Orthodox Union to be the Leading Kosher Supervision in the UAE

When the UAE opened their doors to Israeli tourism, the Orthodox Union was there. Where were we? Where we always are. In the kitchen, ensuring that the Kosher food is held to the highest halachik standards. After seeing the work of the OU in the initial meetings with US and Israeli officials, the UAE requested that the OU remain on board to provide kosher certification for the businesses that will now be attracting Israeli tourists looking for Kosher food.

The Orthodox Union, the largest Kosher certification body in the world, expands its reach into the UAE by working with UAE’s local Jewish community to further Kosher opportunities. Already, many UAE hotels are boasting of OU certified food choices and the OU will also certify its first major UAE event: Expo 2020 in October 2020 in Dubai.

Rabbi Yissachar Krakowski was OU Kosher’s man on the ground in Dubai, flying in from Israel to secure Kosher food for those working on the deal including President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Thanks to OU Kosher, the horizons of Kosher travel continue to expand to the far corners of the Earth. As new, exotic vacation destinations arise, OU Kosher is there to ensure that there are options available for Kosher travelers.

Learn more about this in The Times of Israel.

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Arab News

Jewish Press

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Jewish News Syndicate


Phyllis Koegel
As the Marketing Director for OU Kosher, the world’s leading Kosher certifying agency, Phyllis is responsible for the marketing and new business development by assisting food producers worldwide obtain OU Kosher certification for their products. Phyllis developed an early passion for consumer behavior and marketing. She joined the Orthodox Union in 2006 after serving as Marketing Manager for Sabra Hummus. At Sabra Hummus, she helped launch the hummus category to the American market. Hummus became a staple in American households and grew to a billion-dollar food category. Sabra Hummus was purchased by Pepsico in 2008 and has grown to over $1 billion in annual sales. Prior to joining Sabra, Phyllis was involved in the development and success of the International Kosherfest Trade show. As Show Director from 1989 – 2002, she worked with thousands of Kosher food manufacturers and oversaw the strategic planning and execution of the show. Phyllis was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She obtained an MBA in Marketing from Pace University in 1988. She now lives in Woodmere, N.Y. and has three children and sixteen grandchildren.