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Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 14:39

Please be advised that INTERCORP BIOTECH LIMITED is not certified Kosher by Kosher Check. The Kosher Check logo on any certificate or product from this company is not authorized.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 09:44

Please be advised that as of April 1, 2023 Planted Love Food Truck will no longer be certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (BC Kosher).

A current list of certified kosher locations can be found at

Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 20:31

A copy of our Pesach Check guide can be downloaded here.

The ideal way to sell your chametz is to print and fill out the document and then email, fax or mail to to BCK offices by Tuesday April 4, 2023.
The document can be downloaded here If you are not able to fill out the document, you may use this electronic form. Hard copies of the guide will be distributed to local kosher establishments . 

Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 09:44

Please be advised that various chocolate products being sold by Salento Organics, bear an unauthorized Kosher Check logo and are NOT certified Kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 12:34

Please be advised that A GOOD PORTION brand Nuts by NATURAPACK FOODS are not currently certified kosher even with the kosher logo on the label.
Corrective action is being implemented

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 11:34

Located in Caofeidian Industrial Zone, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, China, Shougang Jingtang united Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. is an internationally advanced iron and steel joint enterprise designed and constructed in full accordance with the concept of circular economy, and is the largest food grade tinplate manufacturer in northern China.

Monday, September 19, 2022 - 14:13


Vortex 9.5 is electrolyte-enhanced performance water that feeds your body and your lifestyle.

Bottled in Vancouver, BC, Vortex 9.5 has added Potassium-rich electrolytes with an active pH of 9.5 to provide the benefits of naturally occurring electrolytes. Our vortex activated process results in increased oxygen levels and optimal mineral absorption that fuels balance, hydration, and replenishment.


Blueberry juice is a scare commodity due to an inherently challenging production. Berrilicous and Berrie are unique as they both use blueberry and cranberry juice that comes from a local, 4th generation family-owned farm. These juices are high-quality by-products that were previously left unused, making every bottle of Berrilicious take action towards reducing food waste.

Lemon/Lime/OJ/GF are 100% pure juice made direct from farms that grow ingredients.

All of our juices have gone through High Pressure Processing (HPP) to increase their shelf life, preventing early spoilage. HPP is a cold-pasteurization that ensures the freshness of products for an extended period of time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 13:57

A copy of our Pesach Check guide can be downloaded here.

The ideal way to sell your chametz is to print and fill out the document and then email, fax or mail to to BCK offices by Wednesday April 13, 2022.
The document can be downloaded here

If you are not able to fill out the document, you may use this electronic form


Hard copies of the guide will be distributed to local kosher establishments next week.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:30

Established in 2016, PT Global Vita Nutritech (GVN) became the first premix manufacturer in Indonesia focusing on customized vitamins, minerals, and other functional ingredients premix for food and nutraceutical industries. Providing product size based on finished-good production batch, simply called premix batching, is one of their strength point to help customers simplify their production process. This is also a solution for industry to avoid waste of excess materials and reduce the complexity of handling numerous inventories.

GVN believes that offering creative solutions for customers must be followed by reliable quality systems. Their compliance to food safety, quality, and other internationally recognized regulations has been proven by achieving and continuously maintaining FSSC 22000 and Halal Assurance System. Achieving Kosher Check Certification is their way to enhance quality and expand their business further to satisfy upcoming opportunities.

For further information, please reach them on
Phone/Whatsapp: +62 819 7755 2828

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 13:35

Foothills Natural Living Inc, a Canadian company, is a supplier of quality organic and high-end herbs and teas. Their facility is located near Calgary, Alberta, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
They pay special attention to the quality of their products, and this is one of the reasons why they worked towards obtaining Kosher certification through Kosher Check.
This certification also shows their commitment to continuously improve their processes and respond to the needs of their client base.
Family owned and operated, Foothills Natural Living draws inspiration from personal experiences using natural herbs and remedies.
They are committed to finding the best sources and highest quality products to offer to their clients. They invest significantly in research and training to expand their knowledge and expertise. 
More information about Foothills Natural Living, their products and their quality commitments can be found at

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:31

PT. Ocean Carrageenan Indonesia is a private company located in Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia that produces Semi-Refined Carrageenan and ATC ( Alkali Treated Cottonii ) chips.
They manufacture products that meet food safety standards according to the customers requirements.

PT. Ocean Carrageenan Indonesia decided to achieve Kosher Certification through Kosher Check in order to fulfil their priority to continuously develop and improve their Food Safety Management System and to obtain the best quality product through effective communication of food safety procedures.

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 16:57

Videeko Vanilla ZP Achieves Kosher Certification for Organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Powder

Videeko Vanilla ZP, a leading supplier of premium organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Vanilla Powder is pleased to announce it has received its official kosher certification from Kosher Check, a globally recognized accredited Orthodox kosher certification agency.
Certification of our premium organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Powder by Kosher Check is a mark that not only guarantees our Vanilla Beans and Vanilla Power products are kosher status. It also acts as a mark of assurance that our food safety laws have been strictly followed to a minimum level of HACCP compliance.

Videeko Vanilla ZP is now recognized as a Kosher Pareve food, marked with the universally recognized Kosher Check symbol and included in the Universal Kosher Database (UKD) registry of more than 1,000,000 kosher certified foods.

Getting kosher certification is an important milestone at Videeko. Videeko’s move to achieve Kosher certification was driven by the company’s mission to provide the highest levels of product quality for our premium certified organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Powder.

Videeko Vanilla is certified in Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) ISO 22000:2018, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Certification (HACCP), SA8000, FDA Approved and USDA Organic Certified in Madagascar Vanilla Beans and Powder.

For more information, visit or call ‪650-206-8141‬.‬‬‬‬‬

Videeko Vanilla ZP
Specializing in Farming, Curing, Handling, and Exporting of premium organic Madagascar vanilla beans using sustainable, fair trade, farming agricultural practices in and around the Mananara region while supporting fair wages for our farmers. Videeko's mission is to offer our customers incredible product quality, pricing, and customer service.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:41

Special Frozen for Export located in Egypt has a forged letter of certification.
This company is not certified by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (Kosher Check).

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 13:08

Dr. Bee is a proud producer and purveyor of naturally nutritious honey bee products in support of healthy lifestyles. We are committed to producing all-natural, 100% pure honey bee products that you can trust.

Dr. Bee produces a variety of honey bee products including bee pollen, bee propolis and a variety of pure and gourmet honey. Our scientific approach and commitment to sustainable beekeeping practices produce superior beehives. We believe that strong, healthy beehives are the foundation of quality honey bee products with maximum nutritious benefits.

Founded in 1996 by Dr. Ron Lin (PhD in Bee Science, Simon Fraser University), what started with just sixteen beehives has grown into one of the most well respected honey bee operations in Western Canada. Our decades of experience have allowed us to perfect our methodology to produce pure products that continually challenge industry standards. We are pleased to include Kosher Check in our growing list of certifications, making our honey bee products accessible to even more people.

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 15:30

Please be aware that the Manischewitz Concord Wine available at local BC Liquor stores is not certified Kosher for Passover.
Manischewitz makes wine special for Pesach with an OU-P on the label and their year-round label states "not for Passover use" as it contains Kitniyot.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 19:08

A copy of our Pesach Check guide can be downloaded here.

The ideal way to sell your chametz is to print and fill out the document and then email, fax or mail to to BCK offices by Thursday, March 25, 2021. The document can be downloaded here

If you are not able to fill out the document, you may use this electronic form

Hard copies of the guide will be distributed to local kosher establishments next week.


This year, Erev Pesach is on Shabbos so there are a number of things to do a bit differently than most years:


Fast of the Firstborn

It is an ancient tradition for the firstborns to fast on the day before Passover. Since we (generally) do not fast on Shabbat, which is a day of feasting, or on Friday which may interfere with our Shabbat joy, this fast is observed on Thursday, 12 Nissan. The widespread custom is for firstborns to participate in a siyum or another celebratory event that overrides the fast and allows them to eat for the remainder of the day. This, too, is done on Thursday.

Search for Chametz

On the night before Passover we search for chametz (which we are forbidden to own or eat on Passover) by candlelight. Since this cannot be done on Friday night, which is Shabbat, we do it after nightfall on Thursday.

Destroying Chametz

The last bits of chametz must be burned the day before Passover (Friday morning), before the fifth halachic hour of the day (12:14 pm in Vancouver, please see page entitled PESACH SCHEDULE in our Pesach guide for other cities). Since this cannot be done on Shabbat, the burning of the chametz takes place at the same time on Friday, even though we keep just enough chametz to eat at the Friday night and Shabbat morning meals.

The Sale of Chametz

All chametz that we wish to save for use after Passover must be sold to a non-Jew and then repurchased after the holiday has passed. This sale typically takes place on the morning before Passover. Since buying and selling are forbidden on Shabbat, the sale is transacted (by the community rabbi on behalf of his community) on Friday Morning.

Eating Chametz on Shabbat

Since the house cannot be cleaned on Shabbat, all the cleaning must be finished on Friday. Yet it is a mitzvah to eat bread at the Friday night and Shabbat morning meals.

In practice, we retain a small quantity of chametz, carefully kept away from our food and utensils all of which are strictly kosher for Passover by this time.

On Shabbat morning, services are held early so that the Shabbat meal, which requires two challah loaves (which are chametz), must be concluded before the deadline (11:10 AM in Vancouver).

On a practical note, it is advisable to prepare small rolls, one per meal for each participant -for the Friday night and Shabbat meal - which can be distributed and eaten without the use of a knife. It is advisable to eat on a napkin or tissue, which does not come in contact with the peach utensils and away from any kosher for Passover food and can be flushed down the toilet. After finishing the chametz before partaking of the remainder of the meal, which is eaten on Pesach utensils, one should rinse their mouth.

Make sure that you eat all the chametz that has been left for Shabbat before the deadline as chametz cannot be sold, burned, or taken out to the street on Shabbat. Any remaining challah pieces and crumbs should be flushed down the toilet. At this point, we say the second Kol Chamira declaration, disowning any leftover chametz.

Preparing for the Seder

Shabbat is a day of rest, and we may not start preparing on Shabbat for after Shabbat. As such, setting the table, cooking, and preparing can only be done once night has fallen on Saturday night. Therefore, it is advisable to do whatever possible preparation for the seder before Sabbat.

 Before commencing any tasks after Shabbat, one should say bah-rookh hah-mahv-deel bayn koh-desh leh-koh-desh, “Blessed is He Who divides between the sacred (Shabbat) and the sacred (holiday).”

Even though cooking is allowed on yom tov (with certain caveats), it is forbidden to kindle a fire from scratch. So if you wish to have your oven and/or stove on over yom tov, be sure to ensure the fire is on before Shabbat, even though no cooking is allowed on Shabbat itself.



Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:41

Further to many phone calls and emails we have received from the Jewish Community, this is to confirm that the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, sold under the Trader Joe's label bearing the BCK Symbol (our former Kosher Symbol, still in use by some companies) is acceptable for use on Pesach.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 19:17

Please be advised that HAPPY DAYS YOGURTS contain a not kosher ingredient and are not currently certified kosher even with the kosher logo on the label.
Corrective action is being implemented.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 16:28

Golden Crops Enterprises Ltd provides over 15 years of innovative research in producing edible cold-press oils and meals. Our operations are initiated upon non-chemical extraction system to produce the best quality oils.

Using unique programs and superior technologies has helped us to categorize finest organic and non-organic products for our clients. Combinations of finest oilseeds and advanced mechanical cold-press system allows us to continuously separate natural and organic oils from variety of oilseeds, resulting in high quality oil and meal for use in food and feed applications.

We are a well-organized company that works with the best commodity producers in the world. Golden Crops Enterprises Ltd products include all grains, oilseeds, vegetable oils, oilseed meals, and agricultural inputs. We consider quality control to be of the utmost importance to our business and we have instigated quality control measures at all stages of our production and operation processes. These quality control measures are in place to ensure that the quality of our products meets the expectations and standards of our customers and our industry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 13:43


Please be advised that BIG MOUNTAIN FOODS is no longer certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (Kosher Check).

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 16:24

Please be advised that Snow Farms brand Chocolate Covered Blueberries bears an unauthorized Kosher Check logo and are not certified kosher by The Orthodox Rabbinical Council of BC.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 17:39

A small family-owned business, Grana is the fruitful outcome from the collaboration of coffee experts, coffee farmers, tasters, baristas and more importantly, coffee lovers, becoming the first Guatemalan gourmet coffee in a capsule.
Our coffee is harvested, washed and roasted by hand and encapsulated with cutting edge technology in Guatemala.

What’s the secret?
We only use single origin, specialty coffee. Our Guatemalan location allows us to roast and pack our product near some of the best quality coffee plantations which is why we are able to select the best and freshest coffee beans for our customers.

As Guatemalan natives, we are not just convinced we can offer a unique gourmet coffee drinking experience by providing some of the world’s best coffees, but we are also committed to give back to our local coffee production. Our location allows us to continue to source directly from small coffee farmers to ensure ethical practice , freshest coffee bean and exceptional quality!

Visit to find out more.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 12:20

Established in 2013, BĂ©nBĂ©rg ArĂ´me Indonesia is a manufacturer of Flavor and Fragrances.

BĂ©nBĂ©rg ArĂ´me Indonesia is always persistent in developing new innovative tastes and scents and strives to be the preferred supplier in the industry.
By always improving the machinery and technical teams, BĂ©nBĂ©rg ArĂ´me Indonesia is committed to serving customer needs by prioritizing Quality, Innovation, Speed, Flexible Quantity, and Price.

Visit to find out more.

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 14:03


Please be advised that WESTPOINT DISTRIBUTORS LTD ( WESTPOINT NATURALS) is no longer certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (Kosher Check).

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:25

Please be advised that kosher certification of KRISHNA ENZYTECH PVT. LTD. of Maharashtra, INDIA has been revoked due to severe kashrus violations.


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