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February 3, 2009

Chicago…When local kashrus committees (Vaadim) meet in West Palm Beach later this month, one of the key topics will be the alleged bug infestation of raisins. The conference is sponsored by AKO (Association of Kashrus Organizations), which has already held several emergency meetings on the raisins issue and has thus far

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February 3, 2009

Oxnard, CA…Herzog Kosher Wines is holding its second annual international food and wine festival on February 18. The Wine Cellars located in Oxnard, California will be hosting winemakers from around the globe. Chef Todd Aarons, in charge of the Wine Cellars kosher gourmet restaurant Tierra Sur will be providing an

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February 3, 2009

New York…Americans of all backgrounds are buying kosher foods, according to the latest survey of kosher by the Mintel’s research group, a leading researcher of consumer goods. Thirteen percent of respondents in a national survey by Mintel indicated that they purchase kosher food, either for themselves or for someone

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February 3, 2009

Jerusalem…Many Israeli food companies are being forced to cut back or shut down because of the economic climate, but some of the better known Israeli brands are actually expanding business to the U.S. and another bidding to purchase a troubled American meat processing plant. Vita Pri HaGalil in Hatzor Haglilit, known for

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February 3, 2009

New York…Kashrus agencies are paying increased attention to the growing demand by consumers for both kosher and organic certifications on the same label. Last week, the Orthodox Union (OU) announced that it will recommend Organic National & International Certifiers (ON & IC) of Lincolnwood, IL to its client

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February 3, 2009

Chicago…While the focus of kashrus supervision generally falls on the large kashrus agencies, a conference on February 23rd and 24th in West Palm Beach will put the spotlight on local kashrus committees. Under the auspices of AKO (Association of Kashrus Organizations), the two day conference in Florida will address such

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February 3, 2009

New York…A major segment of hotels’ business stems from events. In cities with large Jewish populations, these events naturally include a significant number of kosher events, including organizational dinners, weddings and bar mitzvahs. While most hotels rely on kosher caterers for the food portion of Jewish events, the

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February 3, 2009

Napa Valley, CA …Covenant Wines is planning an Open House and Premiere Napa Valley’s first-ever auction lot of kosher wine: Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon, Solomon’s Cuvée 2008 on Thursday, February 19th in St. Helena. Covenant Solomon’s Cuvée is a unique co-ferment of Rudd Estate Mt. Veeder and Oakville Cabernet

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February 3, 2009

New York…Yokneam’s Morad’s Wineries, famous for liquors made from anything but grapes is coming soon to Rockefeller Center in New York. Tropical Winery is the name of the first shop to be opened by the American franchise. Since 1964, the Morad family has been producing exotic wines from fruits, vegetables, herbs and

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January 19, 2009

Montivedeo, Uruguay...The third largest exporter of agricultural products in South America and a member of Mercosur (South American equivalent of EU), is planning on increased exports of kosher beef and lamb to Israel. The announcement was made by President Tabare Vazquez, who visited Israel late last

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