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Manila…The Philippines is the latest country to set its sights on the lucrative kosher food market. Local food exporters are planning to offer a wider range of certified products to key markets, including the United States and Israel. The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions has set up the Kosher Certification Program for food products to enable the country to take advantage of the growing kosher market worldwide.

Sderot…Global food giant Nestle is producing a new breakfast cereal at its R&D center in the southern Israeli town of Sderot, Israel21c.com reported. The new cereal, which will be sold first in Israel and then worldwide, is to be named Crunch Rolls Nougat. The cereal is inflated into the shape of a cylinder and filled with nougat.

Baltimore…The Star-K kosher verification agency recently led a “Novice Tour” of kosher for students of the Johns Hopkins University. Administrator, Rabbi Zvi Goldberg, led the tour of Baltimore’s Seven Mile Market.

Bayonne, NJ…Philip A. Morson has replaced Martin Davidson as Director of Communications/Public Relations for Kedem Food Products Int’l (KFPI).

New York…Rabbi Chaim Loike, the Orthodox Union’s expert on kosher birds, recently visited the Yeshiva at IDT in Newark to present the OU Kosher Harry H. Beren ASK OUtreach shiur (class) on the Mesorah (traditional roots and history) of kosher birds.