Kosher food made available at British parliament

The move was approved in 2020 but implementation was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Members of Parliament pay tribute to murdered MP David Amess with a minute's silence in the House of Commons in London, Britain October 18, 2021. (photo credit: VIA REUTERS)
Members of Parliament pay tribute to murdered MP David Amess with a minute's silence in the House of Commons in London, Britain October 18, 2021.
(photo credit: VIA REUTERS)

More than three years after a similar push was denied, kosher and halal food has been made available regularly at the headquarters of the British parliament, where about 11,000 people work, hundreds of them Jewish or Muslim.

The launch on Tuesday follows a push that two Labour lawmakers — Charlotte Nichols, who is Jewish, and Zarah Sultana, who is Muslim — began in 2019, the Jewish News of London reported.

The move was approved in 2020 but implementation was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down parts of the British parliament in London, according to the Jewish News.

The kosher meal provider is 1070 Kitchen, a catering service based in London under the supervision of that city’s rabbinical court. Its name refers to the year in which the first written record of Jewish settlement in England was authored.

Rabbis and experts meeting to discuss the list of kosher for Passover medicine.  (credit: Courtesy)Rabbis and experts meeting to discuss the list of kosher for Passover medicine. (credit: Courtesy)

The dishes on offer Tuesday included chicken schnitzel, beef goulash, Moroccan salmon and roast chicken.