Kosherfest 2004, the sixteenth annual kosher food and foodservice trade show, took place at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 26 and 27. Renowned as the world’s most important
trade event for the kosher food industry, “Kosherfest’s move to the Javits Center positions kosher for further growth among diverse sectors of the food market,” according to Menachem Lubinsky, President & CEO of Lubicom Marketing Consulting. Mr. Lubinsky co-producer of Kosherfest together with Diversified Business Communications, reports that “An estimated 2,500 food items received
kosher certification in the past 12 months, bringing the total number of packaged goods in the U.S. with kosher certification to over 82,000.” More than 500 new products made their debut at this year’s Kosherfest.
Hundreds of OU certified companies exhibited at the 2004 Kosherfest, where the Orthodox Union’s booth attracted countless visitors of OU certified companies’ officials as well as inquiries about OU applications.