Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO OF OU Kosher, to be Featured Speaker at Kosherfest, November 16

November 2, 2005

Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of the Orthodox Union Kosher Division, will be a featured speaker at the Kosherfest show, which will be held Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Rabbi Elefant will be speaking on the second day, November 16, as part of a panel on Kosher Food Processing: Coping with Modern Day Challenges of Food Production.

The panel, which will also feature Mark Overland of Cargill, an international food production company; and Rabbi Sholomo Fishbane, Kashrut Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council, will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in room 1C04.

Rabbi Elefant and his fellow panelists will be discussing:

· How advances in food technology have created many new and exciting opportunities for food consumption.

· How this new era has been particularly challenging for kashrut.

· The remarkable story of how technology and kosher have not only coexisted, but also how they actually thrive together.

Rabbi Elefant is a much sought after expert on all matters relating to kosher certification. As COO of OU Kosher, the world’s largest and most recognized kosher agency, certifying some 400,000 products from nearly 6,000 production facilities in over 80 countries, Rabbi Elefant is in a unique position of expertise in the field.

This year, Kosherfest will feature 375 domestic and international companies, many of them certified by the OU; showcase many thousands of quality certified kosher products; and present industry-related educational sessions.

The OU has been an established presence at Kosherfest since the show’s inception in 1989 and will be located at Booth 534.