News

March 2, 2009

New York…While some hotels are already sold out for the upcoming Passover season (eve of April 8th through the 16th), most hotels with a Passover program are still hoping for a last minute surge, KosherToday has learned. Entrepreneurs of the $100 million Passover hotel business are concerned about the ramifications of

Read More
March 2, 2009

New York…Peter Callahan likes to believe that he has introduced a new dimension to kosher catering, a fact that is hard to argue when you see his artistry in presenting kosher food at events like Bar Mitzvahs and other major affairs. Under the supervision of the OK Kosher Certification, Callahan’s PCK Catering is

Read More
March 2, 2009

New York…An unprecedented array of new kosher wines for Passover will offer consumers a plethora of choices for the holiday. In its annual Passover wine review, KosherToday found new wines to fit almost every budget. The Herzog family is marking its legendary kosher winemaking by introducing a special limited offering of

Read More
March 2, 2009

Brooklyn…Teenagers visiting Brooklyn for Shabbat were treated to a tour of Schick’s Bakery, where each one of the youngsters left with a box of Schick’s Hamantachen. The tour guide was owner Chaim Braunfeld on a breather before tackling the hectic Passover

Read More
March 2, 2009

New York…The 3rd annual Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off on February 13th was for the company more than a promotional event. Held at the Marriott Hotel in New York City’s Times Square, the event, say Manischewitz officials, is designed to demonstrate that its products, and kosher food in general, are high-quality,

Read More
March 2, 2009

New York…There will be no Bartons products this Passover, KosherToday has learned, amid fears that Bartons will be the victim of mounting financial troubles at Cherrydale Farms in Allentown, Pa. Salesman and brokers of the coveted chocolate products that were first introduced in 1938 by Stephen Klein were distraught over

Read More
March 2, 2009

New York…The Royal Wine Corporation’s 2009 Kosher Food & Wine Experience in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion on February 23rd was a demonstration of just how far kosher food and wine had progressed. It featured many of the best varieties from Israel and across the world. International wine makers and

Read More
February 16, 2009

New York…The action by the Orthodox Union (OU) to withdraw its certification from the Peanut Corporation of America did not come as a surprise to rabbis involved in kashrus. Peanut Corporation owns three peanut-processing plants, in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. A federal investigation into the salmonella outbreak, which

Read More
February 16, 2009

New York…Kosher Today Feature Editor…According to data provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), a record 5,360 inmates in federal prisons are receiving kosher meals in all of the FBOP’s 114 facilities across the United States. Of those, 3,268 identify themselves as Jewish. While there have been several

Read More
February 16, 2009

Tel Aviv…Globes reports that Wissotzky Tea is in talks to acquire Unilever Israel’s 51% stake in Beigel and Beigel Foods. The Beigel family owns the rest of the salted snacks maker. Israel’s leading business publication reports that Unilever Israel wants to quit the savory snacks business. The Beigel family has no

Read More