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OU Kosher Senior Rabbi to Address Food Ingredients Conference in London, Oct 31

October 17, 2007

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and Vice President of Marketing and Communications at OU Kosher, based in New York, will cross the pond later this month to speak on “The Growing Kosher Market,” at the Fi (Food Ingredients) Europe Conference 2007, to be held in London October 30-November 1.

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OU Universal Kosher Database Now Available to the Public

October 1, 2007

The Universal Kosher Database, (UKD), a listing of thousands of certified products, has gone public, and suppliers and distributors who work with OU Kosher certified companies are the beneficiaries of the decision. Now they will be able to easily secure Letters of Certification, signed by OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack.

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OU Announces New Edition of OU Guide to Checking Fruits, Vegetables and Berries

September 11, 2007

The Orthodox Union, conscious of challenges today’s consumers are faced with when it comes to keeping kosher, announced today the release of the second edition of The OU Guide to Checking Fruits, Vegetables and Berries, a comprehensive guide designed to promote awareness in areas of insect infestation in fruits, vegetables, and berries.

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Kosherfest

August 29, 2007
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“Achieving Success In America:” An Educational Seminar for Foreign Trade Commissions and Consulates

August 3, 2007

Food Management Partners, the Orthodox Union and the Food Institute joined forces to present “Achieving Success In America,” a seminar to educate foreign trade commissions and consulates about the correct procedures needed for international food manufacturers to successfully launch their products in the U.S.

October 10th, 2007
Orthodox Union Headquarters, 11 Broadway
Manhattan, New York
9:00AM-12:00PM

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Jelly Belly Candy Gourmet Confectionery Now OU Kosher

June 25, 2007

In the confectionery world, a few names stand out in the minds of consumers. Jelly Belly® jelly beans, are among those confections that enjoy worldwide brand name recognition and loyal consumer following. The manufacturer, Jelly Belly Candy Company headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., has switched from another kosher certification to make Jelly Belly jelly beans and all of its confectionery products OU Kosher effective later this summer. This support can only increase with the decision to become OU Kosher.

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OU Kosher Video ‘The Kosher Standard’ To Appear in Spanish

May 15, 2007

OU Kosher’s instruction video, The Kosher Standard, which was produced to assist companies and their personnel in maintaining their kosher programs, is now available in a Spanish version for use by both Spanish-speaking personnel in United States companies and for the increasing number of firms in Spanish-speaking countries that are certified by the Orthodox Union.

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Spangler Candy’s Recent OU Kosher Certification Raised Sales & Customer Satisfaction

May 9, 2007

In October, 2006 Spangler Candy Company’s manufacturing plant in Bryan, Ohio and its co-manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico were both certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. This certification allows Spangler products to be consumed by all who observe kosher dietary laws, as well as by others with special dietary requirements, such as Moslems and Seventh Day Adventists. In addition, certification serves as a guide to millions of individuals who are vegetarians or lactose intolerant that they may consume the product. (All Spangler products made in Bryan and Juarez are kosher except for circus peanuts.)

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OU Kosher Hotline Expert Relaxes, After Busy Passover Season

April 25, 2007

Rabbi David Polsky, who is the voice at the end of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Consumer Hotline, is in a post-Passover recovery mode. In the span of two weeks prior to the holiday he answered more than 2,000 phone calls from across North America, Israel, Latin America and Europe.

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OU Rabbis Go to Wall Street to Explain Why Bulls Are Kosher & Bears Are Not

April 24, 2007

In the weeks to come, starting Wednesday, May 9, rabbis from the Orthodox Union Kosher Division will visit the headquarters of Credit Suisse, American Express, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and it will not be to check on their portfolios. They will be guests of Center for Return’s growing Corporate Torah Entitlement Program,…

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