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The Science of Kosher Food

Sholem-Fishbane.jpgMany Americans have the mistaken impression that "kosher" food means it's been blessed, according to a Chicago-based rabbi who administers kosher certification. However his role involves checking every single product used in a restaurant, bakery or catering company. Certifying a soy milk factory, for instance, means understanding all the machinery, and knowing what exactly is used to heat up and cool down the product during its processing. [Chicago Reader]

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