February 16, 2009

AKO Conference to Confront Latest Challenges to Kashrus

Chicago…Kashrus officials are set to gather in West Palm Beach next Sunday February 22nd to discuss a host of issues, particularly those faced by local Vaadim (kashrus committees). The event, coordinated by Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, Executive Director of the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO), will deliberate on such pressing topics as: Standards for Accepting a Mashgiach, The Amount of Supervision Required for Establishments, Vegetable Standards For Vaadim, and Kosher And Non-Kosher Facilities. Kashrus officials say that the rapid expansion of kosher necessitates adopting universal standards and fostering better communications amongst the agencies and the Vaadim.