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Mon May 28, 2012, 12:27 PM

1. The State of New York enforces Jewish law


http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/KO/KOHome.html

The Kosher Law Protection Act of 2004 became law on July 13, 2004. Provisions of the Act pertaining to packaging, advertising, disclosure, record keeping and filing become effective January 9, 2005. Forms will be made available on-line at this web page as of December 1, 2004 or can be mailed to you by emailing kosher@agriculture.ny.gov. Certain filings must be completed at least 30 days in advance of offering or distributing food as kosher in New York State.


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And, here's the thing. It's a perfectly reasonable advertising and labeling law. If someone is selling food as "Kosher", then it's no different from laws addressing the sale of "organic", "cage free", "gluten free", "low sodium" and so on.

But just TRY to introduce a "Halal food law" anywhere, and people will go crazy.

These "shariah law" bans only cause uncertainty in the mortgage market, since in states like Kansas, the status of "shariah mortgage" products offered by banks is now up in the air.

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