Consumer News

Summer’s here! OU Kosher answers your questions on park BBQ grills, keeping kosher on a cruise and more…

 OU Kosher presents questions frequently asked  by consumers on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) for the summer. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org or chat with us by clicking on the chat bubble on the right bottom of the screen.       * * * 1.    Q: Is it possible to cook on a BBQ that was […]

Coronavirus Advisory

As we all confront the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all of us at the OU Kosher certification agency continue our mission to provide the highest level of Kosher certification. As the pandemic evolves, we are doing everything we can to assist our communities and customers worldwide. The following resources are available to […]

Important disclaimer from the OU about Shabbos mode on appliances.

It is the official position of the OU’s Rabbonim and many others, that standard Shabbos modes embedded in refrigerators and ovens are not an adequate solution for Shabbos. According to most Poskim, using refrigerators without Shabbos mode or with these non-certified Shabbos modes are questionable because they rely on leniencies or lack of knowledge from the manufacturers. Rav […]

A Man on a Kosher Mission: GE Appliances president and CEO Kevin Nolan is going out of his way to assist Jews with Shabbos observance

Important disclaimer from OU Kosher about Shabbos mode on appliances —– It started with a random text message from my editor early one afternoon. “Want to go to Kentucky tomorrow?” I chuckled at the way the message was worded. What kind of question is that? I wondered. Of course, I want to go to Kentucky! […]

Kosherfest 2019: What’s New and Exciting for Today’s Kosher Consumer?

Massive charcuterie boards, magnificent displays of pastries, an array of the finest wines and enough blintz samples to fill up Madison Square Garden. Such was the scene this week as the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade show, KosherFest, arrived at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Hundreds of the companies in attendance had the […]

OU KOSHER’S Rabbi Moshe Elefant Joins Talkline With Zev Brenner Live Each Night Leading Up To Passover

Rabbi Moshe Elefant may be most closely identified as Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher and the magid shiur of the Orthodox Union’s Daf Yomi webcast (whose 1,800 learners a day around the globe make his lectures the most popular Daf in the world).  For listeners of the popular Talkline With Zev Brenner radio program, America’s premier Jewish show, Rabbi Elefant’s name has additionally become strongly […]

Making Your Fridge Shomer Shabbos

  Today, your average fridge is a major shabbos problem. Fridges come with cameras, alerts, lights and more. Luckily the OU is ready with the GE Shabbos Keeper fridge attachment. Learn more about making your fridge shomer Shabbos with Naomi Nachman on Table for Two!   To Learn More: Not Your Grandmother’s Refrigerator! Navigating Kitchen […]

Impossible Burger: Now Kosher!

A delicious, juicy, meaty burger is the top choice for any American barbeque. Now, what if we told you that meaty burger is actually…pareve? As kosher Jews, the cheese burger, or even eating dairy following a burger, have always been off limits. That is, until Tuesday, May 22, when Impossible Foods partnered with the OU […]

OUKosher Visits the Thaifex World of Food Show 2018

For the last 15 years, the Thaifex World of Food show in Bangkok has been the ultimate food show for innovation. Vendors and visitors travel from across the globe to show off their food and beverage products or to sample some of the products that may not have even hit the market. Some of the […]

Perfect for Pesach Cookbook

Passover recipes you’ll want to make all year By Naomi Nachman In this debut cookbook, Naomi Nachman shares her popular Pesach recipes, using innovative flavor combinations to create fabulous gourmet meals to enhance your holiday table. In addition, Naomi provides numerous Cook’s Tips, Freezer Tips, Prep Ahead, How-to information, and recommendations for basic kitchen equipment. […]