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Health Ministry Shuts Down Poultry Processing Plant in Binyamin Region

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Poultry inspectors for the Health Ministry have shut down the Dabah poultry processing plant in the Binyamin region.

The closure came following the discovery of a number of serious health law violations during a routine inspection.

Health Ministry inspectors discovered unsanitary working conditions, poultry past its expiration date and equipment that was improperly maintained, according to a ministry report.

Six tons of chicken were destroyed and an order to close the plant was signed by the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council authority in response to the violations.

Hana Levi Julian

Serious Chemical Spill on Main Road in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev Neighborhood

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

An industrial truck leaking dangerous chemicals was stopped Tuesday morning on the main road in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.

The chemicals, used as a disinfectant in the poultry industry, were leaking on to Moshe Dayan Boulevard. The neighborhood is home to 50,000 residents, making Pisgat Ze’ev larger than some cities in Israel.

People living in the area were instructed to stay home and turn off air conditioners while Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services personnel contained and cleaned up the spill. Local Jerusalem Light Rail and Israel Railways train service in the area was temporarily suspended.

Some people reportedly suffered from burning eyes and vomiting as a result of the spill. it is not clear what caused the accident.

Hana Levi Julian

Chicken Shortage Rumor a Bad Egg

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Hatched fears of a chicken shortage for Passover because of a one-day shutdown at Empire Kosher’s poultry plant are not even worth chickenfeed, according to an industry source.

Empire shut down its large Mifflintown, Pa. plant on Monday a week ago, either because the chickens were underweight or had leg problems that made them non-kosher, depending on which version is believed.

Haaretz quoted a Brooklyn supermarket meat manager that shortages have plagued consumers the past two weeks even without the shutdown.

However, Kosher Today reported this week that the near-panic is nothing more than ruffled feathers.

It said that kosher food sources that although prices have increased by as much as 20 percent, “there will be an ample supply of chickens for the holiday.”

Empire has resumed production, and the Mehadrin Poultry plant, which shut down in Birsboro, Pa. last year, is reopening and may add as many as 35,000 kosher birds a day.

“If my math is correct, there will be even more supply than last year,” a leading expert in kosher poultry said.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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