— Halal and Kosher —
Are the products you are buying and consuming really Halal and Kosher?
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Kosher and halal relate to food law and are a point of concern for Muslims and Jews. Some people think both are means for the same type of food but the reality is different from this perception. There are many differences between kosher and halal. The main difference between kosher and halal is that kosher is that food that may be used according to halakha, a Jewish term stands for kosher in English. While halal is any object or food that is allowed to be used according to Islamic law.
What is Halal?
Halal is any action or object that is permitted by Islamic law to use or engage in. This term is not restricted to food and drink only but also to all matters of daily life. The term ‘Mubah’ is also used in Islamic law which means ‘permissible’ or ‘allowed’ according to Islamic law. Islam clearly states that everything is permissible to use or engage in unless it is clearly prohibited by Islamic law. Against halal, there is the term ‘haram’ which means those goods, products, or actions clearly forbidden by Islam to do. The most common example of haram in food and drink is pig meat and alcohol. Moreover, for meat purposes, animals must be slaughtered by invoking the name of Allah most commonly by saying ‘Bismillah’ (‘In the name of God’) and then three times ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘Allah is greatest’).
What is Kosher?
Kosher stands for those foods that are permitted to use according to Jewish law, halakha, which means kosher in English. A food that is permitted according to Jewish law is called ‘halakha’ and that is not in line with Jewish law is called ‘treif’ meaning torn. The reason why some foods are not kosher is that some animals include the presence of ingredients derived from non-kosher animals or from kosher animals that were not slaughtered in a ritually proper manner, a mixture of meat and milk, wine and grape juice/derivates produced without supervision. However, every law of kosher can be broken when human life is at stake. According to B. Yoma 83a: “We have agreed in the case of saving a soul he may be given to eat even unclean things until his eyes are lightened from death.”
- Kosher is a term for permissible acts in Jewish law. Halal is also a term for a permissible act in Islamic law.
- Kosher is limited to the slaughtering of animals while halal is a wider term that contains the slaughtering of animals and also mattes of daily life.
- Kosher comes from Torah while halal comes from Quran.
- In kosher, there is no need for prayer or special word for slaughtering while for halal slaughtering it is mandatory to say ‘Bismillah’ (‘In the name of God’) and then three times ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘Allah is greatest’).
- In halal, meat and dairy can be consumed together while in kosher these can’t be consumed together.
Kosher and Halal?
Are the Kosher products you are buying and consuming really Kosher? If you think so, how can you really be sure? Verity One Ltd. is an independent third-party certification the standard for Certifying and tracking Kosher products to alleviate any doubts that what you are buying is truly Kosher.
The goal of our company is to heighten consumer awareness, hold business and brands accountable, and ensure that TRUTH MATTERS™ in regard to any marketing claim, such as Kosher. There needs to be an international audit/verification system that collects and stores all product and verification information in a cloud repository to provide practitioners of Judaism access to product information important to their faith. VERITY created a complete supply chain verification system called Verity One TM which utilizes IBM Hyperledger Blockchain, IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Such a system assures the benefit of a multitude of information available at your fingertips from anyplace in the world, to all adhering to the tenets of their faith.
Kashrut observers can know for sure if a product has passed our 100% KOSHER Certification, and through our Verity One™ smartphone app, know exactly where such products can be purchased.
VERITY One Ltd. Is a Tier-1 UPC Code Database Provider with the capabilities of providing a PLU (Product Lookup) and UPC (Universal Product Code) designation along with GPS (Global Positioning Service) to a specific brand, business, or product to start a chain of custody (CoC). Chain of custody, in legal contexts, refers to the chronological documentation or paper trail that records the sequence of custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of physical or electronic evidence. The wealth of information offered by our technology will provide
genuine assurance that the products consumers are buying have met or exceeded the strict Jewish Halakha law.
VERITY is a Managed Services Provider (MSP) platform using the latest technologies, developed and integrated over the last three years enabling utilization of the latest innovations. A product’s chain of custody, or supply chain, is documented on VERITY’s IBM Blockchain Hyperledger and is accessible to any authorized user on the network.
The Halal and Kosher Certification is more than a phrase or trademark it is a way of life and something on which we have been working to fine-tune over its development. Now it is ready to implement, needing only unified Rabbinical support in directing manufacturers, producers, and distributors to certify their products with VERITY.
We work with existing KOSHER Certification companies and provide them the technology that mimics their Certification look and feel with our technology called Chameleon Technology ™ providing economies of scale to verify their KOSHER Claims on a monthly basis, and not on an annual basis that exists now. We keep all the certification documents in our Blockchain repository for full review and transparency. We also go one step further and verify all the ingredients of each product on a monthly basis and, if anything changes in the supply chain, we can work with the KOSHER certification company to dispatch a Rabbi to certify the new ingredients. A KOSHER Verification from our Verity One ™ system offers observers peace of mind. Truth is the reason for the Verity One ™ and the Unified Kosher Certification. Businesses that abide by the KOSHER Certification and then recognized
by consumers, will drive an increased number of customers to their KOSHER Verity businesses and Products.
This is made very simple from our Mobile app Verity One ™ on Apple (IOS) and Android.
Our GOAL is to Unify the KOSHER Standards and provide a tool for TRUTH and Verification.
Jews are less than 4% of the world population but have 41% of the packaged goods in the U.S. are KOSHER.
To move forward, VERITY is seeking partnership with rabbinical groups or agency which will assist in directing all manufacturers, farmers, distributors, and producers of KOSHER goods to be Verity by VERITY and as such have their products listed and followed for Jews and others utilizing KOSHER products worldwide.