Kosher transport

Many companies have a kosher certificate of the Antwerp rabbinate Hager Kashrus Committee, including most tank container companies working with kosher transport. This rabbinate is led by Rabbi P.A. Meyers. A kosher certificate must be requested for every kosher transport at Van den Bosch and they ensure cleaning and transport according to strict kosher rules. However, there is often uncertainty, also in the rabbinical world itself, regarding the correct guidelines for the kosher cleaning of containers. That is why we would like to explain our procedures, as agreed with the rabbinate, and share them with you. We also think it is important to state that due also to the experience of many years, all rabbinates acknowledge the kosher certificate of Rabbi Meyers. Also the largest international kosher organisation, the OU in New York, has confirmed that the guidelines as stated below are acknowledged by them.
 
Contrary to transport companies not having a kosher certificate and therefore having to carry out a P26 (30 minutes steam) among other things, Van den Bosch Transporten has a kosher certificate with strict rules and checking to clean according to the following guidelines. 
 
  1. Last three products according to kosher products list in consultation with the rabbinate.
  2. Hot cip cleaning with soap and hot water at a minimum temperature of (85C) 88C.
  3. P26 (30 minutes steam) exclusively carried out per the customer’s special request.
  4. Kosher cleaning and transport for Passover in consultation with the rabbinate.
  5. Kosher certificate with cleaning details for every kosher transport.
 
The P26 cleaning is a more special kosher cleaning (guideline Eftco) which is not found to be necessary by most kosher certified transport companies, because of high costs and unnecessary impact on the environment. However, for some customers a P26 is always performed, if that is clearly requested beforehand from Van den Bosch by the customer.
 
For more information see:
www.koshercertification.eu