Industrial Kosher

Dont Look at the KARMA Cap – Look at What’s in it!

July 5, 2017

KARMA Wellness Water is a relatively new kosher line of products certified by the OU. These nutritional beverages come in several flavors. The driving force behind Karma is the fact that water-soluble vitamins lose their potency while sitting in water or when they are exposed to moisture. Additionally, those vitamins suffer degradation when they are…

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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!     Natural Products Expo East September 14 – 16, 2017 Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, Maryland Website Kosherfest November 14 – 15, 2017 Meadowlands Exposition Center Secaucus, NJ 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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