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In Largest Liquor Kosher Certification in U.S., DeKuyper® 60-Flavor Line Liqueurs Receives OU Symbo

March 13, 2008

The close relationship between OU Kosher and Cincinnati-based Beam Global Spirits and Wine, which goes back to 1992, became even closer in March, 2008 when Beam’s 60-flavor array of DeKuyper® cordials and liqueurs, the best-selling line of those products in the United States, was certified OU Kosher. The 60-product certification was the largest liquor kosher certification ever in the United States.

In late 2006, the OU announced that it was certifying Beam’s Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur and Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur products; it already was providing the famed OU symbol to Leroux® Liqueurs. All of these products are crafted at the Beam Global Cincinnati facility. According to the OU, that facility produces the largest number of kosher certified spirits in the country.

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OU to Honor Osem USA with National Kashrut Leadership Award at 110th Anniversary National Dinner

March 13, 2008

The Orthodox Union will present its National Kashrut Leadership Award to Osem USA at the OU’s 110th Anniversary National Dinner, Sunday, April 6 at the Grand Hyatt New York. Osem USA President, Izzet Ozdogan, will accept on behalf of the company.

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This Is Not Blarney: OU Certifies Glanbia Ingredient Ireland for Production of Kosher Lactose

March 13, 2008

OU Kosher announced today that its newly certified company, Glanbia Ingredient Ireland, is producing kosher lactose for baby formulas, with the lactose being supplied to major formula manufacturers in the American market. By working with the OU, Glanbia is able to produce a kosher product without the need repeatedly to kosherize its plant and to modify its production procedures.

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Identifying Opportunities in the U.S. Food Market: A Seminar for Trade Consulates

January 17, 2008

Presented by The Food Institute & The Orthodox Union; A Seminar for Trade Consulates Presented by The Food Institute & The Orthodox Union

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OU Kosher to Send Experts to Smaller Communities

January 16, 2008

OU Kosher today announced an exciting and much-needed new initiative to respond to the kashrut needs and questions of Jewish communities throughout North America, particularly of smaller ones distant from major Jewish metropolitan areas.

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OU Sends Free Kosher Kidz Video to Jewish Schools

January 16, 2008

Here is a recipe for a tasty video that has just been released by OU Kosher:

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U.S. News & World Report: Is Kosher Food Safer?

January 15, 2008

Not only Jews look for the kosher symbol on food these days. In a surprising turn of events, “kosher” has become the most popular claim on new food products, trouncing “organic” and “no additives or preservatives,” according to a recent report. A noteworthy 4,719 new kosher items were launched in the United States last year—nearly double the number of new “all natural” products, which placed second in the report, issued last month by Mintel, a Chicago-based market research firm.

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A Winning Story!

December 31, 2007

Two years ago in this column, I wrote about the continued upsurge in “kosher consciousness,” particularly among non-Jews. Kosher products, I noted, were increasingly being sought by Muslims and Seventh-Day Adventists with religious dietary restrictions similar to kosher, by those with dietary health issues such as lactose intolerance, and by millions of ordinary consumers who regard the OU symbol as an assurance of wholesomeness and quality.

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Anuga – A Trade Show Lover’s Dream

December 19, 2007

Everyone close to me knows that I love trade shows. Having been a show director, exhibitor and attendee, and having visited every food industry trade event imaginable, I’ve seen them…

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OU Kosher Announces Second Annual Essay Contest For Grades 4-12

December 19, 2007

It’s baaaaaak! The Second Annual OU Kosher Essay Contest for Grades 4-12, building upon the success of the First Annual Event, is now open for entries from students across North America, with the deadline for submissions being March 7, 2008.

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