The Orthodox Union, the organization that certifies that food produce in the US is Kosher, could impose a most serious punishment on Agriprocessors, the Iowa meat processing plant that was raided earlier this summer. Hundreds of workers were arrested and officials at the plant were accused of engaging in various abuses against the workers.



While the criminal and civil courts can harm Agriprocessors, losing its Kosher certification is about the worst consequence that the company could face. Effectively, it would be the end of Agriprocessors and most Kosher meat products would need to be imported in to the United States.