January 11, 2010

Kosher Agencies Said to Focus on Training of Mashgichim and Food Service Standards

Chicago…The annual Vaadim Convention, sponsored by the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) is set to address two major concerns of the kashrus community. Scheduled to meet in Dallas February 22-23, the kashrus officials will discuss programs to train mashgichim and setting standards for kosher foodservice establishments. The Vaadim are part of a network of local and regional kashrus committees that in recent years have played a significant role in the expanding kosher food world. AKO is headed by Rabbi Sholem Fishbane of the Chicago Rabbinical Council who also serves as the executive director of the umbrella kashrus agency. Rabbi Sholey Klein of Dallas will serve as the event chairman.