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The Latest on Oreo Cookies

At the present time, most varieties of Oreo Cookies contain dairy ingredients, with three notable exceptions. Original Oreo Sandwich Cookies, Oreo Double Stuf Sandwich Cookies and Mini Original Oreo Sandwich…

Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: ZEIYA

By Rabbi Eli Gersten Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 123:24) says that wine alcohol which was distilled from stam yaynam remains assur b’hanah just like the wine itself.  Although the alcohol is…

MENACHEM AV 5774/ AUGUST 2014

• ZEIYA By Rabbi Eli Gersten • A Question that Begs an Answer • The Latest on Oreo Cookies • A Philadelphia Story, ASK OU Outreach and First Seder Presentation in…

TAMMUZ 5774/ JULY 2014

•  Amira L’Akum •  The Traceability Audit •  What’s the Beracha on Soups… •  In Memory of Rabbi Shimon Joselit Z”L •  Mazel Tov… •  Kashrus Advisory… •  Condolences…

IYAR-SIVAN 5774/ MAY-JUNE 2014

• Fish Gelatin • Kosher Protocol for Receiving Liquid Bulk Commodities • Kashering Synthetic Materials • OU Passover 2014 Wrap Up: Shared Effort, Big Numbers • Mazel tovs, Kashrus Advisories,…

Daf HaKashrus Shavuos 5774 – Consumer Edition

• Waiting After Eating Hard Cheese • Why is there no OU-DE symbol? • Playing with Fire-Part II • Did you know? – Chalav Yisrael

Did You Know?

The OU certifies over 800 Cholov Yisroel products. If a product is OU Cholov Yisroel, it will bear an OUD symbol and the words Cholov Yisroel, חלב ישראל or Mehadrin,…

Playing with Fire – Part II

by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher  Daf Notes: The excellent article by Rabbi Luban entitled “Playing with Fire” was originally published in The Daf HaKashrus Vol. 3, No….

Why is there no OU-DE Symbol?

What does DE mean? Parve products made with heat on dairy equipment may be eaten after meat, but not with meat.   Some kashrus agencies use a DE symbol, but…

ADAR II 5774/ MARCH 2014

•  Quinoa Now OU-P Certified •  OU-P: What’s New for 2014 •  Beyond Potatoes: Meet the Chief Rabbi of Idaho Falls •  DIRTFT “Do It Right The First Time” –…