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Vinifera for Life now Kosher-certified


December 21, 2007
By Marketwire

Dec. 21, 2007, Jordan, Ont. – Vinifera for Life announced on Thursday that it has received Kosher certification from the COR – Kashruth Council of Canada. The certification applies to all Vinifera powders produced according to the procedures set out by the Kashruth Council, and will now display the COR symbol on all their products.

Dec. 21, 2007, Jordaon, Ont. – Vinifera for Life announced on Thursday that it has received Kosher certification from the COR – Kashruth Council of Canada. The certification applies to all Vinifera powders produced according to the procedures set out by the Kashruth Council, and will now display the COR symbol on all their products.
“This tells consumers that the Vinifera powders are prepared to rabbinic quality standards. It also opens the door industrial and retail establishments which insist on Kosher certification as one of the criteria for ingredients,” said Mark Walpole, president of Vinifera for Life.
Vinifera for Life is a Jordan, Ontario-based company founded by Mark Walpole in 2002. It makes a powder by drying the pomace (skins, seeds and stems) left from the wine-making process. The company then mills the dried pomace to a fine powder that can be used as an ingredient for breads, pastas and sauces. The powder retains the varietal grape flavours as well as the omega 3 and 6, vitamin A, iron, potassium, fibre and resveratrol of the grapes. After more than fours years in research and development to perfect the drying and milling process VFL now has a line of varietal grape powders (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Ice Wine) using patented processes.
The COR – Kashruth Council of Canada promotes the observance of kosher dietary laws by ensuring the availability and identification of kosher products.