Industrial Kosher

The Beginnings of OU Kosher

February 18, 2005

The beginnings of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division and the world famous OU symbol.

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Ancient Bowfin Presents New Ich-Theological Conundrum

January 21, 2005

What is the Kosher status of the bowfin, the notorious freshwater fish?

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OU Symbol: More Than Just Food to Eat

January 14, 2005

An editorial from Behind the Union Symbol, explaining the significance behind Kosher supervision and eating kosher food.

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“Korn” Syrup and the Real Thing

January 13, 2005

The inside story of sugar and other sweeteners from the Kosher perspective.

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The OU Meets the Challenge of Certifying the Beverage Industry

January 10, 2005

A discussion of the challenges and opportunities of Kosher Certification within the beverage industry.

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Making Fruit Jelly Kosher: It’s Easier than Ever

January 4, 2005

A discussion of the manufacture of Grape Jelly and how one company has been able to use recent changes to expand their manufacture of Kosher Grape Jelly.

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December 22, 2004

A history of the fat substitute Olestra and its Kosher status.

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December 21, 2004

An exploration of the vanilla industry and its implications for Kosher.

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All OU Symbols Explained

December 9, 2004

A complete list of all of the OU Symbols and their meaning.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

November 4, 2004

Most of us (with the possible exception of some of our more junior associates) did not, as children, have high fructose corn syrup in our foods. But as frequent visitors to food production plants around the country it has been hard not to notice that high fructose corn syrup has quickly become the primary sweetener…

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