Kosher certification is a process in which the manufacturer or retailer of a product certifies that the production, processing, and packaging of the product were conducted in accordance with Jewish law. It is a system of rules that identify and segregate food that is kosher (or "fit" to eat) from other food. In the United States, kosher certification India is an optional process. In India, kosher certification is mandatory, and requires either a mashgiach (supervisor of kosher food) or a mashgiach (supervisor of kosher food) to inspect the production and packaging of the food. The certification can be granted to the producer or retailer of the food with no fees. Producers should be aware that the cost of kosher certification varies from country to country. In India, the cost of kosher certification is around Rs. 80,000.