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ou direct, account management tool for ou kosher companies, adds online ingredient automation

December 9, 2008

OU Direct, the six-part website which OU Certified companies use to manage their accounts, became even more direct today with the enhancement of Online Ingredient Automation. This newest feature will enable companies to easily manage their Schedule A’s and add ingredients via the web – avoiding the paperwork that registering these ingredients used to entail….

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OU Kosher Educational Program Reaches Out

September 25, 2008

The ASK OUTREACH program, which was specifically designed to put OU Kosher in contact with communities in the Torah world not part of its usual constituency, reached out in a most significant way last week, conducting a two-part hands-on session in kosherization for the Satmar Yoreh Deah Kollel of Kiryas Joel, NY.

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OU Participants Come From The 4 Corners Of The Torah World

September 4, 2008

They came from Jerusalem and they came from Brooklyn, and from Berlin and Paris which are roughly in between the two. Others came from Las Vegas, from Providence, Rhode Island and from Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is also roughly between the two. Twenty came from Lakewood and others from Monsey and New Square, NY, bastions…

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Down In Old Kentucky, OU Certified Bluegrass Dairy Hits The Finish Line First At The Kentucky State

September 4, 2008

In what may be considered the Kentucky Derby of cheese competitions, OU kosher-certified cheese manufactured by Bluegrass Dairy & Food/Glasgow Division of Glasgow and Springfield, KY recently won first place gold in all three classes at the Kentucky State Fair for its Natural Cheddar (Wilderness Trails brand) and its Natural Gouda (Bluegrass Dairy & Food…

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Dear Rabbi… What are the requirements to have my tanker trailers OU certified?

August 22, 2008

Dear ____: Thank you for your interest in OU kosher certification of your tanker vessels. Kosher products can potentially lose their kosher status if stored in vessels without kosher status, hence the requirement for kosher verification of tanker transports. The kosher verification program of tankers involves the designation and dedication of tankers for kosher use….

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OUKosher.org: World-Wide Window to OU Kosher

August 22, 2008

Now that the Internet has made the expression “information at your fingertips” an ever-present reality, OU Kosher views it as an every-second opportunity. “As the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency, we can now educate the world at large about what kosher represents,” says Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and Vice President,…

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OU Kosher’s China Syndrome

August 21, 2008

OU Kosher’s China Syndrome, Or How I travelled To Shanghai To Promote The World’s Most Popular Kashrut Symbol And Experienced A Shabbat To Remember

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OU RFR Profile – Rabbi Moshe Bomzer

August 21, 2008

Rabbi Moshe E. Bomzer has served as spiritual leader of congregations in Hollywood, FL, Toronto, ON and Albany, NY over the past 33 years. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University after pursuing Talmudic studies at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Forest Hills, NY and Jerusalem, as well…

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OU Profile – Rabbi Zvi Goodman

August 21, 2008

Born in Hartford, CT, Rabbi Howard (Zvi) Goodman was educated at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, and is a graduate of Yeshiva University. After studying advanced Talmud and Judaic Law in Jerusalem, he received rabbinic ordination from Medrash Hatalmud Tifereth Avrohom Yeshiva in Jerusalem, as well as from a number of…

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OU Kosher Provides Meals for a Captive Audience

August 21, 2008

ALBANY, NY – Getting out of prison wasn’t supposed to be this easy. On a sunny spring afternoon, Josh Wildman, mashgiach with the Vaad HaKashruth of the Capital District, locked the door of the room of the Department of Correctional Services Food Production Center facility in Rome, New York and ran the tail of an…

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