IN a letter to Liverpool’s Jewish residents, Rabbi Natan Fagleman, above, has advised Roseman’s Delicatessen customers to bin food bought from the deli, and not use any utensils that were used to cook Roseman’s products.
The letter was sent after it was discovered that the deli had been selling selling non-kosher (treif) meat and poultry.
Fagleman, of the Liverpool Kashrut Commission, which incorporates the Liverpool Shechita Board, outlined how :
Serious breaches of kashrut have taken place at Roseman’s Delicatessen.
Arrangements are being made for shul and communal kitchens to be appropriately restored to kosher status.
He added that details would follow regarding the koshering of private residences and of ovens.
In an editorial, Jewish News said:
While the satirists will have a field day, this is no laughing matter. Liverpool has been badly hit by the economic downturn and the effects of austerity. Jewish families, who can ill-afford the higher costs of kosher at the best of times, are not immune.
Beyond the immediate cost and disruption to families, there must be a serious investigation into how non-kosher food was sold in good faith as kosher. It’s truly scandalous.