The OK Kashrus agency has disbanded the Kosher certification from Manalapan Kosher Chinese, located on Route 9 in Manalapan Township, NJ, due to the use of non-Kosher meat at the restaurant.
The breach came to attention when the owner of the restaurant was videotaped at a store purchasing cases of non-kosher chicken and meat. The video was then sent to OK Kosher, who certified the restaurant until now, and an investigation began.
Soon afterward, Elon Kornblum from the Facebook group Great Kosher Restaurant Foodies announced that the restaurant had told the OK that the non-kosher items were purchased for another store, however, they have “consequently or incidentally” decided to close their store for good.
OK soon released a statement announcing they were officially removing their kosher certification from the restaurant and confirmed that the restaurant is shutting down. In addition, the OK is instructing anyone who may have purchased anything from the restaurant within the last 6 months to Kasher any personal utensils that may have come in contact with the food.