What is Kosher?
In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit. Kosher food is any food fit for consumption by Jewish people.
The laws of kosher define which foods a person can and cannot eat, and also how they should produce and handle certain foods. The laws also state which combinations of foods that people should avoid.
The Torah, the first part of the Jewish bible, lays the foundations of kosher dietary laws. Practicing Jews believe that following a kosher diet is God’s will.
What is Kosher Certified?
For a product to be kosher certified, and to qualify for a kosher certificate, each ingredient, food additive and processing aid used in its production must also be kosher. Additionally, to be kosher certified, the production process must be suitable for kosher requirements and therefore it must be approved by a kosher auditor.
Products may be rendered non-kosher if their production lines and equipment are also used to manufacture non-kosher products.
Benefits of Kosher Certification
Who can be certified Kosher Certification?
Document required for Kosher Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of Kosher Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.
The implementation process is described below:
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Increased transparency through Kosher certification strengthens supplier trustworthiness. Kosher products potentially have the widest consumer appeal. Some consumers consider that Kosher means purity of ingredients.
- Keeping kosher controls the way food is prepared.
- Quality standards are higher for kosher foods.
- Limits placed on the amount of food consumed helps establish self control and healthy eating habits.
- Kosher meats are thoroughly salted, making them less likely to carry E.
Kosher refers to a set of intricate biblical laws that detail the types of food that a Jewish person may eat and the ways in which it may be prepared. To be certified Kosher, all ingredients in every product—and the process of preparing the product—must be certified for orthodox kosher-compliance too.
The procedure for acquiring kosher certification is relatively simple. Upon receipt of your application, a representative of STAR-K will evaluate your company’s ingredients and products. Then a contract will be drafted, detailing all the requirements and obligations of both parties.