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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover 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 bearing the OU-P symbol. His statement is as follows: “It is only recently that quinoa has become popular outside of its high-altitude growing area in…

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Outreach Program Returns With Presentations

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 8:30 p.m. Rabbi Yosef Grossman, Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator and OU Director of Kosher Education coordinated the program and will serve as MC. The program…

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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 symbol.  Wonder Bread products that do not bear the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.  

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OU KOSHER Experts Answer Sukkot Questions

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 The questions below were answered by Rabbi Eli Gersten, rabbinic coordinator and halachic recorder. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator….

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OU To Present First Program In The Catskills

July 8, 2013

In its first event in the Catskills, ASK OU Outreach, together with Congregation Ohev Sholom (“The Woodridge Shul”) will present a special “Shabbos Nachamu Weekend Kashrus Event” on Sunday morning, July 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  The OU member synagogue is located at 14 Maurice Rose Street in Woodridge. Men and women are invited and…

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The Certification of Products of The Coca-Cola Company

June 12, 2013

Statement from Orthodox Union The Orthodox Union wishes to bring to your attention the following points of information:  1) The OU certifies a wide range of products manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company in the United States of America, Canada and the State of Israel. 2) The Orthodox Union has no information on products of The Coca-Cola Company manufactured in other locations….

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Sweet Mavens Of Glastonbury Kosher Certified

June 5, 2013

Sweet Mavens, manufacturer of an award-winning line of tender biscotti, announces that it has been certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU). “Becoming certified by the Orthodox Union is the result of the natural marriage of OU’s rigorous standards of food quality and documentation, with Sweet Mavens’ strong commitment to quality ingredients and freshness,” stated…

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OU KOSHER Holds Annual Staff Conference in Borough Park

May 6, 2013

HALACHA AND COLLEGIALITY COMBINE AS OU KOSHER HOLDS ITS ANNUAL STAFF CONFERENCE IN BOROUGH PARK OU Kosher presented its annual staff Kashrut Conference last weekend at the Renaissance Ballroom in Borough Park, Brooklyn for Rabbinic Coordinators from headquarters and Rabbinic Field Representatives from around North America. There was an attendance of 135, with some RFR’s…

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OU Honors Sandra Sorenson of ADM

April 22, 2013

The Orthodox Union honors Sandra Sorenson, Global Procurement Manager of ADM (Archer Daniel Midland) for her dedication and excellence in support of the OU’s many non profit program servicing the community worldwide. Sandra Sorenson accepted the award on April 23 , 2013 from Rabbi Genack , CEO of OU Kosher on behalf of ADM. Sandra…

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The Numbers Are In: The OU Had A Busy Passover; Disseminating Knowledge Was An Organizational Effort

April 12, 2013

The period between Passover and the Festival of Shavuot is a time of numbers for the Jewish people, with the daily counting of Sefirat HaOmer, for 49 days, leading up to Shavuot on the fiftieth day.   At OU Kosher, it is also a time for reflecting on how the OU served the Jewish community in…

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