Kosher production of Marmite suspended in UK

But London Beth Din kashrut director and manufacturers working to bring it back


As if the deprivations of lockdowns were not enough, kosher lovers of Marmite have been having to go without the savoury spread. 

The rabbinically approved production of Marmite in the UK was recently suspended by manufacturers Unilever. 

There is nothing treif in the actual ingredients but a separate production line was reserved for kosher jars of Marmite that was not used for non-kosher products. 

A Unilever spokesperson said that “unfortunately we’ve had to temporarily stop making the 70g Marmite which was certified kosher because of changes in our factory.   

“Please be reassured we are working hard to find a solution as soon as possible so we can start supplying it again.” 

Rabbi Jeremy Conway, director of the kashrut division of the London Beth Din, said along with kosher food distributors it was “working with Unilever to find a solution to the lack of kosher Marmite. We understand that Unilever is considering producing a new kosher batch in the coming months.” 

He strongly encouraged “Marmite fans to be in touch with Unilever to let them know how much kosher Marmite means to them”. 

The KLBD-ceritified run was started in the UK six years ago after kosher imports of the yeast extract spread from South Africa were no longer available. 

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