July 19, 2019

Rules & Tank Cleaning for Kosher Food Transport

Rules & Tank Cleaning for Kosher Food TransportPeople want to have confidence in the food and drink they consume and serve to their families. Fortunately, in the United States, we have regulations to keep our food supply safe and consistently reliable. Those regulations include how the food is handled, stored and transported. At Kan-Haul, we offer clean and safe transportation solutions for your liquid food products, including kosher food transport.

Clean and Safe Kosher Transportation

We’ve been specialists in transporting liquid food products for over 30 years. At Kan-Haul, we provide timely delivery and tracking of food products to provide a level of precision that other transportation carriers can’t match. We provide sanitized, safe and reliable transportation of liquid food products in bulk liquid tankers such as flexitanks or iso tanks. Through our decades of experience, we have become experts at kosher food transportation and the special requirements that must be met.

Adherence to Kosher Food Laws

Kosher transport must adhere to Jewish kashrut laws just as strictly as food production. According to kashrut food laws, any hot non-kosher items can’t touch kosher food. If that happens, then the kosher food is no longer kosher. In turn, if a tanker holds non-kosher food items and later carries kosher food — the kosher certification is lost.

What does that mean for food transportation? All tankers and storage facilities must be certified kosher by rabbis who specialize in the certification process.

Kosher Certification Process

There are misconceptions about kosher certification. Many people have the mistaken belief that storage or transportation tanks can be made kosher by having a rabbi merely giving a blessing over the vessel. There’s actually far more to the process of kosher certification. These specialized rabbis have to inspect not just what’s in a flexitank currently but also inspect the history of what the tanks previously hauled. A kosher certificate has to travel with each shipment of food throughout the entire food transportation process, from where it’s produced to its final destination.

If a tanker has to be rekosherized, it involves a multi-step process that is supervised by a rabbi who specializes in kosher food certification. The kosherization process has to be confirmed by an independent third-party as well as overseen by the rabbi. The rabbi is tasked with ensuring that the food handling, storage, and transport remain compliant to kashrut laws in the Torah for the entire process.

We take several steps at Kan-Haul to ensure we remain in good standing with kosher certification each time we clean and sanitize our flexitanks.

  • Step 1: We perform a standard clean. We flush out any remaining liquids and wash the exterior of any dirt and debris.
  • Step 2: We use a special cleaner for the interiors of the flexitanks and iso tanks.
  • Step 3: We rinse the interiors of the tanks using water that is over 195 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 4: We sanitize thoroughly the flexitanks and iso tanks.

Once a tanker has achieved kosher certification, we ensure that it never comes into any contact with any foodstuffs like pork or shellfish, or any other non-kosher food items. That’s why it’s so crucially important that we have unparalleled shipment tracking throughout our transportation process. In order to be sure that your kosher food transportation needs are met, you need to know how your food product is being handled each step of the way.

Food Transportation in USA and Beyond

We provide best-in-class kosher food transport throughout the United States and beyond. Because we have such logistic precision and shipment tracking, we can offer kosher transportation solutions that other carriers can’t. Kan-Haul has been providing food transportation solutions for more than 30 years, so we have the experience and expertise in kosher food transport that you’re looking for. Contact us today to learn everything we can do for you.

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