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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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OU, AVA Partner 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A Kosher Formula

October 6, 2010

I have heard it said that running a successful kosher program is as easy as PIE: Products, Ingredients and Equipment. One must keep an updated schedule B (products) an updated schedule A (ingredients) and have a proper system for keeping track of the kosher/pareve status of equipment. I would like to add another interpretation to this wise adage. Running a successful kosher program is as easy as π (as in 3.14159…).

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Peru Revisited: A Rabbi’s Second Trip Opens New Horizons for Himself and OU Companies

October 6, 2010

If a picture is worth a thousand words, actually visiting a place, interacting with the people and seeing what they do and how first-hand is transcendental. Recently, I had the privilege of making my second trip to Peru. The purpose? To better understand the country and the business environment so that the OU can best service both current and potential kosher clients. To that end, I met with several Peruvian firms and also spent critical time with Mr. Sandro Monteblanco (the OU Business Liaison in Peru – featured in the last BTUS), as well as members of the local Jewish community.

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