OU Kosher Staff

Coronavirus Advisory

As we all confront the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all of us at the OU Kosher certification agency continue our mission to provide the highest level of Kosher certification. As the pandemic evolves, we are doing everything we can to assist our communities and customers worldwide. The following resources are available to […]

Morocco’s Legacy of Jewish-Muslim Coexistence

Influential American Rabbi Menachem Genack shares his personal connection to the Moroccan monarchy’s legacy of benevolence towards the Jewish community. Please read more here.

What If I Find A Dairy Spoon In My Meat Dishwasher?

What do we do when we find a dairy spoon in the meat dishwasher? These mixups happen! Rabbi Elefant explains what to do with the dishwasher, the meat dishes, and the rogue piece of dairy silverware.

OU Kosher Jelly Belly Presents BeanBoozled Fiery Five Challenge with Spicy Hot New Flavors

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Things are heating up at Jelly Belly Candy Company. Available now, BeanBoozled® Fiery Five™, a new line of progressively hotter Jelly Belly® jelly bean flavors that challenge spicy food lovers to see how hot they can handle. Available on JellyBelly.com and at retailers nationwide, BeanBoozled Fiery Five lets […]

Comforting Crockpot Sweet Potato Goulash

Come home to a hot, comforting meal that you just want to melt into. This sweet potato goulash can be made in a crockpot or on the stovetop, and it’s sure to keep you warm as it gets colder outside. Plus with just 10 minutes of prep, it’s hard to imagine anything easier.

How To Use A Single Sink For Meat And Dairy

What do you do to separate meat or dairy if you only have space for one sink? Do you need sink racks? Rabbi Elefant explains the best way to keep meat and dairy separate in a small living space.

Important disclaimer from the OU about Shabbos mode on appliances.

It is the official position of the OU’s Rabbonim and many others, that standard Shabbos modes embedded in refrigerators and ovens are not an adequate solution for Shabbos. According to most Poskim, using refrigerators without Shabbos mode or with these non-certified Shabbos modes are questionable because they rely on leniencies or lack of knowledge from the manufacturers. Rav […]

A Man on a Kosher Mission: GE Appliances president and CEO Kevin Nolan is going out of his way to assist Jews with Shabbos observance

Important disclaimer from OU Kosher about Shabbos mode on appliances —– It started with a random text message from my editor early one afternoon. “Want to go to Kentucky tomorrow?” I chuckled at the way the message was worded. What kind of question is that? I wondered. Of course, I want to go to Kentucky! […]

Kosherfest 2019: What’s New and Exciting for Today’s Kosher Consumer?

Massive charcuterie boards, magnificent displays of pastries, an array of the finest wines and enough blintz samples to fill up Madison Square Garden. Such was the scene this week as the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade show, KosherFest, arrived at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Hundreds of the companies in attendance had the […]

Can A Sous Vide Machine Be Kashered?

Can you make a sous vide machine kosher if it’s been used for non-kosher? Rabbi Elefant explains the OU’s opinion on this, and how it should be done.