If you’re looking to add a kosher certification symbol to your products this year, you might be wondering what kind of kosher certification you need. Is Orthodox kosher certification the gold standard? Do your products need to be kosher for Passover? Can your products be labeled as Kosher (Pareve)?

Today we’ll be discussing a few of the phrases often used in relation to kosher certification, what they mean, and whether or not you need to be concerned with any of them. First, let’s define some of our terms:


Orthodox Kosher Certification – You may know that ‘Orthodox’ refers to a group of Jewish traditions and practices going back hundreds of years. As it relates to kosher certification, the standards and practices our rabbis follow are mainstream and we meet the standards of Orthodox kosher certification.

Glatt Kosher is a phrase that is often used to mean a higher standard of kosher certified. If your products are meat-based we’ll discuss the applicable guidelines. If your manufacturing doesn’t involve meat, Glatt Kosher won’t be a part of the conversation.

Kosher for Passover is a little different than other types of kosher certification, but we’ll walk you through the steps involved. If your products aren’t baked goods and don’t contain legumes, kosher for Passover guidelines probably won’t come up.

Pareve is a designation for food that contains neither meat nor dairy ingredients and hasn’t been contact with either group of foods. Essentially it means consumers keeping kosher could eat these products more often than those designated either meat or dairy.

Now that we’ve covered some of the terms you might have come across, we should be clear that you don’t need to be an expert in kosher certification or the laws of kosher—that’s what we’re here for! We’ll walk you through the steps needed and make sure you know which types of kosher certification apply to your products.

If you’re ready to learn about the kosher certification process, get in touch. We’re ready to make the process as quick and seamless as possible.