Governments and Food

Two interesting articles on the government involvement with the food we eat:

  • Kashrut. The New York Kosher Law has passed the constitutional test. “Because the state does not determine if a product is kosher under religious law, whether Orthodox or not, it does not create excessive state entanglement with religion,” the judge said in her decision. “In sum, there is no danger here that the state will become involved in deciding what is or is not kosher or other questions of Jewish religious law.”
  • Gluten Free. The Government is getting involved with foods that claim to be gluten-free. On August 2, the Food and Drug Administration set an upper limit on how much gluten can be in foods labeled “gluten free.” They plan to issue a final rule defining “gluten free” next year.