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GE Appliances Embraces OU Kosher and the Jewish Community

Our Plan at GE Appliances is Connecting With Customers At GE Appliances we’re on a journey called Zero Distance. That means we want to get closer to our customers than any manufacturer has ever done before. So when we saw the Jewish community and the way it was being served by the appliance industry, we […]

OU Kosher to Certify Shabbos Mode GE Appliances

Transition to OU Kosher Supervision Brings Improvements to Shabbos Mode on “GEA” Division Ovens and Refrigerators OU Kosher is in the process of certifying several GE Appliances (formerly GE) to help observant Jews keep the laws of the Sabbath, or Shabbos. Until recently, Shabbos-compliant ovens were certified by the Star-K agency. As of Jan 2022, some […]

Newly OU Kosher-Certified Bellarise Oil Reducer Helps Cut Baking Costs

Transitory or not, inflation has become the face of supply chain disruption. According to the USDA, the consumer price index rose by 6.8% in November 2021 from November 2020. To help its customers reduce production costs, the Pak Group, owner of the Bellarise brand, launched OU Kosher-certified,  Bellarise oil reducer. This new product is an […]

Online and On Site: A Hybrid OU Kosher Plant Inspection at Angel Yeast in China

The OU recently inspected Angel Yeast, a dry-yeast plant in the city of Chifeng, in Inner Mongolia, thanks to a midnight (U.S. East Coast time) and 1.p.m. (in China) Zoom conference by a rabbinic coordinator working from an office in the United States and Mandarin-fluent Field Rabbi Yonatan Zhook, an OU Rabbinic Field Representative (RFR) […]

Applied DNA Sciences: Knowing Your Product with CertainT

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to prove that your product is what you say it is? For about 15 years, a company called Applied DNA Sciences  has used unique molecular identity tags to put information such as the location of a plant or date of manufacture right into a product. These tags are […]

Congratulations to 11 OU Kosher Certified Companies for Being Named Responsible Companies

For the second year, Newsweek magazine has announced its list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies.” Using data and a survey of consumers, these 399 businesses were chosen because they care about environmental impact, ethical governance and giving back to their communities. Of the 14 food and beverage companies on the 2021 list, 11 are certified […]

What You Need to Know About Certifying Pea Protein

Few would have predicted that the unassuming pea would become one of the globe’s most quickly adopted ingredients and in a surprising variety of foods. ≈But consider: the pea is packed with protein. By isolating that protein and “cleaning” it to remove any pea flavor that would limit its food applications, you get pea protein isolate: a non-GMO, non-allergen, […]

Kosher Food Takes Center Stage: Recapping Kosherfest 2021

This week, Kosherfest returned after a one-year hiatus and, while there were fewer exhibitors than in years past, the exhibition floor was packed with visitors and industry professionals. Representatives from across the kosher food universe participated – from established companies to kosher startups. Some were looking for distribution of their products, while others had services […]

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 […]

Are You Prepared For Supply Chain Disruptions?

Not long ago, supply chains were the domain of logistics professionals, economists, and government agencies. However, in the past few years, the term “supply chain” became synonymous with scarcity, inflated costs, and consumer frustration, particularly during the pandemic. Fortunately, those dark days of constant disruption are behind us. Still, the lessons learned must not be […]