Kashruth Council of Canada

Kashruth Council of Canada

Development of a HACCP Guideline Document for Kosher Certification

Project Type

Food Safety Protocols


The Kashruth Council of Canada, Canada’s largest kosher certifier, wanted to adapt food safety systems to kosher code to provide a simple option for businesses interested in implementing kosher practice in addition to a food safety plan, but did not have the in-house expertise to develop such a certification system.


The research team developed a Safe Quality Food (SQF) document, which integrates kosher practices and guidelines into the SQF certification framework, providing an overview on how to meet kosher requirements in a quality control system. The document mirrors the SQF code, integrating kosher into every step deemed applicable, and provides a system for food manufacturing plants to ensure that kosher procedures are followed and costly mistakes are avoided.