Consumer Kosher

Do I Have to Wait 6 Hours After Eating this Cheese?

June 2, 2016
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Is My Oven Kosher? Find Out How Steam, Aroma, and Other Factors Change Your Oven’s Status…

June 1, 2016

From the Talmudic kirah to our modern microwave, oven cooking requires specific kosher knowledge. Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator of the OU Kosher Division, explains the halachos involved and provides a practical guideline.

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What in the world is whey? – Whey and its kashrus explained

May 31, 2016

Most people aren’t quite sure what whey is. We know that whey is used in some baked products, that it is a principal ingredient in many nutritional products, and that it has something to do with curds (whatever that means!). L’maaseh, what is whey, and are there any kashrus concerns? The short answer is that…

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Italy: A Gastronomic Adventure

May 31, 2016
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Coca Cola Freestyle Machines

May 23, 2016

Freestyle Machines of the Coca Cola company enable the consumer to mix a variety of soft drink flavors to his/her own personal choice. All flavors available in the freestyle machines in the United States and Canada are products of the Coca Cola Company. We confirm that they are all produced under the certification of the…

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OU KOSHER Prepares the Public for Pesach on a Grand and High-Tech Scale

May 12, 2016

At OU Kosher, “Preparing for Pesach” takes on a whole new meaning! This Pesach season, OU Kosher again distinguished itself among kashrus agencies by offering expanded consumer information and education across the media spectrum. From Ask OU Pesach shiurim, to the OU Kosher Pesach Webinar, to the OU Kashrus Hotline and Webbe Rebbe email service….

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CHAMETZ SHEAVAR ALAV HAPESACH: THE SUPERMARKET CONTROVERSY

May 1, 2016
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OU Kosher Answers Your Top Ten Pesach FAQs

April 18, 2016

OU Kosher presents the most frequently asked consumer questions to-date on the  OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241). Questions may be submitted to kosherq@ou.org as well. The Passover questions were answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica,…

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May Non-Pesach Certified Milk Be Used If Bottled Before Pesach?

April 11, 2016

Chametz before Pesach is like any other issur in that it can be batel b’shishim. However, if pirurim (crumbs) of chametz b’en might remain in the food, even if those crumbs are batel chad b’trei, the chametz on Pesach will bechozer v’niyur. However, Rema (O.C. 447:4) writes that if the chametz is lach b’lach (either…

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Aged Cheese List

April 1, 2016

Here are some common cheeses and the lengths of time for which they are aged:

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