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Identifying Opportunities in the U.S. Food Market: A Seminar for Trade Consulates

Presented by The Food Institute & The Orthodox Union; A Seminar for Trade Consulates

OU Kosher to Send Experts to Smaller Communities

OU Kosher today announced an exciting and much-needed new initiative to respond to the kashrut needs and questions of Jewish communities throughout North America, particularly of smaller ones distant from major Jewish metropolitan areas.

OU Sends Free Kosher Kidz Video to Jewish Schools

Here is a recipe for a tasty video that has just been released by OU Kosher:

U.S. News & World Report: Is Kosher Food Safer?

Not only Jews look for the kosher symbol on food these days. In a surprising turn of events, “kosher” has become the most popular claim on new food products, trouncing “organic” and “no additives or preservatives,” according to a recent report. A noteworthy 4,719 new kosher items were launched in the United States last year—nearly double the number of new “all natural” products, which placed second in the report, issued last month by Mintel, a Chicago-based market research firm.

A Winning Story!

Two years ago in this column, I wrote about the continued upsurge in “kosher consciousness,” particularly among non-Jews. Kosher products, I noted, were increasingly being sought by Muslims and Seventh-Day Adventists with religious dietary restrictions similar to kosher, by those with dietary health issues such as lactose intolerance, and by millions of ordinary consumers who regard the OU symbol as an assurance of wholesomeness and quality.

Anuga: A Trade Show Lover’s Dream

Everyone close to me knows that I love trade shows. Having been a show director, exhibitor and attendee, and having visited every food industry trade event imaginable, I’ve seen them all. From specialty foods, ethnic events, ingredients, nutraceuticals and candy, just to mention a few, nothing prepared me for the enormity, scope and venue of […]

Second Annual Essay Contest for Grades 4-12

It’s baaaaaak! The Second Annual OU Kosher Essay Contest for Grades 4-12, building upon the success of the First Annual Event, is now open for entries from students across North America, with the deadline for submissions being March 7, 2008.

Sales and Marketing Expert Anthony Chan Joins OU KOSHER as Asian Sales Representative

Anthony Chan of ACESAP Marketing Services of Singapore has joined the Orthodox Union as an Asian Sales Representative, Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Orthodox Union Kosher Division, announced today

OU Kosher is Coming to Edmonton, Canada: OU Rabbis and Family Shul Present “Yeshiva for a Day”

On November 28, 2007, OU Kosher is coming to Edmonton to participate in the annual “Yeshiva for a Day” seminar, presented by the Beth Israel Congregation Family Shul and Edmonton Jewish General Education (EDJGE). The visit is part of the program OU Kosher Is Coming…, in which the Orthodox Union dispatches its OU Kosher rabbis far and wide to educate kosher consumers wherever they may dwell.

OU KOSHER Senior Rabbi To Address Lima, Peru Conference, Nov 8

The worldwide nature of OU Kosher will be demonstrated once again on Thursday, November 8, when Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and Vice President of Marketing and Communications of the Orthodox Union Kashrut Division, will deliver a web presentation (webinar) to a conference on the Organic and Kosher Foods Market in the United […]