Industrial Kosher Articles

OUDirect Update

OUDirect continues to support the operations of the 5500+ certified companies in our family with its newly updated customer platform. OUDirect’s fresh look offers innovative features that simplify your day to day Kosher certification operations. With increased efficiency and greater customization, OUDirect provides 24-hour access to your OU Kosher program in a secure online environment. […]

Textures Trending in Food Products

By Phyllis Koegel Marketing Director OU Kosher The other night I was craving pasta. It was like an obsession had hijacked my brain and I couldn’t focus on anything else. If I didn’t have pasta I felt as if I’d go insane. Crazy, but I know you know that feeling, when you desire a specific […]

Featuring YOU!

When an exciting product obtains its Kosher certification, a certain buzz goes through the Kosher world. It’s the buzz of Whatsapp and Facebook chats lighting up as friends alert each other that something unique and delicious is now available for their consumption. The Kosher market can, at times, feel limited. In an increasingly online world, […]

Want Nut Butter? Try Buff Bake

By Rachel Leff OU Marketing Coordinator At a recent food show, I noticed that butters of all types were everywhere. As consumers change their diets to fit fashion and health trends, more and more foods are adapting to the changes as well. A major adapter is these different types of butters including nut butter. Nutritionists […]

Kosherfest, Still Amazing 30 Years Later: OU Kosher’s Marketing Director Looks Back on the Growth of a Show and an Industry

By Phyllis Koegel Thirty years ago, when I was a much younger version of myself, I remember sitting in a staff meeting at Lubicom Marketing Consulting, discussing Menachem Lubinsky’s vision for a kosher food tradeshow. In 1988 I was the Show Coordinator for the International Jewish Life Expo for which Lubicom provided public relations and […]

Discovering the most innovative food products at SIAL Paris

By: Phyllis Koegel Marketing Director, OU Kosher Every two years, SIAL, a unique global food event, attracts over 150,000 of the world’s leading retail and foodservice buyers. SIAL, which takes place at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte in France, October 21 -25, 2018, is a five-day event and one of the most […]

New to the OU: Drake’s Organic Spirits Goes OU Kosher

Launched in 2017, Drake’s is already redefining quality standards in the organic spirits industry. And has the medals to prove it. Drake’s Organic White Rum recently took the Gold Medal in the Rum category and Silver in the Vodka category at the Asia International Spirits Competition held in Hong Kong. Previously, Drake’s Organic White Rum […]

New to the OU: The House of Angostura Unbeatable Bitters, Rums and More

Getting to know the House of Angostura’s consummate libations, requires a bit of time travel. So, buckle your seatbelt; your in for a delicious, uplifting discovery. It all began almost 200 years ago, in 1824, in the Venezuelan town of Angostura. There, in the midst of a raging battle, Dr. Johann Siegert, Surgeon General of […]

New to the OU: Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads the Good News Resourcefulness Turned Delicious

Gina Hollingsworth, owner and creator of Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads, will be the first to tell you that she is a true Southerner at heart. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she left home when she was eighteen for the city of her dreams, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the internationally acclaimed Mike Curb College of Entertainment […]

OU Kosher Dairy Standards – What’s It all About?

For some companies that are new (as well as not so new) to OU Kosher, kosher dairy standards can elicit many good questions. At times, industry language doesn’t quite match kosher language, and seemingly innocuous commodity ingredients, whose sourcing is often not a major concern for dairy processors, suddenly becomes an issue for OU Kosher […]