Monday, January 31, 2011
The Department of Agriculture and Markets, which oversees New York State’s Kosher Law Enforcement Unit, recently announced a plan to train 85 food safety inspectors for kosher inspection. However, funding to staff the enforcement unit, which was cut by former Governor Patterson has yet to be restored. Several lawmakers, Jewish leaders and kosher businesses are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to fund the unit maintaining that the inspectors are necessary to prevent fraud and ensure that stores and restaurants honestly disclose their kosher certification. The Department maintains an on-line registry of food products represented as kosher.
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