Halal and Kosher
About the Diet: Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of Kashrut, Jewish dietary law. The guidelines include meats that are slaughtered in a humane way in accordance with Jewish law. Those that follow a kosher diet are prohibited from eating any animal that dies of natural causes or that were killed by other animals. The animal must also not have any disease or flaws in its organs at the time of slaughter. Dairy and meat products may not be eaten together. They may not be cooked together, served on the same plate or prepared with the same utensils, pots or pans.
FSA and the University's Islamic Chaplain work in cooperation to assure that reliable and appropriate meal choices are available for students who wish to attend Stony Brook University and must strictly follow dietary practices prescribed by the Qur’an. This cooperative effort has been in effect for more than 20 years on the Stony Brook campus.
Halal in Arabic means “permissible” or “lawful.” Those that observe a Halal diet are prohibited from:
- consuming pork or pork by products
- cheese, if made from animal rennet (obtained from a calf’s stomach)
- meat and poultry not slaughtered according to Islamic dietary law
- alcohol including any products made with or cooked in alcohol including vanilla extract and soy sauce