If I buy a kosher certified product does that mean that it is bishul Yisroel?

Certain foods require bishul Yisroel in order to be kosher but many do not, and therefore you should not assume that certified products are necessarily bishul Yisroel. [The exact details of which items do or do not require bishul Yisroel is beyond the scope of this article.] What you can be sure of is that every reputable hashgachah definitely considers whether each food requires bishul Yisroel and only certifies those in which they either have a Jew participate in the cooking (bishul Yisroel) or decide that bishul Yisroel is not required.


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