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July 29th, 2010
10:44 AM ET

July 29th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

Addressing treatment of workers, group readies new kosher seal

CNN's Talya Minsberg filed this report:

Most religious dietary guidelines allow individuals to maintain a sense of holiness in their daily lives.

For many Jews, that sense was shattered in spring of 2008, when an Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa was raided and found to have hundreds of illegal immigrants and dozens of violations, from unsafe conditions to unethical treatment of workers. It was the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant.

In June, Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years of imprisonment on fraud charges, though he appealed his conviction earlier this month.

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Filed under: Food • Judaism • Money & Faith

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