Depending on the issuing organisation, different symbols are used on the packaging of kosher products. Photo: Kashruth Council of Canada

Depending on the issuing organisation, different symbols are used on the packaging of kosher products. Photo: Kashruth Council of Canada

Did you know? Packaging symbols: What do they actually stand for

Part 4: Kosher Foodstuffs

The letter “U” can be found on many branded products. Like, for instance, on the packaging of Heinz tomato ketchup. Photo: The Kraft Heinz Company

The letter “U” can be found on many branded products. Like, for instance, on the packaging of Heinz tomato ketchup. Photo: The Kraft Heinz Company

OU Symbol

The OU-D symbol is used to identify kosher foods that contain milk or milk derivatives or ones which have been in contact with machines that process milk products. Nutella jars, for example, carry thi

The OU-D symbol is used to identify kosher foods that contain milk or milk derivatives or ones which have been in contact with machines that process milk products. Nutella jars, for example, carry this marking. Photo: Ferrero

OU-D Symbol

OU-M Symbol and OU-F Symbol

The symbol K indicates food packaging of products that are pareve and suitable as kosher food for Passover. Photo: OK Kosher Certification

The symbol K indicates food packaging of products that are pareve and suitable as kosher food for Passover. Photo: OK Kosher Certification

OK Kosher

Pareve/Passover:

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