Fees and Certification Package
With over 85 years’ experience in kosher regulation, OK Kosher offers world class recognition with the highest added value in the food and beverage industry. Here’s a look at how we determine our fees and a look at the certification package.
How OK Kosher Determines Certification Fees
As a not-for-profit organization, our fees are structured to cover the cost of putting forth the best kosher certification available, while keeping the expense to our clients affordable. Our fee structure is designed to allow us to best service our customers’ needs while supporting their continued growth. We factor in the necessary components of each certification:
- A base administrative cost needed for timely and professional service from the top-caliber professionals at our offices. This varies by company, based on their specific needs and requirements.
- The frequency and cost of conducting customized inspections to each facility site being supervised. Location plays a part in this calculation.
- Fees are not tied to a given company’s sales or production output.
The OK Kosher Certification Package
With OK Kosher certification, manufacturers receive the most professional, thorough and reliable kosher certification service, start-to-finish. Here’s what goes into the certification package:
Top Grade Certification Audits
On-site audits are the key component of any reliable kosher certification program. To this end, OK Kosher’s professional auditors are some of the most expert and qualified in the world. They have the years of experience necessary to design and maintain customized systems in keeping with the highest possible standards of kosher. The OK performs tens of thousands of inspections every year at thousands of certified manufacturing facilities and food service establishments across the globe.
OK Symbol Trademark Rights
The “Circle-K” symbol is easily the most sought-after kosher branded trademark in the world, used by thousands of companies to signify the highest standard in kosher. Use of the certification mark provides the assurance that can help companies zero in to their target markets via their product packaging, sell sheets, digital marketing and beyond. OK Kosher specialists provide guidelines and assistance with best practices regarding use of the symbol.
Ongoing Personalized Service
OK Kosher’s team of dedicated Account Representatives offer tailored solutions for each and every client. OK-certified companies enjoy streamlined product and ingredient additions throughout the term of their certification, included in their customer service package.
The OK Kosher proprietary Plant Manual for Manufacturing Facilities is an exclusive benefit offered to certified companies, designed to demystify kosher regulation and bring clarity to all steps of the process. It is a comprehensive reference for kosher compliance on the manufacturing, packaging and logistics levels, and the systems required to maintain ongoing kosher production. In addition to the Manual, custom kosher instructions are provided in writing and in-person to each certified manufacturing facility to ensure that facility-level personnel are clear on their roles and responsibilities in maintaining the kosher program.
Ingredient Data Management
Manufacturers are guided through the process of submitting raw material, product and label data for their products. We know how important each company’s proprietary formulas are to their business. With this in mind, OK Kosher’s experienced staff manage the raw material load of some of the world’s most well-known companies with utmost confidentiality and professionalism.
Technology and Database
We have a purpose-built internal database run by a team of highly qualified rabbis for ingredient review. We boast ultra-quick processing turnaround and product approvals based on our extensive archive of kosher raw materials and ingredients. This custom technology allows your personnel to manage their kosher portfolio and submissions anywhere, securely and in real time.
We support our clients’ continued growth in the kosher market via our OK Featured Brands page on ok.org, popular social media channels (Instagram @okkosher, OK Kosher Facebook), email marketing campaigns, industry tips via our QuicKosher newsletter & Kosher Spirit print magazine, branded signage for trade shows and graphic media resources. We go the extra mile to share and help popularize newly certified OK Kosher products.
We invite you to see for yourself how we can help you to become Kosher without Compromise – apply now to receive an individualized quote.
The OK Kosher symbol is a registered trademark. Its unauthorized use is a violation of trademark laws. Our rights in this regard are enforced to the fullest extent of the law. The OK symbol may not be used until a written contract has been executed with OK Kosher Certification.