It all starts with Kashrus
What is Kosher? And Who Eats It?
Kosher is a term originally used to describe that which is “fit” and “proper”. Most often, it is used to denote foods that are permitted to be eaten by people who observe dietary laws.
Aside from Jewish consumers, many Seventh Day Adventists, Fundamental Christians, Moslems, vegetarians, people with lactose intolerance, and those prone to certain food allergies purchase kosher products for religious and/or health reasons.
Foods are considered kosher when prepared in accordance with the Jewish dietary laws. These laws are complex; supervision by a competent Rabbi is required. However, in a general sense, two issues must be considered:
Foods may be rendered non-kosher for a variety of reasons:
*Species of animals (kosher animals chew their cud and have split hoofs)
*Improper slaughtering or processing procedures
*Mixing of meat and dairy ingredients
*Use of ingredients from non-kosher sources
*Preparation of food with non-kosher utensils or equipment
*Lack of proper certification
Denver's Leading Kashrus Agency
The Scroll K is a non-profit kashrus agency that is recognized by rabbinical associations around the world. We enjoy the support and cooperation of thousands of synagogues and rabbis representing kosher consumers.
As a kosher certifying agency, we service food manufacturers, bakeries, candy manufacturers, dairies, snack foods companies, chemical companies, supermarket chains, restaurants, caterers, and independent grocers. In addition, The Scroll K provides lectures to businesses, universities, schools, and hospitals. The Scroll K is also contracted by the Colorado and Nevada Department of Corrections to facilitate kosher options for those incarcerated.
The affixation of the Scroll K symbol is a firm guarantee to consumers and manufacturers alike that its product is in full compliance with the highest kosher standards. Its symbol can be found on grocery store shelves and warehouses across the nation.
The process for certifying your products involves a comprehensive series of procedures designed to be quick and efficient. The process includes the following steps:
1. The application is the first active step towards certification. You may apply online or obtain an application by calling our office at 303-595-9349 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will guide you through the application process and answer all your preliminary questions.
2. An initial inspection will be scheduled for an on-site physical inspection. The inspecting Rabbi will review ingredients at the facility (or facilities), equipment, processing and cleaning procedures, storage facility (or facilities) and labels.
3. The Scroll K will prepare contractual agreements for your review when all necessary requirements have been met. The agreements will outline the guidelines and all fees charged. Under no circumstances is the fee linked to percentage of sales or labels printed. The Scroll K is a non-profit organization and is committed to remaining economical.
4. Congratulations! Your product(s) are then certified as conforming with the highest kosher standards!