No more pigs

Readers of a delicate nature will have had to suppress a shudder this week in absorbing the implications of our story about the Kedassia supervising authority and its lorry containing both kosher meat and pig carcasses.

There may indeed be no halachic problem because the kosher meat is cleaned and salted after it is delivered. But the idea of dead pigs being carried in the same lorry as kosher meat is problematic, to say the least, in every other sense. Kedassia appears to be alone among kashrut authorities in this money-saving idea, and it is not hard to understand why. We can only implore Kedassia, the preferred kashrut authority of UK rabbis, to think again. No more pigs.

    Last updated: 10:52am, July 14 2011