Kosher Symbols



The following symbols can be found on food products and certain non-food items like soaps, etc. Each certifying organization carefully inspects the ingredients, machinery and processing methods to make sure no unclean animals, as stated in Leviticus 11 & Deuteronomy 14, are used. It is not possible to simply read the ingredients to determine if a product is Scripturally clean. While the ingredient label may not list an unclean ingredient, that does not mean an unclean animal by-product was not used in the processing. For example, if a product lists “natural flavour” as an ingredient, the flavour could be derived from cats, whales, beavers, etc. Those animals are indeed “natural,” but they are not kosher (Scripturally clean). If, however, “natural flavours” is listed, but there is a kosher symbol on the item, it would mean the natural flavour was not from an unclean source.

 

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations

 

The Organized Kashrus Laboratories

 

Star-K Kosher Certification

 

Star-D

 

KOF-K Kosher Supervision

 

The Heart “K” Kehila Kosher

 

The “RCC” Community Kashrus Division of the Rabbinical Council of California

 

Vaad Harabanim of Greater Seattle

 

Kosher Supervision of America

 

Vaad Hoeir of Saint Louis

 

The Vaad Hakashrus of Denver

 

The Texas K & International Kosher Supervision & the Chicago Rabbinical Council have merged into one company.

 

Vaad Hakashrus of Dallas – The “DK”

 

K’hal adath Jeshurun (Breuer’s)

 

Atlanta Kashruth Commission

 

National Kashrut

 

The “MK” Manchester Beth Din

 

Montreal Vaad Hair

 

Vaad Hakashrus of Massachusetts

 

Kashruth Council of Toronto

 

Tri-State Kashruth, Vaad Hoer of Cincinnati

 

The “CHOF KOSHER”

 

Vaad HaRaBONIM of Florida

 

Orthodox Vaad of Philadelphia

 

The California “K” Kehilla Kosher (Igud Hakashrus of Los Angeles)

 

Rabbinical Council of Orange County & Long Beach

 

Vaad HaKashrus of the Five Towns

 

Rabbinic Administrator of Upper Midwest Kashrut

 

The “K-COR” Vaad Harabonim of Greater Detroit & Merkaz

 

The “Sefer Torah-Kasher” The Vaad Harabbonim of Flatbush

 

Bais Din of Crown Heights

 

Kashruth of The Central Rabbinical Congress

 

Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia

 

aGUDaH The Beth Din Zedek of agudath Israel

 

The London Beth Din Court of the Chief Rabbi

 

KEDaSSIa Kedassia, The Joint Kashrus Committee of England

 

Glatt Kosher &endash; Nevei Achiezer

 

Bais Din Tzedek of the Eida Hachareidis of Jerusalem

 

BELZ The Bais Din Tzdek of K’hal Machzikei Hadas

 

Rabbi Moshe Y.L.Landa(Ravof Bnei-Brak)

 

Rabbi Nuchem Efraim (Noam) & Teitelbaum (Volver Rav)

 

Rabbi Shlomo Stern (Debraciner Rav)

 

Rabbi M. Weissmandl (Rav of Nitra-Monsey)

 

H.K.K. Kosher Certification Service of Hong Kong>

 

 

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