In response to all of the ones that ask "what's with the "KCL" NPGS CO-OP's meat & poultry". Their " Bais-Yosef" meat is not for Sfardim-you've been sketched !
A while back I was asked by numerous individuals to inspect the butcher Dept of the NPGS Jackson Co-op. I called Rav Palachik (I thought he's the the Rav Hamachshir) for permission, He responded "no problem" but talk to Z. Rothchild der Baal Habuhs.
I told Z. Rothchild that Rav Palatchuk Re: visit in the butcher Dept he said I should also clear it with you. Z. Rothchild said you can visit on the condition that "whatever you see you can't tell anyone". I told him I do know what's going on & I don't buy the NPGS meat, but others want to know-
If I can't tell anyone my findings, I'm not going in!!!.
Some 3-4 weeks later, Z. Rothchild asks me "what's your problem with the butcher dept at my NPGS Co-op"?. I ask him how is it that your Bais-Yosef ratio from your schechita is that much higher than anyone else that does a Shechite at the Treuth Plant in Baltimore?, Something is seriously wrong, Alle, Mendelowitz, Rockland Kosher, Star-K, etc all take from there with a much lower ratio of Bais Yosef?. No response!!
I ask Z. Rothchild, how many grinding machines he has in his butcher department? He responds "one".
I follow up with, in the middle of the day when you run out of packaged Bais-Yosef choped meat what type of clean-up do you do with the grinder? he responds, Just maybe wipe the outside of the grinder. I told him that the inside of the grinder is full of non-Bais-Yosef meat and a Sfardi that you give him non bais-yosef meat is giving him "treif". He says well really I am of the opinion that "all of the meat is bais-yosef" .
I just don't mark it that way, the customers wouldn't like it.
So I say even Rav Yosef Karo, Z"L the Bais-Yosef never knew that all of the meat is actually bais-yosef. So in Yoreh Dayah & Choshen Mishpat I can't trust you at all.
Who is the real Rav Hamachshir at NPGS? Rav Palatchuk also gives the Hashgocha at Rockland Kosher (the Bais Yosef ratio from the same plant is much lower), certain cuts that Rav Palatchuk does not allow (Rockland kosher doesn't sell it at all), the Co-Op puts on the KCL label. Unbeknown to the consumers the shtik- To the Sfardik customers "you have been "sketched".
The real rav Hamachshir is Z. Rothchild & staff et al, he is the ultimate decider of the kashrus standards. KCL standards? $$$$