"Lawsuit claims Hebrew National hot dogs aren't kosher"
The lawsuit alleges that meat processing services provided to ConAgra by privately held AER Services Inc fell short of the standards necessary to label Hebrew National products as kosher. As a result, they said, ConAgra misled consumers and was able to charge premium prices.
#1. "RE: Lawsuit claims Hebrew National hot dogs aren't kosher" In response to jmc (Reply # 0) Tue Jun-19-12 12:59 PM by Ethan
The laws of kashrut are laid out in the book of Leviticus, with further interpretations. Only certain animals are considered Kosher, they have to be slaughtered in a special way which is considered humane and removes most of the blood, the lungs need to be inspected to ensure that the animal was healthy and in order for the hind quarters to be considered kosher they must be specially processed. To make them kosher is an expensive process so the perfectly good hind quarters are frequently sold to gentiles. After slaughter, before eating the meat it must be further processed by salting to remove blood or scorching with fire. I suspect every religion has it's internal politics. We Jews certainly do. Many Jews will eat only food approved by their Rabbi. There is a one-upmanship of who can be holier. A suit like this should be against the supervising organization, Triangle K in this case and should be dealt with in a religious court. Triangle K is supposed to have employees, on the ground inspecting the factory and the animals constantly. A regular court shouldn't, can't and won't deal with such issues.
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