Stephen Mendelsohn writes:
I was in ShopRite this evening and noticed in their circular that they were offering their own new brand of glatt kosher hot dogs, certified by the OU and KAJ. In the kosher hot dog section, there were also packages of another new brand, Nathan’s (the Coney Island folks), which was non-glatt and certified by R’ Zeilingold’s UMK. It seems to me that Rubashkin is trying to get around the boycott of his products by marketing them under private labels with no mention of AgriProcessors on the package. One wonders whether the OU or UMK may have recommended this deceptive practice to keep consumers from knowing where their meat was shechted. Watch for more grocery stores, especially in the Northeast, to sport private-label kosher meat to cover for Rubashkin.