OU Companies Speak

Culture For The Masses: The Complexities of Kosher Yogurt Certification

Yogurt was first produced thousands of years ago. Dairy history and legend indicate that yogurt originated in Iran or Turkey. One story has it that an ancient Turk was carrying milk in his goatskin for some time, when he noticed that the substance had developed into a thick, creamy mass. This new product was referred […]

Nothing Fishy Here: Beyond The Four-Year Process At Ocean Nutrition To Make Fish Oil Kosher

The task of kosher certification for such an endeavor was not for the faint of heart. Those of us working in the field of kosher certification at the Orthodox Union have the distinct opportunity (and obligation) to be on top of new technologies, and new developments in food production. Long before Omega-3s were front-page news […]

The Health Benefits Of Fish Without The Fish

Now Kosher, MEG-3 ™ Brand Omega-3 Powder and Fish Oil Offer Food and Supplement Companies an Explosive Opportunity OCEAN NUTRITION CANADA LTD. (ONC) isn’t just riding the Omega-3 ingredient wave; it is leading the way. Most people are not getting enough Omega-3 in their diets – 130mg per day on average compared to the American […]

Glad Tidings From The World Of Plastic Wraps

For more than a dozen years, the Glad Products Company has enjoyed a very productive working relationship with the Orthodox Union Kosher Division. Of course, we highly value OU certification because it is important to our Kosher-observant consumers.
Increasingly however, the OU symbol is recognized as a standard for cleanliness and safety by non-observant consumers as well. It’s important to Glad, therefore, to be certain that our new products also
receive OU certification.

Wine This Passover Is Different From All Others

The Jewish people are known for asking questions. If you ask a Jewish man or woman why this is so, the inevitable answer will be, “Why not?” Appropriately, the Passover Haggadah*, the book read at every Seder table around the globe, begins the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egyptian slavery with the youngest participant […]

MilMar’s Marvelous Meals

Located in Goshen, NY, the MilMar Food Group plant is a 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art, OU supervised and USDA inspected facility on 60 acres in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. MilMar employs up to 200 people and has OU rabbinic supervision on premises at all times.
The company manufactures a full line of frozen food products year-round which are marketed to both the retail and food service segments under the brand names Spring Valley, KoshAir Cuisine & Mrs.Veggies. A list of over 100 items are also manufactured as Kosher for Passover.

Is There A Doctor In The House? Dr. Praeger Is On Call, During The Year And At Passover

Dr. Peter Praeger of Dr. Praeger’s, the famous fish company, is a real person and a real doctor, a cardiologist. In a strange but true story, that’s how he became involved with the firm.

Gold’s Horseradish

The story of Gold’s begins in 1932 when my grandparents started grinding horseradish in the kitchen of their apartment in Brooklyn. Our OU affiliation came shortly afterwards when we expanded to a small factory. Today, Gold’s is manufactured with the same recipe that was used at the start: horseradish, vinegar and salt.

Tnuva Dairy Giant

No one could ever call Tnuva’s executives “impulsive.” During the past several decades this former dairy cooperative has methodically built itself into a sophisticated multi-level corporation that is not only Israel’s Number One food company (with over $1.5 billion in annual sales), but is also the world’s largest producer of kosher food products. Tnuva has […]

Ocean Beauty: Some Beautiful Fish

Ocean Beauty Seafoods was founded in the early 1900’s and is one the largest seafood companies in the United States. Headquartered in Seattle, Ocean Beauty is the parent company for the largest smokehouse group in North America. There are four smokehouses, with locations in Boston, the Seattle area, and Los Angeles. Key brands produced and […]