Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy

Kim Kessler’s radio show “Eating Matters” – Episode 25 aired on April 2nd on Heritage Radio Network

April 2, 2015 – Kim Kessler, Policy and Special Programs Director of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, aired the twenty-fifth episode of “Eating Matters,” on Heritage Radio Network titled “Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food.” In this episode, Kim and guest co-host Talia Ralph welcome Timothy Lytton, law professor and author of “Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food.” Discussing how kosher food came to be a successful private-sector regulation in an era of growing public concern over the government’s ability to ensure food safety, Tim divulges the factual evolution of the kosher certification. After the break, Tim speaks on the Vinegar Scandal of 1986 and how the instance led to further improve kosher regulations and how private kosher certification holds important lessons for improving food regulation. Like organic and locavore enthusiasts, a growing number of consumers see in rabbinic supervision a way to personalize today’s vastly complex, globalized system of food production.

Listen to Episode 25