At home, I have a jar of Pereg oregano that says "glatt kosher" and parve. Am I missing something? I thought "glatt" applies only to meat. If so, how can something be both fleishig and parve at the same time? Similarly, I've seen a store called "glatt farm". the store sells only produce. Does fruit have to be "glatt kosher"?

  • If it had bumps, they'd tell you you couldn't check it for bugs. :) – Double AA May 7 '14 at 21:27
  • LOL! Etrogim have bumps and it's a fruit. Do they inspect them for bugs? – DanF May 7 '14 at 21:32
  • If you don't eat the skin, I don't think you need to check. CYLOR. – Ypnypn May 7 '14 at 21:33
  • I saw a container of quinoa labeled whole grain. It just goes with the consumer ignorance rather than fighting it. Same here. People know they are supposed to prefer Glatt, without knowing why. – Yishai May 7 '14 at 21:56

Glatt meat means that the animal's lungs are completely smooth. The word "glatt" can not apply to produce, fish, poultry, and so on. (MyJewishLearning)

However, "in some instances it may be intended to imply that the product was processed under a superior hashgachah, as per the term's informal usage." (Kashrut.com)

  • Doesn't that mean that declaring the spices as both glatt and parve is misleading the consumer? – DanF May 7 '14 at 21:42
  • @DanF Only if you think the consumer will understand it in a different way than you intend. Same holds true for every claim by anyone ever. – Double AA May 7 '14 at 22:03

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