About KLBD

KLBD is the largest kosher certification agency in Europe, as well as one of the top five in the world. The KLBD logo is recognised and respected by both manufacturers and consumers worldwide. KLBD certify some 40,000 ingredients and over 3,500 retail products across six continents.

KLBD is an acronym for Kashrut (Kosher) Division of the London Beth Din (Jewish court of law). The court is headed by Dayan Menachem Gelley and is under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi. The LBD, a world leading authority on Jewish and Kosher Law, is proud to have been a leading force in kosher certification for more than a century.

The KLBD team, operating from its London based headquarters, comprises world-class technical experts who are qualified in chemistry and food technology, in addition to a skilled team of production and commercial consultants. These personnel together with KLBD representatives and agents around the world work with companies as certification partners. This enables KLBD to meet individual company’s needs, increasing customer satisfaction and developing longstanding relationships with clients.

KLBD is known for their pragmatic approach to solving the challenges faced in certain complex production environments. The organisation’s expertise includes flavours, aromas, herbal extracts, dairy ingredients, fats and oils, and retail products. Currently, KLBD certifies numerous multi-national food brands, processors and raw material manufacturers and offer an affordable and expert kosher certification service. Leading clients include Arla, DMK, Givaudan, IFF and Treatt. On supermarket shelves recent converts to kosher include Hovis, Marmite, McCain’s and Nescafe Dolce Gusto.

KLBD is a member of several international organisations. Read More

Why Go Kosher?

Testimonials

Working with Sharon and the KLBD team at KosherFest 2018 was an amazing experience! As one of KLBD’s newer brands, BEAR’s current goal is to get in front of as many people as possible in order to drive trial. Understanding this, Sharon offered to let us share KLBD’s booth this year at KosherFest. This opportunity provided our brand with a up-front spot at an accredited booth. Almost every person that stopped by was able to sample our BEAR Yoyos and take one home for the family. The KLBD team was unmatched in their kindness, generosity, and helpfulness. When I arrived, our boxes and supplies had been unpacked and were easily accessible throughout the show. Sharon was vigilant in promoting our brand and constantly directed people to our display. We highly recommend working with this team and partnering for a show. The BEAR team is proud to be affiliated with KLBD and we look forward to all opportunities to partner together in the future!

Aromatech is a growing food flavour company which wants to match its international customer requirements.

Those demands are increasingly variable and complex but Aromatech has a true adaptation will.

On a growing kosher market, Aromatech was at that time looking for a reliable partner to assist us to get a share on this market.

The first meeting between Aromatech and KLBD agency was held during IFT exhibition in Chicago on November 2013.

Indeed, Aromatech has a subsidiary in Orlando. KLBD has canvassed Aromatech company during this exhibition. With an international recognition, to work with KLBD was obvious.

Today, KLBD is a real partner of Aromatech, sharing its expertise and advising us about Kosher production rules. This alliance with KLBD has led Aromatech to continue its growing and to take its place on the Kosher market.

The London Beth Din has been supplying an excellent Kosher service to R C Treatt for more than 30 years! More recently, this has been extended to our subsidiary company Treatt USA based in Florida, together with our Organic operation, Earthoil Plantations.

During this time, trusted and professional relationships have been built. Treatt Group is a thriving and ever-expanding business, and coupled with our extensive product range and customer base, seeing the LBD Kosher logo on our materials goes a long way to assure our customers that they are receiving quality products.

Given the amount of customers the London Beth Din has in its portfolio, the service Treatt Group continues to receive is exceptional, and no matter how busy, they are always on hand to offer assistance and advice whenever required.

We look forward to continuing our working relationship for many years to come!

KLBD have been providing our Kosher Certification for over 4 years and I can highly recommend their services and in particular:

  • Rapid and effective communication
  • Pragmatic and proactive project management
  • Cost effective services
  • UK and International scope for inspections – we work closely with KLBD with our producers in Switzerland and Italy as well as the UK
  • International respect for their kite mark – we have over 36 export customers and all recognise the KLBD seal of approval.

When we were at the allergy show last weekend I had several families that had heard about us through your efforts at KLBD, which is so fantastic.
Thanks for your brilliant word spreading!!

Our history

Our History

With the return of the Jews to England in 1656, a central religious authority was established in the 1700s. In 1934, with the appointment of the Gaon HaRav Yechezkel Abramsky (the author of Chazon Yechezkel) as Rosh (Head) Beth Din, the London Beth Din (LBD) became a world ranking authority on Jewish law; many of his policies are still followed to this day. The LBD combines both the Beth Din – Rabbinic Court of Justice and the Kosher Division (KLBD). For over a century KLBD has been certifying factories, in 1902 Marmite became kosher certified. Click here for more information on the history of the KLBD.

Meet the team

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Click here for more information about kosher establishments and licensing

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Russell Brown Commercial Consultant

Commercial Consultant for KLBD. He is a qualified chartered management accountant having trained with Muirhead plc. He is responsible for managing and coordinating the commercial side of the Certification Department. This covers marketing, commercial negotiations, exhibition planning and other allied activities.

Russell Brown
Commercial Consultant

David Busse Technical Sales Manager

David spends most of his time on the road representing KLBD at exhibitions around the world. He has a wealth of experience in food, dairy and beverage industries acquired over the last 30 years. An engineer by profession, David’s vast experience in technical equipment for the food industry gives him the ability to communicate effectively with prospective clients.

David Busse
Technical Sales Manager

Sharon Feldman-Vazan Retail Food & Drink Sales Manager

Sharon, Retail Food & Drink Manager, has been with KLBD since 2012. Her focus is to source and promote KLBD certified retail food and drink products worldwide. Sharon attends food exhibitions around the world searching for companies that are interested in kosher certification. She also helps these companies, once certified, to expand their sales within the kosher market. Sharon goes into the community attending Kosher Food Events to promote the newly certified products, making sure the community know what has been recently certified and also at the same time, helping the companies who have KLBD certification to expand their sales.

Sharon Feldman-Vazan
Retail Food & Drink Sales Manager

Rabbi Shaul Khalili Sales Manager for South America & Iberian Peninsula

Rabbi Shaul Khalili is responsible for developing kosher certification in South and Central America, Spain and Portugal. His language skills, Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew, and extensive knowledge of the regions are an asset to the team, enabling KLBD to offer a superior service to companies in these locations. He also works for the licensing department as an inspector. Rabbi Khalili’s studies at yeshivos in Brazil and Israel provide him with an in depth knowledge on Jewish law including kosher. He was the Chief Rabbi of Torremolinos / Spain and acts as KLBD’s rabbinical representative on the Iberian Peninsula.

Rabbi Shaul Khalili
Sales Manager for South America & Iberian Peninsula

Yael Levy Marketing Administrator

Yael supports the sales and marketing team. She brings with her years of administration experience. She is also a proud mother of 6 children and a Zumba instructor.

Yael Levy
Marketing Administrator