The US kosher certification industry is booming. There is a growing desire for food transparency within the packaged food industry that transcends kosher law and the specialty food market. Modern consumers want high-quality symbols and certifications to help navigate mindful choices. Kosher certification, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free are all on this ever-expanding checklist.
Kosher certified status now symbolizes food accountability within all production phases, and this trend is only growing. The United States drives much of the sales in the kosher industry, establishing most new kosher products available worldwide. Companies and production plants seek kosher certification to keep up with competition and expand their marketability.
Professor Timothy Lytton is a graduate of Yale Law School. He discusses why the kosher certification industry has become so successful in his book, Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food
Kosher food certification by independent private agencies is highly reliable, assuring compliance with religious standards of food production and preventing deceptive marketing.
Kosher food is big business. There are more than 10,000 kosher-producing companies in the United States alone, making over 135,000 kosher products for over 12 million American consumers who purchase kosher food because it is kosher. Surprisingly, only 8 percent of kosher consumers are religious Jews; the rest choose kosher food for reasons related to health, food safety, taste, vegetarianism, lactose intolerance, or non-Jewish religious dietary practices such as halal. The U.S. kosher market is worth over $12 billion in annual retail sales, and more products are labeled kosher than are labeled organic, natural, or premium.
– Prof. Timothy Lytton, History of the Kosher Food Industry
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