Industrial Kosher

9/11 Diary from the OU Archives: The Triumph of the Human Spirit

September 12, 2016

IT WAS SURELY going to be just another typical Tuesday at the office. I arrived at the OU’s headquarters– located just six blocks south of the World Trade Center – at 8:25 A.M. and found the other early birds at their workstations. I began to settle down, turned on my computer and was reading my…

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Viva La OU Kosher! Bringing The Taste of Italy Home

May 5, 2016
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Kosher Upgrade Wash or ‘Kosherization’ Wash

December 1, 2015

OU certified kosher upgrade wash facilities provide their customers with the highest quality washes to meet their needs. Two types of kosher washes service are provided by a certified wash facility: 1) Kosher Maintenance Wash 2) Kosher Upgrade, or ‘Kosherization’ Wash Every OU certified wash facility is authorized to perform kosher maintenance washes. Upgrade washes…

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Kosher Maintenance Wash

December 1, 2015

Kosher Maintenance Wash OU certified kosher maintenance wash facilities provide their customers with the highest quality washes to meet their needs. Two types of kosher washes service are provided by a certified wash facility: 1) Kosher Maintenance Wash 2) Kosher Upgrade, or ‘Kosherization’ Wash Every OU certified wash facility is authorized to perform kosher maintenance…

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OU Railcar Kosherization Protocols

December 1, 2015

The information below outlines the necessary procedures for railcar kosherization of railcars. “Kosherization” is a particular temperature-specific procedure required for railcars previously hauling non-kosher to qualify to haul kosher product. The presence of an OU field rabbi is typically required for procedure verification. Please contact your Rabbinic Coordinator, Rabbi Twersky, at 212-613-8388 or at twerskyy@ou.org

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Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

November 13, 2014

If you keep kosher, and enjoy eating a handful of Tootsie Rolls or drinking a tall glass of Gatorade, you have Phyllis Koegel to thank. As marketing director of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, Koegel is charged with convincing companies of the financial and commercial benefits of going kosher—and getting the OU symbol, the most widely…

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Trade Shows: Meet the OU Representatives

September 16, 2014

OU Representatives will be more than glad to meet you at the following trade shows. Please stop by!   Winter Fancy Food Show January 22 – 24, 2017 Moscone Center San Francisco Website Natural Products Expo West March 9 – 12, 2017 Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA Website

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The OU: Mastering the Challenges of Producing Kosher Wine

August 1, 2014

Over the last ten years there has been a veritable explosion in the certification of kosher wine. Kosher wine is now produced on every continent and in most of the world’s premier wine regions. While the manufacture and handling of kosher wines (and grape juice) involves certain unique challenges, with the OU’s experience and expertise these have been met and overcome, providing consumers an ever- increasing variety of kosher wine products.

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Cardboard No More

June 13, 2013

The Kosher pizza industry has been transformed in recent years, leading, leading to many opportunities and challenges, both for manufacturers and for the OU.

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OU DIRECT Introduces ‘Product Automation’ To Online Program

May 13, 2013

In breaking news from OU Kosher, OU Direct, the website available to all OU Kosher certified companies, became even more direct, Thursday, May 9, with the addition of Product Automation. This new feature includes a variety of options to make it easier and quicker for companies to maintain their certified product lists and to add new products.

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