Consumer Kosher

Consumers’ FAQ’s On Kosher Fish

August 8, 2016

FAQ About Purchasing Fish

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What If Non-Aged Cheese Sits In My Fridge For A Long Time? OU Further Clarifies “Waiting After Aged Cheese”

August 4, 2016

It is the position of the OU’s poskim (halachic authorities) that one need only wait between eating aged cheese and meat if the cheese is of a variety that is intentionally aged in production, such as Parmesan (must be aged in production at least 10 months) and Emmental (much be aged in production at least…

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Kosher Catering At A Non-Kosher Venue: What’s Happening In The Kitchen

July 11, 2016

Plan on attending your cousin’s Bar Mitzvah party next week? Or your neighbor’s daughter’s wedding next month? As an increasing number of semachot are catered at non-kosher hotels, it is important for the kosher consumer to be aware of what takes place in hotel kitchens. Indeed, oftentimes guests enjoy a lavish smorgasbord (replete with roast…

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Why Would A Nondairy Product Have a D (For Dairy) Kosher Certification? Can It Be Eaten With Meat?

July 8, 2016

Why would a non-dairy product have a D (for Dairy) kosher certification? Can it be eaten with meat?

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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

Coca Cola Freestyle Machines 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 Orthodox Union and…

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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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