“My job and expertise is strictly kosher supervision, as long as the strict guidelines of Kosher Shichitah is followed in this plant my Hecsher will stay on”. said Rabbi Weissmandel.
Yet, several years ago, Rabbi Weissmandl threatened to remove his supervision from a macaroni and cheese product made by Upscale Foods and marketed under the Old City Foods label.
The reason? This:
A comic book. I kid you not.
Rabbi Weissmandl objected to these characters appearing on the mac and cheese box.
"Boys and girls flying together."
He also found the girls' costumes to be immodest.
When offered a deal where only the male characters would appear on the product box, Rabbi Weissmandl turned it down.
Comic books, opined Agriprocessors head of kosher, are "goyish."
Apparently violating state, federal and local law, and abusing and extorting poor non-Jewish workers are "Jewish" enough activities for Rabbi Weissmandl to leave his Supreme Kosher supervision on Agriprocessors' product.