Kosher for Consumers

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The Kosher Color Spectrum: The Kosher Status of Food Colorants

An explanation of food colorants and its implications for Kosher supervision.

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OU Kosher Releases Guidelines for Non-Food Items

The list is available here.

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OU Launches Passover Website

The OU is proud is announce the release of its new Passover Website.

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The Beginnings of OU Kosher

The beginnings of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division and the world famous OU symbol.

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Close, But Not Quite the Same

A clarification of confusing terms such as Lactic acid/Lactose/lactones; valerian/valeric acid, glycerol (glycerin)/glycol/glycine; inositol/inositate; whey/whey cream/cream

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Sugar Alcohols

Sugar Alcohols and their implications for Kosher Certification.

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Chocolate

A review of the chocolate industry and its implications for Kosher.

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Summary of Halachic Issues Regarding Insects

The the salient points covered in the OU documents regarding insects.

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Master List of Temperatures

A master list of temperatures with halachic or kosher relevance.

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Master List of Bishul Akum Status of Foods

A summary of the reasons why food may be exempt from the rules of Bishul Akum.

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