What Does Kosher Certified Mean?
You may have seen products labeled as being kosher certified. But what does it mean when it says it’s kosher certified? And who decides what gets this certification and what doesn’t? The answer to that question is simple: the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division is an organization that’s in charge of deciding what is officially kosher and what isn’t. Those products that are determined to be kosher are given the symbol of the Union to display on their label. This symbol is recognized by anyone who wants to eat kosher.
In order to get something kosher certified, the product first has to be submitted to the Orthodox Union for review. The manufacturer and the Union make a contract that states the Union will allow the manufacturer to use their logo and name in marketing as long as the manufacturer continues to meet all the requirements of a kosher product.
This contract will have one of two different schedules, either Schedule A or Schedule B. Schedule A lists all of the different approved ingredients that the manufacturer can use in their manufacturing facilities. Some non-kosher certified raw materials can be used in the facilities as long as they don’t affect the manufacturing of the kosher product.
Schedule B, on the other hand, lists all of the completed certified products and brands. After the manufacturer is certified, they will be listed on Schedule B. However, before their certification is complete, their manufacturing facility will be reviewed by a senior representative of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division. When the review is complete, the representative will issue the manufacturer a kosher certification.
Of course, the manufacturer must continue to meet all requirements of the Kashruth Division. If they do not, they may lose their certification.
Our acai berry products are all kosher certified.
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