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 […]

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 […]

Follow us on Instagram @OUKosher

There’s no denying it – I’m addicted to Instagram food posts. It’s like a little window to the world I can hold in the palm of my hand. One of the hottest sources of inspiration for my food choices and recipes comes from Instagram. Like a lot of people, I’m always thinking about, “What am […]

The Brew on Kosher Kombucha Tea

OU Kosher Certification recently began to see a trend in brands interested in producing and certifying kosher kombucha tea. Kombucha tea is made by fermenting kombucha and bacteria with black tea, sugar, and other natural ingredients. Because of the bacteria involved in the fermenting process of OU kosher kombucha, the OU does not advise that […]

OU Kosher Trends from the Winter Fancy Food Show 2018

OU Kosher Trends from the Winter Fancy Food Show 2018 OU Kosher had so much fun at the Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show 2018. We came, we saw, we sampled. (Okay, we sampled a lot.) It was great to meet with all the OU Kosher-certified companies. Here’s the kosher scoop as to what’s […]

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