The revised law attempted to overcome problems
with an earlier kosher-labeling law, which was thrown out when a judge
found it created "excessive" entanglements between synagogue and state.
revised law, passed by New York's legislature in 2004, requires
producers and distributors to manage their own kosher certifications and
keeps the state out of the process.
food claimed to be kosher must be labeled as such by producers and
distributors, and basic information about the qualifications of the
individual bestowing the kosher certification must be disclosed in a
publicly available database.