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By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer As part of its ongoing professional enrichment initiatives, OU Kosher hosts two programs every other summer that are geared to enhance kosher certification worldwide and to cultivate the next generation of kosher professionals. These two acclaimed...
By Bayla Sheva Brenner If you want to know where any of the 500 OU Kosher RFRs (rabbinic field representatives) are at any given time on any given day and how they got there, just ask Rabbi Michael Morris. It’s...
One of the latest projects at the OU has been developing guidelines for the kosherization of general purpose railcars. Dozens of OU-certified companies regularly supply or receive liquid commodities, including vegetable oil, corn syrup, and ethanol, using railcars, which is...
NEW TO THE OU Reed’s Brews the Best with OU Kosher Certification By Chris Reed, Founder and CEO of Reed’s, Inc. As the producer of the top selling sodas in the natural food industry, we’re very proud to be newly...
NEW TO THE OU From the Heart of Veneto, The Poli Distillery Introduces EVE, the First Kosher for Passover Grappa By Lorna Geremia, Poli Distillery The Poli Distillery is a historic artisanal distillery, solely owned by the Poli family, and...
NEW TO THE OU Li-Lac Gourmet Chocolates Now OU Kosher Li-Lac Chocolates is Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house -- a New York tradition since 1923.  They make old-world artisan chocolate in small batches using their founder’s original recipes and production methods...
“But Rabbi, before we start I want you to know…we also do non-kosher!!!” Those words, often uttered during an initial conversation about potential kosher certification of a new plant, often sound like a confession. Is all really lost?  Is the...
IN THEIR WORDS The Cheese Guy By Brent Delman I have been in the gourmet food business for nearly 20 years, and have always had a passion for fine cheeses.  Having grown up in the Midwest, I also gained an...
IN THEIR WORDS Allie’s GF Goodies Homemade Gluten Free Goodness® Are Now OU Kosher By Elizabeth Luckman If something needs to be done correctly and with passion, ask a Jewish mother to do something for her child. When Allison Luckman was...
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December 8, 2014

Ask the Rabbi By Rabbi Eli Gersten Q:  Our tunnel oven is currently dedicated to run only kosher pareve products. Would it be permissible to run a dairy cookie on this line as a test run? The dairy product will...