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#1 charlotte27

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 11:40 AM

Not a food safety topic but I thought someone might know.....

If we import a kosher product - do nothing with it other than store it, then despatch it to a customer, does the storage facilty have to be certifed a Kosher?

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 01:26 PM

From my experience, no. You would only need to be kosher certified if the product was being opened and repackaged in anyway. 



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Posted 04 February 2020 - 02:06 PM

From my experience, no. You would only need to be kosher certified if the product was being opened and repackaged in anyway. 

 

From my similar experience too, I agree.


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 03:42 PM

Not a food safety topic but I thought someone might know.....

If we import a kosher product - do nothing with it other than store it, then despatch it to a customer, does the storage facilty have to be certifed a Kosher?

Thanks

 

Actually it is a Kosher food safety topic.

 

Some (but not all) of the Kosher certifiers require inspections at all stages (including storage and distributor.)

 

I would first check with the certifier to see what they say as to the requirements for transportation and storage.

 

Normally two things may come up - tanker transport (regardless of rolling or stationary) and pest control.

 

Your facility will not be required to be certified Kosher, however an inspection by a local Kosher CB may be required.


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 06:06 PM

No, The facility doesn't need to be certified. Just prepare the Kosher certificate of the product since that's what the customer will be looking for if they used it for their consumption or ingredients in manufacturing.

 

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