December 30, 2013

Kosher Today Exclusive: RCC Receives High Marks for its Kashrus Standards

Los Angeles - Less than ten months after a scandal rocked one of the establishments it certified, the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) is considered a top of the line hechsher in the world of kashrus, Kosher Today has learned. The kashrus scandal, which was one of the leading kosher stories in 2013, was discovered right before Passover at the Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat in Los Angeles where video by a private investigator shows owner Mike Engelman unloading “questionable” meats during the supervising rabbi’s break to attend morning prayers. Since then, working closely with the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO), the RCC has implemented new procedures and practices that kashrus officials now say “puts them amongst the leading kashrus certifications.” This is a remarkable accomplishment for a kashrus organization that was under a cloud of uncertainty when the scandal broke. Kashrus officials pointed out that the RCC standards were never suspect but that the scandal pointed out some deficiencies that need to be addressed.