(FJC.ru) The Jewish community of Izhevsk, Russia, is preparing for an initiative aimed at expanding the availability of kosher bread in the region. This month, the city's chief rabbi and Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Mikhoel Urin visited the Vereshaginskiy Bakery with the chairman of the Magen David Jewish Community. The meeting set the groundwork for changes in the plant, one of the largest in the region, to allow it to produce kosher food products.

During the site inspection, the pair did not encounter any prospective problems with the storage, processing and grinding processes in its bread-making.

Plans now call for the bakery to begin milling cereals, wheat and other grains, which will be certified by the Moscow branch of Russia's Kashrut Department.

The Jewish community of Izhevsk, located some 1,129 kilometers east of Moscow, is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.