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December 12, 1986 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-12-12

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he says.
Once leaving the Monarch
packing house, the kosher
beef is received by 12 area
butchers. Nine receive certifi-
cation from the Council of
Orthodox Rabbis: Cohen and
-Son; Dexter-Davison Kosher
Meats; Franklin Kosher;
Harvard Row; Rosenberg's

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Kosher; Farmer Jack/Tel
Aviv in Southfield and
Farmer Jack/Tel Aviv in
West Bloomfield. Three are
not certified: Singer's; New
Orleans; and Bernard and
Son.
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• In 1974, the Council ap-
proved the Tel Aviv kosher
butcher shop inside the
Farmer Jack supermarket
at Orchard Lake and Maple
Roads. A second store was
approved in 1984 at Farmer
Jack's Southfield Plaza
store.
• In 1975, the Council de-
cided that the foremost re-
quisite for certifying a new
butcher was that he be
shomer shabbat (sabbath
observant). Some of the
long-standing butchers do
not meet this requirement.
• In 1982, the Council de-
cided that kashering (soak-
ing and salting meat to
draw out the blood) be per-
formed by the butcher.
Previously, it was done by
the butcher, on requ - st. Be-
lieving that many ..:onsum-
ers were ignoring the
home-kashering process, the
rabbis mandated that all
the stores kasher the meat
before being sold. Certifica-
tion was removed from
Singer's Kosher Meat Mar-
ket in Oak Park for failing
to comply with the new
rules and for maintaining
two meat grinders.
• In 1982, the Council
removed certification from
New Orleans Kosher Meat
Market in Southfield after
allegedly finding non-kosher
meat at the store.
• In 1986, the Council
removed certification from
Bernard & Son in Far-
mington Hills after its
mashgiach and a private
investigator allegedly found
non-kosher meat there.
Some kosher butchers were
outspoken in the manner
the Council made the deci-

sion to rescind the certifica-
tion.
"After 40 years, suddenly
there are new rules across
the board," says one kosher
butcher. "It's like talking to
a wall."
Menahel Rabbi Chaskel
Grubner counters, "We have
had many digcussions with
the butchers. We do listen
to what they have to say."

Alan Cohen of New Or
leans Kosher Meats and
president of Detroit's
Kosher Retail Meat Dealers
Association believes the
Council's recent actions
have dire implications for
the consumer. If the inde-
pendent retailers are not
supported and allowed to
compete now, he says, they
will eventually be forced out
of business and a resulting
monopoly of the Farmer
Jack stores with Council
certification will leave con-
sumers at the mercy of even
higher prices.

Kosher butchers Jack
Cohen and Don Barden
share a similar concern.
Cohen believes Farmer Jack
"can afford to sell meat at a
loss, to attract customers to
the store" while Barden
feels that since "they don't
have the same overhead as
other butchers, their costs
can be absorbed more eas-
ily."
These, and other kosher
butchers feel resentful that
while the Council gave its
approval to the supermarket
outlets, it will not ease its
restrictions on lower-priced,
out-of-town suppliers, who
could allow the butchers to
sell their beef at more com-
petitive prices.
The Council believes its
actions have benefitted the
entire community and, ac-
cording to Rabbi Grubner,
reserves "the right to
change procedures" since it
has a responsibility to the
general community to see
"that the standard of kas-
hrut is as proper as we can
make it."
A stronger Council, Rabbi
Grubner emphasizes, has
resulted in higher
standards. Elsewhere in
America, he adds, the
standard of kashrut suffers
from a lack of an organized
rabbinate whereas, in De-
troit, great progress has
been made.

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Harmonizing?

The relationship between
the Council of Orthodox
Rabbis (Vaad Harabonim)
and the retail butchers in
the Detroit area has not al-
ways been harmonious.
Attempts to impose more
stringent requirements on
existing butchers, the cer-
tification of kosher meat
outlets within two Farmer
Jack stores and the recent
removal of certification from
a butcher for allegedly sell-
ing non-kosher beef have
led to charges and counter-
charges about the overall
cost and quality of supervi-
sion provided, and whether
it benefits the kosher con-
sumer.

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