NEW YORK (AP) -- The maker of Hebrew National are standing by the kosher status its hot dogs and other meats.
ConAgra Foods Inc. says a lawsuit that claims its products aren't really kosher is without merit. The suit claims that Hebrew National meats aren't really 100 percent kosher. For example, the suit claims that employees at a third-party kosher certifier for ConAgra complained of witnessing procedures at meat plants that weren't kosher. But lawsuit says the complaints were dismissed and the employees were fired or threatened.
The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota also notes that the fraudulent mislabeling of food as kosher has been a problem for years.
Hebrew National products are marketed with a "Triangle K" to represent that they are kosher.