Seven Days Magazine

Seven Days MagazineNothing to Pass Over

In Vermont food circles, kosher-certified isn’t just for Jews anymore. According to several Vermont businesses that have been certified as kosher in recent years, an increasing number of consumers want products with a kosher seal. That demand comes from vegans, lactose-intolerants or other conscientious eaters concerned about industrial food production. In the eyes of many people, a kosher seal, like a certified organic seal, is one more guarantee of quality. To paraphrase an old Hebrew National advertisement, it reassures the customer: This busines answers to a higher authority than the U.S. government. Page Two