The OK hashgacha has put out a statement announcing that it has pulled its hashgacha from Kosher Chinese Express in Manalapan, New Jersey, following an intense investigation into allegations the owner bought treif chickens and meat.
The statement from OK reads as follows:
“After intense and careful investigation into recent allegations surrounding Kosher Chinese Express of Manalapan NJ (“Chinese Express”) we wish to inform the public that OK Kosher is no longer supervising the restaurant and we have been informed that they are no longer operational.
“In consultation with Poskim it is recommended that customers of Chinese Express that have purchased any of their products in the past 6 months and used any of their personal utensils are advised to Kasher those utensils. Please reach out to your personal Rav for guidance and further instructions.
“We are deeply saddened by this revelation and we are thankful and
appreciative to the keen observer who brought this to our attention.
ויהי רצון שלא תצא מכשול מתחת ידינו ובברכת כתיבה וחתימה טובה”
The store came under under intense scrutiny after video emerged of the owner allegedly buying treif meat and chicken from a nearby wholesaler.