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OU, - Tuesday March 02, 2021 - 14 Pages
Josh Borenstein was a foodie with celiac disease, starting a new job in Paris, unable to touch a bite of all that gorgeous French pastry. Then his wife, Orly Gottesman of Englewood, NJ, came to the rescue. She learned how to marry...
L’Chaim OU Kosher for Passover Wine from Italy to be Packaged in Unique and Attractive Box, First and Only One of its Kind Ralph Mizraji, entrepreneur and founder of L'CHAIM Kosher Wine and Vodka, has a dream. He wants his brand L'CHAIM...
Perry’s Ice Cream began in 1918 when H. Morton Perry purchased a small dairy in Akron, NY. He delivered fresh milk by horse and wagon every day until 1932 when the Akron High School asked if he could supply ice cream to...
The restaurant was bustling. Joyous noise and laughter filled the room as waiters and waitresses bustled to and fro, bringing trays of food or removing the empty plates of sated diners. The tables were filled with people enjoying their meals—extended families celebrating...
I first met Rabbi Menachem Genack, rabbinic administrator and chief executive officer of OU Kosher, on the momentous Inauguration Day of 2009. During our conversation in his office, Rabbi Genack could not resist showing me his Lincoln memorabilia and pointing out that President...
All OU Kosher-certified companies are familiar with the ‘Schedule A’ document. This document serves as an ‘approved supplier list’ for ingredients used in a kosher product or one that shares equipment with kosher product. However, unlike a standard ‘approved supplier list,’ the...
Back in the old country (regardless of which country was the old country) they didn’t have all these fancy things. Surely we’ve all come across an “old-timer” with a similar commentary about the changing face of clothing styles, technology, and societal attitudes....
The enzyme industry and its component, the food-grade enzyme industry, are areas that have grown rapidly over the last forty to fifty years. Enzymes are currently used to create all sorts of different properties in foods, throughout food manufacturing. Examples include the...
Similar to most government inspections, OU visits are unannounced. That means that a plant does not start preparing for its OU visit at a specific time; rather, a plant is always preparing and is always prepared. When a plant is in this...
The North American Kosher Cheese Market’s Coming of Age Those who follow kosher market trends are vividly aware of the maturation of the North American kosher wine industry, in which prize-winning wines that “just happen to be kosher” now pack...