Kosher for Consumers

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ABOUT ASK OU

As the leader in worldwide kosher certification, the Orthodox Union takes additional steps to serve as a leader in educating the public in matters of kosher law. Over the past…

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OUTREACH PROGRAM RETURNS WITH PRESENTATIONS

The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrus OUTREACH Program and Congregation Bais Torah of Suffern will present a “Special Community Kashrus Event,” Motza’ei Shabbat, December 7, Parshat Vayigash, beginning at…

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Kashrus Status of Wonder Bread Products

The Orthodox Union is now certifying Wonder Bread products in certain (but not all) regions of the USA.  Wonder Bread products that are certified by the Orthodox Union bear the OU…

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OU KOSHER EXPERTS ANSWER SUKKOT QUESTONS

             OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkot. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. The…

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OU TO PRESENT FIRST PROGRAM IN THE CATSKILLS

In its first event in the Catskills, ASK OU Outreach, together with Congregation Ohev Sholom (“The Woodridge Shul”) will present a special “Shabbos Nachamu Weekend Kashrus Event” on Sunday morning,…

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Cardboard No More

The Kosher pizza industry has been transformed in recent years, leading, leading to many opportunities and challenges, both for manufacturers and for the OU.

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Kosher in the Dairy Case

From genetically engineered microbial rennet to ‘Rocky Road’ ice cream, the dairy industry presents new challenges to the kosher kitchen. As with many other food products, modern food technology has…

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A Time to Eat and A Time to Wait

General guidelines for waiting between the consumption of milchig and fleishig foods

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Kosher Cheese

“Rabbi, why doesn’t most hard cheese have a hechsher? After all, the ingredients all seem kosher?”

The above question is often posed to me and my colleagues in the kashrus industry. While the question is simple, the answer is a bit more complex.

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Ice Cream and Other Frozen Desserts

Before we know it, the heat of summer will be upon us, and many of us will be consuming ice cream and other frozen sweets in an effort to keep…

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