Thursday, February 2, 2012

Magen Tzedek Certification Program is Officially “Open for Business”


Magen Tzedek Certification Program is Officially "Open for Business"

February 2, 2012 --

The much anticipated Magen Tzedek Certification program is now officially "open for business". For kosher food manufacturers and processors interested in becoming certified, the program assures that their products are manufactured consistent with the Jewish tradition of justice and ethics. The complete Magen Tzedek Standard, initially posted on this website in 2009 for public comment, has been finalized and details the criteria for earning certification to the Magen Tzedek seal.

An ever increasing number of both mainstream food producers, as well as specialty producers are adding socially responsible practices to help differentiate their brands in the marketplace with measurable results. See how your products can join this trend through Magen Tzedek Certification.

The following information is available for interested food manufacturers and audit firms:

Magen Tzedek Standard - The complete and final standard governing compliance with the Magen Tzedek Seal of Justice.

Magen Tzedek Certification Application

  • Self Study Form allows applicants the opportunity to gauge their degree of compliance with the requirements of the Magen Tzedek Certification Standard, prior to a formal application.
  • Pre-Screen Application Form identifies and collects relevant company information and practices for the formal audit process. This document must be completed and submitted to the Magen Tzedek Commission as the first step in the application process.

Certification Process Manual – Prescribes the procedures, criteria and methodologies that an audit firm must follow in carrying out the assessment of an entity that applies for Magen Tzedek Certification. This document also provides insight to kosher food manufacturers and processors on how the audit process will proceed.

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