Whole Foods Market adds kosher foods

by Bryan Salvage
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AUSTIN, TEXAS – Whole Foods Market has expanded its line of kosher food products in all U.S. locations. In addition to kosher turkey and chicken, Whole Foods Market offers kosher for Passover matzo, cake mixes and macaroons, as well as traditional celebration foods like gefilte fish, smoked salmon and lamb shank bones.

"We have more kosher food products than ever, many of which are also organic and whole grain," said Errol Schweizer, Whole Foods Market global grocery director.

From now through Passover, Whole Foods Market is offering menu suggestions and recipes to help plan Seder dinner and Passover menus.

Kosher chicken and turkey products, provided by Kosher Valley, which are certified by Rabbi Yechiel Babad and the Orthodox Union, have been offered since September 2009. Kosher Valley's antibiotic-free kosher line is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

"There has been huge demand for our antibiotic-free, kosher poultry products since we began offering them six months ago," said Theo Weening, the company's global meat coordinator.

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