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September 7, 2022

New York…Honey, used on Rosh Hashanah to symbolize sweetness as in a sweet New Year, is inherently kosher but kashrus organizations warn that once the honey is tampered with in any way such as adding flavor kosher certification is required. The Star-K Kosher Certification explains it this way: “Honey is

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September 7, 2022

Chicago…The Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) is planning  to resume a long-standing tradition of holding its annual conference the day after Kosherfest which will be on November 10th. As in the past, the conference will be held at the headquarters of the Orthodox Union (OU) which recently moved its

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September 7, 2022

Chicago…The Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) is planning  to resume a long-standing tradition of holding its annual conference the day after Kosherfest which will be on November 10th. As in the past, the conference will be held at the headquarters of the Orthodox Union (OU) which recently moved its

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September 7, 2022

Jerusalem…Product recalls are fairly common in the US where companies with the tacit agreement of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voluntarily pull products off the shelf often at an enormous loss of income for the companies. Products found to contain Salmonella are almost always quickly recalled. Critics

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August 23, 2022

New York…”We’re doing everything to mitigate the ridiculously high prices,” the owner of a chain of kosher independent supermarkets told Kosher Today. I watch the customers' faces and I pray that they don’t hit the eggs first whose prices have been going through the roof,”  he

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August 23, 2022

New York…Traveling on Business Class is for all practical purposes out of reach for even well-traveled businesspeople. But for those who can afford the high cost of travel and are kosher, at least the fare is above average these days, travel experts say. To get business travelers to spend more than an ordinary

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August 23, 2022

Washington DC…Benny travels frequently to the nation’s capital, something he has been doing since the late ‘80’s, but despite several kosher food options he still finds the pickings very slim. “I sometimes wonder why there aren’t more options for the lobbyists, contractors and tourists

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August 23, 2022

Secaucus, NJ…While several Covid and supply chain shortage weary long-time exhibitors at Kosherfest will be sitting on the fence for this year’s show, they will be more than replaced by a cadre of enthusiastic new exhibitors. Some of the latest additions include Laconiko, -Sonny Honey, International Food SRL,

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August 23, 2022

Secaucus NJ…The much-anticipated New Product Competition, a major highlight of the annual kosher food trade show, is undergoing a major upgrade for the 2022 edition of Kosherfest, scheduled for November 8-9 at the Meadowlands Convention Center. The competition this year will be hosted by Apron Masters (

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August 23, 2022

Brooklyn…Raizel 20, considers herself a “kosher foodie” who is ready for kosher prime time. She has been experimenting with new kosher food recipes while still in elementary school and hopes that her innovative baking recipe will soon make it onto kosher food supermarket shelves. “While I

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