Foods and products certified as kosher are those that meet specific Jewish dietary laws regarding ingredients, handling and preparation. There are numerous certifying organizations in the U.S. and worldwide. Some of the most common ones are listed here for your reference.
For over 80 years the Orthodox Union has maintained the highest standard of kosher supervision. Today the OU certifies more than 400,000 products making it one of the world’s most recognized and most trusted kosher symbol.
For more information on the Orthodox Union, visit their website at www.oukosher.org.
Founded in 1935, the OK Kosher Certification (the OK) won international regard under the leadership of kosher food pioneer Rabbi Berel Levy. Today, among the world’s most respected kosher symbols, the OK has established a sterling reputation with uncompromising integrity.
For more information on OK, visit their website at www.ok.org.
Serving the Kosher consumer for almost 40 years, KOF-K was the first Kashrus organization to introduce computer technology to the complexities of Kashrus supervision/management. In addition to automated inspection “tracking,” the KOF-K has compiled a massive database of ingredients and ingredient suppliers, accessed for companies under KOF-K supervision. This technology has placed the KOF-K at the leading edge of contemporary Kosher supervision, raising industry standards to a new high.
For more information on KOF-K, visit their website at www.kof-k.org.
STAR-K Kosher Certification has provided kosher supervision for over fifty years. The STAR-K, formerly known as the Orthodox Jewish Council of Baltimore/ Vaad Hakashrus, originally served the Jewish community of Baltimore. Under Rabbi Moshe Heinemann’s leadership as Rabbinic Administrator and the spread of Rabbi Heinemann’s reputation as an expert in the integration of the complexities of food technology with kosher requirements, the STAR-K assumed a more prominent role on the international kashruth scene. STAR-K’s kosher symbol quickly gained wider recognition.
For more information on Star-K, visit their website at www.star-k.org.
Kosher Supervision of America is a not-for-profit Kashrus agency recognized by rabbinical associations throughout the world. KSA is the largest, recognized and accepted, Orthodox kosher certification agency based in the western United States. KSA, administered by Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon, also enjoys the support and recognition of other major Kashrus agencies throughout the world.
For more information on KSA, visit their website at www.ksakosher.com.
Other Kosher Certifications
This symbol is used on the shopOrganic website to indicate a product is certified kosher. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of kosher certifying organizations - far too numerous to list here. For products on our website displaying this symbol, the specific certifying organization's symbol can be found on the product packaging.