How Do I Know That the Products I’m Getting are Really Kosher?

By: Eric Greenbaum

In accordance with our Terms of Use, Sellers are responsible for providing a comprehensive list of ingredients contained in, or otherwise used to prepare the listing. When you buy food from a Seller on Cottage Nosh you are relying on the information provided by that Seller. Cottage Nosh does not verify the accuracy of the information that Sellers provide. We generally believe that our Sellers are honest people and they are doing their best to ensure that what they tell you is true. That said it is always possible that the information Sellers provide will not be accurate.

When it comes to self-certification for religious, cultural, and values-based classifications, things can get tricky because not everyone agrees on what these classifications mean. What one family would consider Kosher or Halal may not pass muster in another family. What one baker considers Locally Sourced, or Ethically Sourced may not meet another baker’s standard. One baker may consider honey a vegan ingredient while another would not. The best way to deal with these issues is to communicate directly with your Seller using the Cottage Nosh chat function. You can ask them directly for the information you need to make an informed choice on whether their standards agree with yours.

Additional information regarding Buyers’ and Sellers’ responsibilities when it comes to allergens, ingredients, self certifications, and food safety can be found in our Terms of Use.


Eric is a baker, lawyer, scientist, and gardener. He enjoys developing and training health regulations and operating procedures. His favorite nosh is apple blueberry tart.