Toronto - Kosher Chicken Supply Wanes While Prices Soar In Canada
Toronto - The closure of one of the country’s two top suppliers of kosher chicken has resulted in a steady decrease in availability, while prices continue to soar as the High Holidays approach.
The NATIONAL POST (http://bit.ly/16btyL0) reports that the shortages come on the heels of the closing of the Toronto-based Chai Poultry in May, which along with Marvid Poultry out of Montreal, supplied the majority of kosher chicken to religious Jews in Canada.
When Chai Poultry closed in May, the owner of Marvid Poultry assured consumers that a production increase at Marvid would be able to successfully fill the void, thus keeping both supply and costs to consumers steady, but a spokesman for Canada’s largest kosher certifier, the Kashruth Council of Canada, said Marvid’s original claims are “not panning out.”
Consumers say that a kosher chicken that originally cost $12 in May, now sells for as much as $18.
The Kashruth Council spokesman said the they are actively seeking the financial community’s help in funding entrepreneurs interested in opening another supplier.
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