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Meet the Mashgiach Episode 2

Meet the Mashgiach Episode 1 – Introduction

What exactly does an OU Mashgiach do?

OU Kosher’s Newly Expanded Community Programs Educate Kosher Consumers Nationwide

ASK OU’s Kashrus Across America Program Is Tailored to Meet Communities’ Needs and Interests From food and restaurants to hotels and simcha venues, North American kosher consumers have an array of products and establishments at their disposal. While it’s exciting to see the OU symbol on products such as Oreos, Entenmann’s, Green Mountain Coffee and […]

Certified Synergy: The Practical Bond Between OU Kosher and Cargill 

Mark Overland: Excellence in OU Kosher’s Alliance with Cargill In the landscape of kosher certification, few partnerships stand out as prominently as that of OU Kosher and Cargill. At the heart of this enduring alliance is a legacy of commitment and excellence, exemplified by figures like Mark Overland. Now retired, Overland’s tenure at Cargill spanned […]

OU Kosher Adds Two New Options to Consumer Product Search Website

 Dairy Equipment and Yoshon Categories Offered in Response to Community Requests Of the hundreds of weekly queries OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher fields from consumers via its Kosher Hotline and Webbe Rebbe forum, the most popular centers on Oreo cookies. “The most frequently asked shaila in America is whether Oreos are dairy, pareve, or simply made with […]

Pas Yisroel List For 5784 – 2023

Updated September 12, 2023  –  Elul 5783 The Tur (Orach Chaim, Siman 603), based upon the Talmud Yerushalmi, cites the custom for Jews to be stringent during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva to eat exclusively ‘Pas Yisroel’ bread. Even those Jews who generally do not exclusively eat ‘Pas Yisroel’ are encouraged to accept this practice during […]

Orthodox Union Holds Immersive Kashrus Experience for Women

Program Offers 40 Participants a Deep Dive into Kashrus at OU’s Headquarters and at Field Visit Sites A few weeks ago, Rivki Lemmer of Brooklyn, N.Y. didn’t know that lab-grown meat existed. Now, after attending a week-long course run through the Orthodox Union (OU), she feels well-versed in the controversies and intricacies around its kashrus […]

Reps from Around the World Unite For the Annual OU Kosher Convention

International Event Offers Networking and Learning Opportunities More than 100 OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinators (RCs) and Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFRs) from around the world recently united at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. for OU Kosher’s two-day annual Kashrus Conference. L-R: At OU Kosher’s annual conference: OU Executive Vice President and COO Rabbi Dr. […]

OU Kosher Receives Jerusalem Award at Arutz Sheva Conference

Prize Recognizes Kashrus Certification Agency’s Global Impact Over the Past Century View interview with Rabbi Hauer here NEW YORK – In recognition of OU Kosher’s tremendous contributions over the past century to global kashrus efforts, the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency was conferred the esteemed Jerusalem Award on Sunday, June 4th at Israel National News […]

Coca Cola Freestyle Machines

Coca Cola Freestyle Machines enable the consumer to mix a variety of soft drink flavors to his/her own personal choice. All flavors available in the freestyle machines in the United States and Canada are products of the Coca Cola Company. We confirm that they are all produced under the certification of the Orthodox Union and […]