Consumer Kosher

The Beginnings of OU Kosher

February 18, 2005

The beginnings of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division and the world famous OU symbol.

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Close, But Not Quite the Same

February 17, 2005

A clarification of confusing terms such as Lactic acid/Lactose/lactones; valerian/valeric acid, glycerol (glycerin)/glycol/glycine; inositol/inositate; whey/whey cream/cream

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Sugar Alcohols

February 16, 2005

Sugar Alcohols and their implications for Kosher Certification.

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Chocolate

February 16, 2005

A review of the chocolate industry and its implications for Kosher.

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Master List of Bishul Akum Status of Foods

February 16, 2005

A summary of the reasons why food may be exempt from the rules of Bishul Akum.

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Low-Fat and Artificial Cheese Manufacture

February 16, 2005

The Halakhic implications and status of low fat and artificial cheeses.

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Mezonos Rolls

February 15, 2005

The official OU policy on Mezonos Rolls

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Relying on a Non-Jew to Determine if Non-Kosher Food is Charif

February 13, 2005

Can one rely upon a non-Jew to determine if a non-Kosher food product is cherif (sharp)?

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Shabbos Shaylos: Placing Salt into Hot Cholent or Soup on Shabbos

February 1, 2005

May one place salt into hot food on Shabbos?

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Shabbos Shaylos: Arranging Fruit on a Skewer on Shabbos

February 1, 2005

Can one arrange fruit on a skewer on Shabbos?

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