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When is kosher not kosher?

(article, Culinate staff)

The nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant is in Iowa. But kosher doesn't necessarily mean humane, as was discovered after the plant was raided by immigration officials in May: kids working long hours, in a Dickensian vision of child labor. Here's the kicker: As the New York Times pointed out, defining something as "kosher" doesn't just mean how an animal was killed and butchered but whether or not the meatpackers were treated fairly. So maybe all that kosher meat wasn't really kosher after all.