Kosher botanicals: Rabbis, insects and quality control
By Shane Starling
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Regular visits from a rabbi to ensure Kosher certification are part of doing business for almost all ingredients suppliers in Israel. For SDA Spice, the largest botanicals supplier in the Middle East, Kosher is very much about quality control. VP of sales and marketing, Gila Menahem, tells Shane Starling why rabbis with entomological knowledge are increasingly sought after.