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OU KOSHER RELEASES NEW UPGRADED APP IN TIME FOR PASSOVER TO SEARCH PRODUCTS WITH EASY AND DIRECT ACCESS FOR iPHONE AND ANDROID

February 28, 2013

A year after launching, the OU Kosher App, which allows consumers to search the kosher status of all OU products Kosher for Passover and year-round, has been newly designed and upgraded to include Passover FAQ’s, a new side navigation and educational articles. Since its launch, the free App has been downloaded by close to 20,000…

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MINUTE MAID® &SIMPLY BEVERAGES GET OU KOSHER CERTIFIED

February 26, 2013

Multiple juice and juice drink varieties from Minute Maid® and Simply BeveragesTM will now carry the kosher certification in the U.S. A variety of delicious options from the popular beverage brands have received certification from the Orthodox Union (OU), the world’s largest kosher certification agency. The Minute Maid portfolio of beverages, with more than 100…

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HARRY H. BEREN FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY RENEWS ITS ANNUAL GRANT FOR OU KASHRUT EDUCATION PROGRAMS

February 14, 2013

The Harry H. Beren Foundation of New Jersey has renewed its annual grant to OU Kosher to support programs of kashrut education, such as ASKOU and Visit OU. The Foundation has been sponsoring OU Kosher programs since 2006. Rabbi Yosef Grossman, Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kosher, administers the Beren programs. “The president of…

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KELP CAVIAR RECEIVES OU KOSHER CERTIFICATION

February 11, 2013

Kelp Caviar, a world leader in caviar substitute manufacturing, has received certification for its Kelp Caviar Vegetarian Caviar substitute from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency. “Kelp Caviar has developed nine different flavors of caviar substitutes which tastes, feels, and look exactly like the real deal,” said Naor Cohen,…

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OU Kosher welcomes Minute Maid® and Simply Beverages™

February 11, 2013

OU Kosher Proudly Welcomes Juices and Juice Drinks from Minute Maid® and Simply Beverages OU Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certifier, is pleased to announce the new certification of Minute Maid® Orange Juices and Simply Beverages. Both iconic brands, Minute Maid is known for its superlative range of juices and juice drinks and Simply is…

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OU KOSHER CERTIFIED SARATOGA SPRING WATER CHOSEN FOR PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

February 11, 2013

The Saratoga Spring Water Company has been bottling spring water products on the same site in upstate New York since 1872. In those 140-plus years many honors have been bestowed upon this historic brand, not the least of which was announced last summer when Senator Charles Schumer chose the company’s iconic cobalt blue glass bottles…

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AVA to Benefit Clients with Kosher, Vegetarian Products

November 28, 2012

OU, AMERICAN VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION, ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT CLIENTS WHO PRODUCE BOTH KOSHER AND VEGETARIAN PRODUCTS OU Kosher and the American Vegetarian Association (AVA) are pleased to announce that they have recently partnered to more easily provide their clients who produce both kosher and vegetarian products with the opportunity to obtain OU Kosher and AVA…

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RICH VITAMINS RECEIVES OU KOSHER CERTIFICATION FOR MULTIVITAMINS AND MINERAL PRODUCTS

October 22, 2012

Rich Vitamins, makers of alternaVites and alternaVites Kids, has received kosher certification for its multivitamin and mineral products from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency. “The Company’s goal has always been to make sure all of our products are held to the highest standards, and with OU certification, our…

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OU ADDS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO ITS POPULAR KOSHER APP

October 19, 2012

The OU Kosher App, which burst on the scene prior to Passover and was downloaded more than 10,000 times by consumers preparing for the holiday, has reached its next stage of development with the addition of more than 20 FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions – compiled by Rabbi Benjamin Geiger, the voice of OU Kosher’s…

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OU KOSHER CELEBRATES 200TH ISSUE OF THE DAF HAKASHRUS, 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING

September 19, 2012

Twenty years in the making, the Orthodox Union Kashrut Division this month is celebrating the 200th issue of The Daf HaKashrus — its highly technical newsletter for OU Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFR’s) around the globe — with a special expanded edition. Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher, who is actively involved in…

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