Editor’s note: This opinion column was originally published by The Conversation and is republished here with permission.
Timothy D. Lytton is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University where he teaches administrative law, torts, and regulatory science. He has written extensively on food safety and labeling. He is the author of Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food published by Harvard University Press (2013), and he is currently writing a book on the U.S. food safety system to be published by the University of Chicago Press
Kosher food is big business. There are more than ten thousand kosher-producing companies in the United States alone, making more than 135,000 kosher products for over twelve million American consumers who purchase kosher food because …