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“Since 2009, Empire Kosher Poultry, now the largest producer of kosher chickens and turkeys in the country, has sold poultry that is raised without antibiotics and is fed only a vegetarian diet.”
“Some of my otherwise non-kosher Thanksgiving turkey-eating guests were put off by the feathers often left on kosher turkeys. When I asked an Empire spokesperson about this, he explained that since only cold water is allowed in a kosher slaughter, it is harder to get rid of the feathers.”
After a long day of fasting and atoning, who wants to cook? This is America! Not to worry! There is now an instant microwaveable kosher whole chicken. It’s made by Empire Kosher, and all you do is pop it in the microwave for 20 minutes and, voila, dinner.
Just because that sirloin steak on your plate was certified as kosher, does that make it kosher? Not necessarily, according to Aaron Gross. If the cow suffered in life or in death, the steak is traif, he says.
As founder and CEO of Farm Forward, a nonprofit working to better the lot of factory farm animals, Gross ponders these questions all the time. He has made a career of blending his love of Jewish ethics with concern for animal welfare.
MIFFLINTOWN, Pa. – The end came swiftly for the chicken I’ll call Bob. Propelled into a trough of sorts by a machine that tips a crate’s worth of birds onto the assembly line — “They’re like children, sliding down,” the head kosher supervisor said — chicken Bob was seized by a worker’s practiced hands and guided toward the shochet, or ritual slaughterer, along a stainless steel panel meant for calming the birds.