Long Island Caterer Accused of Violating Kosher Laws

Morrell Caterers vehemently denied the allegations at a press conference

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012  |  Updated 4:08 PM EDT
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Long Island Caterer Accused of Violating Kosher Laws

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The owner of one of Long Island's largest catering companies is denying allegations he had workers prepare kosher and non-kosher meals in the same kitchen.

If proven true, it would represent a serious violation of Jewish law.

The allegations come from the former chef and general manager of Morrell Caterers. They claim that starting in September 2010 they were instructed to prepare non-kosher meals in one of three kitchens operated by the company.

Owner Scott Morrell vehemently denied the allegations at a press conference Wednesday. Morrell claims the attorney for the chef and general manager is trying to get him to drop an unrelated lawsuit.

Among observant Jews, kosher law defines what foods are fit for consumption and how they must be prepared.

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