MK Meir Porush has proposed fixing the law against deceit in kashruth in order to give legal authority to Mashgichim. The current law does not define the Mashgiach’s authority and thus makes it difficult for him to do his job.
Under current law, businesses may not advertise themselves as kosher if they are not approved by a Mashgiach. However, they lack legal authority, and therefore cannot punish businesses who break the law. The proposed law would give them the authority to punish offenders, an authority granted to inspectors in other fields.