No Expected Meat Shortages for Pesach


kosher-meatFears of massive kosher meat shortages for Pesach appear to have been premature, say kosher sources. In some areas, flanken may not be as available as in the past and there will be spot shortages of certain products here and there, but on balance there should be enough meat and poultry to go around, say the sources.

With stepped up production by Empire Kosher Poultry and Agriprocessors, which is said to be slaughtering only poultry (20,000 a day), the market should be well supplied on poultry.

A.D. Rosenblatt Glatt Kosher Meats in Texas, certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council and the Orthodox Union, has stepped up production in advance of Yom Tov.

Meanwhile, price increases from ’08 varied around the country with the range being 5% in some markets and as much as 22% higher than in ’08 in other markets for meats, fish, and some kosher items.

{Kosher Today/ Newscenter}