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:
Benefits of Kosher Certification
Followings are the benefits of having Kosher Certification:
Documents required for Kosher Certification
Followings are required documents to get Kosher Certified:
Procedure to get Kosher Certification
Step-by-step Kosher Certification process is as follows:
- In Plant Consultation- Facility Visit
- Kosher Certification and Labels Approval
CorpBiz Assistance for Kosher Certification
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.