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New Mintel Survey Reveals: 21% of Americans Eat Kosher

(CHICAGO) Americans of all backgrounds are buying kosher products with the full knowledge that they are buying kosher, is a conclusion of a new study by the Mintel Organization, a global supplier of consumer, media and market research. The report, which is due to be released later next month, will be the second study of […]

OU KOSHER Bringing Boom For Business & Consistent Quality To Consumers

IF THE 70’S ADAGE, “you are what you eat” still holds true, we’re all becoming one big kosher world. Ever since the Biblical commandment to the Jewish nation over three thousand years ago, keeping kosher has remained a vigilant way of life for millions of Jews. But who could have predicted that kosher food production […]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Plant (Part 2)

Sometimes we don’t know our life’s calling until it calls on us. That’s the way it happened for Rabbinic Field Representative (RFR). Cleveland born, Rabbi Nathanson earned his Master’s in Public Health from Tulane, University in New Orleans and decided to stay. The OU and thousands of kosher consumers are glad he did. Rabbi Nathanson […]

Rabbi Yerachmiel Morrison: A Rabbinical Coordinator With All The Right Ingredients

Rabbi Morrison began his work at the OU over a decade ago. Before entering the field of kashrut, he served for seven years as Rav of the Springs Hebrew Congregation, a suburb of Johannesburg and for six in South Africa’s Port Elizabeth community. Among his other varied rabbinical responsibilities, he oversaw both areas’ kashrut needs. This wealth of experience proved invaluable for the formidable demands placed on the Rabbinical Coordinator (a.k.a. RC) at the helm of the OU’s ingredients registry.

OU Announces Changes In Administrative Titles In Kosher Division

OU Announces that Rabbi Menachem Genack Will Assume the Additional Title of CEO of Kosher Division, with Rabbi Moshe Elefant Becoming COO.

Rabbi Safran Speaks At Buenos Aires Kosher Food Show

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator for the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, will speak on “Maximizing your Company’s Potential with OU Certification,” at the third annual ArgenKosher international trade show in Buenos Aires.

Leading Israeli Rabbis Visit OU Kashrut Division

Three prominent Israeli rabbis visited Orthodox Union headquarters in New York on Monday and met with the OU Kashrut Division staff, led by Rabbi Menachem Genack. “The purpose of this visit is to cement the relationship between these rabbis and OU Kashrut,” declared Rabbi Genack.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Plant

During the course of a year, 400 RFR’s travel across the roads and skyways encircling this busy planet to ensure that the world’s food factories produce products fit for the kosher consumers’ consumption. While guaranteeing the highest standards of kashrut, these indispensable trips often produce tasty food for thought as well.

Integrated Pharmaceuticals Gains OU Kosher Certification

Integrated Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that, after successful completion of inspection of its production facility, the company received the Kosher Certification from the Orthodox Union (OU) for all of its products.

A New OU Kosher Video Release: The Mesorah Of Kosher Birds And Animals

Experience this video of the historic one day ASK OU conference about the Mesorah of Kosher Birds and Animals in its entirety.