The system provides total protection against counterfeit kosher food.
This is achieved through two methods of usage. Combined, they achieve 100% defence against kashrus fraud.
The first method is the ability to immediately and reliably detect forgeries using the special
TeMWIA security label on the package. This allows for the positive identification of items from
point of manufacture, during distribution and at the point of final delivery.
This provides full security where all items are checked, such as the bulk distribution of meat from
a local abattoir or meat packing plant to butcher shops, or the import of meat or meat products from
foreign meat plants.
The second method guarantees protection for retail purchases where it is not feasible to ensure
that every single item is checked.
We estimate that as long as the public checks a small proportion of all products, counterfeit products
will be detected so quickly as to remove all commercial incentive for such activity.
We estimate that scanning rates as low as two to three percent would suffice. In practice we would expect
checking rates to be even higher, once the public becomes aware of the system. If each household were to
check several items each week, the required target will be reached with ease, without the need for
every item to be scanned.
We would expect Community Rabbis to support the system and encourage congregants to do their bit by regularly checking
a proportion of their purchases and thereby create an adequate checking percentage to protect everyone.