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Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674072930

Publication Date: 04/01/2013


240 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 graphs, 2 tables


  • Introduction: Why Kosher Food Certification Is Worthy of Attention
  • 1. Rivalry and Racketeering: The Failures of Kosher Meat Supervision, 1850–1940
  • 2. From Canned Soup to Packaged Nuts: The Rise of Industrial Kashrus
  • 3. Sour Grapes and Self-Regulation: Creating an American Standard of Kashrus
  • 4. Taking Stock: The Effectiveness and Integrity of the American Industrial Kashrus System
  • Conclusion: Industrial Kashrus as a Model of Private Third-Party Certification
  • Appendix A: Controversy over OU Dominance of Kosher Meat Certification
  • Appendix B: An Overview of Antitrust Concerns
  • Appendix C: The Iowa Slaughterhouse Scandal and the Movement for Ethical Kashrus
  • Appendix D: Self-Reported Data from Big Five Kosher Certification Agencies
  • Appendix E: Supermarket Survey Data
  • Glossary of Terms and Names
  • List of Acronyms
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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