4 Sivan 5770
May 17, 2010
After the recent statement released by Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski of the OU-ISRAEL regarding Fleisch poultry products, a number of readers have sent emails to me questioning the status of the Fleisch meats, somewhat perplexed as to why the rabbi did not address the company’s beef products in his statement that did address poultry; chicken and turkey.
I emailed the rav, asking if he would be kind enough to release a statement on behalf of the OU to clarify the matter for readers, a policy statement of sorts.
The following is the statement released by Rabbi Krakowski, stating his position on the product, Fleisch beef.
“To all those who have asked regarding the Fleisch beef: The Fleisch beef is also Mehadrin (Glatt) by all standards of the world and I likewise buy and eat Fleisch Beef. The previous statement about the poultry was written as a response to various questions that were posed to me regarding the poultry”. Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski (OU RFR [Rabbinical Field Representative] Israel).