Consumer Kosher Articles

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 […]


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

Shechita In America, Past And Present: A Brief Overview

A history of Shechita in American and its Halachic Implications

What Could Be Wrong With…L-Cysteine?

When is the last time you have seen a harvest? Some of us can think back to last fall’s grape crunch; others can still picture a combine’s quick clearing of a wheat field for Shmurah flour. Most of us, however, could not rapidly identify the last harvest we witnessed. It would surprise many of us […]

Kedem Mevushal / Not Mevushal Update

The Daf HaKashrus discussed at length the designations of Mevushal and Not Mevushal Kedem wines in its Volume c – No. 3 issue. The following is the current status of these wines: The Grape Juice bottles that state on their labels Mevushal are accepted by all as Mevushal. The Grape Juice bottles that state on […]

Food for Thought: Fat For Thought

What are the implications of fat substitutes in food?

Clarification Of OU Yoshon Certification

OU-certified products which are marked as “yoshon”, “kemach yoshon” or “made with yoshon flour” contain only yoshon grain and derivatives and are manufactured on equipment a) used exclusively for yoshon production, or b) which was down for over 24 hours since non-yoshon production ceased.

The Mezonos Roll…Is It A Piece of Cake?

A review of the laws of and the proper Bracha for “Mezonos Rolls”.