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      RS 40:608.2     


§608.2.  Unlawful practices in sale of kosher food; penalty

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person to:

(1)  Sell or expose for sale with intent to defraud in any place where food products are sold for consumption either on or off the premises, any article of food falsely represented as kosher, either by direct statements, orally or in writing, or by the display of the word kosher in English or Hebrew letters, or by the display of any sign or mark in simulation of such word, or by display of any insignia, six pointed star, or any mark which might reasonably be calculated to deceive or lead a reasonable person to believe that a representation is being made that the food exposed for sale is kosher, or prepared in accordance with orthodox Hebrew religious requirements; or

(2)  Sell or expose for sale with intent to defraud any meat or meat preparations and falsely represent the same to be kosher, with intent to defraud, whether such meat or meat preparations be raw or prepared for human consumption, or as having been prepared under and a product or products sanctioned by the orthodox Hebrew religious requirements; or

(3)  Falsely represent with intent to defraud any food product or the contents of any package or container to be so constituted and prepared, by having or permitting to be inscribed thereon the word kosher in any language.  

B.  The word kosher as used in Subsection A of this Section shall mean in conformity with orthodox Jewish religious requirements.  

C.  Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars and each such violation shall constitute a separate offense.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 722, §1.  

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