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Reps from Around the World Unite For the Annual OU Kosher Convention

International Event Offers Networking and Learning Opportunities More than 100 OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinators (RCs) and Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFRs) from around the world recently united at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. for OU Kosher’s two-day annual Kashrus Conference. L-R: At OU Kosher’s annual conference: OU Executive Vice President and COO Rabbi Dr. […]

OU Kosher Receives Jerusalem Award at Arutz Sheva Conference

Prize Recognizes Kashrus Certification Agency’s Global Impact Over the Past Century View interview with Rabbi Hauer here NEW YORK – In recognition of OU Kosher’s tremendous contributions over the past century to global kashrus efforts, the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency was conferred the esteemed Jerusalem Award on Sunday, June 4th at Israel National News […]

Introducing the New Search Page for OU Kosher Letters of Certification

OU Kosher has introduced a new search page for Letters of Certification (LOCs), making it more convenient for businesses to display accurate information regarding the kosher certification status of their products. The updated LOC search engine page enables businesses to search for products by name, company, category, or keyword.  Enhanced User Experience  The new LOC […]

Orthodox Union Teaches Laws of Kosher to Houston Jewish Community

Visit Educates 500 People; Includes Demonstration, Fireside Chat and Presentations The Orthodox Union (OU) recently concluded an educational event in Houston, Texas. Kashrus experts taught about the laws of kosher to more than 500 community members and students. OU Kosher Managing Director Rabbi Eli Eleff and Rabbinic Coordinators Rabbi Chaim Goldberg and Rabbi Chaim Loike […]

OU Kosher Hosts Conference to Show Appreciation for Mashgichim in Israel

Israel’s Prominent Rabbis, OU Kosher CEO and COO Thank Mashgichim with Luncheon On January 16, the Orthodox Union (OU) held a kashrus conference in Israel for the mashgichim in its network. Some of Israel’s most prominent rabbis also attended, as well as OU Kosher rabbis and OU board members. The goal of the conference was […]

GE Appliances Completes Transition of Refrigerators to OU Kosher/CRC Certification

Top-Freezer Refrigerators Will Now be Certified with Built-in Enhanced Shabbos Mode through Collaboration between Kosher Certifying Agencies and Zman Technologies    GE Appliances (GEA) has begun production of a new line of OU Kosher/CRC Hisachdus–certified top-freezer refrigerators with manually operated, built-in Enhanced Shabbos Mode (ESM). These new appliances will allow users to easily turn ESM […]

How Chickpeas Went From a Dream to Pareve Yogurt

  Noam Sharon was a corporate and securities lawyer in Israel before he began working on the idea that would become CHKP Foods, a company that makes OU kosher pareve yogurt from chickpeas. It wasn’t as radical a move as it may sound, given that hummus was an essential part of his diet growing up […]

OU Kosher Convenes Annual Conference for Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFR’s)

As one of the world’s largest yogurt makers was building their newest production facility, they called the OU Kosher certification agency because they wanted to produce a pareve (non-dairy) oat milk. The challenge was producing it in a dairy facility.   This question and others were discussed on May 15th and 16th at a gathering […]

OU Kosher Offers Marketing Support for Certified Companies

The Orthodox Union was founded in 1898 as a non-profit  community services organization that would help unify the growing and increasingly fragmented American Jewish community.  It would quickly become a powerful force within the United States through its support for education, European immigrants and political advocacy. As a result of these efforts the OU earned […]

How the OU Is Helping in Ukraine

When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February, OU Kosher, in close contact with the Jewish community there, began coordinating relief efforts.   Over the past month, food shipments and fundraising efforts have helped  provide the Jewish people of Ukraine with food, transportation and evacuation, hotels and shelters, medical supplies, resettlement and more. […]