Winter 2016 BTUS

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HIGHLIGHTS

Newly Certified – No Tricks at Tricking Springs Creamery: OU Certification Expands Consumer Market Base

No Tricks at Tricking Springs Creamery: OU Certification Expands Consumer Market Base Tricking Springs Creamery was founded in 2001 in Chambersburg, PA by two friends, Gerald Byers and Myron Miller, with the goal of processing premium milk from local farmers for the local community. These two men established high standards for their farmers including what […]

Newly Certified – Tropical and Irresistible Hawaiian Host® Chocolate Covered Macadamias are OU Certified

Tropical and Irresistible Hawaiian Host® Chocolate Covered Macadamias are OU Certified Hawaiian Host®, Inc., the manufacturer of Hawaii’s original chocolate covered macadamias, has officially received kosher certification from the Orthodox Union. The kosher certification aligns with the company’s mission of producing exceptional chocolate and macadamia confections and snacks that share the aloha of Hawaii with […]

Interactions with Rabbi Belsky – Redefining the Word “Irreplaceable”

We mourn the loss of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky, who served as Senior Kosher Law Consultant at OU Kosher for three decades.

Viva La OU Kosher! Bringing the Taste of Italy Home

Like every foodie on the planet, kosher consumers love to eat anything Italian. And now, thanks to OU Kosher, they’ve got even more to love. Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz, the OU’s Senior Rabbinic Coordinator reports a steady rise in Italian companies obtaining OU Kosher certification. In just the past two years he’s seen an increase of 30 percent.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: When One Boiler Serves Kosher and Non-Kosher Production

One of the more challenging considerations when evaluating a factory that produces both kosher and non-kosher is dealing with their shared utilities, such as a common boiler. If a factory produces both kosher and non-kosher products, even if the products are made on separate lines or in completely separate parts of the plant, this can […]

Newly Certified

The Adirondack Distilling Company is a craft distillery headquartered in Utica, NY (halfway Wine Merlot KVINTbetween Syracuse and Albany). With its first production taking place in November 2012, the award-winning distillery now makes four OU Kosher-certified products: vodka, gin, white whisky and bourbon.

Reclamation and Reuse of Water

Food manufacturing companies are always keen on finding ways of eliminating inefficiencies. One way to do this is to recover a byproduct of a processing stream and reincorporate it into production.

A Work in Progress: Roe, Roe, Roe Your Fish

When people imagine those involved in giving kosher supervision, and the requisite knowledge to do our job properly, they imagine rabbis in regal robes like the Supreme Court in full session. While the rabbis at OU Kosher do need to have a very strong working knowledge of the various kosher laws governing food production and […]