Empire launches organic poultry line


NEW YORK (JTA) — Empire Kosher poultry is launching lines of organic and antibiotic-free poultry.

The Pennsylvania company announced last week that it is ready to roll out both lines nationally.

"As we’ve seen demand for ABF and organic products grow in the non-kosher world, we decided to enter these markets with kosher products," CEO Greg Rosenbaum said in a statement.

ABF designates poultry that is not injected with any antibiotics or hormones. Organic chicken also adheres to ABF standards, as well as U.S. Department of Agriculture standards for organic poultry.

Empire also announced last week that new equipment design would enable the company to increase its peak production volume from 350,000 chickens per week to nearly 800,000.

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