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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.]
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(Judaism) Judaism a person who ensures adherence to kosher rules by inspecting premises in which food is prepared
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(55) Ferman Shaliehsabou, un judio ortodoxo, trabajo en un asilo judio, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, como un "mashgiach", esta posicion cubierta por un equipo de rabinos ortodoxos supone la inspeccion y control de los alimentos a fin de evitar cualquier violacion de las leyes alimenticias judias.
The Kosher certification presupposes the supervision (at any moment, even spontaneously, with no previous notification) of production (from the moment raw materials are received to the moment the final product is packed) by a person (Mashgiach) who adheres to the Kosher regulations and guarantees that the food is obtained according to the Kosher law.
2012) (even if ministerial exception applied to FLSA, no applicability of ministerial exception to claims of mashgiach, who certifies food as kosher, because defendant kosher caterer is a for-profit commercial caterer, not a "religious institution").
Right below the sign announcing the name of the rabbi who supervises the store, another sign says that the deli has a "steady mashgiach" as well.
Since we would not be hiring a mashgiach to make sure the food was kosher and cooked in a kosher manner, it was up to the chefs to follow the laws of kashrut as prescribed in each home.
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 operations were open to the air, but clean, and the ever-vigilant eye of the mashgiach ensures quality and adherence to Kashrut law.After our sweet stop, we continued out travels to the Golan, a central area for agriculture, dairy production, honey and wine.
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.
The location at 772 North Main Street now features a kosher bakery, and a glatt kosher deli and meat department supervised daily by a mashgiach (rabbinical authority) employed full-time by the store.
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.
He is an atheist, but his state identity card reads "Yehudi," which is good enough for the mashgiach. "The rabbinate charges me 1,000 shekels [$625] a month for 'supervision."'
She's gathered her findings in a new book, Kosher Nation, and she joined Vox Tablet host Sara Ivry to discuss who's eating kosher these days, what makes a good mashgiach, and about how her research and writing changed her own approach to food.