Certified Kosher Program

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Non-Traditional Items.

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Add some variety to your Kosher menu!

For those who require certified Kosher products, Samuels is certified by the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia. We offer variety of fish to fit your menu: Salmon, Chilean Sea Bass, Bronzino, Tuna, Red Snapper, and more.

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Our Certified Kosher Program:

  • Every order is supervised and sealed by our on-site Mashgiach
  • Dedicated Kosher processing room.
  • Variety of fish sourced from around the world.
  • Orders should be placed 48 hours in advance.
  • Competively priced.
  • Educated support team to help plan your menu.

 

What does Kosher mean?

Kosher food is food that meets Jewish dietary laws, or kashrut, which comes from the Hebrew word for “fit” or “proper”. Any food can be called kosher food if it adheres to the Jewish law, or halacha. Conversely, foods typically labeled as “Jewish” aren’t necessarily kosher. Jewish foods are generally those dishes that are traditionally Jewish. kosher-salmon_03Kreplach, cholent, kugel, latke and kishka are all traditional Jewish dishes, but if they are not prepared in accordance with kashrut, they will not be Kosher.  Kosher basically means that something follows all of the Jewish legal guidelines. This process is supervised by the Mashgiach, an Orthodox rabbi, or a person appointed or approved by such a rabbi. Their responsibility is to prevent violations of Jewish dietary laws by inspection.

What is Kosher fish?

For seafood or fish to be kosher, it must have fins and easily removable scales. The scales must be true scales that can be removed without damaging the skin of the fish. Shellfish generally, and lobsters, shrimp and clams, specifically are not Kosher. Fish, on the other hand, such as tuna, carp and herring are kosher.

The barometer of kosher and non-kosher depends on two variables: the source of the ingredients and the status of the production equipment. Kosher certification, which is the guarantee that the food meets kosher requirements, revolves around these two criteria.

To make identification easier on the consumer, kosher food is often identified by its kashrut certification on the package. Kashrut certification is generally indicated by an identifiable symbol that include the letter K.