Rubashkin's distributor in the upper midwest has consistently refused to sell non-glatt meat – even Rubashkin non-glatt – in the Twin Cities. Rabbi Morris Allen, the Saint Paul-based Conservative rabbi leading the Conservative Movement's investigation of Rubashkin, has been fighting to get non-glatt for his community. But after many months of fighting, no results – until, it seems, this week. The local supermarket is now selling Rubashkin non-glatt. Amazing how this would happen the very week of the investigation, a week that saw the revelation of federal anti-trust subpoenas targeting price fixing and collusion in the kosher meat business. What a 'coincidence.'
[For those not familiar with the intricacies of kosher food, non-glatt meat is less expensive than glatt. It is the meat of choice for most non-Orthodox and Modern Orthodox Jews.]