Kosher 101: What are the Kosher Groups?

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Dina Fraenkel
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Kosher groups are a way of classifying different types of kosher ingredients.

A Group 1 ingredient does not require a kosher certificate or kosher symbol.

A Group 2 ingredient requires a kosher certificate, but no kosher symbol printed on the package.

A Group 3 ingredient requires a kosher certificate and a kosher symbol printed on the package.

A Group 4 ingredient is bulk packaged and only approved from a specific source.

A Group 5 ingredient is bulk packaged and only approved from a specific source when accompanied by a special letter.

Group 6 and 7 ingredients are not approved for use in kosher products, and Group 7 ingredients are not allowed in a kosher certified facility.