Dear Rabbi… What are the requirements to have my tanker trailers OU certified?

August 22, 2008

Dear ____:

Thank you for your interest in OU kosher certification of your tanker vessels.
Kosher products can potentially lose their kosher status if stored in vessels without kosher status, hence the requirement for kosher verification of tanker transports.

The kosher verification program of tankers involves the designation and dedication of tankers for kosher
use. The OU, together with your company, will establish a protocol to corroborate the usage of tankers for only kosher approved materials. If kosher non-dairy status is required the procedures will also demonstrate that dairy products are not hauled in those tankers. Kosher certificates are issued specific to the tanker ID number which is then approved for kosher hauling.

The kosher program will provide for approved kosher wash procedures and certified wash stations to assist tankers in achieving kosher status.

Should you have any further questions or if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

With regards,

Rabbi Nachum Z. Rabinowitz
Senior Rabbinic Coordinator
OU Kosher


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