OU Companies Speak

Aceites y Salsas Muela Expands into the Olive Oil Business with Help from the OU

Aceites y Salsas Muela, S.L. is located in a nature reserve in Cordova, Spain. Founded in 1993 by Manuel Muela, the company started out bottling and packaging vinegars and sauces, then following an excellent reception from clients, branched out into olive oil. The olive oil packed by Aceites y Salsas Muela, S.L. is chosen carefully […]

OU Certification Enhances R.L. Schreiber, Inc.’s Quality Culture

R.L. Schreiber, Inc. is a food base, spice and specialty food company founded in 1968 to serve the food service industry.

Adding Spice to Life: Gel Spice Company Proudly Displays OU Symbol on its Products

Gel Spice Company is a family-owned business which for over a half century has developed tradition of superior quality and freshness.

Jelly Belly Candy Company Steps up to OU Kosher Certification: Sunkist Fruit Gems and Fruit Slices

Jelly Belly Candy Company Steps Up to OU Kosher Certification: Sunkist Fruit Gems and Fruit Slices Are Now Made by the Company Known for the Finest Jelly Beans

Spangler and the OU Make a Dandy, Candy Combination

The addition of the OU symbol on Spangler Candy Company packaging as a result of its Orthodox Union certification has had positive results on Spangler Candy’s flagship brand, Dum Dum Pops®, and paved the way for potential sales to additional consumers with special dietary needs.

The Gerentes: A Greek Family Devoted to Olives and to OU KOSHER

Since 1750, Greek olives have been sacred to the Gerentes family. Our ancestors processed olives and in a barter economy traded them through Greece for other products, such as cereals, that were not produced in our home village, near Amfissa in Central Greece. That’s where it all started for us!

On the Beam

On the Beam: In Largest Liquor Kosher Certification in U.S., DeKuyper® 60-Flavor Line of Cordials and Liqueurs Receives OU Symbol

The close relationship between OU Kosher and Cincinnati-based Beam Global Spirits and Wine, which goes back to 1992, became even closer in March, 2007 when Beam’s 60-flavor array of DeKuyper® cordials and liqueurs, the best-selling line of those products in the United States, was certified OU Kosher. The 60-product certification was the largest liquor kosher certification ever in the United States.

The Tea Party is Just Getting Started: An Honest Reflection

In a late night decision in 1993 I chose to go to business school because I wanted to help lead the emerging national service movement. I wanted to gain skills that would enable me to practice the Jewish values of Tzedekah – righteousness, not just in commerce but toward the earth as well.

Though I never could have imagined myself as president (let alone a TeaEO) of a company whose largest investor is Coca-Cola, I am excited to see the impact our homegrown enterprise, based in Bethesda, MD, is starting to have on the environment and on health trends in the United States. And I am even more excited as I see the growth we will have as an agent of change in the coming years.

The Monk’s Tale: Frangelico Liqueur from Italy has a Distinctive Bottle and a Distinctive Taste

An OU Kosher monk? Yes, indeed. At least an OU Kosher bottle shaped like a monk. That’s the story of Frangelico.
Frangelico is a premium Italian liqueur with the irresistible flavor of hazelnuts. Consumers in the United States and around the world enjoy it both as a traditional liqueur — straight, over ice or with/in coffee — and as a fashionable and versatile cocktail ingredient.
The distinctive monk-shaped bottle – bearing the OU symbol — with its hand-tied rope waistband, is an immediate clue to Frangelico’s fascinating origins in the Piedmont hills in northern Italy. There, in the 17th century, a legendary hermit named Fr. Angelico used fine local ingredients to create a unique liqueur made from the local hazelnuts that grew in profusion.

It’s not Child’s Play: Providing Kosher Ingredients for Baby Formula Required a Journey to Rural Ireland

In the remote Irish town of Ballyragget, in County Kilkenney near the city of the same name, two OU Kosher experts, Rabbis Abraham Juravel and Yisroel Hollander, working with plant personnel, quickly kosherized the plant of Glanbia Ingredient Ireland – GII – the largest dairy ingredients business in Ireland, and manufacturers of ingredients for a whole range of products.