OU Kosher Staff

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 […]

Introducing the New Search Page for OU Kosher Letters of Certification

OU Kosher has introduced a new search page for Letters of Certification (LOCs), making it more convenient for businesses to display accurate information regarding the kosher certification status of their products. The updated LOC search engine page enables businesses to search for products by name, company, category, or keyword.  Enhanced User Experience  The new LOC […]

A Healthier Twist on Kosher Snacking: New Trends from Expo West 2023

A Healthier Twist on Kosher Snacking: New Trends from Expo West 2023 Natural Products Expo West is an annual event that brings together brands, innovators, and industry professionals in the natural, organic, and healthy products sector. Since its inception in 1981, Expo West has grown to become one of the largest trade shows in the […]

Celebrating 100 Years of OU Kosher – A Brief History

The opening of a kosher cafeteria on an American college campus is not the kind of news that a major US newspaper ordinarily deems worthy of coverage. But when the Orthodox Union inaugurated a kosher dining facility at Harvard in 1926, America’s most influential daily considered the story “fit to print” precisely because the Harvard […]

Where Medicine Meets Passover: OU Kosher, NYMC and Touro Host Groundbreaking Webinar

OU Kosher, New York Medical College (NYMC), and Touro University came together to host a groundbreaking webinar titled “Medicine meets Passover: what clinicians and rabbis need to know.” The event, which took place on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, attracted 350 participants from across the globe, including the United States, Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia, and Belgium. […]

From Greece to America: Serenata Chocolates

Greece is not well known as a manufacturer of premium chocolate products, but that’s all about to change here in the U.S. with the OU Kosher certified Serenata™ brand of chocolate wafers. For over 50 years, the family enterprise Tottis-Bingo s.a. has been manufacturing these iconic chocolate wafers for their home market in Greece, in […]