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or mash·gi·ah  (mäsh-gē′äKH)
n. pl. mash·gi·chim or mash·gi·him (-gē′KHĭm, -gē-KHēm′)
An Orthodox rabbi, or a person appointed or approved by such a rabbi, whose responsibility is to prevent violations of Jewish dietary laws by inspection of slaughterhouses, meat markets, and restaurants where food assumed to be kosher is prepared for the public.

[Hebrew mašgîaḥ, from hišgîaḥ, to look, inspect; see šgḥ in Semitic roots.]


(Judaism) Judaism a person who ensures adherence to kosher rules by inspecting premises in which food is prepared
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In observance of Jewish tradition, the store's Kosher Experience is supervised by a Mashgiach, responsible for making sure kosher laws are observed.
From the first illegal Cambodian's arrival at dawn until the last soy-soaked bag of trash was removed at night, Ganzenberg or a fellow mashgiach was there, ensuring that the restaurant's gentile operators adhered stringently to Jewish dietary laws on the premises.
The meat produced by Agriprocessors is not just regular kosher; it is the VIP version: glatt, which means a mashgiach ("overseer") inspects each slaughtered animal's lungs to ensure there are no imperfections or lesions.
In addition, the retailer will employ full time a Mashgiach (Kosher inspector) on premise as required by Jewish law to ensure compliance with kosher processing and handling requirements.
The kosher kitchen and kosher restaurant operations will be under the strict rabbinical orthodox supervision of OK Kosher's Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, Rabbi Gornish and Rabbi Dovid Golowinski, and LHVR kosher chef Dani Ohana with a mashgiach on site following the Kashruth Jewish Dietary Laws for Glatt kosher, Chalav Yisroel and Pas Yisroel.
Beginning on Sunday, the mashgiach will be slicing high quality kosher deli meats in the Stamford store," said Rebecca Martin, Director of Kosher Catering Prepared Foods.
Along with these kosher products, any processed fruits and vegetables, such as fresh-cut chunk fruit and salad bars, are under strict supervision of a full-time Mashgiach, Rabbi Hershey Reichman, and the Orthodox Union.
The process then was supervised by local rabbis, called mashgiach, to ensure all religious requirements were kept.
The company notes these departments will be under strict supervision of the Orthodox Union and a full-time Mashgiach, Rabbi Hershey Reichman, who authorizes the handling of each product.
Following kosher laws and under the supervision of Jewel-Osco's full time mashgiach, Rabbi Hershey Reichman, the kosher deli will be "kosherized" for Passover over a 2-day period.
The complete Kosher shopping experience with a Glatt Kosher Meat Department, fresh-baked Kosher Parve Pas Yisroel bread, rolls and bagels and a full service Kosher Deli will be under the strict supervision of the Orthodox Union and have a full time Mashgiach, Rabbi Hershey Reichman.