Making proper use of your OK Kosher symbol rights can help you boost sales and grow your brand recognition.

Some legalities do apply, so be sure to read your Certification Agreement in full and understand the below guidelines.  Your dedicated Rabbinic Coordinator and Account Representative are a short call or email away, and can assist you with all your needs.  If you’re unsure of who your rep is, feel free to send an email to


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


Retail items, when applicable, display classifications next to the OK symbol rights to alert the consumer of the specific kosher status of the product, i.e. Pareve, Dairy, Dairy Equipment, Meat, Fish or Passover. Pareve product 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.

OK Kosher Certification 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

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.

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.


More resources to explore:

The Role of the Kosher Contact Person

About Your Kosher Plant Manual

Private Label and OK Symbol Rights

Kosher FAQ