OU Companies Speak

Not A Half-Baked Idea: Baking For Passover Offers Tasty Rewards

Passover is a time when the kosher consumer faces additional dietary restrictions. Leavened bread, termed chametz, is forbidden. The well-known traditional baked staple permitted and associated with Passover is matzah, which is baked from dough that does not rise. The dough used for matzah contains no yeast, just flour and water, and must be baked […]

Keeping Up with Passover Trenditions

Supermarkets across the globe know just the right moment to signal the Jewish consumer’s Passover panic. About six weeks before the holiday begins, the conspicuous Passover products display reminders appear–endless boxes of matzah, jars upon jars of gefilte fish, and bottles of grape juice, throwing the calmest of consumers into a flurry of mental ruminations. […]

Macabee Kosher Foods

Since 1968, Macabee Foods has produced premium quality kosher frozen pizza products for the entire family.

Our Companies Speak: Walden Farms

Walden Farms began making salad dressing in 1972 using healthful ingredients with universal appeal to create consumer brand loyalty for our products. When searching for kosher certification, our goal was again to create universal appeal by choosing the certifier most trusted and respected by those who look for kosher foods. As expected, Walden Farms consumer base, store count and market share have all benefited from our relationship with the Orthodox Union.

Dawn Foods and the OU: 2 Perfect “Matching Circles”

Few companies understand bakery and kosher as much as Dawn Foods. Dawn Foods has a rich lexicon of kosher terms that includes the word hamantaschen (special pastry for the Purim holiday), which the company helped make for a carnival at the Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah synagogue in Philadelphia.

An Upscale Brand Of Pizza

Upscale Foods, of the St. Paul, MN suburb of New Hope, was established in 1998 when the Orthodox owners of a kosher food distribution company acquired a kosher food manufacturing facility with a product line known as “The Old City Café.” Old City was originally a restaurant, but over time it evolved into a producer of frozen foods, most notably frozen pizza.

Dawn Food Products: Where Bakery Success Starts

Since out beginning in 1920 as a thriving bakery in Jackson, Michigan, we have grown to become one of the world’s largest full-service, family-owned bakery industry suppliers. Dawn is a single source supplier to the bakery and foodservice industry providing a complete
range of mixes, bases, icings, fillings, frozen and ready-to-bake
products, ready-to-sell products and equipment, plus commodities, packaging, ingredients – literally everything one needs to run a profitable bakery. We know “Bakery” – it’s all we do, and we do it with 14 manufacturing facilities and 19 distribution centers in North America. We are American-owned and operated to provide friendly local service to our customers through 46 manufacturing and distribution locations worldwide. Visit our website at http://www.dawnfoods.com to contact one of our 2,600 employees near you.
All our North American production facilities are certified kosher, the majority by our OU partnership that began in 1985. We have never had a customer’s rabbi reject OU certification.

Water+Vitamins+Nutrients+OU KOSHER=Vitaminwater!

Vitaminwater is produced by Energy Brands Inc., which was formed in 1996 to create biologically better water so that all consumers can feel
good about what they drink. The company’s core product, Vitaminwater, was introduced in 2,000, pioneered its category, and continues to remain the leader in the enhanced water category today.

Not A Bolt From The Blue: Bolthouse Farms

When Bolthouse Farms Opened a Juice Product Line, It Called on the OU

Making Fruit Jelly Kosher: It’s Easier Than Ever

A discussion of the manufacture of Grape Jelly and how one company has been able to use recent changes to expand their manufacture of Kosher Grape Jelly.