• lsatenstein

    Price Watch
    The price per pound (kilo) has to come down. In Montreal, Non Kosher 1.99/lb Kosher +50% to +100% (2.99 to $3.99) per pound.

    Why can Halel chicken be sold at 10% more than Non Kosher? Perhaps there is too much administration overhead.

    My friend’s business has a MoshGiach who walks around with hands in the pocket. If he worked and did his MG job, that would lower production costs by $150/day per person.

  • Roy Maxwell

    I am not Jewish, so I will not pretend to understand any sensitivities associated with this problem. However, I was the Director of Communications with Chicken Farmers of Ontario for 16 years. My strong advice to you is to give the regulatory bodies until the end of May to resolve the situation, and then go directly to Queen’s Park after the election dust settles. This is a political issue.

    I believe in supply management, but it needs to work for everyone, including you. So, if Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Chicken Farmers of Canada, and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors cannot solve your chicken shortage problem, go to government. Chicken Farmers of Ontario gets its authority through the Farm Products Marketing Act, which is a very old piece of provincial legislation. So, give the marketing board a chance and then go directly to Queen’s Park. Supply management is supposed to work for everyone, including the Jewish community in Ontario.

  • mattfourfour

    Shalom Brothers and Sisters
    I have been studying Torah for over 30 years and surprise surprise, there is no such thing as a kosher chicken or turkey. Why? Chickens and turkeys are both blood eaters, they were created with the blood lust, therefore making them unclean. I have seen chickens eat mice, and heard of them eating snakes. Is this what you want to ingest into your body? Think about it.

  • Waffle

    I’m obviously missing something here (silly, little cat-brain me here) but this story fails to enlighten me on why Marvid cannot supply good, kosher poultry to the Toronto market which is considerably larger than the Montreal one.

    Something is not quite “kosher” in the present scenario.

    To share a couple of anecdotes:
    personally, I will not buy Marvid’s crappy, over-priced chickens;
    friends of mine haven’t eaten chicken in months for the same reason.

    To Robert Maxwell: although helpful, the kosher chicken shortage in Toronto is not a political problem that can be solved by government (LOL) but rather a greed problem that has little or nothing to do with supply management.

    This is a pseudo-problem that would not exist had not Marvid initiated a price war with Chai that forced it out of business. Marvid appears to be trying to feather its own nest at the expense of kosher chicken consumers in the Toronto market.