Kosher Products Made in Thailand

Kosher Products Made in Thailand

8 May 2015

Companies in Thailand provide a huge selection of kosher certified products to food processing firms and direct to retailers worldwide. Such products include varieties of rice, fruit and other foods, along with chemicals used as food additives and for food processing. The demand for kosher certified products continues to increase, and here we present six of these companies making KLBD kosher certified products in Thailand to fulfil the needs of their customers across the globe.

Toumi Intertrade exports Thai rice such as Thai Jasmine Rice (Thai Hom Mali Rice), Thai Long Grain White Rice, and Thai Glutinous Rice as the brands: Star Brand and Toumi Brand. With over 30 years in the rice business, Toumi is a leading rice manufacturer in Thailand, exporting to both Europe and North America. The company specialises in products like Thai jasmine rice, white rice and par boiled rice. Toumi has three factories in Thailand, all with high­tech equipment.

Palm oil, coconut oil and glycerine are the main products from the Patum Vegetable Oil Company which has been a palm oil refiner for more than 30 years and has one of the largest palm oil refineries in Thailand. Palm oil and coconut oils are used as food ingredients and for frying, while glycerine is used in pharmaceutical formulations and as a humectant, sweeter and thickener in a variety of foods and drinks.

Hydrochloric acid is a major product of AGC Chemicals. It is used as a food additive to enhance aromas, and to adjust the amount of acidity in foods and drinks. Another major product of the company is potassium carbonate, which is used as a food additive, a tenderiser and as a baking agent. AGC Chemicals has three operational centres in Thailand, comprising its head office in Bangkok and factories in Samut Prakarn and Rayong Province.

Yeast extracts are used to create savoury flavours in a variety of foods, and these are one of the main products of Thai Foods International, based in Nakhon Pathom. Yeast extracts and fermented foods contain glutamic acid, which, in solution with sodium ions, is the same as monosodium glutamate. Yeast extracts in liquid form can be dried to a light paste or a dry powder. Frozen meals, crackers, snacks, gravy and stock are examples of the types of foods where yeast extracts are used for flavour enhancement.

Food additives such as isoamyl acetate and sodium diacetate are the main products of the Chengdu Wansheng company, based in Bangkok. Banana oil is a term that is applied either to pure isoamyl acetate or to flavourings that are mixtures of isoamyl acetate, amyl and other flavor chemicals. Used to give a banana flavour to a wide variety of foods and drinks, isoamyl acetate has a scent of both bananas and pears, which is often likened to Juicy Fruit gum or pear drops. Chengdu Wansheng exports to food manufacturers mainly in Western European countries.

Propylene glycol is a major product of Dow Chemical Thailand, which produces the chemical for a range of uses including food processing, as the Enumber E1520. Propylene glycol is used as a preservative in tobacco products and in edible items such as coffeebased drinks, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, dairy products and soft drinks. Propylene glycol is also used as a solvent in many drugs that are swallowed, injected or applied to the skin. Dow Chemical Thailand has operational centres in Bangkok and Rayong, and exports to clients across the globe.

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