OU Kosher Staff

OU Kosher Meets the Challenge of Certifying the Beverage Industry

A discussion of the challenges and opportunities of Kosher Certification within the beverage industry.

OU Kosher to Certify Made-for-Shabbos GE Appliances

Transition to OU Kosher Supervision Brings Improvements to Shabbos Mode on “GEA” Division Ovens and Refrigerators OU Kosher is in the process of certifying several GE Appliances (formerly GE) to help observant Jews keep the laws of the Sabbath, or Shabbos. Until recently, Shabbos-compliant ovens were certified by the Star-K agency. As of Jan 2022, some […]

Summary of OU Insect Checking Policies

Buy the new 5th Edition Guide to Fruits and Vegetables Fruits, vegetables or berries that are expected to possibly contain insects must be checked prior to use. The minimum rate of infestation that requires checking is 10%. Magnification is not required when checking, although it may be used as an aid for training purposes or […]

Demystifying OU-D : Why Consumers Care

Knowing that a product may have dairy ingredients can be especially important to allergic individuals, for whom consuming even the smallest dairy ingredient can have dire consequences. In addition, a product’s flavors may contain dairy, even in such small amounts that you won’t see that reflected on the label. Due to the importance of flavor […]

Pas Yisroel List For 5782 – 2021

Updated August 30, 2021  –  Elul 5781 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 […]

English Pruzbul Form for Shemittah

Pruzbul Form In the presence of the undersigned three judges (dayanim), duly constituting a Bet Din, there appeared before us                                                                       who declared before us as follows:   “I hereby turn over to you judges [insert names]                                                         ,                                                          and                                                      , in this place [insert place name]                                                         all of the debts owed to me, whether […]

ASK OU 2021 Virtual Kashrus Seminar – Day 4: Fish and Q&A

ASK OU 2021 Virtual Kashrus Seminar – Day 3: The Bakery Industry

@ Patis Bakery, Lyndhurst, NJ

ASK OU 2021 Virtual Kashrus Seminar – Day 2: Food Service

@ Wall Street Grill

ASK OU 2021 Virtual Kashrus Seminar – Day 1: Introduction & Wine