AP: 900 Violations Filed Against Postville Iowa Kosher Agriprocessors Meatpackers

You may assume whatever you want about these folks. You may even trust (wink, wink) that they did produce Kosher meat.

If they violated these child labor laws with such impunity, I will assume that they violated the kosher laws with equal or greater impunity.
Iowa slaughterhouse mgr. faces 900 new child labor charges

DES MOINES, Iowa - Nearly a thousand new charges have been filed in the state's prosecution of alleged child labor violations at a northeast Iowa kosher meatpacking plant.

The new charges, more than 900 of them, were filed last week against Jeffrey Heasley, a beef production supervisor at Agriprocessors in Postville.

The Iowa attorney general's office filed more than 9,000 charges against the plant, its owners and managers. Prosecutors accuse them of hiring minors and in some cases, having children younger than 16 handle dangerous equipment.

Heasley had not been named in the previous charges. He did not immediately return a message seeking comment.


Ariel Sokolovsky said...

There is no basis in halacha to make such assumption.

tzvee said...

it is my novel interpretation, a stringency meant only for myself