Kosher Food Certification
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BIR is your trusted partner in industrial kosher certification.

The Badatz Igud Rabbonim BIR is one of the largest Kosher Certification organisations in Europe today.  The BIR is recognised as a Mehadrin hechsher and is universally accepted for the highest standards in the Kashrus industry. The BIR certification department certifies products all over the world and utilises the services of experts in the field of kashrut and food production technology.

Who are these personalities?

Rabbi Osher Westheim Ztl: Was nearly 20 years Dayan at the Manchester Beth Din before he founded the BIR Badatz Igud Rabbonim with the blessing of his mechutan Rav Shmuel Wosner Ztl. During his life he was regarded as one of the greatest European Rabbinical figures and was a world renowned Kashrus expert and Rav Hamachshir. He was extremely well respected throughout the Food Industry and Kashrus world. His mastering of the Laws of Kashrus enabled him after thoroughly analysing the technical data, to propose the best solution in compliance with the requirements of a flawless standard of Kashrut. He was well-known on the American & European continents especially in the sweets and candy industry as well as Kosher certification of raw materials. The industrial products carrying his Kosher logo actually profit from his international reputation even within the most demanding orthodox communities.
To give some examples of this competence, Rav Westheim as a director of the Kashrus of the Manchester Beth Din, after long years of work and research, achieved kosher accreditation for a number of products of the Kellogg's company. Other multinationals like Proctor & Gamble, Cargill, Heinz, Arcor, Camille Bloch, Elite and BP Chemicals among others have come to rely on his expertise and professional skill.

Rabbi Shulem Landau Shlita: is the son in law of Rav Westheim Ztl and the Rav Hamachshir of the Badatz Igud Rabbonim. He is a Talmudical scholar and expert in the Rabbinical legislation. He writes extensively on Jewish Law and answers the questions of the general public. He is very knowledgeable in the field of the shechita - ritual slaughter and in Kosher productions. He sees his role to continue the kashrus legacy of Rabbi Westheim Ztl and continuing our high Badatz standards of Super Kosher for which we are famous for.

Rabbi Danny Moore: To coordinate these activities and competences within one Kashrus or Kashrut organization is the Kashrus Director. His great expertise in connection with Kosher industrial production is supported by more than twenty years of practice in the field and working for other Kashrus organisations. He worked for the KLBD London Beth Din as Certification Manager and prior to that at Kedassia and as a Kashrus consultant for other Kosher organisations and is highly skilled in successfully implementing a high standard of Kosher certification. He is intimately involved in all aspects of the certification process. Proceeding very professionally, he is offering BIR Customers a partnership which will enable the manufacturer to achieve the greatest value added for a product carrying the BIR label and ensures that the product meet the strictest requirements of the orthodox communities.

Rabbi Moshe Weinstein: is the Director of our highly successful Israel office based in Elad. He brings with him over 20 year’s experience in the Kosher world working for BIR and previously for the OK Labs Kosher organisation. He is Argentinian born and is a fluent Spanish speaker. Through his expertise he has built up our blue-chip portfolio of clients in the Mehadrin Super Kosher market. These include Strauss-Elite, Tara, Leiman Schlussel, 7DAY, Nestle.

Our Goals:
Kashrut - Orthodox Union Kosher Symbol 1.) To help you to increase and develop your sales thanks to our Kosher label. 2.) To listen to your needs and to meet your requests throughout all our partnership. That implies responsiveness and answering your queries on short notice. At the technical level, a team of professionals speaking your language and which will be able to understand you and address efficiently any issues concerning a product or one of its ingredients.
3.) To help you find solutions. We are assisted by experts in the field of food production who will be able to answer any questions regarding the chemistry or the technology of the ingredients. At the technical level, a team of professionals speaking your language who will be able to understand you and efficiently address any issues concerning a product or one of its ingredients.
4.) To provide you with the most adequate working partner for the product you wish to certify. Indeed, our employees handle a variety of challenging opportunities and are trained in food technologies, each one in its field.
5.) To avoid heavy bureaucracy. Our infrastructure is reduced to its most basic role of providing connectivity with the most productive elements. This makes it possible to provide you a service at a very reasonable price while preserving the excellence of our Kosher certification service.

The Badatz Igud Rabbonim Kosher certification founded by Rabbi Westheim is here to help the professionals of the food industry who are researching the worldwide markets to increase your sales.

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