Baltimore…It reads like a United Nations roll call as more and more companies throughout the world seek out kosher certification. On the Star-K list are companies in the UAE, India, China, Pakistan, Netherland, Italy, France and the UK, to name but a few. In the OK Spirit Magazines, articles cover kosher certifications in Colombia and Ecuador. Similar listings are on the websites of the Orthodox Union (OU) and the Kof-K. Kosher food sources say that this unprecedented demand even during the global pandemic is a reflection of the growing interest in kosher even in such countries as the UAE. They say that many are looking to expand into the dynamic Israeli market which they now see as the door to the lucrative Middle East kosher and Halal markets.