take place under supervision and will be identified appropriately by the above-mentioned Rabbi.
The word ‘Kosher’ means ‘fit’ or ‘spiritually fit’, as described in the books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus. As a result of kosher supervision, kosher products are scrupulously clean, and the word Kosher has become synonymous with premium quality. Kosher requirements are far more stringent than U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements.
The word “Parve” (also spelled as “Pareve” or “Parevine”) is functional. It means a guarantee that the food product does not contain any meat or dairy products, and it has not come in contact with either. So it is very useful for all the vegetarians, and vegans.
IzzyCue, a unit of BKN International Incorporated, is an emerging cross-channels manufacturer of high-end consumer products. The unit-brand builds leadership products in three highly-focused global businesses: Food & Beverage, Popular Culture and Design & Fashion. Its primary vision is to create a desirable long-term brand of significance.
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Question by The Doctor: What is the difference between Islamic “halal” dietary laws and Jewish “kosher” laws?
Are items marked halal and kosher interchangeable?
Answer by Just Me
Jews do not consider halal laws valid. We need to see the kosher symbols etc. We will not eat an animal slaughtered in a non-kosher styel. It is my understanding that Muslims will eat a kosher slaughtered animal.
The difference is mainly in interpretation and how that interpretation plays out. Even within Judaism there is a disagreement (some people wait three hours between meat and milk, some wait 6 and some wait 8). Some Jews do not follow kosher law at all.
But not, the food items, as far as a Jew is concerned, would not be interchangable.
What do you think? Answer below!