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The New York Times reports this morning that Iowa-based Agriprocessors Inc., the nation’s largest kosher meatpacker, may lose its kosher certification after the company was hit with criminal charges related to more than 9,000 child labor violations.

According to the story, “Rabbi Menachem Genack, who is in charge of kosher supervision for the Orthodox Union, the major kosher certifying organization in the United States, said he had set a deadline of ‘several weeks’ for Agriprocessors to name a new chief executive, or the group would suspend supervision of kosher production at its plants.”

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