By Hoffmaster Host on
6/11/2013 11:13 AM
Most everyone is familiar with the term “kosher”, but what exactly does it mean and how much does it matter to consumers?
The word “kosher” in Hebrew means “good”, “proper”, or “fit for ritual use”. Being certified kosher gives customers the extra assurance of purity and quality. The majority of consumers who choose kosher do so for health and food safety reasons. Only about 8 percent of kosher consumers are actually members of the Jewish religion.
Kosher products are one of the most rapidly growing product categories with non-Jewish consumers purchasing over 80% of them. In the past two decades, the demand for kosher food products in the United States and around the world has greatly impacted the food industry.