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Published July 20, 2009, 08:26 AM

Bankruptcy judge OKs sale of Iowa kosher slaughterhouse

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved the sale of an embattled northeast Iowa kosher slaughterhouse to a newly formed company.

By: AP wire report, West Central Tribune, The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved the sale of an embattled northeast Iowa kosher slaughterhouse to a newly formed company.

Bankruptcy Judge Paul J. Kilburg on Monday approved the sale of Agriprocessors, Inc., to SHF Industries, a company formed by Canadian plastics manufacturer Hershey Friedman and his son-in-law Daniel Hirsch in May.

The sale ends months of speculation about the Postville plant's future since a massive immigration raid there in May 2008.

Friedman says he plans to continue the Postville meatpacking operation with a focus on kosher meat.

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