Consumer Kosher Articles

The OU Meets The Challenge Of Certifying The Beverage Industry

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

Making Fruit Jelly Kosher: It’s Easier Than Ever

A discussion of the manufacture of Grape Jelly and how one company has been able to use recent changes to expand their manufacture of Kosher Grape Jelly.

Carnauba: The Wax Which Does Not Wane

The manufacture of Carnauba Wax and its role in different industries.

Shabbos Shaylos: Asking a Non-Jew To Relight A Hotel Kitchen’s Fire

Can one ask a non-Jew to relight a hotel kitchen’s fire which has been extinguished?

Just Another Eggsample

Possible Kosher Concerns with Raw Eggs

What Could Be Wrong With…Gum Arabic

Potential Kosher issues with Gum Arabic

Food Ingredients Label: A Primer on Regulations

Should salmon raised on feed that artificially keeps its flesh pink be labeled as containing “color additives”? That question is the subject of a class action lawsuit in Seattle against major supermarkets there. It is one of a number of lawsuits brewing across the country that center on food labeling, and it brings into focus […]

Vanilla

An exploration of the vanilla industry and its implications for Kosher.

OU Fact Sheet On NYC Water: August 13, 2004

The Creature: Crustaceans of the type called copepods (Copepoda) are appearing in NYC tap water. Several species are present. The primary species is Diacyclops thomasi, a very common type of copepod. It begins life measuring about 90 microns (.09 mm) and grows up to about 0.8 mm (males) and 1.4 mm (females) in about five […]

Thinking Kosher: An Introduction

An introduction to the meaning of the world of Kosher