Consumer News

Statement Of The Orthodox Union On Appointment Of New CEO At Agriprocessors

September 19, 2008

The Orthodox Union welcomes the appointment of Bernard S. Feldman as the new CEO at Agriprocessors. Mr. Feldman is an experienced corporate attorney with a track record of turning companies around. He is an independent professional who is committed to moving the company forward in the right direction.

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Yated Interview with Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO and Rabbinic Administrator, OU Kosher

September 17, 2008

An exclusive interview with Rabbi Menachem Genack, Rabbinic Administrator of OU Kosher, conducted by Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger of Yated Ne’eman.

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Ask OU Participants Come From The Four Corners Of The Torah World

September 4, 2008

They came from Jerusalem and they came from Brooklyn, and from Berlin and Paris which are roughly in between the two. Others came from Las Vegas, from Providence, Rhode Island…

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Down In Old Kentucky, OU Certified Bluegrass Dairy Hits The Finish Line First At The Kentucky State

September 4, 2008

In what may be considered the Kentucky Derby of cheese competitions, OU kosher-certified cheese manufactured by Bluegrass Dairy & Food/Glasgow Division of Glasgow and Springfield, KY recently won first place…

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OU Kosher Releases Two New DVD’s On the Kashrut of Meat and Birds

August 20, 2008

Two new OU Kosher DVDs – Meat & Birds now available

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OU Kosher Releases Two New DVD’S

August 7, 2008

As part of its ever-expanding initiatives in kashrut education, OU Kosher has released two DVD’s — on meat and birds — explaining the intricacies of what makes these products kosher. They follow two highly popular DVD presentations, “Kosher Kidz,” which conveys the basics of kosher certification to a youthful audience; and “The Kosher Fish Primer,” which explains the basics of identifying kosher fish and purchasing it.

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OU Kosher Supervisor In Louisville Plays Matchmaker

July 14, 2008

Rabbi Yosef Levy’s official job is as a Rabbinic Field Representative (RFR) in Kentucky and Indiana for the Orthodox Union, in which he certifies food plants as kosher, but in his spare time he uses that position for another, altruistic pursuit: playing matchmaker between the OU-certified companies he supervises and Louisville’s Jewish Family and Vocational Service’s (JFVS) Food Pantry.

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New Concern For Kosher Pizza Eaters Prompts OU Kosher

June 20, 2008

Kosher pizza, anyone? Those who keep the laws of kemach yashan must check whether their favorite pizza stores certify that the wheat used to bake the pizza is kemach yashan, the Torah law that states that only grains (barley, oats, rye, spelt and wheat) that took root prior to Passover may be consumed in the current year. Jewish law mandates its observance in Israel, while allowing for leniencies outside of Israel. Nonetheless, there are people who observe this law even outside of Israel, and they are facing problems.

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OU Mesorah Conference On Mitzvot Of Eretz Yisrael Both Enlightens And Educates Audience Of Over 300

June 19, 2008

They came from Randallstown and Baltimore, MD; Edison and Highland Park, NJ; Monsey and Spring Valley, NY. They came from Lakewood, Teaneck, Elizabeth, Passaic and Jersey City, NJ. They came from Allentown, PA, Plainview and New Rochelle, NY and throughout the Metropolitan New York area. Speakers came from Eretz Yisrael via Boston and Stamford, CT. A crowd of over 300 gathered this past Sunday at Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills, NY, for a fascinating eight-hour Harry H. Beren program on the Kedushat Ha’Aretz and Its Mitzvot, that is the mitzvot especially related to the land of Israel. The audience sat mesmerized by one powerful presentation and dynamic shiur after the other.

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Nothing Fishy Here! OU Releases ‘The Kosher Fish Primer’ DVD

June 5, 2008

Nothing Fishy Here! OU Releases ‘The Kosher Fish Primer’ DVD To Clarify Issues Of What Makes These Creatures Kosher

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