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Poultry Marts Buying Tags

The Kashruth Association reported yesterday that its battle for rabbinical supervision of poultry markets and tagging was successful beyond its most optimistic expectations.

An official announced at the Association’s office that 188,000 plombes, or rabbinical supervision tags, had been distributed to markets throughout the city. The supply had given out, he said, and substitute wire tags were being used.

Latest reports showed that more than eighty of a total of 132 markets in Greater New York had signed contracts with the Kashruth Association, which is representing the united rabbinate in its fight for supervision.

In Borough Park, a group of twenty-eight rabbis continued to oppose the Kashruth Association’s plan of centralized rabbinical supervision. They printed their own tags, and while contending they agree in every detail with the Association’s method of supervision, saying they desired that it be organized on a borough basis.

Kashruth Association officials attributed the success of the rabbinical poultry ban proclaimed last Monday to a consumer boycott of unlabeled fowl.