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January 5, 2022

Teaneck…The long awaited Vaadim Convention of the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) was postponed. The conference was to have taken place December 26-28, 2022, but due to the rising cases of Covid and the flu, the conference was moved to May. In a letter to the AKO members, Rabbi Ari Senter of the Kof-K

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January 5, 2022

New York…2021 was a year of unprecedented challenges for the kosher food industry. Covid refused to die with the emergence of new variants Delta and Omicron. There were major supply chain disruptions and inflation took its toll on pricing at every level. Yet, led by the continued expansion of the network of

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December 15, 2021

Fairlawn, NJ… Yoni's Pretzel Challah combines two classic breads, the pretzel and the challah, Yoni’s Pretzel Challah has created an innovative, mouth-watering gourmet food. It has the crust of an old school soft pretzel with a moist and fluffy inside that we all know and love from challah, even without eggs!

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December 15, 2021

New York… It was in 2009 that the late Gil Marks, a James Beard winner of many kosher cookbooks, guessed that nearly 20 million sufganiyot (Hebrew for the original jelly doughnuts) were sold in Israel. An Israeli source this week guessed that the number would be closer to 50-70 million worldwide for the popular

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December 15, 2021

Tel Aviv…Several sources including the prestigious Israeli business publication Globes are reporting that the British multinational consumer goods company Unilever, may be ready to change course on its controversial Ben & Jerry’s decision. The kashrus world has debated the wisdom of withholding hashgacha

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December 15, 2021

Secaucus NJ… It has become a tradition at the annual Kosherfest to crown a Mashgiach (Kosher Supervisor) of the Year and 2021 was no exception. Eli Herman of Valley Village CA was this year’s “2021 Mashgiach of the Year,” for which he received a $1,000 cash award from Kashrus Magazine, which

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December 15, 2021

New York…by Eda Kram…When Isaac Lefkowitz left Kosherfest after exhibiting at the two-day show (November 9-10), he did not realize how much mazal he had. Although still trying to figure out his next steps after the show, he ended up in a traffic accident which would result in an introduction to a buyer for

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December 15, 2021

Passaic…It is one of the region’s newest large independent kosher super stores in a community that has grown significantly since 2000 when it numbered only 10,000 observant Jews who eat kosher. Aisle One is the newest independent kosher supermarket and one of several kosher options for the estimated 18,000

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November 30, 2021

MM Mania introduces the answer to your Keto cravings! Their new line of Keto friendly cookies come in a variety of flavors, chocolate chip, double chocolate chip and cinnamon. The cookies are sugar free, dairy free with 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of net carbs. They are certified kosher under the

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November 30, 2021

Miami…You may have noticed lately that making a reservation at a kosher restaurant has become somewhat of a challenge. You can try the phone, but chances are that it won’t be answered during the day. Or you can use their reservation on-line service like Yelp or Resy and risk not pushing a correct button and

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