OK Kosher Certification Symbol On the Bottom of a Product Label

Make use of your OK Kosher mark accurately and effectively.

Symbol rights and appropriate usage are key to accurately marketing your kosher products.  Read on about how to ensure your OK Kosher symbol speaks to your customers the way it should.

Refer to Your Contract

The trademarked OK Kosher symbol rights and usage come along with some legality.  So, be sure to read your Certification Agreement in full and understand the below guidelines.  Your company’s Rabbinic Coordinator and Account Representative are a short call or email away.  They can assist you with all your questions and needs.

If you’re unsure of who your rep is, simply send an email to service@ok.org and ask.

More of a visual learner?  Check out our Kosher 101 slideshow presentations.

OK Kosher Symbol Rights and Restrictions

Retail items, when applicable, display classifications next to the OK symbol. This makes the specific kosher status of the product clear to the consumer.  these include Pareve, Dairy, Dairy Equipment, Meat, Fish, Passover, etc. Pareve products may display either the OK symbol unaccompanied, or with the word Pareve underneath or to the side (see featured image).

For tips, advice and overall best practices in using the OK Kosher symbol to your advantage, be sure to read our Guide For the Best Use of the OK Kosher Symbol.

Kosher Certificates

OK Kosher certificates may be used and distributed by the customer named on the certificate, and anyone that they designate, provided that it is distributed without modification and in accordance with the applicable OK Kosher Certification agreements. The certificate may not be distributed after the termination of the customer’s certification with OK Kosher Certification

A Note for Consumers

We want to remind consumers that products are only endorsed as kosher when bearing the emblem on their labels. Similarly, eating establishments are only certified when displaying a valid kosher certificate. Changes in kosher status may occur unexpectedly as a result of reformulation. Kosher updates appear regularly on our site and in other media.

About Our Trademark

PLEASE NOTE: OK Kosher Certification™ is the exclusive licensee of its federally and internationally registered trademarks for kosher certification. Our rights in this regard are enforced to the fullest extent of the law. The symbol may not be used until a written contract has been executed with OK Kosher Certification.

Learn further:

The Role of the Kosher Contact Person

About Your Kosher Plant Manual

Private Label and OK Symbol Rights

Kosher FAQ