A Step by Step Guide to Going Kosher
The first step toward certification is filling out an application. You can obtain an application by calling or emailing us, or just by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. There is a one-time nonrefundable fee of $150. After receiving your application, we will review it and, applicable, an initial inspection will be set up.
2. INITIAL INSPECTION
The purpose of the initial visit is to do a walk-through of the entire facility and to better understand the procedures of your company. This visit will be attended by the Rabbinic Field Representative assigned to your company. At this time your Rabbinic Field Representative will provide you with details of the procedures that you will need to follow to receive and maintain kosher supervision. The Rabbinic Field Representative will also provide an estimate of the fees involved in providing kosher certification.
The Rabbinic Field Representative will file a report to the office for a review and a contract will be drawn up.
A contract is drawn up detailing the agreement between Rhode Island Kosher and your company. The contract will provide the frequency of visits and a fee structure.
The contract is sent to you for your review and your signature. A kosher certification letter is granted upon receipt of a signed contract along with the fee for your first year of supervision. The certification fee is based on a numerous factors, including the nature and location of your facility and the complexity of the kosher program, low administrative over-head, initial set-up costs, travel expenses (if any), and supervision costs. This fee is NOT linked to a percentage of sales or labels printed.
Take a moment to fill out our simple and straightforward form. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need assistance. Rhode Island Kosher maintains all information concerning to your company with strictest confidence.
Kosher requires a complete understanding of three basic areas
Consumers have come to know that kosher items are in general the purest and highest quality on the market. That’s why 3 out of 5 shoppers buy kosher food for higher quality and increased food safety. A kosher certifying organization will require a complete list of all ingredients for all items produced, repacked, stored and drop shipped to insure that all items meet with their kosher standards. There are many times that a non-certified item may be permitted, so don’t be shy to ask. For a Free consultation click here.
Going Kosher can get very complicated with many different kinds of equipment and procedures. Your kosher certifying agency will need to know what equipment you have and how they are being used and for which products. This is so that they can determine a wide range of things: Such as how to Kasher (make equipment kosher) dairy equipment, Pas Yisrael and so forth.
Even after all ingredients and equipment are kosher, it's what you do with them that can make all the difference. Some items may need a Rabbinic supervisor involved on a continuous basis, while others may require almost none. Your kosher certifying agency will need to understand how you are producing all of your products, so that they can make sure that all the proper procedures are in place to meet our kosher standards.