From the Editor
From the Editor
4/3/17 — Lots of good news as the kosher food industry is just a week away from closing out another successful Passover season. Our big news story is the 52,000 products that were certified kosher for the holiday, twice the number from 2011…Passover programs worldwide continue to grow at record pace with some 300,000 Jews headed to major destinations all over the globe, but there were a few exceptions. Read our exclusive story…New discounter Bingo is shaking up the kosher retail scene this Passover by as much as 25%... Major kosher certification agencies turn their attention to education…Bourbon, once a kosher automatic, faces some interesting kashrus issues…The kosher food industry mourned the untimely passing last week of Rabbi David Steigman of the OK, a leading authority on kashrus…In My Sixth Sense, I look at whether there is Nothing to Eat on Passover…Eda Kram in her New Product Showcase covers a post-Passover new popcorn to try.
We wish all our readers and friends a happy and healthy Passover.
Our next issue will be published on Monday May 1st.
Kosher New Products Feature
New Simply Popped Pop Corn from Jolly Time
Jolly Time Pop Corn introduces Simply Popped, a microwave butter popcorn made with four simple ingredients: butter, sea salt, non-G.M.O. popcorn and oil. The gluten-free snack contains 35 calories per cup, zero grams of trans fats and no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Kosher certified under the Orthodox Union (OU) and Dairy. Simply Popped tastes Read More > $gt;
Nothing to Eat on Passover!?
Growing up in Crown Heights, I vividly remember my late mother’s feverish preparations for the holiday. Most of what we ate was made in her kitchen, including the pastries, apple sauce, the gefilte fish and so forth. Our beverage of choice was Saratoga Geyser flavored with Kedem Raspberry Syrup. Our selection of wine was limited Read More > $gt;
Kosherfest – The world’s largest kosher trade show
Learn more about attending and exhibiting at Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher industry trade show.
|November 15-16, 2016
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ USA
“Kosherfest continues to be an outstanding venue to help us offer a strong Kosher program to our customers throughout the country. We are able to gauge current trends, find a plethora of new and innovative items and continue to build our relationships with both new and existing Kosher vendors. No doubt, a show not to be missed for anyone looking to grow their Kosher business.”
Yakov M. Yarmove
Ethnic Marketing and Specialty Foods