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Chicago Kashrut Commission Seeks Stricter Supervision of Markets

Stricter supervision of kosher meat markets in Chicago, where there are now less than 100 of these establishments, is being arranged here in negotiations between the newly formed United Kashrut Commission and the Chicago Kosher Butchers Association, it was reported here today.

Under the planned agreement, the Commission would hire more supervisors (mashgichim) and would pay them from Commission funds. Until now, there have been only three supervisors, and these were paid directly by the butchers they supervise. The Commission includes older rabbis representing the Chicago Orthodox Rabbinate and younger rabbis representing the Chicago Rabbinical Council, a group of younger Orthodox spiritual leaders.