Company Profiles

Is There A Doctor In The House? Dr. Praeger Is On Call, During The Year And At Passover

Dr. Peter Praeger of Dr. Praeger’s, the famous fish company, is a real person and a real doctor, a cardiologist. In a strange but true story, that’s how he became involved with the firm.

Gold’s Horseradish

The story of Gold’s begins in 1932 when my grandparents started grinding horseradish in the kitchen of their apartment in Brooklyn. Our OU affiliation came shortly afterwards when we expanded to a small factory. Today, Gold’s is manufactured with the same recipe that was used at the start: horseradish, vinegar and salt.

Tnuva Dairy Giant

No one could ever call Tnuva’s executives “impulsive.” During the past several decades this former dairy cooperative has methodically built itself into a sophisticated multi-level corporation that is not only Israel’s Number One food company (with over $1.5 billion in annual sales), but is also the world’s largest producer of kosher food products. Tnuva has […]

Ocean Beauty: Some Beautiful Fish

Ocean Beauty Seafoods was founded in the early 1900’s and is one the largest seafood companies in the United States. Headquartered in Seattle, Ocean Beauty is the parent company for the largest smokehouse group in North America. There are four smokehouses, with locations in Boston, the Seattle area, and Los Angeles. Key brands produced and […]

Macabee Kosher Foods

Since 1968, Macabee Foods has produced premium quality kosher frozen pizza products for the entire family.

Our Companies Speak: Walden Farms

Walden Farms began making salad dressing in 1972 using healthful ingredients with universal appeal to create consumer brand loyalty for our products. When searching for kosher certification, our goal was again to create universal appeal by choosing the certifier most trusted and respected by those who look for kosher foods. As expected, Walden Farms consumer base, store count and market share have all benefited from our relationship with the Orthodox Union.

Dawn Foods and the OU: 2 Perfect “Matching Circles”

Few companies understand bakery and kosher as much as Dawn Foods. Dawn Foods has a rich lexicon of kosher terms that includes the word hamantaschen (special pastry for the Purim holiday), which the company helped make for a carnival at the Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah synagogue in Philadelphia.

An Upscale Brand Of Pizza

Upscale Foods, of the St. Paul, MN suburb of New Hope, was established in 1998 when the Orthodox owners of a kosher food distribution company acquired a kosher food manufacturing facility with a product line known as “The Old City Café.” Old City was originally a restaurant, but over time it evolved into a producer of frozen foods, most notably frozen pizza.

A Pizza Success Story: Bake It, And They Will Come

The history of Mendelsohn’s Pizza, the tri-state’s largest pizza store.

Dawn Food Products: Where Bakery Success Starts

Since out beginning in 1920 as a thriving bakery in Jackson, Michigan, we have grown to become one of the world’s largest full-service, family-owned bakery industry suppliers. Dawn is a single source supplier to the bakery and foodservice industry providing a complete
range of mixes, bases, icings, fillings, frozen and ready-to-bake
products, ready-to-sell products and equipment, plus commodities, packaging, ingredients – literally everything one needs to run a profitable bakery. We know “Bakery” – it’s all we do, and we do it with 14 manufacturing facilities and 19 distribution centers in North America. We are American-owned and operated to provide friendly local service to our customers through 46 manufacturing and distribution locations worldwide. Visit our website at to contact one of our 2,600 employees near you.
All our North American production facilities are certified kosher, the majority by our OU partnership that began in 1985. We have never had a customer’s rabbi reject OU certification.