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Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 07:13

Purdy's Chocolates, a leading Chocolatier has gain Kosher Check certification. Purdy's Chocolates are available for purchase through their vast network of stores located throughout Ontario including stores located in Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Hillcrest Shopping Centre in Richmond Hill and Vaughan Mills. In Edmonton at the West Edmonton Mall. In Calgary at the Southcentre Mall and Chinook Mall. In Vancouver at Oakridge Mall. For more information regarding store locations, please visit

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 17:52

For several years Garden Protein has been kosher certified for a few products they manufacture. After several months of hard work due to customer demand we are pleased to announce that Garden Protein and their Gardein Brand are now 100% Kosher. Below is some information taken from a recent interview.

Please describe your history and how you started?

Garden Protein was founded in 2005 by Yves Potvin, founder and former owner of Yves Veggie Cuisine. After leaving YVC, Yves developed a proprietary technology to create GARDEIN – a product that allows plant based proteins to mimic meat in taste and texture, but without saturated fat or cholesterol, and which is environmentally less impactful and also is ‘animal friendly’.

What type of products do you manufacture, how do they differ from other meat alternative products?

GARDEIN uses plant based proteins to create products like Chick’nless Breasts, and Chick’nless Wings, as well as Beefless Tips, and Beefless Strips, just to name a few. GARDEIN is different because it tastes so good !!! Meat alternatives have long had a stigma for tasting like oily cardboard. GARDEIN on the other hand is often confused for real chicken or beef, and can be used just like traditional meat for any recipe with great success. And there are fun foods like the Crispy Chick’nless Tenders that family’s love and can be used as an appetizer or snack that is healthy and great tasting – so not just the main course.

Please explain the process over the past 10 months to make your facility 100% Kosher? Did Kosher Check help and assist you along the way and if so how?

The BCK team has been so helpful in providing us with guidance and the information needed to qualify for Kosher status. They have been very giving and flexible with their time too. And of course BCK is widely recognized as meeting the most stringent standards for Kosher certification. This allows us to put the Kosher Check symbol on all of our products, no matter where we ship to in North America.

We are very honoured to work with Kosher Check to achieve this certification.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 17:37

Export Trade Group a leader in commodity trading recently gained certification for their processing facilities in Tanzania and Mozambique.

Export Trading Group owns and manages the most vertically integrated agriculture supply chain on the African subcontinent with operations spanning in procurement, processing, warehousing, distribution and merchandising. In addition to ETG’s presence in more than 30 African countries, it is actively present in North America, India, China and South East Asia.

For more information visit or contact Kosher Check.

Happy Planet Juice
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 11:21

Please be advised that HAPPY PLANET juices are no longer certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (BC Kosher). For more information, please contact Richard Wood at (604) 731-1803 ext 103.


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