OU Kosher Expert to Appear in Webinar with USDA Official, Wednesday, June 3

12 May 2009

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and Vice President of Communications and Marketing of OU Kosher, will be one of two experts appearing in the webinar, “Let’s Talk Kosher! Kosher Food: What Does it Mean for Food to Be Certified as Kosher and What Can it Mean to You?” to be presented by the Orthodox Union and the Food Institute on Wednesday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m., Eastern time.

He will share the program with Phillip Derfier, Assistant Administrator in the Office of Policy, Program Development at the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The program, which will last from 60-90 minutes, is targeted at retailers, manufacturers and other professionals who are interested in learning about kosher certification and its advantages. Rabbi Safran and Mr. Derfier will explore what it means for food to be labeled as kosher and its implications for food producers, distributors and marketers.

The Food Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1928, is an important source for current, timely and relevant information about the food industry.

Rabbi Safran may be reached at safrane@ou.org.