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June 23, 2006
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* The Conservative Jewish movement will investigate complaints about working conditions at the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse. The Forward reported that the Conservative movement created a task force that will begin with a fact-finding mission to the AgriProcessors plant in Postville, Iowa. The move comes after the paper ran an investigative article on conditions at the plant. The plant has been in the news for the past few years after an animal-rights group sent an undercover activist to videotape conditions at the plant. Investigators with the U.S. Agriculture Department later determined that some plant employees violated humane slaughter regulations.

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