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November 16, 2021

New York…I spoke to several key kosher purveyors wondering why they skipped the 2021 Kosherfest. I wondered out loud why companies that are an integral part of the kosher community would not participate in the annual gathering of the kosher food industry as other industries do? Some answered that they did not see

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November 16, 2021

Brooklyn, NY…In an ordinary non-Covid year Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, would have been preparing for the annual post -Kosherfest convention for the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO), of which he serves as executive director. He and other leading rabbis agreed that despite the pandemic related issues such as

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November 16, 2021

Monsey NY…by Batsheva Berger…It was the night before Kosherfest (November 8th) for an overflow crowd of media people who gathered for the 7th Annual Jewish Food Media Conference. The gathering which took place in the RendezVous dairy restaurant in Monsey, was in partnership with Masbia which

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November 16, 2021

New York…It is hard to believe that the last two years were one of the busiest periods for new kosher restaurant launches. Elan Kornblum, "The Restaurant Guy" and President, Great Kosher Restaurants Media Group, said that the kosher restaurant business was set to “explode” prior to Covid.

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November 16, 2021

Secaucus NJ…To be sure, it was a year of challenges for travel overseas, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. Yet, there were more than 300 new items at this year’s Kosherfest with some actually winning awards at a ceremony at Kosherfest for being best in their category. The Setton family, a fixture

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November 16, 2021

Secaucus NJ…David Elliot Farm, owned by the Fink Family of Scranton PA, was at Kosherfest for the first time. The poultry producer received considerable notice as it joined such well-known brands as KJ Poultry and Meal Mart in presenting Glatt Kosher meats and poultry. The absence of a few bellwether meat and

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November 16, 2021

Secaucus NJ…Kosherfest 2021, the 32nd edition of the international kosher food trade show, is in the books. Despite the absence of several core international exhibitors and the cautious refrain of many well-known kosher brands, the just concluded kosher food show (November 9-10, Meadowlands Convention Center) is

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November 2, 2021

Athens…Europe continues to tighten its stranglehold on banning shechita as Greece was the latest country to ban kosher and halal slaughter. Greece’s highest court issued the ban despite a government exemption for religious slaughter. Rabbi Menachem Margolin, chairman of the European Jewish Association said that

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November 2, 2021

Tel Aviv…In case one wonders why the price of Israeli products is going up, a strong shekel is the answer. Already buffeted by soaring food prices in most categories, the rise in the pricing of Israeli goods is yet another blow to American kosher consumers. Says Globes, Israel’s leading business publication: “The

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November 2, 2021

Secaucus NJ…All visitors to Kosherfest 2021 are being urged to observe commonly accepted safety measures during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing Delta Variant virus. This includes maintaining a safe distance (6’) in accordance with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the wearing of

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