Kosher Certification Intro

Thank you for your interest in Kosher certification.  The most fundamental and pragmatic principle to understand about Kosher certification is that what the technical requirements are and what Kosher certification will cost are unique to your company’s operations and how these intersect with Kosher certification standards.

In light of this we encourage you to contact our Kosher certification agency and allow us to provide you with a customized quote for what Kosher certification will cost and as well as explain what Kosher certification will involve for your specific company.

The most critical initial information to help us assess both your company’s Kosher certification viability and the cost of Kosher certification for your company is:

  1. What is the exact location where your products (that you desire Kosher certification for) are manufactured?
  2. Is this production facility dedicated to your products alone or do you wish other companies manufacturing or co-packing there also to be able to obtain Kosher certification through our Kosher certification agency?
  3. What are the ingredients in your products for which you seek Kosher certification?

Using these 3 initial questions to illustrate how Kosher certification is unique to a company’s individual operations, it should be understood that:

  1. All things being equal a product manufactured in Chicago, IL a major center of American Jewry will be less costly to provide Kosher certification to than a product manufactured somewhere in the Indonesian Archipelago. This because the travel expenses and hours involved in providing Kosher certification to a factory in Bali will be significantly greater for the Kosher certification agency than that of a Rabbi going from one point in Chicago to another to conduct an inspection for a Kosher certification organization.
  2. A production facility that is exclusively dedicated to the production of a stable Kosher product line is simpler and hence less costly to provide Kosher certification to than a co-packer where they produce Kosher and Non -Kosher products on the same equipment. This, given that the equipment needs to be Kosherized by the Kosher certification organization prior to Kosher production being performed.
  3. Ingredients that are deemed highly sensitive by Kosher standards as they can easily be obtained in Kosher and non-Kosher varieties i.e. glycerin, vinegar, cheese, wine, oils, flavors….will require more intensive Kosher supervision by the Kosher certification organization than products that contain ingredients that are generally assumed to be Kosher or commonly are almost always Kosher in practice.

There are at times additional variables that effect what requirements are needed to  provide Kosher certification to a company.

You are welcome to learn more about Kosher certification by exploring our pages or speaking to one of our rabbinic experts that staff our respected Kosher certification organization.

 

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