Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
More than 40 different Israeli food and beverage companies, representing hundreds of products - ranging from ice cream, cookies, and candies, to prepared meals, deli meats, and fine wines – were on exhibit at the 2004 KosherFest show, that was at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center, Tuesday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 27. The companies, all of which export their products to the U.S. market, presented under the umbrella name, “Fine Foods from Israel.”
The Fine Foods from Israel marketing campaign was launched two years ago by the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, to better promote Israeli food and beverage exports to the United States and elsewhere.
Although Israel is best known as the world’s second greatest technology exporter (after the U.S.), Israel’s food, beverage and wine production represented 30% of Israel’s 2003 industrial revenue, or more than $12 billion. Last year, U.S. imports of Israeli food and beverages grew 30% over 2002 imports, and in the first six months of 2004, exports to the U.S. rose more than 60%.
Why are so many Israeli brands becoming so successful in the U.S. market? According to Zohar Peri, Economic Minister to North America, Israel Economic Mission, “Geography and demography combine to make Israel a culinary crossroad where European, Middle Eastern and North African cuisines blend together in one huge melting pot, resulting in a wide array of original Mediterranean-style foods. Because many Israeli products are either lactose- free, meat-free, sugar-free, and/or organic, they appeal to many cross sections of US consumers. And as we all know, kosher means the highest quality and purity.”
Such major supermarket chains as Shop-Rite, Waldbaums, The Associated, and Pathmark carry large selections of Israeli food products, and fine, varietal Israeli wines are finally being recognized as being among the better wines in the world. With more and more U.S. consumers concerned with food purity and quality, Israeli food imports are expected to continue their dramatic growth for many years to come.
For further information about Fine Foods from Israel, go to www.finefoodsisrael.com or contact Hanna Kamionski, Israel Economic Mission, (212) 499-5624.
About the Author: Magazine Editor, The Jewish Press
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
I find his mother to be a difficult person and my nature is to stay away from people like that.
Here are some recipes to make your Chag La’Illanot a festive one.
We aren’t at a platform; we are underground, just sitting there.
Dr. Lowy believed passionately in higher education for both men and women and would stop at nothing to assist young students in achieving their educational goals.
It’s almost pointless to try to summarize all of the fascinating information that Holzer’s research unearthed.
The special charm of these letters is their immediacy and authenticity of emotion and description.
Why is there such a steep learning curve for teachers? And what can we, as educators and community activists, do better in the educational system and keep first-year teachers in the job?
Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.
Often both girls and boys compare their date to their parents.
We love the food, the hotels, and even the wildlife. We love the Israelis.
Few traces remain of the glory days of Jewish life in the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, but the demise wasn’t due to the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Rather it was a manmade volcano called the Edict of Expulsion from Spain – and not even an invitation to return in Shevat of 1740 could […]
August 1937, Cheyenne Wyoming – Sally Levin, an Orthodox Jewish teenager has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and her family is preparing to institutionalize her.
The first few post-Pesach days are filled with the hurried rush to consume as much “chometz” as possible – and then the weight concerns begin. For some, the gut reaction (pun intended) is to stop eating – never a good idea. We all know that the best way to lose those extra pounds is by focusing on eating healthy.
WORLD CHEESE COMPANY AND MILLER’S CHEESE CORP. IN VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SHREDDED CHEESE DESPITE TESTING NEGATIVE World Cheese Company, producer of Haolam cholov yisrael cheese products, and Miller’s Cheese Corp. have issued a voluntary recall on a limited amount of shredded cheese packaged in a Wisconsin plant. The Voluntary Recall was requested by the […]
Is there a more perfect way to end your day then with a bowl of soup? They soup is comfort food – even during the summer months. So, how about sharing soup with a group of friends? That’s the idea behind a “soup soiree”. Click here for recipes and tips. Visiting Chicago or want to send […]
For those of you looking for a great place to eat in New Jersey, look no further than Fumio, a steak and sushi house in Livingston. From all I have read they have a great selection of meat and fish dishes, plus great desserts. They are under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest.
Ever wonder if baking fortune cookies is halchically permitted? I never thought about it, but really how do you know if the ink is kosher? Well, according to HaRav Aviner, it is okay. The Kosher Chef blog has a recipe for low-fat blueberry cobbler that sounds good enough to make us cheat on our diets, while […]
If you love cheese, take a look at this deal on Parmigiano-Regginao cheese from igourmet. This one-pound block is made in Italy and kosher for Pesach and all year round. The green edition of the Kosher Cooking Carnival can be found by clicking here. Add raisins to the list of foods that have become problematic. According to […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/food/kashrut-scene/fine-foods-from-israel-campaign-sees-u-s-imports-rise-60-in-2004/2004/11/03/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: