Madagascar goes for Kosher!

Madagascar was an important trading post, connecting ports of the Indian ocean to Africa for trade. Later it became a French Colony. Today Madagascar is one of the most diverse countries in the World. More popularly known for the Cananga Tree and the sweet essence derived from its flowers. Today Madagascar is the World’s largest producers of Vanilla, Cloves and Ylang Ylang which are exported around the world. In addition to producing other spices such as Cinnamon, Pepper corns, ginger. Madagascar is also known for its fine gems including Sapphires.

Over the past decade the demand for Kosher Certification has increased dramatically. The Kosher market has been growing at an annual rate of 15% for the past several years and products bearing Kosher Certification continue to outsell both Organic and All Natural. In order to keep up with demand and as Companies in North America and Europe look to new sources of Ingredients, they increasingly turn to developing countries such as Madagascar for new sources.

Recently the Royal Atlantic Group and their facility in Madagascar gained Kosher Certification through Kosher Check. Royal Atlantic Group is a leading supplier of Essential Oils such as Clove Leaf Oil, Cinnamon Oil or Ylang Ylang. They needed to get a Globally Accepted Kosher Certification such as Kosher Check in order to sell to manufacturers throughout North America. As Food exports continue to increase in Madagascar and throughout the African continent, many food manufacturers are now turning to agencies such as Kosher Check to assist them in gaining Kosher Certification.

Kosher Check is a globally accepted Kosher Certification, providing Kosher supervision on five continents to food manufacturers such as Merck Pharmaceuticals, TATA, Kerry Foods, Kemin Bioscience, Post Food Group, Scoular Company to name a few. Gaining Kosher Certification through Kosher Check can help increase sales as well as potential private label business.