If you’re new to Kosher certification or looking to streamline your current process, the effort may seem like it would be multiplied times by the number of products in your catalog. That is not necessarily the case.
We begin by taking your ingredient sources into account. During the Kosher certification process we’ll know quickly whether all, or some, of your products will qualify based on the ingredients going into them. If all your ingredients are Kosher, you’re well on your way in the Kosher certification process.
Reviewing your manufacturing process is the next step. You are likely to know already whether your processing facility is 100% Kosher, or offers Kosher certification. If you don’t know that, a quick phone call or email can usually sort that out.
If you produce all your products in your own facility, that simplifies the process. If you’re processing your products at a co-packer, you have several options.
- You can talk to your current co-packer about working with your Kosher certifier.
- You can consider switching processing facilities to one that offer Kosher certification.
- You can explore opening your own facility and pursuing Kosher certification.
We find that many food producers often are already operating in compliance with Kosher standards and simply don’t know it. We should also point out that Kosher certification isn’t always all or nothing. You might have product lines that are easy to qualify for kosher certification while some that are more difficult.
You can choose to separate products into categories. For example, you could have a list of products you want to certify in the coming year because they are a cold, dry blend (and therefore less complex in terms of Kosher certification). You can then tackle more complex products such as baked goods involving dairy, flavors etc. after the initial Kosher certification.
EarthKosher offers a free quote and analysis and is here to help you navigate the process in a way that keeps things simple, customer focused and affordable.