West Bloomfield-based Kosher Michigan will be the first kosher certification agency owned by a non-Orthodox rabbi to participate in Kosherfest, a national trade show held Oct. 29-30 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.
KosherFest will feature special events and programs to mark its 25th anniversary as the largest annual meeting place and product resource for the kosher trade industry.
Launched by Rabbi Jason Miller in 2008, Kosher Michigan will have a booth and exhibit at Kosherfest.
“My certification agency has grown over the past five plus years and becoming a part of Kosherfest for the first time is a milestone for me," Miller said.
Menachem Lubinsky, co-producer and founder of Kosherfest said, “In the last 25 years, we have seen the number of kosher-certified items grow from a few thousand to almost 200,000. Major food companies have changed their ingredients and equipment in order to get kosher certification, and consumers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, seek the kosher symbol on the food products they buy more than ever before.”
Miller said that Kosher Michigan certifies more than 50 businesses "and that number is growing each month. KM has expanded outside of Michigan and the KM hechsher (kosher symbol) is found on products sold throughout the U.S. and Canada.”
Kosher Michigan will be a co-exhibitor at Kosherfest with Excalibur Seasonings, a large spice company in Pekin, IL that has been certified by Kosher Michigan for the past few years.