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What’s Next for Kosher in 2021: More Health-Conscious Consumers


Adelle’s doctor was full of advice on how to eat healthier in an age of Corona. She gave Adelle a list of foods that were not common on her shopping list. “These are all foods that help boost the immune system,” the doctor stressed. According to one supermarket manager, Adelle is part of a growing number of consumers that are searching for kosher products that help the immune system in an age where people are concerned about having antibodies to ward off chances of contracting the Coronavirus.


Nestlé Speeds Support with Augmented Reality


At a time when travel is restricted due to COVID-19, Nestlé is expanding the use of augmented reality technology to provide remote support to its production and R&D sites and to connect with suppliers. Experts across the company and external providers are using remote assistance tools to connect with people at factories and other facilities […]


Covid-19 Impact on Kosher Food Industry Significant


On the surface it seems as if the kosher food industry has dodged a bullet during the Covid-19 pandemic but food experts say that when all the data is in, there will be a significant impact. Retailers are complaining that shipments are delayed due to workers testing positive and being in quarantine. They also say […]


Candy Companies Pivot for a Socially Distanced Halloween


“Halloween celebrations are likely to be different this year, with an earlier start to the season and more geographic differences than in prior years,” said Chairman and CEO Michele Buck, The Hershey Company, during the second quarter earnings call. Halloween season sales are about 10% of the company’s annual sales. About 50% of those sales come […]


Kosherfest 2020 Postponed Due to COVID: New Dates of Events to be Announced


The ongoing restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted exhibitors and buyers to recommend a postponement of Kosherfest 2020 which was scheduled for November 11-12, 2020. Diversified Business Communications and Lubicom Business Consulting, co-producers of Kosherfest, are analyzing the results of a survey sent to several thousand exhibitors and buyers… Click here to read […]


USDA Proposes Tighter Organic Standards


Requirements for organic food & beverage products would be tightened up and fraud detection strengthened under regulatory changes now being considered by USDA. The proposed regulations, released Aug. 5, “are intended to protect integrity in the organic supply chain and build consumer and industry trust in the USDA organic label,” according to a USDA news release. They […]


FDA gluten-free ruling covers hydrolyzed, fermented food


Record-keeping will be key for manufacturers wanting to use a gluten-free label for foods that are fermented or hydrolyzed or that contain fermented or hydrolyzed ingredients. The US Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 12 issued a final rule, which may be found here, that establishes requirements for such gluten-free labeling. The FDA listed examples of […]


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