A rabbi is accusing kosher foods giant Manischewitz of pushing him out as its longtime inspector of holiday matzos after he complained that the company wasn't sticking to strict Jewish religious practices.
Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz filed a lawsuit against the Newark, New Jersey, company on Wednesday, just days ahead of Passover.
Horowitz was the chief supervising rabbi at The Manischewitz Company.
He worked for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, which supplies supervising clergy to independently ensure that kosher standards are kept at food producers.
The union is also named in the lawsuit, filed in New York City.
The Orthodox Union responded that the suit is "entirely without merit" and that Manischewitz meets the highest kosher standards.
Manischewitz officials had no immediate comment.