About ASK OU

As the leader in worldwide kosher certification, the Orthodox Union takes additional steps to serve as a leader in educating the public in matters of kosher law. Over the past several years, OU Kosher, in partnership with the Harry H. Beren Foundation of New Jersey, has developed numerous kashrus educational programs for the benefit of […]

Demystifying OU-D : Why Consumers Care

Knowing that a product may have dairy ingredients can be especially important to allergic individuals, for whom consuming even the smallest dairy ingredient can have dire consequences. In addition, a product’s flavors may contain dairy, even in such small amounts that you won’t see that reflected on the label. Due to the importance of flavor […]

What You Need to Know About the Kosher Nutraceuticals Market

The term nutraceutical combines the words nutrient and pharmaceutical. Thus, products in this genre are geared to provide therapeutic benefits, to prevent illness, in addition to nutritional value.   OU Kosher Certifies B2B and B2C Products and Companies There are two broad categories: medicinal food and dietary supplements, both of which come in many forms.  OU Kosher certifies many companies in both […]

Announcing the Launch of OU Kosher’s Copacker Directory

Finding Kosher Certified  Copackers The U.S. contract packaging market is expected to have an annual compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 12% from 2021 to 2025 according to the reporting firm Research and Markets. For many companies, contract manufacturing can be more cost-effective, allowing them to focus on their core businesses. Outsourcing manufacturing can […]

SOS Copacking Solutions Sees Every Product and Customer as Unique

SOS considers itself a strategic partner and an extension of its customer’s team offering complete services from regulatory expertise to packaging, branding and ingredient sourcing.  SOS sees each request as unique and takes the time to analyze process and presentation in formulating a plan that meets the customer’s specific goals and objectives. We spoke to […]

Shemitah – Glossary of Terms

Heter Mechirah A legal instrument to sell Jewish-owned land in Israel to non-Jews and thereby circumvent the shemittah status of produce grown on those lands. Otzar Beis Din A harvest and distribution system of produce run by rabbinical court in accordance with shemittah restrictions. Proceeds of the sale of produce (at a pre-set price) goes […]

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