Secaucus NJ…Only hours remain until the 26th edition of Kosherfest, the world’s only trade show for the kosher food industry opens at the Meadowlands Exposition Center for two days. Hundreds of exhibitors, trade buyers, and media are already here for what is expected to be the largest show yet as the 80,000 square foot exhibit hall is filled to capacity. More than 340 companies will exhibit in 400 booths. The emphasis this year is on the expanding trend of upscale and healthy products. Most of the winners of the New Product Competition, who will receive their awards at a ceremony tomorrow morning, introduced products that are gluten-free. In addition, to exhibitors from almost half of the states in the nation, there will be exhibits from 10 countries and visitors from nearly 20 nations. As many as 300 new items are expected to be introduced at Kosherfest with nearly half submitted for consideration at last month’s New Product Competition.Note: Kosherfest is a trade professionals only event, no one under the age of 18 will be permitted on the show floor.