The congregation is the only game in town and they do indeed whatever they want. Two kosher meals bought from Auckland and flown to Wellington. The label reads roast beef in wine sauce, potatoes and steamed carrots. The container had 90% beef flavoured rice ( enough rice to feed 6 people) two shavings of meat, just enough to warrant the use of dental floss and awfully presented carrots. The taste was revolting; miles from hospital or public rest home food. For this c*** they charged like a 5 star restaurant. I looked with envy at the prosciutto in my colleagues' plates. Yes I was tempted, but that's another story.
the article scratches the issue, but fails to look deeper. have a closer look how "kashrut-brands" fight for "market-share",what invoice methods the use when making international kashrut inspection trips (same invoices for various companies for same trip),how the "transfer technolgy know-how" to curry favours, what "donations" they collect for petty pessach gifts etc.etc. The believers in the various kashrut brands pay the price..