Seaweed Salad by Azuma Foods Certified Kosher

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Fourteen products by Azuma Foods International now carry the KORC mark.

The ‘KORC’ certification and hechsher validate our unwavering practice, and enable us to deliver healthy and delicious salads and hummus to the kosher community.

Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. (AFI), purveyor of the popular sesame seaweed salad, announces that 14 of its popular Asian style salads, spreads, and appetizers have been certified kosher, effective October 1, 2013. Certification was performed under the rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Jacob Traub, chairman of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Rabinnical Council of San Francisco. Certified Kosher Products include the classic Seaweed Salad in original and natural varieties, Hijiki Quinoa Salad, Chickpea Salad, Wild Rice Edamame Salad, Cream Corn Croquette, as well as the Teriyaki Shiitake and Sesame Seaweed spreads.

Azuma Foods’ offerings are made using only the highest quality ingredients and manufactured under strict kosher guidelines. Many of the products are gluten free and contain no fillers or artificial colors, in full compliance with Jewish dietary laws year around.

"We have always maintained the highest standards of production and quality control for our entire line of premium products," said Daniel Mazzei, manager of Special Sales. "The ‘KORC’ certification and hechsher validate this unwavering practice, and enable us to deliver healthy and delicious salads and hummus to the kosher community."

Kosher certification represents another milestone in the AFI’s dedication to convey "an Assimilation of Food Culture to the World" by mixing traditional Japanese cuisine with the world’s many food traditions.

The KORC hechsher will be printed on all applicable Azuma Foods and "azumagourmet" brand packaging moving forward so that consumers know they are buying food that meets the highest levels of Kosher law.

"azumagourmet" brand Seaweed Salad and other offerings in retail packaging can be found at Costco and other fine grocers and supermarkets nationwide.

About Azuma Foods

Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. (AFI), maker of the popular Tobikko® flying fish roe and Seaweed Salad, is a producer of unique and innovative food products for the food services industry and retail outlets. It strives to convey an "Assimilation of Food Culture to the World" by mixing traditional Japanese cuisine with the world’s many food traditions. Through the creation of a unique food culture, AFI is committed to developing innovative products that will appeal to the taste of all customers. The company has manufacturing facilities in California and Canada, and sales offices in Hawaii, New Jersey, California, and Richmond, B.C. More information can be found on http://www.azumafoods.com.

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