Recently many of you have seen a new item on the meat shelves, Organic Meat under the brand ‘Wise Organic Pastures’ with the CHK hechsher, this Shechita takes place in South Dakota, in a factory built by the Wiesenfeld family, which has been selling organic chicken under the Hechsher of the CHK for the past 15 years. Recently they decided to build this place exclusively for organic meat to be suitable for the needs of a kosher Shchita, according to the requirements of The Marah De’asrah Harav Osdoba Shlita.
This past week R, Osdoba (together with his son R. Shneur Zalman Osdoba, along with the kashrus administrator, R. Yossi Brook) visited the slaughterhouse in South Dakota and reviewed the whole procedure of the Shechita and Hachsharah. R. Osdoba was very pleased with the whole procedure and setup of the plant and its operation, especially from the Chassidishe Shochtim and Bodkim that work there, Rabbi Chaim Ezra Tzfasman, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Klimovitsky, and occasionally, Rabbi Saadia Dahan. The Shochtim and Bodkim pointed out to the Rav that they are very happy to work in this place because everything is set up at the highest standards of kashrus, and it is also a pleasure to work with the local workers, who are very cooperative with the kashrus staff. As the Rav was able to see for himself the Hiddurim, and the qualities of the place.
R. Osdoba praised the owners of the place, the Wiesenfeld family, of Wise Organic Pastures, for their cooperation, assistance and full support that they are giving to the kashrus staff, and for doing everything in their power that the kashrus should meet the highest and strict standards set by the Vaad Hakashrus of the Beis Din of Crown Heights, known as the CHK.