Gary Magder

Kosher Certification & Controlled Environment Agriculture

Editing  At the OU, we are always at the forefront of modern technology and how it affects Kosher Certification within the Food & Beverage Industry.  An industry sector which has seen tremendous growth recently is the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Industry and more importantly, how it can affect the current Kosher Vegetable market. As a […]

India and the OU Kosher Connection

New Copy to come   In 2019, India GDP was an estimated $2.9 trillion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 4.2%; and the population was 1.4 billion. (Source: IMF) U.S. goods and services trade with India totaled an estimated $146.1 billion in 2019. Exports were $58.6 billion; imports were $87.4 […]

Steuben Foods and Elmhurst Dairy – Co-Packing Liquids in the Northeast

What was the first Elmhurst product that was certified? For Steuben Foods, Whitney’s Yogurt was the first kosher certified product. Developed by our in-house R&D team, this was the output of a strategic partnership with Kellogg’s and was responsible for launching Steuben to top-class manufacturing status – including acquiring a new home in Elma, NY […]

Add Your Product to the OU Kosher Approved Ingredients Universal Database

One of OUDirect’s most popular features is the search for Kosher approved raw materials, powered by the Universal Kosher Database (UKD). Hundreds of searches are done daily by OU clients looking for ingredients. But companies need to include their products in the database search results.  Products are not included by default for privacy reasons. So when manufacturers opt–in, a link to their website can be included that can introduce potential customers to all products on their website.   When any OU customer logs in […]

Cornell-led Panel Releases Report on Agri-food Innovation

To deflect future world food crises created by climate change and growing consumer demand, a Cornell-led international team of economists, scientists and business experts has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation, reform and sustainability. The group’s report – “Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles for Agri-Food Systems,” funded by the Cornell Atkinson Center for […]