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October 20, 2021

Secaucus NJ…Trade visitors will be able to visit the upcoming Kosherfest for two-days, according to the show co-producers Diversified Business Communications and Lubicom. Even trade buyers that had registered for only one-day will be able to use the registration on both November 9th and 10th. Show organizers had

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October 20, 2021

Brooklyn NY…An impressive group of new kosher products will compete at this year’s Kosherfest New Product Competition. The competition will take place on Wednesday October 20th at the Kosher Culinary Center. A panel of distinguished judges representing different segments of the food industry will judge the products for

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October 20, 2021

Brooklyn, NY…The holidays may be over but kosher retailers are reeling from ongoing shortages and soaring prices, especially for meat and poultry. A Flatbush takeout store couldn’t believe his eyes when a bill for a prime cut went from $11 lb. to more than $19 lb. in just a short two-week period. Another supermarket

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October 6, 2021

Calumet City, IL…by Eda Kram…The kosher mix has changed over the years, a far cry from the traditional products that most people recognized as a kosher product. From Sushi to Ramen, the kosher mix of today is a potpourri of the trendiest food products. Kosherfest has always been the incubator for the new, innovative,

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October 6, 2021

New York…The Israel Export Institute, an exhibitor at Kosherfest for most of the show’s 31-year history will be absent this year as travel and participating in such events is still off limits in Israel. Anat Katz, Israel’s Trade Commissioner in New York and Jennifer Kim, who handles food for the Trade Mission,

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October 6, 2021

New York…With the advent of the new Jewish year of 5782 comes Shmittah, observed every seven years. This is a year where a Sabbatical (Shmittah) is observed in the land of Israel. During this year, the fields lie fallow, and thousands of farmers literally abandon their fields. To ease the hardship of abstention from

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October 6, 2021

Redwood City, CA…. The Impossible Burger says that it's Impossible Pork tastes better than ground pork from pigs. But many rabbis and consumers are extremely wary about having a product associated with the quintessential treif (non-kosher) product gain a kosher certification. Indeed, the Orthodox Union which certifies

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October 6, 2021

New York…The kosher food industry continues to suffer from the repercussions of the ongoing Covid-19 saga. One issue that is creating the greatest headache for the industry is the manpower shortage. Kashrus agencies are encouraging mashgichim (kosher supervisors) to get vaccinated especially since a growing number of

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October 6, 2021

London…After all the pain the Kosher travel industry has suffered over the past 18 months it was extremely encouraging to see the large number of guests who participated in Sukkot programs on almost every continent, according to Raphi Bloom, co-owner of www.TotallyJewishTravel.com . Some of the destinations that did

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October 6, 2021

Chicago…The just concluded holiday season that began in early September with Rosh Hashanah and ended with Simchat Torah on September 29th saw record sales of kosher food in many areas. In a survey of kosher independent stores, most reported record sales especially since many people were home this year and stocked their

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