Hundreds of New Kosher Foods, Spirits, Wines & Products to Be Introduced, Featuring Israel Pavilion & Exhibitors from Around the Globe; A Look Back at 25 Years

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25th Edition of Kosherfest, October 29-30 Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ

Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher food and beverage trade show, celebrates its 25th anniversary next week (October 29 - 30 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ). The kosher industry has evolved dramatically over the last 25 years -- growing from a few thousand certified kosher items to more than 150,000. Today, 92 countries produce kosher food products and ingredients. Many major food companies have changed their processes and ingredients to get kosher certification and consumers, both Jews and non-Jews, seek the kosher symbol on the food products they buy, relating it to health and safety.

"Years ago you wouldn't find kosher truffle oil or kosher balsamic vinegar, but today the vast array of kosher products introduced each year includes gourmet, fat-free, gluten-free, ready-to-bake, heat 'n serve, and even fake bacon," said Menachem Lubinsky, who founded the first Kosherfest, which was actually a consumer show, and is the co-producer of Kosherfest 2013. "It's no longer just about kugel, matzah balls and white fish. Kosher has become a worldwide phenomenon."

We welcome you to attend the 25th Kosherfest and speak to Lubinsky about the changes in kosher over this quarter of a century.

WHAT:     Kosherfest 2013 (http://www.kosherfest.com) - The world’s largest kosher certified food and beverage trade show for the retail and foodservice industries.

Featuring the latest in kosher trends, tastes, flavors, & more than 350 exhibitors from NY, NJ and CT, as well as the Continental USA, ISRAEL, ARGENTINA, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN and more.

Hundreds of new foods from all over the world, cooking demonstrations, food & toys for Chanukah, and plenty of food samples throughout the 2-day show; Celebrating 25 YEARS.

The kosher food market is a $12,500,000,000 market growing at a rate of 15% annually, according to MINTEL, a marketing company.

WHEN:                 Tuesday, October 29:        10:00 AM -5:00 PM (Keynote presentation 9AM)
Wednesday, October 30:     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE:             Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday, November 13
8:00am        Visitor & Press Registration Open
9:00am    Keynote Presentation: Kosherfest at 25: An Industry Celebrates a Quarter Century of Growth and
Prepares to Face a New Era of Challenges and Hope
10:45am        Kosherfest New Product Awards Presentation
10:00am        Kosherfest Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting
10:00am             Exhibit Hall Opens
10:45am        Education Session: The Niching and Mainstreaming of Kosher
12:00pm    Special Media Event: The World’s Largest Chicken Nugget - Empire Kosher Poultry Inc., Booth 237
12:30pm    Education Session: The Future of Kosher
4:00pm        Special Event: The Authors Hour
5:00pm        Visitor Registration Closes
5:00pm        Exhibit Hall Closes

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
9:00am        Visitor Registration Open
10:00am        Exhibit Hall Open
10:00am        A Taste of Israel - A Culinary Presentation
12:00pm    Mashgiach / "Kosher Supervisor of the Year" Award Presentation
12:15pm    Kosherfest 6th Annual Culinary Competition
3:00pm    Visitor Registration Closes (Visitors and press exhibiting the exhibit hall after 3pm will not be readmitted
to the show)
4:00pm                Show Closes

For information and a complete list of show events and exhibitors, visit http://www.kosherfest.com.

CAMERA CREWS, REPORTERS, BLOGGERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & ALL MEDIA INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT

Interviews, products photos, samples, recipes available.

Media Contact: Andover Communications, 201-947-4133.
On-site Show Contact: Vicki Garfinkel, vickigj(at)gmail(dot)com; Cell: 973-519-8926;

Follow Kosherfest on FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/Kosherfest and Twitter https://twitter.com/Kosherfest

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