If there’s a run on kosher meat in the UK this month, blame McDonald’s.
No, the global fast-food chain isn’t hoarding beef for rabbinically certified Big Macs. But it has ordered Slaney Foods — one of its largest suppliers, and a giant UK meat producer — to stop providing kosher meat as cruelty concerns grow around ritual slaughter of animals, according to Brit industry site MeatInfo.
McDonald’s has denied involvement in the Slaney’s decision; a spokesperson told MeatInfo that “if Slaney has stopped producing kosher meat as a result of our non-specification, then there has been a misunderstanding. Our supply chain is in discussion with the Slaney abattoir to ensure they can continue to produce kosher meat separately to their production of traceable, non-kosher meat for McDonald’s UK.”
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