Steps to Kosher Certification

1 Complete and send your New Company application back to the OU office by fax or by mail. The application asks for logistical information about your company and you plant, as well as a list of the products you want certified, and their ingredients.
2 A Rabbinic coordinator (account executive) will be assigned to handle your application. This RC will be your designated point person at the OU, and will be available to answer your questions, address your needs and guide you through the certification process.
3 A qualified Rabbinic field representative (RFR) will visit your plant to observe your operation and the feasibility of certifying your products. (There is a processing fee and a travel expense fee that is billed prior to this inspection.) The RFR will tour your plant and file a written report to OU headquarters.
4 Your application and inspection report will be reviewed by your Rabbinic Coordinator who will advise you whether or not the OU can grant certification. In some instances, some system modifications may be required for certification to be awarded.
5 The RC will draft a contract which includes all of requirements of the OU for kosher certification. If acceptable to you the contract is signed and returned to the OU office, and a letter of certification is sent to you.
6 You may then submit you new product labels carrying the OU symbol for our final approval.
7 CONGRATULATIONS! You have now joined a family of companies which proudly carry the world’s best-known and most widely accepted Kosher trademark, the OU.