Consumer News

Sherry Cask Whiskey Kosher for Purim? Find Out in New Consumer Edition of OU Daf HaKashrus

March 12, 2014

The New OU Daf HaKashrus Consumer Edition debuts for purim; Brings specialized knowledge from the realm of the experts to educate kosher consumers Daf HaKashrus has always been a very specialized publication….

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FROM MELBOURNE TO NORFOLK: GOING GLOBAL AT THE HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU SKYPE KOSHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

March 11, 2014

Listeners from Melbourne tune in As the sun set in Melbourne, Australia it rose in Norfolk, Virginia.  And thus, a new OU Kosher educational program was born. Just as OU…

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BYRD’S FAMOUS COOKIES OF SAVANNAH IS NOW CERTIFIED KOSHER BY THE ORTHODOX UNION

February 27, 2014

Byrd Cookie Company of Savannah, GA, baking “Byrd’s Famous Cookies” since 1924 for both Savannah locals and consumers around the world, has received kosher certification for its entire line of…

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RABBIS HAVE PASSOVER QUESTIONS TOO: OU KOSHER TO PRESENT WEBINAR FOR RABBIS TUESDAY, MARCH 18 WITH RAV SCHACHTER; RABBIS SCHREIER, PRICE, GERSTEN

February 27, 2014

            OU Kosher will present a pre-Passover webinar for rabbis, Tuesday March 18 (two days after Purim) at 2:30 p.m. EDT. According to Rabbi Eliyahu Safran,…

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OU Kosher Rabbis Hail Groundbreaking New Technology

February 24, 2014

Leading rabbis from the Orthodox Union Kashrut Division enthusiastically endorsed revolutionary new technology by Zman Technologies to enhance Sabbath observance. The rabbis, including Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, posek (halachic advisor) to…

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OU KOSHER RABBIS TO GIVE PRESENTATION AT ‘KOSHER MADE EASY’ SHOW IN BROOKLYN, JANUARY 22

January 14, 2014

OU Kosher rabbinical coordinators Rabbi David Jenkins and Rabbi Eli Eleff will represent the Orthodox Union when the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Culinary Arts present the…

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OU KOSHER ANNOUNCES THAT QUINOA IS KOSHER FOR PASSOVER WHEN PROCESSED WITH SPECIAL OU PASSOVER SUPERVISION AND BEARING THE OU-P SYMBOL

December 23, 2013

Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, announced today that quinoa, the grain-like seed grown in South America, is Kosher for Passover when processed with special OU Passover supervision and…

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ASK OU KOSHER OUTREACH PROGRAM RETURNS TO SUFFERN/MONSEY MOTZA’EI SHABBAT, DECEMBER 7, WITH PRESENTATIONS ON MEAT, WINE AND LIQUOR

November 18, 2013

The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrus OUTREACH Program and Congregation Bais Torah of Suffern will present a “Special Community Kashrus Event,” Motza’ei Shabbat, December 7, Parshat Vayigash, beginning at…

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Kashrus Status of Wonder Bread Products

October 2, 2013

The Orthodox Union is now certifying Wonder Bread products in certain (but not all) regions of the USA.  Wonder Bread products that are certified by the Orthodox Union bear the OU…

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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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