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Tracking Down The OU Imposters:

November 29, 2005

It’s Anything But A Symbolic Gesture To Assure That The Famed OU Kosher Symbol Is Not Misused.

The typical kosher consumer picks a coveted food item off the shelf to take a closer look at the label. If he/she sees the familiar Orthodox Union OU symbol, the product has undoubtedly found a home. Over 60 percent of America’s kosher-certified products bear the OU and kosher consumers rely on it as a sign of assurance that the product meets the highest kosher standards. Thus, when a product displaying an unauthorized OU appears in the marketplace, the Orthodox Union responds swiftly and efficiently.

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OU Hosts Annual AKO Conference

November 18, 2005

OU Kosher hosts post-Kosherfest AKO Conference to consider issues facing Kosher Organizations in their daily work.

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Kosher Department Leader Presents Senator Lieberman with Journal Dedicated to Memory of his Mother

November 8, 2005

Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Union Kashrut (Kosher) Department, presented Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) with a copy of the 21st and latest issue of the Department’s highly regarded journal, Mesorah. The issue is dedicated to Senator Lieberman’s mother, Marsha, who died in June.

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Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO OF OU Kosher, to be Featured Speaker at Kosherfest, November 16

November 2, 2005

Coping with Modern Day Challenges of Kosher Food Production:
Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of the Orthodox Union Kosher Division, will be a featured speaker at the Kosherfest show, which will be held Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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New Food Safety Program – Independent Certification Program for Gluten-Free Food Processing

September 27, 2005

The Gluten Intolerance Group® is pleased to announce our gluten-free food certification program, the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), the first program of its kind in the world! This new independent food processing inspection program will verify that food products meet the highest standards for gluten-free ingredients and a safe processing environment. Food products meeting these high standards will receive our GF certification mark, allowing gluten-free consumers to easily identify foods that are free of gluten and possible cross-contamination from gluten.

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Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Metzger, On Visit to OU, Hails Accomplishments of Kashrut Division in Certific

September 26, 2005

On a visit to the United States, Rabbi Yona Metzger, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, accepted an invitation from Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher, to visit the Kosher Division and to learn about how it certifies more than 400,000 products in 83 countries around the world.

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Rabbi Moshe Klein, z”l

September 9, 2005

It is with a sense of great loss that we mourn the loss of our Rabbinic Field Representative, Rabbi Moshe Klein, z”l, who was tragically nifter on Friday night, August 12th, the 8th of Av.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Plant

July 27, 2005

Sometimes we don’t know our life’s calling until it calls on us. That’s the way it happened for Rabbi Reuven Nathanson, OU Rabbinical Field Representative (RFR). Cleveland born, Rabbi Nathanson…

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OU Kosher: Bringing the Boom for Business & Consistent Quality to Consumers

July 20, 2005

Who could have predicted that kosher food production would become a global business for thousands of food companies across the globe?

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Rabbi Yerachmiel Morrison: A Rabbinical Coordinator with All the Right Ingredients

June 6, 2005

Rabbi Morrison began his work at the OU over a decade ago. Before entering the field of kashrut, he served for seven years as Rav of the Springs Hebrew Congregation, a suburb of Johannesburg and for six in South Africa’s Port Elizabeth community. Among his other varied rabbinical responsibilities, he oversaw both areas’ kashrut needs. This wealth of experience proved invaluable for the formidable demands placed on the Rabbinical Coordinator (a.k.a. RC) at the helm of the OU’s ingredients registry.

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