December 16, 2013

Ingredient Company Adds Kosher to Gain Worldwide Markets

JOHNSTON, IOWA — Manufacturers of ingredient items that opt for the global market are increasingly recognizing that if kosher and halal certification is possible, it can have a virtual lock on markets worldwide. Certification agencies say that in many cases, there is a big “if” since standards for kosher and halal are so different. 

One company that was able to achieve dual certification is Biova, a global leader for water soluble egg membrane ingredients. Matt Stegenga, Biova’s director of sales and marketing, enthusiastically greeted the company’s new certification from the Orthodox Union: “Ensuring that all of Biova’s branded ingredients and production facilities comply with the Orthodox Union’s rigorous kosher foods guidelines and the strict halal requirements of The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) helps our customers expand markets and better satisfy consumer needs.” Biova’s branded ingredients are marketed and distributed worldwide.