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Selected State Kosher Consumer Protection Laws

Selected State Kosher Consumer Protection Laws

Prepared by Jeff Wice, Assistant Counsel, Office of Speaker Sheldon Silver (State of New York)

  1. California: Cal Penal Code sec. 383(b)
    • criminal penalties for fraudulent meat product sales
  2. Connecticut: Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 53-317
    • deals with sale and preparation of meat products & restaurants
  3. Georgia: O.C.G.A. sec. 26-2-332
    • prohibits fraudulent sale of kosher foods by a vendor
    • regulates kosher kitchens and food services
  4. Illinois: 305 ILCS 5/5-5/5a
    • regulates kosher kitchens and food services
  5. Massachusetts: Mass. Ann. Laws, ch. 94 sec 156
    • regulates kosher food labeling sales
    • requires signs in window
    • regulates kosher meat product sales
  6. Michigan: MSA sec. 28.508(5)
    • regulates fraudulent representation and sales
    • requires proper labeling
    • regulates hotels and restaurants
  7. New York: NY CLS Agr & M sec 201-a
    • regulates sale of kosher meat and sale of kosher food products
  8. Rhode Island: R.I. Gen Laws sec 21-16-1
    • establishes violations for deceptive sale of kosher meat
  9. Pennsylvania: 18 Pa. C.S. sec 4107.1
    • establishes violations for deceptive sale of kosher food products
  10. Washington: Rev. Code Wash. Sec. 69.04.398
    • permits production of kosher food products
  11. Wisconsin: Wis. Sat. Sec 97.56
    • regulates sale of kosher food products to consumers to prevent fraudulent sales

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