Icelandic Fish And Candy To Be Kosher

Published August 2, 2011

Rabbis have recently been invited to Iceland for the purpose of ensuring that certain Icelandic products, such as fish and chocolate, can be certified kosher.
Contrary to popular belief, rabbis do not actually “bless” food to make it kosher; no prayers are necessary in the process of production. Rather, rabbis can serve in an advisory capacity to inspect production areas to verify that the food is being made in accordance to Jewish kosher law.
To this end, Fréttablaðið reports, Baldvin Gíslason has invited over a group of rabbis to inspect the production of fish and candy here in Iceland, in the hope of getting the kosher certification.
Toppfiskur has already been certified kosher, and the company does a fair share of exporting. As there is a sizeable Jewish community in Europe and North America, this could significantly expand the market for the company.
Baldvin pointed out that Icelandic companies have never actively sought kosher certification before.



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