When your product or establishment is certified Kosher, shoppers know that you comply with a strict policy of kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality.
But kosher means more than responsible food preparation. 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.
What are the kosher laws?
The laws of kosher date back to the time of Moses, over 3300 years ago. They are very intricate and extensive, detailing which foods a Jewish person is permitted to eat, and the ways in which it may be prepared. Although the essential laws have not changed since they were given at Mount Sinai, their application to issues presented by current food processing technologies requires an expertise in both kosher law and modern food technology.
What does it mean to be kosher certified?
Some people have a mistaken belief that certified kosher food is food that has been blessed by a rabbi. In actuality, kosher certification confirms that a product meets the requirements and restrictions of kosher law. It is a process by which the kosher status of a product or establishment is warranted and guaranteed.
What is the purpose of kosher certificate?
The kosher certificate confirms that a product is properly vetted and monitored. It also alerts customers to specific restrictions the product might have. Products are endorsed as kosher only when bearing the CK symbol on the label.