New York…When the leaders of kashrus organizations meet on October 29th for the annual meeting of the Association of Kashrus Agencies (AKO), they will no doubt look at the myriad of issues that the agencies face, ranging from some of the newest challenges posed by technology to more stringent supervision at restaurants and catering establishments. In the aftermath of various problems confronting kashrus, such as insect infestation, the major agencies have dramatically stepped up their community education programs. Headed by Rabbi Sholem Fishbane of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc), the annual meeting is the largest gathering of the year for the Association. The rabbis and organizations traditionally meet the day after Kosherfest which this year takes place on October 27th and 28th at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the headquarters of the Orthodox Union in Lower Manhattan.
September 30, 2009