Kelp Caviar Receives OU Kosher Certification

01 Feb 2013


Kelp Caviar, a world leader in caviar substitute manufacturing, has received certification for its Kelp Caviar Vegetarian Caviar substitute from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency.

“Kelp Caviar has developed nine different flavors of caviar substitutes which tastes, feels, and look exactly like the real deal,” said Naor Cohen, General Manager of Montreal-based Kelp Caviar. By becoming certified kosher by the OU, we have opened many new opportunities for our export markets including, but not limited to, the United States, Israel, France and South Africa.”

Kelp is the only caviar substitute on the global market that is 100 percent natural, 100 percent vegetarian, has zero calories, zero cholesterol, and has a 24 months shelf life and does not require any refrigeration. It is available in nine great flavors: sturgeon, salmon, lumpfish orange, lumpfish yellow, truffle, wasabi, balsamic and chili. Kelp Caviar is available for private label and under its house brand.

Mr. Cohen explained, “As our international sales were increasing, our clientele requested us to obtain kosher certification, especially for our markets in France, Israel and South Africa. After shopping around for the best kosher certifying agency with global recognition and a great reputation, we have decided unanimously to become certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Our clients worldwide have given us the thumbs up for achieving OU certification, as the OU symbol is widely recognized in each country.”

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher Vice President for Marketing, expressed, “the Orthodox Union’s satisfaction at Kelp Caviar’s attaining OU certification. Undoubtedly, this very fine, high quality pareve product will be welcomed by both individual and food service consumers.”

“Kelp Caviar has a subtle flavor profile which will please almost any palate, from the experienced caviar lovers to the less adventurous eaters,” Mr. Cohen declared. “Kelp is the only caviar product on the market which can be used as an ingredient in your favorite dishes; it will not break down and will resist temperatures up to 500 degrees. You can bake, cook and fry Kelp Caviar products in any dish, enhancing it to another culinary level.”

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