Consumer Kosher

Keeping Up with Passover Trenditions

April 4, 2005

Supermarkets across the globe know just the right moment to signal the Jewish consumer’s Passover panic. About six weeks before the holiday begins, the conspicuous Passover display reminders appear–endless boxes…

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The Kosher Color Spectrum: The Kosher Status of Food Colorants

March 29, 2005

An explanation of food colorants and its implications for Kosher supervision.

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The Beginnings of OU Kosher

February 18, 2005

The beginnings of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division and the world famous OU symbol.

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Close, But Not Quite the Same

February 17, 2005

A clarification of confusing terms such as Lactic acid/Lactose/lactones; valerian/valeric acid, glycerol (glycerin)/glycol/glycine; inositol/inositate; whey/whey cream/cream

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Sugar Alcohols

February 16, 2005

Sugar Alcohols and their implications for Kosher Certification.

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Chocolate

February 16, 2005

A review of the chocolate industry and its implications for Kosher.

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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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Low-Fat and Artificial Cheese Manufacture

February 16, 2005

The Halakhic implications and status of low fat and artificial cheeses.

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Mezonos Rolls

February 15, 2005

The official OU policy on Mezonos Rolls

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Relying on a Non-Jew to Determine if Non-Kosher Food is Charif

February 13, 2005

Can one rely upon a non-Jew to determine if a non-Kosher food product is cherif (sharp)?

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