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 […]

Rediscovering OUDirect.org and Its Time-Saving Features 

The belief that your success is our success guides everything we do at OU Kosher. We see our relationship with you as a true partnership. We also understand that your responsibilities are critical, whether it’s quality control, food safety, or daily operations. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with the best support and tools. […]

Connecting Businesses: OU Kosher’s New Copacker Directory for Certified Companies 

OU Kosher’s copacker directory, providing an opportunity for OU Kosher-certified copackers to offer their services to OU Kosher certified companies. Each copacker profile lists its production services along with a company description. Specialties like spray-drying, chocolate enrobing, powder-blending, and nutrition bar processing are searchable by keyword and category on OU Direct, OU Kosher’s customer service […]

OU Kosher Launches Innovative App to Streamline RFR Field Inspections 

OU Kosher has developed a new mobile application designed to enhance and simplify the field inspection process for Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFRs). Recognizing the unique challenges faced by RFRs, especially in plants with limited or no Wi-Fi connectivity, this app offers a suite of features tailored to streamline inspection reporting and improve overall efficiency.  Insights […]

A New Restaurant and the War

It’s not often that you meet a restaurateur who has a double major in psychology and enjoyed success in the fashion industry. But Naftali Abenaim is that person. He is launching Nomé. With other restaurants already under his belt, like Mocha Bleu, he notes that specifically those two experiences readied him for his current career. […]

OU Kosher Conference Marks 30 Years of Unifying Mashgichim Worldwide

Recent Event Drew Over 170 Participants Including Representatives of Prominent Kashrus Agencies More than 120 OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinators (RCs) and Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFRs) and over 50 rabbanim from international kashrus organizations recently convened at the Delta Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey, for OU Kosher’s 30th Kashrus Conference, an annual highlight that celebrates OU […]

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