Fancy food does not mean safe food — Kosher edition

A Jewish Chronicle investigation of 59 UK establishments assessed over the last two years found that 30 received either zero- or one-star ratings; just two were graded five-star and another two four-star.

The rating ranges from no stars for the worst levels of compliance, through to five stars for the very best standards of food safety management. A two star rating is defined as largely compliant with national requirements.

Kashrut representatives variously expressed surprise and disappointment at the findings, but maintained that hygiene standards were high within the kosher market.

Uh huh.

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