To be certified Kosher to orthodox standards, every ingredient of a product and the way in which it is processed must be kosher compliant. Below is the initial process that takes place and then for ongoing kosher supervision to ensure kosher law adherence for every product, company or plant that applies to become kosher certified by the SKA.
SCHEDULE A – KOSHER INGREDIENTS LIST
Establishing a listing of kosher ingredients that are acceptable for use in your product for which you are seeking kosher certification. This list is known as Schedule A.
SCHEDULE B – LIST OF KOSHER SYMBOLS ON BRAND NAME AND PRODUCTS
Establishing the list of brand names and specific products that will be authorized to bear the symbol. This list is known as Schedule B. The Schedule B also indicates whether a product must bear a simple symbol (indicating that it is pareve, i.e., containing no meat or milk ingredients), a “D” (dairy), or a “P” (Kosher for use on Passover as well as all year round).
Establishing any special instructions that relate to the use of equipment, which is necessary if a plant engages in both kosher and non-kosher production, or both dairy and pareve production. These instructions may contain kosherization requirements, and/or stipulations for segregation of production lines.
FACILITY VISITS AND ADHERENCE CHECKS
Assigning a Rabbinic Representative to visit the certified plant at intermittent intervals, to verify that the Schedule A, Schedule B and special instructions are adhered to.
RABBINIC COORDINATOR (ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE)
A Rabbinic Coordinator will be assigned to handle your application. This RC will be your designated point person at the SKA, and will be available to answer your questions, address your needs, and guide you through the certification process and continue to assist you as questions or concerns arise.