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 […]

Perfect for Pesach Cookbook

Passover recipes you’ll want to make all year By Naomi Nachman In this debut cookbook, Naomi Nachman shares her popular Pesach recipes, using innovative flavor combinations to create fabulous gourmet meals to enhance your holiday table. In addition, Naomi provides numerous Cook’s Tips, Freezer Tips, Prep Ahead, How-to information, and recommendations for basic kitchen equipment. […]

Eating with our Eyes, Color Matters

  I hate to admit it, especially since I like to think of myself as a self-proclaimed foodie, but it’s true, as a kosher consumer – I eat with my eyes. As a matter of fact, we all do. The color of food has an impact on our perception of it. We all have expectations […]

The OU Kosher Top Ten Consumer Passover Questions

OU Kosher presents the top ten consumer questions received before Passover You can call the OU Kosher hotline (212-613-8241) to answer your Passover questions. NOTE: These statements are valid for Passover 2018 only. ——————————————————————————– 1. Q: Does water require special certification for Passover? A: All unflavored and without the addition of minerals bottled water, seltzer and sparkling water is kosher […]

Kosher Wine 101

We’ve begun to see an increase in boutique wineries interested in OU Kosher certification. So we decided to go back to the basics in understanding the primary types of kosher wine and what they are best paired with. OU Kosher Consumer Disclaimer: Please note, when making kosher wine purchases make certain to look for the […]

Checking Fruits & Vegetables: Halachic Positions of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt”l

1. One is obligated to inspect fruits and vegetables that commonly contain insects prior to use. A 10% likelihood of infestation is a guidepost to help assess what is considered common. If people generally expect to find insects in certain fruits or vegetables, infestation is a common occurrence. However, if people would be surprised to find […]

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