KSA Kosher

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Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) is the largest kosher certification agency in the Western U.S. With the active support of synagogues and rabbis representing a cross-section of the Jewish community, Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) puts its stamp on certified kosher grocery products across the globe.
Nearly $34 billion of food products in the U.S. are produced as and labeled kosher. Of that amount, $3 billion is direct-to-consumer sales with a customer base of more than 8 million individuals. Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) works within the industry to ensure that these and other commercially available food products are produced according to Jewish dietary law. The Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) label guarantees quality and purity in product materials and the manufacturing process.
Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) is a not-for-profit certification agency. Founded in 1996 under the administration of Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon, the company enjoys support and cooperation from other recognized Kashrus agencies throughout the world.
For the Jewish population, and many that do not follow Judaic culture, Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) certification is sought out and preferred over noncertified products. Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) certified products are guaranteed to be in complete compliance with the strictest kosher standards.
Manufacturers bearing the Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) label must undergo a thorough certification process. The first step involves completing a detailed application that covers everything from the manufacturing process to potential cross-contamination of non-kosher food products. Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) requires a complete flow chart and information on raw material suppliers as well as the company cleaning process. Once the application is complete, Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) will address any concerns and the application process is then followed by a company evaluation.
The evaluation process is lengthy and involves an onsite inspection by a Rabbi. This Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) representative will inspect every ingredient listed on the initial application to determine if they are the same. The condition of the facility will be checked including cleaning and storage practices. Should non-kosher ingredients be located in proximity to items up for inspection, the Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) representative will determine the risk of cross-contamination or compatibility with kosher certification.
Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher), upon completion of the review process and successful evaluation, provides a certification letter and collects a small administrative fee based on actual costs. The Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) symbol is federally registered.
Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) works diligently to keep costs down so that certification is accessible to all food manufacturers and producers that follow kosher practices.
Aside from Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher), there are a number of symbols that consumers may rely on for quality. Included are the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations and the NSW Kashrus Authority symbols. Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher) is proud to be among these certification agencies.
For additional information about Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher), visit ksakosher.com.