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Dawn and the OU: 2 Perfect ‘Matching Circles’

Few companies understand bakery and kosher as much as Dawn Foods. Dawn Foods has a rich lexicon of kosher terms that includes the
word hamantasch (special pastry for the Purim holiday), which the company helped make for a carnival at the Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah synagogue in Philadelphia.

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Ancient Bowfin Presents New Ich-Theological Conundrum

What is the Kosher status of the bowfin, the notorious freshwater fish?

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Tracking Down the Unauthorized OU

As the largest Kosher certifying agency in the world, the Orthodox Union is deeply concerned about protecting the integrity of its kosher symbol. Thus, when a product bearing an unauthorized OU appears, as occasionally happens, the Orthodox Union responds quickly and efficiently.

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An Upscale Brand of Pizza

Upscale Foods, of the St. Paul, MN suburb of New Hope, was established in 1998 when the Orthodox owners of a kosher food distribution company acquired a kosher food manufacturing facility with a product line known as “The Old City Café.” Old City was originally a restaurant, but over time it evolved into a producer of frozen foods, most notably frozen pizza.

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A Pizza Success Story: Bake It, and They Will Come

The history of Mendelsohn’s Pizza, the tri-state’s largest pizza store.

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Dawn Food Products: Where Bakery Success Starts

Since out beginning in 1920 as a thriving bakery in Jackson, Michigan, we have grown to become one of the world’s largest full-service, family-owned bakery industry suppliers. Dawn is a single source supplier to the bakery and foodservice industry providing a complete
range of mixes, bases, icings, fillings, frozen and ready-to-bake
products, ready-to-sell products and equipment, plus commodities, packaging, ingredients – literally everything one needs to run a profitable bakery. We know “Bakery” – it’s all we do, and we do it with 14 manufacturing facilities and 19 distribution centers in North America. We are American-owned and operated to provide friendly local service to our customers through 46 manufacturing and distribution locations worldwide. Visit our website at to contact one of our 2,600 employees near you.
All our North American production facilities are certified kosher, the majority by our OU partnership that began in 1985. We have never had a customer’s rabbi reject OU certification.

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OU Symbol: More Than Just Food to Eat

An editorial from Behind the Union Symbol, explaining the significance behind Kosher supervision and eating kosher food.

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“Korn” Syrup and the Real Thing

The inside story of sugar and other sweeteners from the Kosher perspective.

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Water+Vitamins+Nutrients+OU kosher=Vitaminwater!

Vitaminwater is produced by Energy Brands Inc., which was formed in 1996 to create biologically better water so that all consumers can feel
good about what they drink. The company’s core product, Vitaminwater, was introduced in 2,000, pioneered its category, and continues to remain the leader in the enhanced water category today.

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Not a Bolt from the Blue: Bolthouse Farms

When Bolthouse Farms Opened a Juice Product Line, It Called on the OU

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