Meet the Mashgiach

Ever wondered what Mashgichim do? Behind the OU symbol you know and trust, 850+ devoted mashgichim work around the clock – and around the globe – to ensure that your products are 100% kosher.

From the jungles of Peru, to the fishing boats of Norway – wherever your product is made – mashgichim are there. The food industry is complex, but OU mashgichim are experts, each in their own field. One specializes in wine. Another in cheeses. Another in the intricate world of flavor ingredients.

Watch below for their fascinating stories.

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While you’re browsing the supermarket for the latest kosher products, mashgichim are hard at work in the product plants – checking, auditing, verifying – to bring you products with the highest kashrus standards.