Consumer Kosher

OU KOSHER EXPERTS ANSWER SUKKOT QUESTONS ON THE SUKKAH, SCHACH, AND EATING IN THE SUKKAH

September 17, 2013

             OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkot. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. The…

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Cardboard No More

June 13, 2013

The Kosher pizza industry has been transformed in recent years, leading, leading to many opportunities and challenges, both for manufacturers and for the OU.

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Kosher in the Dairy Case

June 13, 2013

From genetically engineered microbial rennet to ‘Rocky Road’ ice cream, the dairy industry presents new challenges to the kosher kitchen. As with many other food products, modem food technology has…

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A Time to Eat and A Time to Wait

June 13, 2013

General guidelines for waiting between the consumption of milchig and fleishig foods

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Kosher Cheese

June 13, 2013

“Rabbi, why doesn’t most hard cheese have a hechsher? After all, the ingredients all seem kosher?”

The above question is often posed to me and my colleagues in the kashrus industry. While the question is simple, the answer is a bit more complex.

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Ice Cream and Other Frozen Desserts

June 13, 2013

Before we know it, the heat of summer will be upon us, and many of us will be consuming ice cream and other frozen sweets in an effort to keep…

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Say Cheese!

June 13, 2013

An overview of the procedure for making Kosher cheese and answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Kosher cheese.

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The Kashrus of Skinless Salmon

June 13, 2013

This column has previously addressed the concern of purchasing fish without its skin intact. We discussed that once the skin is removed, one has no way of knowing what a…

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An Analysis of Kaskeses – past and present

June 13, 2013

Consumers are becoming more health conscious. Fish is often considered a healthier option compared to meat. We are all familiar with certain fish like salmon and tuna. Yet, some may want to broaden their culinary experiences and try some more exotic varieties of fish. The question then becomes, what fish are kosher? This article will illustrate that it may not always be so simple to answer this question.

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Dairy Primer

June 13, 2013

We are often confronted with a myriad of ingredients and products grouped loosely under the “Dairy” category. The purpose of this discussion is to clarify what those products are and their Halachic status.

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