Not kosher

Not kosher

This week’s “Kitsch in the kitchen” column (Aug. 8) reminded me of a major supplier of nonkosher provisions in New Jersey which, many years ago,  imprinted its deli products with the words “kosher style” in Hebrew, correctly assuming, since “kosher” is the only Hebrew word recognized by many Jews, that many prospective customers would be fooled into believing these products were kosher.

Perry Hamburg
Basking Ridge

Editor’s Note: In 1994, New Jersey adopted a “Kosher Food Consumer Protection Act” to standardize labeling and supervision. The act makes it unlawful to use the word “kosher” on packages that are not produced under kosher supervision.

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