In the Jewish religion, how is food preparation regulated?

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Jewish food preparation, called Kashrut, is regulated according to principles and rules laid out in the Mishna, which codified Jewish law. Since food is no longer grown and prepared at home in much of the world, regulatory groups were formed to ensure that mass-produced food items are prepared within these laws and boundaries. These groups are privately-owned and operated, and are not connected with the FDA or other government institutions; their major work is to observe food preparation procedures and authorize the use of a...

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