JEWISH FOOD SAFETY
KOSHER is word from Hebrew which means ‘Pure’ or ‘Approval for consumption’ according to Jewish dietary law (Kashrus). Kosher is responsible for all ingredients, packaged foods, beverages and facilities where the food is being prepared or served. Kosher foods are divided into three categories: Meat, Dairy and Pareve. The kosher certification mainly describes the methods and key elements to be followed during food preparation and serving, the law also notes the importance of food safety requirements. The presence of blood components have to be removed before serving the food and the word literally means “torn”. The importance of the Kosher certification is seen in all over the world and many organizations are yet to get certified. Kosher Certification is provided by CertPro in India, Israel, Australia, South Africa, Mozambique, Singapore and all over the world. The Food Safety Management System is fast growing in this sector and is important to adhere to these rules and regulation.
What are the benefits of KOSHER CERTIFICATION?
- Food processing according to Jewish dietary guidelines
- Integrity and ethical way of life by avoiding cruelty to animals, harm to the environment and unfair business practices
- Providing quality products and good practices for creating a trusted reputation with their customers
- Legal implications
- A platform to penetrate into international markets
- Boosts other supporting standards such as HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Who can get KOSHER CERTIFICATION?
- Food processing industry
- Poultry Industry
- Meat slaughtering houses
- Fish and fisheries industries
What are the requirements of KOSHER CERTIFICATION?
- Compiling with food, utensils, production process and food service venues
- An individual certified and skilled (Shochet) trained in Kosher rituals and slaughtering procedures
- Resource management – General, Personnel, Facilities and Environments condition and Equipments (Cutleries)
- Process Requirements – Preparation, Processing, Packaging, Transportation, and Storage
- Knowledge about the Kosher laws, The do’s and Don’ts as prescribed in ancient sacred literatures.