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25 January 2008

Bedfordshire Poultry - the start of something good?

A regular reader pointed me yesterday to the website of Bedfordshire Poultry. Today, there's an article about them in The JC.

As you'll see from their website, Bedfordshire Poultry are selling kosher free range lamb, chickens, geese and ducks.

I can't say I'm all that surprised by the ructions this is causing.  According to The JC, the London Board of Shechitah has retracted its hechsher because their butchers didn't get the supplies they were expecting.  Manchester Beth Din kindly stepped in, because one of their butchers, Titanics, did get the chickens.

And people try and argue these regulatory bodies are not political and commercial entities.  There's a quote in The JC article from the London Board's director, David Rose, where he makes no attempt to disguise his commercial - as opposed to religious - imperatives.  The London Board has retracted its hechsher because Bedfordshire Poultry is an unlicensed authority, erm but so are all the supermarkets that sell kosher meat, with a nice big London Board hechsher on them.  No wonder kosher meat is always so bleeding expensive. 


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