The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

We write re­gard­ing the re­sponse to our ar­ti­cle ( Knives Out as Kosher Butch­ers At­tack Meat Price Study, JC, Jan 8). We set out the facts around kosher prices. Our only agenda was to start a de­bate on whether costs could be re­duced.

Mr Lipow­icz’s ag­gres­sive re­sponse ( Let­ters, Jan 15) did not re­fute any of our facts or pro­vide his own. He did of­fer some ex­pla­na­tions for why kosher prices are higher. How­ever, there re­main many unan­swered ques­tions, such as why kosher meat price in­creases have out­stripped those of non-kosher meat, or why kosher su­per­vi­sion im­poses a cost so much higher than halal su­per­vi­sion.

Kosher con­sumers de­serve greater trans­parency. We would wel­come Mr Lipow­icz shed­ding more light and less heat on this im­por­tant is­sue. An­thony Tri­cot, An­drea Sil­ber­man Lon­don

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