THE KOSHER GROUP SYSTEM
Guide for Receiving Kosher Ingredients
APPROVED FROM SPECIFIED SOURCE
Product source required, but presently no kosher certificate required.
Approval status may be changed at any time.
Product must have certification, but symbol need not be present on packaging.
Approval granted based on our recent analysis of, or the visit to the manufacturing facility, regardless of product’s certification. Kosher symbol need not be present on packaging. Expires one year after original OK evaluation and approval date.
Product requires a preprinted kosher symbol.
Product requires a Rabbi’s stamp.
Product requires a Rabbi’s stamp and signature.
Requires a special Rabbi’s letter certifying the product (e.g. Lot Specific Certificate).
APPROVED BULK MATERIAL
Approved (in specified tank/truck, etc.) — only from specified source.
Bulk liquid — approved (in specified tank/truck, etc.) — from specified source only when accompanied by a special Rabbi’s letter.
NOT APPROVED FOR KOSHER USE
Not approved for use in OK Kosher certified product, but may be used on facility’s non-kosher equipment.
Not approved for use in OK certified products, but may be used on kosher equipment.
Not approved for use in OK certified products, but may be used only in research and development area, and not on other equipment.
Not approved and may not be present in plant.
Product is under investigation. May not be used in facility.
Not evaluated and not assigned yet.
An Ingredient approval is valid until the day of expiration of its underlying kosher certificate. In the event that the approval is not based on the certificate (e.g. Group 1or 2A), it expires one year from the approval date.