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Overview of Kosher Certification

Term Kosher implies proper and acceptable, referring to a religious dietary practice of Jewish tradition developed over 3,000 years ago. The word Kosher originates from the Hebrew word Kosher, which means "to separate", and the process of Kosher originated from the Biblical Practice of separating pure and impure, then boiling a pot to make pure liquid Kosher. Kosher law or practice is referred to as "Mitzvah", which refers to the Biblical commandment to "do as you please with your property".

Kosher Certification is a process through which an entity ensures that its food is fit for consumption. It simply ensures that the food products are manufactured, processed and handled by Jewish dietary law. Kosher Certification provides a worldwide solution that is practical to implement and comparable in standard and quality to other recognised food schemes. It meets the demands for authentic and safe Kosher-certified food. Companies use this process to increase sales and customer satisfaction and protect their reputations.

Eligibility to get Kosher Certification

Individuals or entities who can get Kosher Certification are as follows:

  • Food Growers
  • Food Processors
  • Food Transporters
  • Food Retailers
  • Restaurants
  • Food Packagers
  • Food Storage
  • Food Manufacturers
  • Food Additives
  • Food Chemicals 
  • Food Cosmetics
  • Slaughterhouse

Benefits of Kosher Certification

Followings are the benefits of having Kosher Certification:

  • Protection from harmful effects of food 
  • Assurance that food is safe
  • Protection from potential health risks
  • Protection from legal liability
  • It sets out the requirement for food products to be considered Kosher
  • Protection from risk of food being contaminated
  • Recognition throughout the globe and by international alliances
  • Attracting a large number of Kosher Consumer Market 
  • Enhances customer or supplier relationship
  • Continuous improvement in service to suppliers
  • Continuous improvement of service to subscribers
  • Standardised quality system requirements
  • Increase efficiency to save time, save and resources

Documents required for Kosher Certification

 Followings are required documents to get Kosher Certified:

  • Legal Documents (Factory License, Import Export License, GST, ID proof and Address proof of Company)
  • Food Safety, Drug or any other License
  • Details of Company
  • A detailed list of products and their ingredients
  • List of all raw materials used
  • Kosher Certificate ingredients, if required
  • Request for product approval 
  • Details of Production Plant detail
  • Details of Process of Production and Process flow chart
  • KYC of Company
  • Label Sample
  • Supplier NOC copy

Procedure to get Kosher Certification

Step-by-step Kosher Certification process is as follows:

  1. Application
  • Applicant fills out the required Form to apply for Kosher Certification with all the relevant information about the Company and its process.
  • A Rabbinic Coordinator, the applicant's designated point person at Orthodox Kosher Supervision India, is assigned to handle the applicant's application. 
  • The Rabbinic Coordinator is available to answer all queries or questions of the applicant and guide the applicant throughout the Kosher Certification process.
  1. In Plant Consultation- Facility Visit 
  • A Rabbinic Field Representative (RFR) visits the applicant's place of business to observe its operation and the feasibility of certifying its products. 
  • Rabbinic Field Representative inspects the applicant's plant or Company and files a written report to Orthodox Kosher Supervision India headquarters. 
  1. Assessment
  • The Rabbinic Coordinator reviews the application and inspection report. He advises the applicant about the situation where; the Orthodox Kosher Supervision India can grant or cannot grant Certification.
  • In some situations, some modifications are required for Kosher Certification to be awarded. 
  1. Contract
  • Rabbinic Co-ordination drafts a contract including all the requirements of Orthodox Kosher Supervision India for Kosher Certification. 
  • If applicants think it is acceptable, the contract is signed and returned to the Orthodox Kosher Supervision India office, and a Letter of Certification is sent to the applicant.
  1. Kosher Certification and Labels Approval
  • Applicant's new product labels carrying the Orthodox Kosher Supervision are submitted for final approval. 
  • The Orthodox Kosher Supervision, Kosher Certification is granted. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rabbi in Hebrew means teacher or master, and in the case of Kosher Certification, Rabbi is called Auditors.

A third-party issues kosher Certification in cooperation with a manufacturer or retailer.

The major four types of food that adhere to Kosher Certifications are:

  • Meat or animal products
  • Pareve Food
  • Dairy Products
  • Other foods

All foods, including eggs, fish, fruit, grains, juices, soft drinks, coffee, tea, snacks, and vegetables, are categorised as Pareve under Kosher. These are such food products that contain neither milk nor meat ingredients.

A Kosher Certification Agency have the followings functions to perform:

  • To determine a product's Kosher Certification status by examining 
  • To perform a variety of tests
  • To issue a certificate complying with Jewish dietary law. 

Kosher Certification is valid for 12 months.

Kosher and Halal are both religious product certifications. Kosher is from the Jewish religion, and Halal is from Islamic Shariat.

The food items not included in Kosher are listed in Bible, such as certain animals, fowl and fish (e.g., Pork, rabbit, eagle, owl, catfish and sturgeon), insects and shellfish or reptiles.

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