ConAgra refutes Hebrew National claims

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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OMAHA – Contrary to claims by plaintiffs, Hebrew National products are Kosher, according to ConAgra Foods, Inc.

In a statement released June 19, the company responded to allegations in a class action lawsuit questioning the kosher status of the brand’s products.

"Hebrew National products are kosher, and this lawsuit is without merit,” ConAgra said in the statement. “Hebrew National’s kosher status is certified by a well-recognized and authorized third-party. There is close rabbinical supervision of the food preparation process and packaging equipment.

“For more than 100 years, Hebrew National has followed strict dietary law, using only specific cuts of beef that meet the highest standards for quality, cleanliness, and safety with no by-products, artificial flavors, or artificial colors."

The lawsuit was filed in May in Dakota County District Court of Minnesota. In court documents, the plaintiffs claim that employees with AER, which provides kosher slaughtering services, witnessed procedures at slaughterhouses that rendered the meat being processed not kosher. Hebrew National products are certified by Triangle K.

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