Chief Rabbinate says new Hashgacha Pratit certificates illegal, ready to issue fines

The Chief Rabbinate has said that it considers new supervision certificates issued by the independent kashrut authority Hashgacha Pratit to be illegal. 

A spokesman for the chief rabbinate told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that restaurants using the new certificate will be issued with fines, although he declined to say when such fines might be imposed. 

In a decision earlier this month, the High Court of Justice ruled that a legal loophole allowing restaurants to present themselves as being kosher without using the word “kosher” was unlawful, and that the Law Against Kashrut Fraud prohibited this practice.


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