New York is set to lose its last two state kosher inspectors.
The state's Department of Agriculture and Markets will eliminate the
jobs as part of a statewide effort to achieve $250 million in work force
savings, according to the Times Union in Albany. The department once
had 11 kosher inspectors.
Explaining its decision to lay off the final two inspectors, the
department told reporters that the jobs have become obsolete since a
2004 change in the state’s kosher law prevented state inspectors from
enforcing Orthodox standards of kashrut.