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Orthodox Union Congratulates OU KOSHER Marketing Director Phyllis Koegel Of Woodmere On Being Honored At The Fifth Annual Pre-Kosherfest Media Dinner

Phyllis Koegel, OU Kosher Marketing Director and Woodmere resident popularly known as “The Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher,”  was honored last night at the fifth annual Pre-Kosherfest “KosherFEAST” Media Dinner at T-Fusion Steakhouse in Brooklyn. A Kosherfest regular for many years, Ms. Koegel often travels around the globe and has also been to major […]

OU KOSHER Responds to the Pre-Passover 2015 Needs

As the kosher community continues to expand and grow, so does OU Kosher’s commitment to serve it. The just-concluded 2015 Passover season clearly highlights the great lengths that OU Kosher went to once again to meet the needs of the kosher consumer. “People told me how wonderful it was that the OU was there for […]

Jelly Belly Candy Company Receives 2015 OU Company of the Year Award

Ms. Pat Collins, Director of Sales for the Jelly Belly Candy Company, accepting the 2015 OU Company of the Year award at the annual OU Kashruth conference on Sunday, April 26, 2015. This prestigious award represents Jelly Belly’s excellence in dedication and commitment to their OU kosher program and the community at large. On hand […]

Trade Shows: Meet the OU Representatives

OU Representatives will be more than glad to meet you at the trade shows. Please stop by! Natural Products Expo West Show March 3-7, 2020 Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 USA Winter Fancy Food Show Jan 19 – 21, 2020 Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA Summer Fancy Food Show June […]

OU KOSHER Honors Terry Grillo of Firmenich for 20 Years of Dedicated Service

On May 21 the OU recognized Terry Grillo, Regulatory Specialist at Firmenich, upon the occasion of her retirement after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Orthodox Union kosher program. Firmenich is one of the global leaders in the flavor industry. Left to right: Elisa Berger, Flavor Analyst and Administrative Assistant to Rabbi […]

Pfizer Inc. Receives Kosher Certification for Elelyso™ (taliglucerase alfa) for Injection, For the Treatment of Type 1 Gaucher Disease, Most Frequently Found Among Ashkenazi Jews

Treatment for rare inherited lysosomal storage disorder is the first prescription medication to receive kosher certification from the Orthodox Union Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Orthodox Union (OU) has granted kosher certification to ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for the long-term treatment of adults with a confirmed diagnosis […]

OU Passover 2014 Wrap Up: Shared Effort, Big Numbers

Even as the 50-day sefirah countdown to Shavuot (June 4-5) proceeds, OU Kosher has released a different set of holiday-related numbers, reflecting the performance of the Orthodox Union during the recently concluded Passover festival. As always, Passover was a gargantuan effort for the Orthodox Union, but the work was organizational rather than departmental, and shared […]

OU Honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico

The Orthodox Union honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico for his dedication and excellence in support of the OU’s programs servicing the community worldwide. Edmundo Gabaldon accepted the award on May 15, 2014 from Rabbi Genack , CEO of OU Kosher on behalf of Cargill. Edmundo noted the wonderful work of the OU and how much […]

Byrd’s Famous Cookies Of Savannah Is Now Certified

Byrd Cookie Company of Savannah, GA, baking “Byrd’s Famous Cookies” since 1924 for both Savannah locals and consumers around the world, has received kosher certification for its entire line of cookies from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency.  For 90 years, and through four generations, Byrd’s continues its standard […]

Kashrus Status of Wonder Bread Products

The Orthodox Union is now certifying Wonder Bread products in certain (but not all) regions of the USA.  Wonder Bread products that are certified by the Orthodox Union bear the OU symbol.  Wonder Bread products that do not bear the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.