Many people wonder what constitutes a cooking oil suitable for kosher certification. Health-conscious food in the mainstream market has increased dramatically. This has enhanced the marketability and demand for kosher plant-based oil. While the desire for saturated animal fats is not as widespread, animal-based oils are still produced for cooking purposes worldwide. The basic rule of whether oil can be considered viable for kosher certification is whether it is plant-based or animal-derived. Some kosher animal-derived fats are permissible, but we will only focus on vegan options.
There are five simple questions to help discover how to begin the kosher certification process for kosher oil:
- Is the oil infused with any flavors or preservatives?
- Is the facility only producing vegetable oil or is it a shared facility?
- What is the process of producing the oil (cold-pressed, refined, deodorized)?
- Was the oil transported or stored in a shipping container or vessel used for other types of liquids or oils?
- What is the exact location of the production facility?
As a trailblazing kosher certification agency in the natural food industry, we provide kosher certification in over 50 countries. We have clients sourcing ingredients from California, Vancouver Island, Thailand, Indonesia and the Amazon. Our extensive knowledge and profound understanding of the industry provide a seamless and effective method. Kosher certification is one of the most lucrative additions to your packaging – and we look forward to answering any questions you have about cooking oil or any other food.