December 8, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #601063kfbParticipant
My friend who went off the D, ask me a very interesting question; Why does chicken say OU glatt on it when it doesn’t have to be glatt, glatt only refers to basar, not birds. Can anyone answer this..December 9, 2011 12:01 am at 12:01 am #834029Sam2Participant
People like seeing the Glatt. It’s a marketing technique, pure and simple. It’s the same reason that the dairy meals on the planes are OU Glatt too.December 9, 2011 12:20 am at 12:20 am #834030gefenParticipant
I always wondered about that too.
If sam2’s answer is correct, then i think it’s a silly reason.
if you know the halacha, then you don’t need the word glatt.
and for ppl who aren’t so makpid about kashrus, what does that one little word mean to them anyway?December 9, 2011 1:43 am at 1:43 am #834031farrockgrandmaParticipant
Glatt, to many people, implies a higher standard of kashrut. (but I do think that glatt fruits and vegetables is a bit over the top)December 9, 2011 3:00 am at 3:00 am #834032JotharMember
Because it’s technically true- if the lungs weren’t smooth, the chickens would be treif. So by definition, they’re glatt kosher.December 9, 2011 3:03 am at 3:03 am #834033BSDMember
Glatt is a borrowed term which evolved from it’s original meaning and implies extra strict hashgacha. Ask your off the D friend if he ever used the word “walkman” on brands other than sony and there are many other such examples.December 9, 2011 3:06 am at 3:06 am #834034dash™Participant
Chicken has to be Glatt in order to be Kosher. Here is a quote from the Star-K’s website.
However, deer, sheep, lambs, calves, and all fowl (chickens, turkeys, and ducks) always have to be glatt to be considered kosher.December 9, 2011 3:34 am at 3:34 am #834035sam4321Participant
As jothar said fowl always has to.be glatt,just like sefardim hold by meat.December 9, 2011 3:53 am at 3:53 am #834036Menachem MelamedParticipant
At one time organized crime was interfering with the kashrus standards of meat. To address this issue leading rabbanim made a separate track of kashrus which was free of this interference. It is for this reason that the term “glatt” in America came to mean “a higher standard”. Knowing this bit of history explains quite of few things about the way kashrus has developed in America.December 9, 2011 3:58 am at 3:58 am #834037apushatayidParticipant
Glatt doesnt mean what it really means. To the average consumer it means higher level of kashrus standardsDecember 9, 2011 4:34 am at 4:34 am #834038gefenParticipant
hand me the kleenex please. i need to wipe off the vaseline from my hand.December 9, 2011 5:46 am at 5:46 am #834039always runs with scissors fastParticipant
gefen jut what is that suppose to mean?December 9, 2011 6:45 am at 6:45 am #834040Jersey JewParticipant
Why not call the OU at 212-613-8241 and ask them. Then post the answer here.December 9, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm #834041springbok007Participant
ignorance is certainly bliss. The sefer bais Dovid helps to define Glatt/chalak. perhaps in the place of postulating and if indeed halocha is a serious issue, then treat it as such. derech agav in the USA glatt or chalak = money. In the sefer of the Bais Dovid on shechita, there and i quote; mi she’oichel chalak harai ze me’shubach.December 9, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm #834042shmoolik 1Participant
glatt chicks refer to the music played during the flicking
non glatt chicks are not as smootheDecember 9, 2011 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #834043Sam2Participant
He’s (she’s?) saying he used the word Kleenex instead of tissue and vaseline instead of petroleum jelly or whatever it actually is. Like xerox.
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