Spring 2014 BTUS


HIGHLIGHTS

Seek and You Shall Find: How Information Makes OU Kosher’s Job Easier

Seek and You Shall Find: How Information Makes OU Kosher’s Job Easier BY RABBI ELI GERSTEN Often OU Kosher will request information from its certified companies regarding products and product lines that we do not directly certify. To properly certify a company, one must understand the totality of its operation. Setting up a kosher program […]

Kasher Paris Expo

Kasher Paris Expo Inaugural Kasher Expo Paris, International Exhibition of Kosher Products, to take place in September, 2014 OU Kosher will be prominently represented, along with an expected 150 exhibitors, when the first edition of Kasher Expo Paris, held at Espace Champerret Paris, opens on September 2014. According to the show’s organizers, HAKOA Kosher and Halal […]

Ask the Rabbi

Ask the Rabbi BY RABBI CHAIM GOLDBERG Q: My company cuts pollock on a floating processor in Alaska (a large fishing vessel which also has the ability to process the catch onboard). We make a fish oil out of the waste, and we have a customer that would like the oil to be OU certified. […]

Shell Game: An OU Expert Tells How to Determine Which Quail Eggs Are Kosher

Shell Game: An OU Expert Tells How to Determine Which Quail Eggs Are Kosher BY RABBI CHAIM LOIKE Recently quail eggs have become available in many local supermarkets in the United States. Although none of these eggs are currently supervised, there have been a number of people who are taking the eggs assuming they are […]

SJVC’s Natural Colors

  SJVC’s Natural Colors BY JOSEPH ROSSI, VP & GENERAL MANAGER, SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CONCENTRATES   The Orthodox Union has provided San Joaquin Valley Concentrates with a competitive advantage and we are sincerely grateful for our relationship with the OU. Our team’s history with the OU began in 1970, when I had the privilege of […]

At Flanigan Farms, the “Personal Goals Project” Pays Attention to More Than the Bottom Line

At Flanigan Farms, the “Personal Goals Project” Pays Attention to More Than the Bottom Line BY RABBI ZVI B.HOLLANDER Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappo’s, the on-line shoe store, writes in his best-selling book, Delivering Happiness, an ominous warning. He says that everything a company does, from hardware and software utilization to business strategy, can and […]

Hello Dolly (Madison): The Cold Facts About Kosher Ice Cream Production

Hello Dolly (Madison): The Cold Facts About Kosher Ice Cream Production BY RABBI AVROHOM GORDIMER Ice cream is an age-old dessert favorite. Historical annals and popular anecdotes date the invention of discovery of ice cream (or something like it!) back thousands of years. It is reported that the Roman emperor, Nero (37-68), consumed ice with […]

Is This Any Way To Do Business? In a Word, Yes!

Is This Any Way to Do Business? In a Word, Yes! BY RABBI DR. ELIYAHU SAFRAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, BTUS Mission in a Bottle, Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff’s business book, with illustrations by Sungyoon Choi, (Crown Business, New York) is a book worth looking at. Tellingly, these cofounders of Honest Tea subtitle their book, “The honest […]