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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

OU Slams Mayor de Blasio for Traif Only Free School Lunch Plan

October 2, 2017 from the JewishPress:

"De Blasio introduced his federally funded program on Sept. 6, with a promise of providing free meals for all the city students. However, according to the OU, as many as 30,000 yeshiva students cannot benefit from the plan because the food is not kosher certified."
"While the new plan does offer students vegetarian meals, which can pass for religious Jews and Muslims, but both groups require certification. Indeed, should the OU get the business, it would satisfy the Muslim community as well, as kashrut laws are more stringent than halal."
"When he introduced his “Free School Lunch for All” plan, de Blasio promised that “every kid in New York City has the fuel they need to succeed,” since the program is also offered to NY City private schools. But according to the OU’s Maury Litwack, as many as 200 Jewish schools cannot benefit because of their kashrut requirement."

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