The Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District is an organization that has been established on a local and semi-regional basis to provide specialized kosher certification. We are a non-profit entity – all our income is sent back as salaries and support for our structure of our organization with no one making a “profit” from the proceeds. Our fees are used to cover the costs of providing the professional services necessary to administer kosher certification. We provide kosher certification for local establishments as well as regional plants. We are large enough to cover the region, yet small enough to provide personalized service in meeting the scheduling needs of special requests of manufacturers.
Marketers of retail products consider the value of our Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District symbol with product and standard recognition when determining the certification service they choose to best fit their needs. The Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District symbol is trademarked by our agency and has become recognized and appreciated in the field as a seal of Halachic value and of security about the kosher claim of our products and services.
We are certified through the Kosher Division of the Dept. of Agriculture and Markets - Rabbi Aaron Metzger (Director).