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General Technical Issues in Vinegar Plants

A vinegar plant appears to be a mass of gigantic, non-descript tanks, each one indistinguishable from one another. That’s the first problem that mashgichim face when visiting vinegar companies. Production is hidden within the tanks, and until mashgichim develop an understanding of how the vinegar is made, it is not at all easy to follow…

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Kashrus Supervision at Hotel Affairs

Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of functions catered at non kosher hotels. Catering in these facilities creates many more kashrus concerns for the kosher certifying agencies supervising them. Sometimes, as many as three or four vigilant, professional mashgichim are needed to ensure that no requirement of kashrus is being overlooked. Whatever the number may be, there is much more involved than meets the eye. The guest enjoying a luxurious smorgasbord at these affairs really has little idea of the kashrus supervision involved. The following are some of the behind-the-scenes preparations that go into making sure that not only is the presentation of the food impeccable but the kashrus is as well.

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Integrated Pharmaceuticals gains OU Kosher Certification

Integrated Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that, after successful completion of inspection of its production facility, the company received the Kosher Certification from the Orthodox Union (OU) for all of its products.

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Not by Bread Alone Does Man Live: Potato Products

A discussion of many of the issues involved in producing Kosher potato products.

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Peeled Eggs, Onion or Garlic Overnight

There are companies which sell peeled hard-boiled eggs and deviled eggs. This article examines the general issue of certification of hard-boiled eggs and similar items.

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A New OU Kosher Video Release: The Mesorah of Kosher Birds and Animals

Experience this video of the historic one day ASK OU conference about the Mesorah of Kosher Birds and Animals in its entirety.

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Which Foods Are Chametz?

An overview of the issues in determining what is chometz.

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Glad Tidings From the World of Plastic Wraps

For more than a dozen years, the Glad Products Company has enjoyed a very productive working relationship with the Orthodox Union Kosher Division. Of course, we highly value OU certification because it is important to our Kosher-observant consumers. Increasingly however, the OU symbol is recognized as a standard for cleanliness and safety by non-observant consumers as well. It’s important to Glad, therefore, to be certain that our new products also receive OU certification.

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Wine This Passover Is Different From All Others

The Jewish people are known for asking questions. If you ask a Jewish man or woman why this is so, the inevitable answer will be, “Why not?” Appropriately, the Passover Haggadah*, the book read at every seder table around the globe, begins the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egyptian slavery with the youngest participant…

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Ever Hear of Pasta Ice Cream?

Why Dairy Products Must Be Kosher for Passover

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