Does Hebrew National ‘Answer To A Higher Authority’?

This piece was first published on The Jew and the Carrot blog at the Forward.

Kosher BBQ enthusiasts and other fans of the essential kosher hot dog, Hebrew National — which advertises that that they “answer to a higher authority” — have been following a recent lawsuit alleging that the company’s franks and other products are not kosher.

The suit was filed against ConAgra, the parent company of Hebrew National, by 11 plaintiffs who live around the country on May 18 in Minnesota’s state court. The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages and restitution for ConAgra’s “deceptively and misleading mislabeling Hebrew National products as strictly 100% kosher, when they are not,” according to court documents. These products include Hebrew National’s line of hot dog/beef franks, salami, sausage and deli meats. At issue is not whether or not the meat used is beef, but rather whether it is slaughtered and handled according to kosher standards.

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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