March 23, 2015

OU Kosher announces special OU Kosher Hotline hours to assist with Passover preparations. The following are the hotline’s extended hours:

  • Sunday March 29th: 10:00 am – 12 :00 noon
  • Monday March 30 – Thursday April 2nd: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday April 3rd: 10:00 am – 1 :00 pm (Erev Yom Tov)

The kosher hotline number is 212-613-8241.

Our extended hotline hours are yet another service OU Kosher provides to make us the world’s most recognized kosher symbol and also the top destination for kosher information year-round—particularly regarding the challenging preparations for Passover.

In previous years, we received many calls on erev Pesach alone, when the OU Kosher Hotline was open for three hours. Callers thanked us profusely for being open to help with their questions; and many last-minute calls came from rabbis, as were calls from people who had been told by their rabbi to contact the OU.  In fact, inquiries were received about products certified by other kosher organizations, as we were informed that the OU was the only agency open to help consumers during that time. We are proud to offer these extended hours once again.