Industrial Kosher Articles

New to the OU: Drake’s Organic Spirits Goes OU Kosher

Launched in 2017, Drake’s is already redefining quality standards in the organic spirits industry. And has the medals to prove it. Drake’s Organic White Rum recently took the Gold Medal in the Rum category and Silver in the Vodka category at the Asia International Spirits Competition held in Hong Kong. Previously, Drake’s Organic White Rum […]

New to the OU: The House of Angostura Unbeatable Bitters, Rums and More

Getting to know the House of Angostura’s consummate libations, requires a bit of time travel. So, buckle your seatbelt; your in for a delicious, uplifting discovery. It all began almost 200 years ago, in 1824, in the Venezuelan town of Angostura. There, in the midst of a raging battle, Dr. Johann Siegert, Surgeon General of […]

New to the OU: Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads the Good News Resourcefulness Turned Delicious

Gina Hollingsworth, owner and creator of Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads, will be the first to tell you that she is a true Southerner at heart. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she left home when she was eighteen for the city of her dreams, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the internationally acclaimed Mike Curb College of Entertainment […]

OU Kosher Dairy Standards – What’s It all About?

For some companies that are new (as well as not so new) to OU Kosher, kosher dairy standards can elicit many good questions. At times, industry language doesn’t quite match kosher language, and seemingly innocuous commodity ingredients, whose sourcing is often not a major concern for dairy processors, suddenly becomes an issue for OU Kosher […]

Stoli’s Gluten Free Vodka – OU Kitniyot: Approved for Passover for those of Sephardic Descent

Bartenders-in-the-know have been mixing Stoli Vodka in cocktails for presidents and other VIP’s for years. Now this award-winning spirit can be enjoyed by Sephardic Jews over Passover. Find out why. Passover, which begins on Friday, March 30th, is not exactly known for clinking celebrative glasses of cocktails. Everything consumed and imbibed must pass the “is […]

Enjoy “Snowflakes” Candy

Have Your Sweets and Stay Healthy Too! Looking for a delicious and healthful sweet that satisfies the palate and body? Try some Snowflakes. Realizing the virtually non-existence of health-conscious confections, Kenney Joyal, owner of Snowflakes, a flourishing new candy company, has helped fill the void with a unique sugar-free candy made with only two ingredients, […]

Genetic Food Modification and Kosher Law Are They Compatible?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,”from Charles Dickens’ classic book, A Tale of Two Cities. The author’s famous words aptly sum up how our high-tech generation relates to genetically modified foods (GM foods grown with scientifically modified […]

The (No Longer) Hidden Benefits of OU Kosher

Apparently, OU Kosher’s renowned inspection-expertise carries unexpected benefits. An OU Kosher client recently sent us some labels for review. We noticed that there wasn’t any OU Kosher symbol on them. I inquired as to why he was sending these labels. He explained that the last time he sent us label samples, we caught several printing […]

Meet Rabbi Avraham Juravel – Consummate RFR

OU Kosher recently celebrated a milestone that only a few Rabbinic Field Representatives can claim to have reached. When Rabbi Avraham Juravel recently landed in North Dakota, he officially marked the 50th State in the Union in which he offered his extensive OU Kosher expertise. We took this opportunity to interview Rabbi Juravel about his […]

Applied Taxidermy and Kosher Law

Recently there have been several crested breeds of waterfowl that have been sent to the kosher slaughter houses. The crest, is manifested as extra-long feathers on the head of the bird. This feature is found in waterfowl, as well as chicken, pigeons and doves. It is the result of a genetic abnormality known as a […]