Articles

Master List of Temperatures

February 16, 2005

A master list of temperatures with halachic or kosher relevance.

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Master List of Bishul Akum Status of Foods

February 16, 2005

A summary of the reasons why food may be exempt from the rules of Bishul Akum.

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Butter

February 16, 2005

The challenges and concerns of Kosher certification of butter

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Food Service Hashgacha

January 31, 2005

There is a common misconception that being a mashgiach in a food service establishment is a simple job, and that the mashgiach in such establishments has minimal responsibilities. In reality, the food service industry, which includes restaurants, caterers, hotels, hospitals, yeshivos and nursing homes, has always been a challenging area for kashrus organizations and the onsite mashgichim that perform the actual supervision. Demands on a food service mashgiach are multiple, unpredictability is the norm, and evaluations have to be executed immediately. To help appreciate the above, I am sharing with the reader some of the intricacies that must be dealt with in a food service establishment.

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Salad Days for the OU

January 24, 2005

A survey of the challenges and opportunities for the Kosher supervision of salad dressings.

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“Korn” Syrup and the Real Thing

January 13, 2005

The inside story of sugar and other sweeteners from the Kosher perspective.

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The OU Meets the Challenge of Certifying the Beverage Industry

January 10, 2005

A discussion of the challenges and opportunities of Kosher Certification within the beverage industry.

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Carnauba: The Wax Which Does not Wane

January 2, 2005

The manufacture of Carnauba Wax and its role in different industries.

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Just Another Eggsample

December 31, 2004

Possible Kosher Concerns with Raw Eggs

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Fatty Thoughts

December 31, 2004

An introduction to fatty acids and their role in food manufacture.

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