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  • “Inside Empire’s slaughterhouse: The life of a kosher chicken,” JTA, August 4, 2011

    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.

  • “Fly balls & fleishigs – Nats host Jewish Community Day,” Washington Jewish Week, July 13, 2011

    “Fly balls & fleishigs – Nats host Jewish Community Day“ Washington Jewish Week July 13, 2011 by Adam Kredo What’s better than Jews and baseball?” wondered Bruce Waxman as he piled heaping mounds of Empire kosher chicken and honey-smoked turkey onto his plate. “Jews have always loved baseball!” Decked out in a Washington Nationals cap…

  • “Tom Vilsack throws a seder,” The Washington Post, April 28, 2011

    Empire Kosher Poultry of central Pennsylvania sponsored the kosher meal, which consisted of fresh-tasting salads and dips, couscous, organic chicken and an apple dessert. Chief executive officer Greg Rosenbaum was proud to participate: “We support local farmers and workers’ rights. We are the world’s largest producer of kosher chickens and turkeys,” he told me as we waited on the buffet line. Empire also donates 50,000 pounds of poultry to food banks and kitchens each year.

  • “Agriculture Dept. hosting ‘hunger seder’,” JTA, April 27, 2011

    Agriculture Dept. hosting ‘hunger seder’ JTA April 27, 2011 WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a “hunger seder.” The seder on Wednesday, the first of its kind, is “a forum to bring hunger, food insecurity and sustainable production and consumption issues to the table,” according to a statement from Jewish Funds…

  • “Empire Kosher chief recognized for food donations,” JTA, April 11, 2011

    Greg Rosenbaum, CEO of Empire Kosher Poultry, received this year’s humanitarian award from the Met Council on Jewish Poverty in New York at the council’s second annual Food for Life event at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York.