Articles

What Could Be Wrong With…Gum Arabic

December 26, 2004

Potential Kosher issues with Gum Arabic

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Food Ingredients Labels: A Primer on Regulations

December 25, 2004

Should salmon raised on feed that artificially keeps its flesh pink be labeled as containing “color additives”? That question is the subject of a class action lawsuit in Seattle against…

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Starch

December 22, 2004

A discussion of how changes in food production caused some ingredients to no longer be inherently kosher.

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Vanilla

December 21, 2004

An exploration of the vanilla industry and its implications for Kosher.

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Daf ha-Kashruth

December 15, 2004

The Daf Hakashrus is a monthly OU newsletter read by Mashgichim, Rabbanim, Poskim, Dayanim, and kosher consumers in 30 countries and over 200 cities around the world. The Daf Hakashrus…

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The Mesorah Torah Journal

December 15, 2004

Mesorah is a Hebrew Torah journal published by the Kosher Division of the Orthodox Union and edited by Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO and Rabbinic Administrator of the Kosher Division, and Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Halakhic Advisor for the Kosher Division. Mr. Julius Berman, former president of the Orthodox Union and former chairman of the Kosher Commission, serves as chairman of the Mesorah Commission.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

November 4, 2004

Most of us (with the possible exception of some of our more junior associates) did not, as children, have high fructose corn syrup in our foods. But as frequent visitors…

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Peanut Butter I

November 4, 2004

A exploration of peanut butter and its (sticky) Kosher concerns

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Peanut Butter II: Standard of Identity

November 4, 2004

In the early 1920’s a young American entrepreneur named James Rosefield, seeking to overcome the troubling problem of oil separation in peanut butter, took advantage of a new development in…

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The Vinegar Industry (Halachic Highlights)

May 5, 2004

A series of questions and answers about the OU policy on kosher issues in the vinegar industry.

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