Order the highest quality, certified kosher spices, flavorings, and blends from the most trusted spice merchants in America.
Some of our customers may have noticed the symbol on their spices consisting of an outline of Wisconsin containing a "K", indicating kosher certification. However, we are often asked why spices from our Milwaukee store and our Fulfillment Center in Skokie, IL bear a kosher symbol while spices from our other locations do not.
Though the basic principles of kashrut (kosher law) are simple, the interpretation and implementation of these rules can be quite complicated. Fortunately, since vegetable material is generally considered kosher by default, most whole spices can be assumed to be kosher without specific certification*. For the most part, kosher certification for spices means supervision of how the processing is done.
Spice blends and some whole spices do require rabbinical supervision to be considered kosher. For this reason, Rabbi Tuvia Torem visits the Spice House in Milwaukee and our Fulfillment Center in Skokie, IL every few months in order to oversee their operations and certify the products as kosher.
Each Spice House location contains its own processing facilities. Most of our ground spices and all of our spice blends are processed "in house" in the store at which they will be sold. Currently, only the Milwaukee Spice House and our Fulfillment Center in Skokie, IL has its facilities certified by a rabbi. What this means is that, although all of our locations sell "Sunny Spain", only "Sunny Spain" produced in Milwaukee and at our Fulfillment Center in Skokie, IL is certified Kosher.
Those customers seeking spices with rabbinical kosher certification should place their orders via our website at thespicehouse.com and add a note stating Kosher only and we will make sure one of our 2 kosher certified locations fills your order or call the Milwaukee Spice House and place orders with them directly. They can be reached at 888-488-0977.
*It is important to note that, except in our Milwaukee store and Skokie Warehouse, our spices may have come into contact with equipment that is not considered kosher.
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