Kosher Dairy is Mushbooh?

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asked Mar 14 in Food Products by axonometric
Hello, I asked before about the halal status of kosher dairy; whether it contains kosher slaughtered enzymes or not. You told me that all kosher cheeses use microbial rennet. So I contacted two well-known kosher certifying agencies to find out the truth, OU and OK.

OU said in email that they do not certify anything with animal enzymes, even kosher ones. So their products are okay.

However, OK said that they certify both. Here is the conversation:
Me: "In a kosher certified dairy product that includes cheese or whey in the ingredients, is the source of the enzymes plant/synthetic or from kosher animals? Is it exclusively one or the other, or can it vary from product to product?"

Representative:" The source is either synthetic or from kosher animals. This varies from product to product.
 
Kind regards,
Dina Fraenkel
 
Dina Fraenkel
Editor, Kosher Spirit/Marketing & Education
Consumer Services & Compliance Manager
OK Kosher Certification Headquarters
391 Troy Ave. | Brooklyn, NY 11213 | USA
Mobile: 718-679-6404 | Fax: 718-756-7503
dorron@ok.org | www.ok.org | www.kosherspirit.com

I sent a follow up email to confirm saying this: "Just to confirm, you are saying that a kosher certified dairy product with the OK symbol with any of the ingredients being cheese, whey, lactose, etc. could have either synthetic enzymes used or either enzymes from kosher slaughtered animals? There is no way to tell which one is used?"

Representative: "Correct. It is proprietary information and we cannot disclose it to consumers."

Kind regards,
Dina Fraenkel

Editor, Kosher Spirit/Marketing & Education
Consumer Services & Compliance Manager

OK Kosher Certification Headquarters
391 Troy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
dorron@ok.org
www.ok.org
www.kosherspirit.com

please explain how all kosher dairy products are halal.
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