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 […]

New to the OU: Drake’s Organic Spirits Goes OU Kosher

Launched in 2017, Drake’s is already redefining quality standards in the organic spirits industry. And has the medals to prove it. Drake’s Organic White Rum recently took the Gold Medal in the Rum category and Silver in the Vodka category at the Asia International Spirits Competition held in Hong Kong. Previously, Drake’s Organic White Rum […]

New to the OU: The House of Angostura Unbeatable Bitters, Rums and More

Getting to know the House of Angostura’s consummate libations, requires a bit of time travel. So, buckle your seatbelt; your in for a delicious, uplifting discovery. It all began almost 200 years ago, in 1824, in the Venezuelan town of Angostura. There, in the midst of a raging battle, Dr. Johann Siegert, Surgeon General of […]

New to the OU: Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads the Good News Resourcefulness Turned Delicious

Gina Hollingsworth, owner and creator of Southern Okie Gourmet Spreads, will be the first to tell you that she is a true Southerner at heart. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she left home when she was eighteen for the city of her dreams, Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the internationally acclaimed Mike Curb College of Entertainment […]

OU Kosher Dairy Standards – What’s It all About?

For some companies that are new (as well as not so new) to OU Kosher, kosher dairy standards can elicit many good questions. At times, industry language doesn’t quite match kosher language, and seemingly innocuous commodity ingredients, whose sourcing is often not a major concern for dairy processors, suddenly becomes an issue for OU Kosher […]

Stoli’s Gluten Free Vodka – OU Kitnoyot: Approved for Passover for those of Sephardic Descent

Bartenders-in-the-know have been mixing Stoli Vodka in cocktails for presidents and other VIP’s for years. Now this award-winning spirit can be enjoyed by Sephardic Jews over Passover. Find out why. Passover, which begins on Friday, March 30th, is not exactly known for clinking celebrative glasses of cocktails. Everything consumed and imbibed must pass the “is […]

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