Industrial Kosher

A Peafowl by Any Other Name

December 3, 2009

A discussion of the history and Kosher status of the peacock.

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Go South Young Mashgiach: An OU RFR Travels the Highways and Byways of the Old Confederacy…

July 29, 2009

A tour of South-Eastern United States with an OU Rabbinic Field Representative meeting products and people that leave a lasting impression.

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How a Product from Beef Can Be Used in Dairy Delicacies

July 16, 2009

An explanation of how pareve gelatin can be manufactured from beef and therefore be used in dairy products.

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Colombia – Land of (Kosher) Opportunity

June 24, 2009

A survey of the opportunities for Kosher in the country of Colombia.

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The Tasty Muffin: Starting off Your Day the OU Way

June 11, 2009

A discussion of the Kosher certification of muffins.

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OU Participants Come From The 4 Corners Of The Torah World

September 4, 2008

They came from Jerusalem and they came from Brooklyn, and from Berlin and Paris which are roughly in between the two. Others came from Las Vegas, from Providence, Rhode Island and from Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is also roughly between the two. Twenty came from Lakewood and others from Monsey and New Square, NY, bastions…

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Down In Old Kentucky, OU Certified Bluegrass Dairy Hits The Finish Line First At The Kentucky State

September 4, 2008

In what may be considered the Kentucky Derby of cheese competitions, OU kosher-certified cheese manufactured by Bluegrass Dairy & Food/Glasgow Division of Glasgow and Springfield, KY recently won first place gold in all three classes at the Kentucky State Fair for its Natural Cheddar (Wilderness Trails brand) and its Natural Gouda (Bluegrass Dairy & Food…

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All in a Day’s Work (Actually Many Days): Twin Rivers and Kosherization

August 22, 2008

All in a Day’s Work (Actually, Many Days): Twin Rivers and OU Kosher Rabbis Make a Very Complex Kosherization a Reality

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It’s Anchovy Time

August 22, 2008

For generations, shoppers used to greet the grocer with the same refrain, “What’s in season?” Season means little to today’s consumer, save for the difference in price. After all, modern technology can keep apples fresh until the next fall; tomatoes on demand in the winter; and who remembers clementines as a December treat anymore? Well…

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Zachlawi Fig Arak – Personal Notes

July 29, 2008

HAVING BEEN NURTURED in the Ashkenazic (Eastern European) Jewish tradition, as both my parents were born in Romania, it was always a special treat for me as a little boy to accompany my late father, a much sought-after rabbinic speaker in the early days of Israel’s statehood, whenever he was invited to deliver lectures in Tel Aviv’s most prominent synagogues — including the Sephardic (Middle Eastern) synagogues.

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