Refrigerated, frozen among top new Kosher foods
Officials say a panel of five judges sampled hundreds of new kosher food entries. Product entries were judged on the basis of newness, quality, taste, saleability and retail price point.
Refrigerated and frozen food winners included:
BEST KOSHER ORGANIC -- Organic Batter Blasters, refrigerated spray pancake and waffle batter from Batter Blaster LLC, Austin, Texas.
BEST CHEESE OR DAIRY -- Lasagna Florentine entree distributed by Get Healthy America!, Plainview, N.Y.
BEST FINE FOOD FROM ISRAEL -- Falafel with Tehina filling frozen entree from Blue & White Foods LLC, Astoria, N.Y.
BEST MEAT, POULTRY OR SEAFOOD -- Chicken Breast Cutlets from Kosher Valley, Plainville, N.Y. Kosher Valley is a joint venture between Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
New product contest judges included Yakov Yarmove, business development manager, Ethnic Marketing and Specialty Foods, SUPERVALU (Eden Prairie, Minn.); Joe Plueger, director of grocery DPI-Specialty Foods, Midwest (Arlington Heights, Ill.); Marty Stein, account manager, Tree of Life Inc., (St. Augustine, Fla.); Jacob Rusanov, lifestyle category manager, Wakefern Food Corporation/Shoprite (Elizabeth, NJ); and Jeff Nathan, chef/proprietor Abigael’s On Broadway, New York, N.Y., cookbook author and cooking show host).
Kosherfest is co-produced by Diversified Business Communications of Portland, Maine, and Menachem Lubinsky, president and CEO of LUBICOM.