USDA documents to be released later today by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union are said to show a pattern of food safety issues including recalled products, mad-cow-related safety concerns and repeated fecal and bile contamination at the plant that produces Aaron's Best, Aaron's Choice, European Glatt, Iowa Best Beef, Nevel, Shor Harbor, Rubashkin's, Supreme Kosher, and David's.
That's right, folks. Rubashkin and Agriprocessors – owned by Chabad followers and the county's largest producer of glatt kosher meat – are back in the news again.
The UFCW is currently trying to unionize Agriprocessors, and that should be taken into account when judging this story.
But, if the documents to be released later today support the assertions made by the UFCW, kosher consumers will have many more valid reasons to demand different, non-Rubashkin-controlled sources of kosher meat.
as it develops here.