Consumer News

Kashrut In The Workplace

January 28, 2009

OU Kosher presented a webcast, “Kashrut in the Workplace,” featuring OU Senior Halachic Consultants Rabbi Yisroel Belsky and Rabbi Hershel Schachter. The event was moderated by Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and Vice President of Communications and Marketing at OU Kosher. The webcast can be seen by visiting

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Is It OU KOSHER? Newly Redesigned Product Search Feature On Website Aids Consumer In Finding OU Cert

January 20, 2009

A newly redesigned feature to help the kosher consumer easily locate OU certified products has just made its debut on With more than 400,000 products certified by the OU, the feature uses the OU’s technical wizardry to find just what the consumer is looking for, in categories ranging from acids and acidulants to wrapping materials and paper goods. The website is automatically updated daily to keep up with the OU’s newly certified products.

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Kashruth In The Workplace Webcast

January 19, 2009

Following success of Kosher Kitchen Webcasts, OU Kosher presents new webcast on “Kashrut in the Workplace,” featuring OU Kosher Authorities, January 27.

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Kosher To Present Program On Mesorah-Birds

November 7, 2008

“Encountering the Living Mesorah: Kosher Birds and their Mutations” Thursday, November 27 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Yeshiva University Furst Hall, Room 501 500 West 185 Street More than 50 exotic birds, including pygmy pouters, frizzles, Rhode Island reds, runts, silkies, the ring neck dove, the red jungle fowl, and everyone’s favorite, the melanistic mutant…

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Back By Popular Demand: OU Kosher To Present Webcast, “Kosher Home, Sweet Home, Part II” November 25

November 6, 2008

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” was former President Harry S. Truman’s slogan. “If all your questions weren’t answered, get back in the kitchen,” may be the motto of OU Kosher’s upcoming webcast “Kosher Home, Sweet Home, Part II,” to take place Tuesday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. EST on…

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Three Week Course For Future Kashrut Professionals

October 31, 2008

Late this summer, Binyomin Radner, who learns at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, was an intern in the three-week kashrut training program, ASKOU9, offered by the Orthodox Union Kashrut Division to rabbis, advanced rabbinical students and kollel members to prepare them for careers in kosher certification. Recently, the grateful young man sent this letter to…

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OU KOSHER Educational Program Reaches Out

September 25, 2008

The ASK OUTREACH program, which was specifically designed to put OU Kosher in contact with communities in the Torah world not part of its usual constituency, reached out in a most significant way last week, conducting a two-part hands-on session in kosherization for the Satmar Yoreh Deah Kollel of Kiryas Joel, NY.

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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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OU Participants Come From The 4 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 and from Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is also roughly between the two. Twenty came from Lakewood and others from Monsey and New Square, NY, bastions…

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