KLBD is an acronym of the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din. Based in London, KLBD operates in over 60 countries and has offices in Europe, Israel, India, Asia-Pacific, China and South America.
The London Beth Din or Court of Jewish Law in London, formed over 300 years ago is one of the world's leading orthodox authorities for Jewish law and specifically Jewish social and communal life in the United Kingdom.
Headed by a team of rabbinical judges and rabbis, they are the engine that drives the London Beth Din and all its subsidiary departments.
The Kosher Certification Department is the largest single department of the London Beth Din encompassing:
Certification of around one thousand factories worldwide
Licensing of over 100 caterers, bakeries, restaurants, food manufacturers, bonbonnieres, delis and shops
Supervision of thousands of catered events and food preparations per year
KLBD, through its work both globally and locally is known to uphold the highest principles and standards of Jewish law so that kosher consumers worldwide can rely on the high level of KLBD Kosher Certification.
KLBD is a division of the United Synagogue, a registered charity (no. 242552). The United Synagogue is the largest Jewish communal organisation in the United Kingdom with 65 synagogues throughout London and the Home Counties.
It is also responsible for the full spectrum of orthodox Jewish life facilities including schools, youth programmes, Hebrew classes, burial society and cemeteries as well as the Office of the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
All surpluses from KLBD activities go to support the London Beth Din and the communal work of the United Synagogue.