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June 29, 2009

Tel Aviv…KosherToday Israel Bureau Chief…Israeli food exporters are feeling the overall decline in food sales because of the global economic slowdown. The Marker reports that when less humus is ordered in Manhattan, Israeli food companies feel the losses. First quarter export sales fell by 21 percent compared the same

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June 29, 2009

New York…With some 500 kosher certified companies, this year’s Fancy Food Show scheduled for June 28-30 at the Javits Center in Manhattan, will once again highlight the large number of specialty foods that have gone kosher in the past few years. According to the Mintel Research Organization, kosher continues to be the

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June 29, 2009

Moscow…Demand for kosher food continues to soar in Russia and some sources say that it isn’t only by Jews. Moscow’s kosher food store, located in the Chabad - Marina Roscha Community Center recently launched www.market.ru, the first online kosher food store in Russia, offering customers the convenience of home

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June 29, 2009

Manila…The Philippines is the latest country to set its sights on the lucrative kosher food market. Local food exporters are planning to offer a wider range of certified products to key markets, including the United States and Israel. The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions has set up the Kosher

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June 29, 2009

New York…Walking the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center, there were some 500 booths with kosher certification, but the big news was how many of the large international pavilions featured kosher. Some countries like Italy and Spain have been accustomed to meeting kosher buyers looking for the kosher fare. The

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June 29, 2009

Allentown PA…Barton’s one of the most iconic brands in kosher over the last half century has been sold as part of an auction to sell off assets of Cherrydale Farms. KosherToday has learned that the Barton’s brand and some of its assets were sold independently of Cherrydale, which in its hey-day was a large producer

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June 29, 2009

Baltimore…The Star-K on May 26th hosted a meeting of the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO), headed by Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, who also heads the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc). Some of the questions they deliberated on included how to guarantee that domestic beer malt is not sent to a non-kosher smokehouse,

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June 1, 2009

London…A number of European travel agents serving a kosher clientele forecast a significant downturn in business this summer. In Israel and the US, the sentiment is pretty much the same that the recession will keep many kosher travelers home. They say that it will also effect kosher cruises. Although no one was willing

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June 1, 2009

Tel Aviv…It has been almost a year that Charedim (very religious Jews) are boycotting the Shefa Shuk stores of Blue Square, Israel’s second largest supermarket chain. Ironically, Blue Square created the Shefa Shuk brand specifically targeting the Orthodox Jewish community with its large families and significant

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June 1, 2009

New York…The announcement by Johnson & Johnson that it was dropping the Kof-K symbol from its Listerine Pocketpaks is a rare occurrence, according to kashrus agencies. Less than 5% of all manufactured products that are certified kosher ever drop their kosher symbols, say the agencies. Kashrus officials say that the

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