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The Primary Ingredients In Detergents

This article is being presented with the intent of helping RFR’s who visit detergent and cleanser plants to be able to simplify their visits by knowing where specifically potential problems might arise. There are essentially ten types of ingredients that go into the making of a detergent. The Surfactants and Quats are the areas of primary concern in certified detergent plants. The other categories are primarily Detergent Group Ones (acceptable from any source in a Detergent Plant).

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Chocolate Covered In Halacha & Kashrus

Perhaps one of the most exciting food treats for children and adults alike is chocolate. Incredibly popular, it has been consumed for generations as a tasty snack or an important component of a delicious dessert. To the delight of many, medical researchers have begun extolling possible health benefits of moderate chocolate consumption. Known to contain…

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Michigan Dessert Corporation

Our company is a custom developer and manufacturer of specialty dry mix products for major restaurant chains and food processors in the United States and overseas. Richard Elias and Gary Freeman have owned and managed the company since 1983 and have seen a tremendous growth in customer base and product variety. We are based in…

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When Dreams Become Reality: The Marvels Of OU Special Production

It is without question that the primary objective of companies which commit themselves to kosher certification is to broaden their market and increase sales. However, the nature of the kosher program might also restrict a company from pursuing other markets that could compromise its integrity. For example, for companies that typically manufacture OU-D certified products,…

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The Case Of The Baffling Bialy

The question had haunted him for years. If there was one sore point in an otherwise legendary career, it was Mac’s inability to find a problem with the OU. GAZING AT HIS REFLECTION in the gritty office window, Milton “Mac” Donald, Kosher Private I, was impressed at the new dimension seven days without shaving gave…

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New Mintel Survey Reveals: 21% of Americans Eat Kosher

(CHICAGO) Americans of all backgrounds are buying kosher products with the full knowledge that they are buying kosher, is a conclusion of a new study by the Mintel Organization, a global supplier of consumer, media and market research. The report, which is due to be released later next month, will be the second study of…

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OU KOSHER Bringing Boom For Business & Consistent Quality To Consumers

IF THE 70’S ADAGE, “you are what you eat” still holds true, we’re all becoming one big kosher world. Ever since the Biblical commandment to the Jewish nation over three thousand years ago, keeping kosher has remained a vigilant way of life for millions of Jews. But who could have predicted that kosher food production…

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An Axelrod To Grind At The OU

WOLF AXELROD began the Axelrod Company in 1896 by establishing a retail store and wholesale distribution business on Madison Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. As the business expanded, Axelrod began to manufacture more dairy products in small “cheese factories” in upstate New York, along the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River. Each factory…

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Organic Valley Dairy Cooperative: Independent And Farmer-Owned

ORGANIC VALLEY is one of America’s leading national organic brands and is the nation’s largest independent and farmer-owned organic dairy cooperative. Organized in 1988, Organic Valley boasts 689 certified organic farmer/owners in 20 states. It owes its success to two pivotal guiding principles. The first is staying independent and true to its mission: keeping small…

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Stonyfield Farms: An OU Rabbi’s Dream Company

In my periodic visits to Stonyfield Farms over the years, I cannot help noticing the remarkable growth of the manufacturing facility and the impressive expansion of the product line with creative new yogurt products. Fortunately, while the company grew, it also maintained the wholesome nature of its products and continued to develop and produce yogurt…

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