Outside of Israel New York has the largest population of kosher consumers and more than 135,000 products are available on the market shelves. The Department continues to conduct kosher surveillance inspections to make sure all products are registered and all establishments that sell kosher are in compliance with the kosher laws.
New Yorks Kosher Law Protection Act of 2004 Search
The Kosher Law Protection Act of 2004 requires that consumers of
food represented as kosher in New York be provided with information
identifying the person or organization certifying that food as kosher.
To do so, the Department is establishing an on-line registry of
food represented as kosher. Those involved in the kosher food trade
- certain producers, processors, packers, distributors, retailers
and certifiers of kosher food products, as well as those who prepare
kosher food will need to file product and certifying information
with the Department.
The Kosher Law Protection Act of 2004 became law on July 13, 2004.
Provisions of the Act pertaining to packaging, advertising, disclosure,
record keeping and filing become effective January 9, 2005. Forms
will be made available on-line at this web page as of December
1, 2004 or can be mailed to you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certain filings must be completed at least 30 days in advance of
offering or distributing food as kosher in New York State.
Starting in January 2005, consumers will be able to view New York's
Kosher Registry and search for information by product name, certifier
or food establishment.
If any of the information filed with the Department changes, the
person who filed the information must notify the Department of the
The information presented on these pages has been submitted to
the Department by individuals and entities regulated under the Kosher
Law Protection Act of 2004. The data consists of information received
to date. You may wish to return to this web site periodically to
view registration information that may be subsequently filed with
Kosher Law Protection Act brochure
Kosher Law Protection Act Press Release
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Click here to access the online
Kosher Registration forms.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before completing
the online registration form, we highly recommend that you become
familiar with the information requirements by reviewing a printed
version of the form. You can access a PDF (printable version) of
the form by clicking here.