Hogs and pigs do not chew their cuds and are therefore not Kosher.
A kosher inspection starts while the animals are still alive and continues until the finished product leaves the plant. This system operates under the diligent and watchful supervision of kosher inspectors, who stringently control the process from the time the meat is slaughtered until it is shipped.
| Kosher: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Deer.
| Non-Kosher: Horses, Donkeys, Camels and Pigs.
Kosher Slaughter (Shechitah)
This is where additional costs come in. The slaughter is performed by a "shochet"
(a man of skill, piety and expertise). Make sure that:
1. Neck area is clean
2. Severing of the trachea and esophagus
3. Cut is within the proper area
4. No hesitation
5. No pressing
6. No tearing