mass kosher certification began in 1923

The news media has been very vocal on the kosher food industry and the benefits of kosher food.  If one were to generalize a theme that the media wished to infuse, simply look at the quote from New York Times article Variety is Spice of Rokeach Food of October 19, 1958:  “Kosher foods are synonymous in the public’s mind with cleanliness, purity and high quality.”  


The following are titles of articles appearing in the New York Times that are related to kosher food, its industry or certification.  In future updates of the KosChertified? app we hope to present the actual articles themselves, so that the end-user can discover the rich history of a movement.  The titles alone tell quite a story about early corruption, law making, war repercussions, early certification agencies, challenges by critics, strikes, protests, prisoner rights, price gouging, and of course – the positive benefits of kosher foods. If you have a New York Times digital subscription for their Time Machine, we have provided the details below for you to pull up the article on your own for your independent reading. Otherwise, it may be possible to read portions of the articles by searching the titles at their website https://www.nytimes.com/:

Indict 87 Dealers in Poultry Trade, New York Times 3/24/1910

Meat Shops Closed by Women Raiders, New York Times 4/10/1910

Board Fixes Prices for Kosher Poultry, New York Times 2/21/1918

Plead for Kosher Bills, New York Times 4/04/1922

Indict 87 Dealers in Poultry Trade
, New York Times 3/24/1910

To Test Kosher Food Laws
, New York Times 9/01/1922

State Food Label Law is Upheld
, New York Times 3/23/1923

New York Defends Its Kosher Laws
, New York Times 11/22/1924

Jews Skip Army Kosher Food
, New York Times 6/17/1928

Jailed for Market Bribe
, New York Times 10/25/1930

Rabbis Score Laxity in Kosher Observance
, New York Times 7/08/1931

Fight Kosher Food Racket
, New York Times 12/01/1932

To Enforce Kosher Law, New York Times 1/26/1933

Reich Ban on Kosher Slaughter Brings Move to Boycott Meat, New York Times 4/07/1933

Ships Serve Kosher Food, New York Times 5/14/1933

Back Kosher Food Tax
, New York Times 7/28/1933

Tax on Kosher Food Protested
, New York Times 8/02/1933

Charge Racket in Kosher Food
, New York Times 3/15/1934

Kosher Butchers Act to Change Code, New York Times 9/04/1933

Kosher Code Modified
, New York Times 9/05/1933

Kosher Strike is Voted, New York Times 12/06/1944

Drive Stepped up on Black Market
, New York Times 12/20/1944

Captured Germans Pack Kosher Food
, New York Times 1/19/1945

Frozen Kosher Foods Appear on Market
, New York Times 3/19/47

Prices Rise Here on Passover Food
, New York Times 4/20/1948

To Watch Kosher Food Prices
, New York Times 8/28/1950

D.A.R. Joins Critics of ‘Kosher’ Speech
, New York Times 3/28/1954

General Baking to Make Kosher Rye Loaf Under Rabbinical Guidance
, New York Times 11/09/1954

Canned and Frozen Foods Ruled Out in Kosher Kitchen
, New York Times 12/09/1954

Kosher Products Show Swift Rise
, New York Times, 1/02/1957

Rabbi is Indicted on Bribe Charges
, New York Times 6/19/1959

Food News: Kosher Food Rules Often a Problem
, New York Times 1/22/1960

Tastes Widening for Kosher Food
, New York Times 11/06/1960

Indictments Charge Kosher Meat Trust
, New York Times 6/06/1962

City Issues 20 Summonses for Kosher-Laws Violations
, New York Times  6/15/1965

Kosher Food Union Pickets The Astor to Protest Dinner
, New York Times 12/16/1965

Klansman Fought Kosher Products
, New York Times 2/16/1966

Advertising: The ‘In’ World of Kosher Food
, New York Times 2/24/1966

Stamped with a ‘U’? There’s a Reason
, New York Times 12/17/1968

Kosher School Lunches Urged
, New York Times 4/12/1972

Kosher Food Gets Boost from Zoning Action
, New York Times 9/24/1972

L.I. Rabbis Discuss Kosher Standards
, New York Times 12/17/1972

Kosher-Chinese a Treat and a Feat
, New York Times 3/22/1974

J.D.L. Inmates Lose Kosher Food Plea
, New York Times, 5/7/1975

Calling it Kosher: How to and Why
, New York Times 5/18/1975

As for the ’02 Kosher-Food Rioters…
, New York Times 7/21/1977

When Keeping Kosher isn’t Kosher Enough
, New York Times 9/14/77

Chinese and Kosher: A Marriage of Taste if Not Convenience
, New York Times 1/11/1978

Preference is found for Kosher Products
, New York Times 2/07/1978

Kosher Pizza Draws Hungry Legislators in Albany
, New York Times 3/27/1978

Kosher Home Magazine
, New York Times 5/19/1978

New York Agrees for First Time To Serve Kosher Food in Prison
, New York Times 11/19/1978

With Them, It’s Always Strictly Kosher
, New York Times 4/15/1979

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