MOSCOW, Russia - For the first time, Moscow residents will be able to benefit from the regular production of kosher gingerbread and Turkish delight (rahat lakoum), made by the city's bakery number 28. These treats are baked with ingredients approved by the rabbinic coordinators at the Kashrut Department of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia and made under the supervision of a representative of the organization.
The products are marked with special stickers, indicating that the kosher status of the food is guaranteed by Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar. For the production of these confectionary products, only high quality, natural ingredients are used.
The confections are kosher and parve, i.e., they contain neither meat nor dairy ingredients, so they can be eaten in conjunction with meat or dairy meals.
In separate news, in Minsk, the Kashrut Department of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia has also issued a kosher certificate for a series of wafers called "7:40." The wafers are produced at the Minsk bakery number 4. This is not the first time that the Chief Rabbinate of Russia has certified the kashrut of food products made in other countries.
The wafers are already be available at various places where kosher products are sold, in both Moscow and Minsk.