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May 18, 2009

Jerusalem…KosherToday Israel Bureau Chief…With Shavuos around the corner, Israel’s dairies are again launching new products in promotions aimed at getting the public to increase their purchase of the dairy foods that are traditional during the festival.
Gad Dairies, one of the country’s smaller family enterprises,

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May 18, 2009

New York…A travel expert recently wrote about a frequent flier complaining about the quality of his meal on board an airliner and that he “would do well to order a kosher meal that seems to be much improved.” While kosher travelers still have their share of horror stories, they agree that the kosher fare on

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May 18, 2009

New York…Everyone has a favorite cheesecake, or so it seems, say manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers preparing for the annual onslaught of the pastry. As the only holiday that traditionally involves at least one dairy meal, Shavuos is an exclusive event on the Jewish calendar. Some retail stores and web sites

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May 18, 2009

New York...Sam Ellenberg is not religious but this year will be buying a cheesecake for Shavuos (eve of May 28 – May 30) in a Los Angeles supermarket. He plans to attend Yizkor services in his Conservative synagogue but the cheesecake is what his mother used to bake in their Washington Heights home. Although it is not as

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May 18, 2009

Tel Aviv…Tnuva and poultry? Israel’s largest dairy is pushing steadily into poultry.
According to ''Globes'' Tnuva and Ambar’s joint subsidiary, IT Group, is in talks to acquire poultry processor Hod Hefer at a company value of $7.5 million. The likely deal is part of the strategy by Tnuva's owners, Apax Partners and

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May 18, 2009

London…Fresh from its recent victory in the European Union's parliament, European Jewish leaders predict renewed efforts by schechita antagonists in the years to come to ban schechita. The EU parliament passed a new bill meant to ensure kosher animal slaughter across the continent. The amendment was passed in order to

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May 18, 2009

This year’s DPI Midwest Regional Food Show, to be held July 8th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg IL, plans a kosher focus, with the new Kosher Banner aisle. It looks like an excellent opportunity for companies to boost sales in the Midwest for the end of the year. Call Joe Plueger

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May 18, 2009

Philadelphia, PA…Max and David’s International Restaurant was chosen as the best kosher restaurant in the Philadelphia area while the ShopRite of the Garden State Pavilion was picked as the best kosher store in the area as part of the 2008-2009 Philadelphia area kosher survey conducted by Kosher Community Surveys LLC.

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May 18, 2009

New York…While it may seem to some that the whole world is kosher, a significant portion of the US food industry is not. Out of an approximate $550 billion in food sales, about $200 billion is kosher certified. Kosher food experts say that there is a growing interest amongst many companies that are not yet kosher to

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May 4, 2009

New York…The shortage of glatt kosher meat in the US may be over but it has certainly changed the landscape of kosher meat since the bankruptcy of Agriprocessor, a survey shows. Major markets have more than replaced the meat although some still complain of inconsistencies in the delivery of all types of meat and

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