(Koshertoday.com) Kosher food experts have long suggested that certification agencies by far certify more ingredients than packaged goods for end users. Most of the products certified in Asia, most notably China, are ingredient items. So it was no surprise when the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc) marked a milestone for one such company, Flavorchem Corp., when the company reached an unbelievable 20,000 flavors being certified by the kashrus agency. Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, kashrus administrator for the cRc, presented an award to Phillip Sprovieri, owner and vice president of sales and marketing at a special luncheon in the company’s headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois. The company also has facilities in San Clemente, California and Kerepes, Hungary. Sora Laya Friedman is the cRc’s chief point-person for Flavorchem. The cRc held a special luncheon for some of the staff from Flavorchem honoring them for their achievement. The company is known for going the extra mile to help kosher companies, especially on the eve of Passover.