Kosher Certification: Opportunities & Challenges

Demand and recognition for KLBD certification continues to grow. Recently certified companies include Marmite, McCain’s and Nescafe Dolce Gusto. Learn more about the opportunities with the leading consultancy in the sector at FI Paris. What are your customers demanding?

KLBD Kosher

KLBD Kosher is a professional consultancy service providing kosher accreditation to ingredient and retail product manufacturers alike. Kosher certification is a standalone international quality standard which is increasingly prevalent in the food ingredients sector.  As you would expect from a leading orthodox kosher certification agency KLBD recognizes that tastes and health concerns are changing and is quick to react to and service these new trends in food production.

The opportunity

Ingredient buyers specify kosher knowing that their supplier’s manufacturing process has been independently audited. This gives an extra level of comfort that is not always there with other certifications. In some supply chains manufacturers of certain ingredients have no choice but to certify for kosher if they are to qualify for inclusion on the buyers list. In some companies where the final products may not be certified the manufacturer will nevertheless insist that all ingredients comply with kosher standards.  Furthermore in this age of rationalisation of supply chains buyers are looking for fewer suppliers that can provide a wider range of ingredients. Those able to offer both kosher and non-kosher ingredients are more likely to win the business. What are your customers demanding?

The KLBD consultancy continues to work as a partner to quality and production personnel from multi-national food brands, ingredient manufacturers and raw material processors. It offers an affordable and expert kosher certification service. KLBD is noted for its pragmatic approach to problem solving the challenges faced in certain complex production environments. The organisation’s expertise includes flavours, aromas, herbal extracts, dairy ingredients, fats and oils. Leading clients include Arla, DMK, Givaudan, IFF and Treatt. On supermarket shelves recent converts to kosher include Marmite, McCain’s and Nescafe Dolce Gusto.

The KLBD team comprises world-class technical experts who are qualified in chemistry and food technology, in addition to a skilled team of production and commercial consultants which assist companies in reaching the market. These personnel together with KLBD representatives and agents around the world work with companies as certification partners. This enables KLBD to meet individual company’s needs, increasing customer satisfaction and developing longstanding relationships with clients.

The KLBD has operated from its London based headquarters, in Europe and throughout the world for more than a century. KLBD (Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din) is the largest kosher certification agency in Europe, headed by Dayan M. Gelley. The agency is highly respected by all other kosher authorities.

Sectors: Food & Drink
Topics: Getting Started, High Value Opportunities, Insights & Statistics, Product Development, and Production
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