Industrial Kosher Articles

What You Need to Know About the Kosher Nutraceuticals Market

The term nutraceutical combines the words nutrient and pharmaceutical. Thus, products in this genre are geared to provide therapeutic benefits, to prevent illness, in addition to nutritional value.   OU Kosher Certifies B2B and B2C Products and Companies There are two broad categories: medicinal food and dietary supplements, both of which come in many forms.  OU Kosher certifies many companies in both […]

Announcing the Launch of OU Kosher’s Copacker Directory

Finding Kosher Certified  Copackers The U.S. contract packaging market is expected to have an annual compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 12% from 2021 to 2025 according to the reporting firm Research and Markets. For many companies, contract manufacturing can be more cost-effective, allowing them to focus on their core businesses. Outsourcing manufacturing can […]

SOS Copacking Solutions Sees Every Product and Customer as Unique

SOS considers itself a strategic partner and an extension of its customer’s team offering complete services from regulatory expertise to packaging, branding and ingredient sourcing.  SOS sees each request as unique and takes the time to analyze process and presentation in formulating a plan that meets the customer’s specific goals and objectives. We spoke to […]

OU Kosher Partners With Ritz Carlton Manama to Facilitate Kosher Food

Ritz Carlton Manama (Bahrain) Becomes The First Hotel In The Kingdom To Offer Kosher Food NEW YORK – Beginning later this month, the luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain will become the first hotel in the kingdom to offer kosher certified food through the help of Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher […]

Report Shows Renewed Investment in Private Brands

The number of OU Kosher certified private brands have grown significantly in the past 5 years. The OU Kosher symbol can be found on the shelves of all major retailers. Walmart, Kroger’s, Trader Joes, Costco and Amazon each have hundreds to thousands of OU Kosher brands. Target alone has over 3,000 OU Kosher-certified products. A […]

Keeping It Kosher in the Age of Corona

OU Rabbinic Field Representative Rabbi Moshe Perlmutter inspecting Allen Flavors Inc. in New Jersey. Photo: Meir Kruter Soon after the coronavirus reached North America, life-saving restrictions began to reshape every aspect of our daily lives, Jewish communal and ritual activities included. Shuls were shuttered for months. Yeshivot and shidduch dating went online, and Pesach 2020 was different than any […]

OU Kosher Partners with BeVeg to Offer the World’s Only ISO Accredited Vegan Certification

According to a study by Chef’s Pencil, interest in veganism was at an all-time high in 2020.  Analyzing google Trend’s data they looked at popular vegan search terms around the world and in many languages. The data showed that veganism is twice as popular now as it was just five years ago. And according to a report by […]

New Kosher Kitchen Partnership with Emirates Airline to Produce 2000 Kosher Meals Per Day

Kosher Arabia, a new venture founded by CCL Holdings, will produce more than 2,000 OU Kosher-certified meals per day in an 1,858-square-meter facility in Dubai.  Serving Emirates Airlines and others along with hotels and events, the kitchen is expected to be a regional hub,  exporting premium kosher food locally and to  the rest of the world.  The new venture is in […]

Ask the Rabbi

Dear Rabbi:

Our plant processes and cans fruits and vegetables. The raw fruits and vegetables are of course all kosher. Why would I need to receive OU kosher certification; wouldn’t everyone know that my products are kosher? Can you explain what would be involved in attaining kosher certification for my plant?

Answer by Rabbi Leonard Steinberg

Kosher Plant-Based Foods is a Natural Combination

OU Kosher certifies some of the newest and most innovative companies in the plant-based food market. Impossible Foods which has had tremendous success with its Impossible Burger is moving forward with a multibillion IPO. Nestle has already debuted its Awesome Burger. ADM manufactures pea proteins to mimic meat flavors and Cargill has gained a strong […]