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Vinifera gets Kosher certification
By Canadian Pizza
By Canadian Pizza
Dec. 20, 2007, Jordan, Ont. – Mark Walpole, President of Vinifera for
Life, announced recently that the firm has received Kosher
certification from the COR – Kashruth Council of Canada.
Dec. 20, 2007, Jordan, Ont. – Mark Walpole, President of Vinifera for Life, announced recently that the firm has received Kosher certification from the COR – Kashruth Council of Canada. The certification applies to all Vinifera powders produced according to the procedures set out by the Kashruth Council, and will now display the COR symbol on all their products.
"This tells consumers that the Vinifera powders are prepared to rabbinic quality standards. It also opens the door industrial and retail establishments which insist on Kosher certification as one of the criteria for ingredients," said Walpole.
Rabbi Sholom Adler, Kashrus Administrator of the Kashruth Council of Canada, said, "We were pleased to work with Mark on his new food ingredient made from dried and milled grape skins. Mark was eager to understand the necessary steps and to adjust the process to conform to the kosher laws.
Vinifera for Life is a Jordan, Ontario based company founded by Mark Walpole in 2002. It makes a powder by drying the pomace (skins, seeds and stems) left over from the wine making process. The company then mills the dried pomace to a fine powder that can be used as an ingredient for breads, pastas and sauces. The powder retains the varietal grape flavours as well as the omega 3 and 6, vitamin A, iron, potassium, fibre and resveratrol of the grapes. After more than fours years in research and development to perfect the drying and milling process VFL now has a line of varietal grape powders (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Ice Wine) using patented processes.
The COR – Kashruth Council of Canada promotes the observance of kosher dietary laws by ensuring the availability and identification of kosher products and in particular:
– Providing kosher supervision and certification to all types of food service production and manufacturing businesses;
– Promoting and encouraging the production, distribution and use of kosher food products and services; and
– Promoting awareness among consumers about the use of kosher products, the importance of such products in Jewish observance and to identify for consumers which products meet the traditional standards of kosher dietary laws.