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Kashrus Status of Wonder Bread Products

October 2, 2013

The Orthodox Union is now certifying Wonder Bread products in certain (but not all) regions of the USA.  Wonder Bread products that are certified by the Orthodox Union bear the OU symbol.  Wonder Bread products that do not bear the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.  

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OU TO PRESENT FIRST PROGRAM IN THE CATSKILLS

July 8, 2013

In its first event in the Catskills, ASK OU Outreach, together with Congregation Ohev Sholom (“The Woodridge Shul”) will present a special “Shabbos Nachamu Weekend Kashrus Event” on Sunday morning, July 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  The OU member synagogue is located at 14 Maurice Rose Street in Woodridge. Men and women are invited and…

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The Certification of Products of The Coca-Cola Company

June 12, 2013

Statement from Orthodox Union The Orthodox Union wishes to bring to your attention the following points of information:  1) The OU certifies a wide range of products manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company in the United States of America, Canada and the State of Israel. 2) The Orthodox Union has no information on products of The Coca-Cola Company manufactured in other locations….

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SWEET MAVENS OF GLASTONBURY KOSHER CERTIFIED

June 5, 2013

Sweet Mavens, manufacturer of an award-winning line of tender biscotti, announces that it has been certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU). “Becoming certified by the Orthodox Union is the result of the natural marriage of OU’s rigorous standards of food quality and documentation, with Sweet Mavens’ strong commitment to quality ingredients and freshness,” stated…

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OU DIRECT INTRODUCED ‘PRODUCT AUTOMATION’ TO ONLINE PROGRAM

May 13, 2013

In breaking news from OU Kosher, OU Direct, the website available to all OU Kosher certified companies, became even more direct, Thursday, May 9, with the addition of Product Automation. This new feature includes a variety of options to make it easier and quicker for companies to maintain their certified product lists and to add new products.

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OU Honors Sandra Sorenson of ADM

April 22, 2013

The Orthodox Union honors Sandra Sorenson, Global Procurement Manager of ADM (Archer Daniel Midland) for her dedication and excellence in support of the OU’s many non profit program servicing the community worldwide. Sandra Sorenson accepted the award on April 23 , 2013 from Rabbi Genack , CEO of OU Kosher on behalf of ADM. Sandra…

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THE NUMBERS ARE IN – THE OU HAD A BUSY PASSOVER; DISSEMINATING KNOWLEDGE WAS AN ORGANIZATIONAL EFFORT

April 12, 2013

The period between Passover and the Festival of Shavuot is a time of numbers for the Jewish people, with the daily counting of Sefirat HaOmer, for 49 days, leading up to Shavuot on the fiftieth day.   At OU Kosher, it is also a time for reflecting on how the OU served the Jewish community in…

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OU KOSHER’S RABBI MOSHE ELEFANT JOINS TALKLINE WITH ZEV BRENNER LIVE EACH NIGHT LEADING UP TO PASSOVER

March 8, 2013

Rabbi Moshe Elefant may be most closely identified as Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher and the magid shiur of the Orthodox Union’s Daf Yomi webcast (whose 1,800 learners a day around the globe make his lectures the most popular Daf in the world).  For listeners of the popular Talkline With Zev Brenner radio program,…

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OU KOSHER COMES TO SOHO, WITH NEW YORK CITY’S NEWEST GLATT KOSHER RESTAURANT: “THE J”

March 8, 2013

Name Has Changed but Restaurant Still Continues to Create Fun, Modern, Elegant Kosher Dining Experience                                                                                                                         There is good news for New York-area dining patrons in search of the ultimate destination, combining stunning surroundings, delectable dishes and creative cuisine: The world’s foremost authority on kosher food, the Orthodox Union, will now be responsible for…

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IN TIME FOR PASSOVER 2013, OU KOSHER ANNOUNCES NEW “OU KITNIYOT” CERTIFICATION SYMBOL

February 28, 2013

[lead]OU Kosher, the world leader in Passover preparation and kosher certification, today announced a new symbol of authorization for Passover products: OU Kitniyot.[/lead] [lead]The new symbol of authorization will appear on packaging with the explanatory message: OU Kitniyot: Acceptable for those who consume kitniyot on Passover.[/lead] Among the better known customs of Passover is the…

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