The K-ID is a digital Kosher Certification Letter.
It is the core of what makes a paperless certification process possible.
What does it do?
The K-ID allows you to transmit a Kosher Certification
Letter to your customers, certification agencies, or anyone else with a simple
ID, eliminating the need to transmit paper. The recipients of the K-ID are automatically
notified of changes and updates to the Kosher Certification Letter it represents.
How does it work?
Every ingredient that has been certified kosher
has, or can have, a seven letter K-ID assigned to it that represents the publicly
available kosher information about it. Therefore, the K-ID is analogous to a
social security number for an ingredient. Meaning, if you know the K-ID
for an ingredient, you can obtain all the publicly available kosher information
about that ingredient.
How do I get one?
Agencies which use KCert to manage
their kosher certification information are automatically given K-IDs for all
of the products they certify. This information is printed on the Kosher Certification
Letter, as well as on your product list which you can see at DigitalKosher.
How Is It Secure?
The K-ID identifier is randomly generated
by the Kosher ID system and has no discernable pattern. Therefore, it can not
be predicted or guessed by anyone. In addition, the code can only be provided
to a customer by the supplying company of the certified product, and the only
information made available by the K-ID is what is already publicly available
on a Kosher Certification Letter. Thus, there is no risk involved because no
proprietary information is released. Rather, it is a safe and revolutionary
technology that will dramatically reduce the time it takes to process and approve