OU To Be Represented At Winter Fancy Food Show

January 20, 2006

The Orthodox Union, the world’s largest Kosher certification agency, will be represented in San Francisco at the upcoming Winter Fancy Food Show. The show will take place from Sunday, January 22 through Tuesday, January 24 at the Moscone Convention Center.

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At Corzine Inauguration, OU’s Rabbi Genack Delivers Benediction

January 17, 2006

Rabbi Menachem Genack of Englewood, Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Union’s worldwide Kosher Division, delivered the Benediction today at the Inaugural ceremony for Governor Jon S. Corzine in Trenton. Rabbi Genack served on the Governor-Elect’s transition team for the Department of Corrections, the second largest item in the New Jersey budget. The group was charged with reviewing the Department to make it more efficient and effective and to stem the tide of recidivism affecting the former prison population. In addition to his Orthodox Union position, which makes him one of the foremost authorities on Jewish dietary law, and in which he administers the world’s largest kosher agency, which certifies over 400,000 products produced in nearly 5,000 plants located in 83 countries, Rabbi Genack serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Englewood, an Orthodox Union member congregation.

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Manischewitz Introduces A New Line Of OU Certified Non-Dairy Cake Mixes

December 23, 2005

With kosher certification from the Orthodox Union, Manischewitz has announced the introduction of a new line of pareve (non-dairy) cake mixes. This new line, which consists of Extra Moist Yellow and Chocolate Pareve cake mixes, was introduced at the Kosherfest exposition in November at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

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Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran Vice President for Communications and Marketing of OU Kosher

December 16, 2005

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator in the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, has been named Vice President for Communications and Marketing of OU Kosher, Orthodox Union President Stephen J. Savitsky and OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack announced today.

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Tracking Down The OU Imposters:

November 29, 2005

It’s Anything But A Symbolic Gesture To Assure That The Famed OU Kosher Symbol Is Not Misused.

The typical kosher consumer picks a coveted food item off the shelf to take a closer look at the label. If he/she sees the familiar Orthodox Union OU symbol, the product has undoubtedly found a home. Over 60 percent of America’s kosher-certified products bear the OU and kosher consumers rely on it as a sign of assurance that the product meets the highest kosher standards. Thus, when a product displaying an unauthorized OU appears in the marketplace, the Orthodox Union responds swiftly and efficiently.

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OU Hosts Annual AKO Conference

November 18, 2005

OU Kosher hosts post-Kosherfest AKO Conference to consider issues facing Kosher Organizations in their daily work.

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Kosher Department Leader Presents Senator Lieberman with Journal Dedicated to Memory of his Mother

November 8, 2005

Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Union Kashrut (Kosher) Department, presented Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) with a copy of the 21st and latest issue of the Department’s highly regarded journal, Mesorah. The issue is dedicated to Senator Lieberman’s mother, Marsha, who died in June.

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Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO OF OU Kosher, to be Featured Speaker at Kosherfest, November 16

November 2, 2005

Coping with Modern Day Challenges of Kosher Food Production: Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of the Orthodox Union Kosher Division, will be a featured speaker at the Kosherfest show, which will be held Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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New Food Safety Program – Independent Certification Program for Gluten-Free Food Processing

September 27, 2005

The Gluten Intolerance Group® is pleased to announce our gluten-free food certification program, the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), the first program of its kind in the world! This new independent food processing inspection program will verify that food products meet the highest standards for gluten-free ingredients and a safe processing environment. Food products meeting these high standards will receive our GF certification mark, allowing gluten-free consumers to easily identify foods that are free of gluten and possible cross-contamination from gluten.

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Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Metzger, On Visit to OU, Hails Accomplishments of Kashrut Division in Certific

September 26, 2005

On a visit to the United States, Rabbi Yona Metzger, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, accepted an invitation from Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher, to visit the Kosher Division and to learn about how it certifies more than 400,000 products in 83 countries around the world.

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