March 13, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

As we adapt to face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our fervent wish here at OK Kosher that everyone worldwide will stay safe and healthy.

As you know, the backbone of kosher certification is regular inspection visits by a qualified OK representative at each certified facility. OK Kosher is a global organization with over 85 years of experience, and we are fortunate to have local representatives in almost every location in the world. While we respect each facility’s policies and procedures regarding outside visitors at all times, our inspections are crucial to the maintenance of your kosher program. We therefore request that you continue to accommodate these visits by the local representatives. If you have any specific requirements for this, please make the representative and your office-based Rabbinic Coordinator aware of them.

We understand the need for flexibility regarding inspections conducted by our office-based Rabbinic Coordinators where international travel is involved.  Over the next few weeks, we will postpone such visits, where necessary. We will continue to consult with government and medical authorities and monitor the situation based on their guidance.

We appreciate your commitment to kosher, and your trust in OK Kosher as your certifying agency. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your office-based Account Rep. If your Account Rep’s contact information is not handy, you may always contact service@ok.org.

We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Don Yoel Levy

CEO and Rabbinic Administrator