Whole Foods adds new line of kosher poultry products

Just in time for the High Holy Days, Whole Foods Market is offering a new line of certified kosher chicken and turkey that will be available by mid-week in Bay Area stores.

“Interest in kosher meat continues to grow,” said Theo Weening, global meat buyer for Whole Foods Market. “We’re excited to be able to offer a variety of superior chicken and turkey products to our customers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.”

The products are provided by Kosher Valley, a new certified kosher brand from Hain Celestial Group, and are certified by Rabbi Yechiel Babad and the Orthodox Union. Kosher Valley’s antibiotic-free kosher line is one of the first of its kind in the United States.

Like all meat sold at Whole Foods Market, the new Kosher Valley products must meet the company’s strict animal welfare standards requiring that all poultry offered in its stores comes from animals that are raised on a vegetarian diet with no antibiotics or added hormones.*

Kosher Valley poultry products now available at Whole Foods Market include fresh and frozen whole young turkeys, ground turkey, fresh and frozen chicken, and tray packs of both turkey and chicken.