I spoke briefly with the CEO of OU Kosher, Rabbi Menachem Genack. I asked him the following question:
Shmarya Rosenberg: "Why don't you tell me in a nutshell why the business practices of a company you supervise and certify should not enter into, or do not enter into, whether the food they produce is kosher or not? Whether you leave your hechsher on or not?"
Rabbi Genack: "It does fall into the purview of, not of whether it is kosher or not, but whether we should be supervising it. And what I said many times is that this, these areas – immigration, you know, worker rights – the whole plethora of them, that we're going to follow the lead of the Federal government who has authority in this. And, you know, we'll see what happens and we will do – and we will see where the facts lead us. Obviously, if there if they are held culpable on a corporate level then we will respond on that basis."
Rabbi Genack had to take another call, and was unable to take a followup question.