Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman

The Life and Times of an Application for OU Kosher Certification

In the beginning – the first step to kosher certification When a new company submits an application for kosher certification it sets a number of people and processes in motion. This article will take you behind the scenes at OU Kosher, from the time an application is received until the letter of  kosher certification (LOC)  […]

Chocolate Production

Chanukah is a time of year when people enjoy getting together (safely!), playing dreidel and distributing those ubiquitous gold and silver chocolate coins. Have you ever wondered what goes in to making those chocolate coins kosher? In this article we examine how chocolate is manufactured and what halachic issues may arise. A chocolate coin starts […]