In today’s day and age, more and more people are concerned (rightfully so!) with the quality and safety of the meat they are buying on the shelf. There have been a rising number of cases where ‘dirty’ meat has made people sick or infected them with deadly bacteria (mad cow disease). Kosher certification only happens after careful inspection of the animals according to Hebrew law. Any visibly or known sick is not allowed to be slaughtered per kosher law. You will find more families converting to a kosher diet because they can trust and depend on the fact they are eating clean, disease-free, inspected meat.
Food allergies are on the rise in the United States. According to a 2013 CDC study, food allergies in children rose approximately 50% from 1997 to 2011. Adult allergies are on the rise too. Food allergies are becoming a growing concern and kosher offers solutions not offered elsewhere. The precise labeling kosher products go through in certification makes it simple for this consumer group to find meat-free and dairy-free options.
More and more people don’t eat dairy and for a variety of reasons. Some are lactose intolerance and others have dairy allergies, while some choose to eat a ‘clean’ diet that doesn’t contain dairy or other ‘dirty’ food products. These differing groups of people are choosing to convert to a kosher diet because of the dependability kosher dairy free options provides.
For those seeking a deeper relationship with God or a deepening of their spirituality, they may convert to a kosher diet. It is said that kosher is the diet prescribed by God for a better spiritual connection.
One of the hottest food trends is adapting to an ancient dated diet for health reasons. With this being said, going kosher is a growing food trend because consumers are confident in the food they are eating. Consumers want kosher because they believe it is a safer way to eat, and better for their overall health and well-being.