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 […]

Overview of New OU Kosher Certified Product Launches in 2024 

Overview of New OU Kosher Certified Product Launches in 2024  The first half of 2024 has seen a variety of new products from companies that proudly carry the OU Kosher certification. These new offerings cater to the dietary needs of the kosher community and bring unique flavors and health-conscious options to the market. Here’s a […]

Walmart’s Bettergoods: Highlighting OU Kosher Certification

Walmart’s new store brand, Bettergoods, is its most extensive private-label food launch in decades. Featuring a diverse range of products, including seasonings, plant-based cheeses, and Italian bronze-cut pasta, Bettergoods currently includes about 80 OU kosher-certified products, with plans for this number to grow. The prevalence of OU kosher-certified products among the store brands of major […]

Investment and Innovation in the Upcycled Food Arena

The upcycled food market is booming, with a projected global market valuation of $94 billion by 2032 (Global Market Insights). Many OU kosher-certified companies are leveraging their manufacturing capacity to capitalize on this trend. By upcycling food waste into nutritious products, this industry reduces the environmental impact of landfills, which emit harmful toxins like methane. […]

Hiland Global Consulting: Pioneers of Full-Circle Certification Management”

Hiland Global Consulting is recognized in the food industry for its comprehensive expertise in certification processes and production protocols. The firm’s team have developed an global partnership network with certification agencies that helps to streamline regulatory and quality assurance processes for their clientele. Hiland specializes in a wide array of certifications including Kosher and is […]

OU Kosher’s STa”M Initiative to Oversee the Kashrus and Authenticity of Mezuzos for the Benefit of the North American Public

In a Market Lacking Transparency, OU Kosher Partners with Israel-Based Non-profit to Improve Mezuzos Industry’s Kashrus It’s a situation which, Orthodox Union rabbanim say, unfortunately occurs far too often: a person invests in a number of beautiful new mezuzos at a Judaica store or from a sofer, sparing no expense to fulfill the mitzvah — […]

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