Kosher Certification is a process by which a company ensures and officially confirms that their food is kosher, or in other words the food is fit for consumption by observant Jews. With regard to Jewish tradition, kosher is actually referred to as a approval to religious dietary practice to certify that your products or establishment which includes the ingredients, packed foods and beverages, utensils used for cooking and packing is 100% kosher-compliance.
According to the laws of the Torah, it was important to note that there are specific types of foods that are strictly prohibited for consumption. Take for example, in meat; cattle that chew the cud are eaten. During processing and preparation, it is important to know that these foods are as even minimal or no contact with the forbidden foods or their by-products.
All Kosher certification agencies are not exactly the same. One of the best options is to try contact your local Rabbinical groups where you have already selling or planning to sell your products. So, a Rabbi responsible for kashruth in his own city will be able to tell you that which of the company’s products is kosher or most popular among his Jewish community. Kashrut laws complies with the origin of the product produced in one country may contain flavoring substances from the other country. These certification agencies send their rabbinical coordinators to all over the country to oversee the production, preservation and services to ensure their kosher status. These rabbinic coordinators would visit the production run frequently to make sure the kosher standards are enforced and the products are kosher certified.
A Kosher certification agency’s duty is to periodically visit and inspect the food preparation, production and service process to make sure that their strict policy of cleanliness, purity and quality of all the ingredients in every product and also the process of preparing the product are maintained.
When it comes to the fees structure for Kosher certification, they charge according to their services based on the size of the companies, i.e how large or how small a company is. Some charge fee annually based on the services they provide and sometimes the charges may be increased according to the company’s profit and percentage of gross annual sales. Moreover, there are also few agencies or companies who certify kosher based on the volume of sales.
So, it’s always good to understand both the positive and negative aspects thoroughly before you engage with a kosher certification agency. Finally, when you choose a particular agency and about to sign an agreement with them feeling that you have become a member of their family and they will be there working for you all the time, well now you can proudly say that you have made the right choice.