OU Says Kosher for Pesach Supply Chain Not Impacted by Virus

NEW YORK -

The supply chain for Kosher for Pesach food has not been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, said Monday.

For this Pesach, OU Kosher is certifying more than 7,400 products, available in the United States and around the world. Despite the long lines and panic-shopping taking place at supermarkets, OU Kosher says there is an abundance of kosher food available for the upcoming holiday.

“Kosher for Passover food products were produced at the end of the 2019 calendar year and shipped shortly thereafter,” said OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack. “As a result, there will not be any problem accessing kosher for Passover products.”

“Additionally, food manufacturers are continuing to produce food during this time and we have been assured by our clients – including Manischewitz, Empire, Kedem and others – that there is plenty available and that there is no issue with food production for Passover.”

The OU Kosher for Passover product guide is available at https://go.ou.org/passoverguide.