UPDATED: November 7, 2019
Click on Certification under the 'Downloads' section to the right of your screen to download the 2020 Kosher Product Certification Letters for MoChem, MoMarket, LuBest, MinTech, and AquaTrol products.
The Hebrew word "Kosher" is defined as fit or proper as it relates to the Jewish dietary law. These basic laws of Kashrus (a Hebrew word referring to kosher and its application) are of Biblical origin. These laws are not purely an ancillary hygienic benefit, the ultimate purpose and rationale is to conform to the Divine Will as expressed in the Torah.
For thousands of years, rabbinic scholars have interpreted these laws and applied them to contemporary situations. For example, most food products were made in the family kitchen or in a small factory or store in the local community. It was relatively easy to ascertain if the product was reliably Kosher. If rabbinical supervision was required, it was attended to by the rabbi of the community, who was known to all.
Today, industrialization, transcontinental shipping, and mass production have created a situation where most of the foods we eat are treated, processed, cooked, canned, or boxed commercially in industrial settings. What adds further complication is that it is generally not possible to judge the Kosher status of an item on the basis of the information provided in the ingredient declaration. For example, the product may be made from Kosher ingredients, but processed on non-Kosher equipment. The Kosher regulations are extensive, but the main idea is that all ingredients, equipment, and chemicals used in the manufacturing process must be Kosher approved in order for the final food product to be Kosher.
This is where Momar Kosher certified products can help. Chemicals such as glycerin, gelatin, enzymes, emulsifiers, and fatty acids are common ingredients in products used to clean facilities where Kosher products are processed. Most of these chemicals are available from Kosher and non-Kosher sources. Momar Kosher certified products are formulated with chemicals from Kosher sources and are certified Kosher. A rabbi actually visits Momar periodically to audit our formulations, chemical suppliers, and batch methods to certify that the chemicals we claim to be Kosher, meet their requirements.