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Golden Taste should never have employed Yoel Oberlander, a molester on the sex offender registry, as a driver to places which gave him access to children. Don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying they shouldn’t give him work, just not the kind of work that gives him access to children. I have no objection to employing him in the warehouse or factory.
According to the report by Mary Murphy of WPIX channel 11 on Tuesday night, it seems he is still working there. His car was parked there. Golden Taste employees kept saying ‘No comment” when Mary Murphy kept asking them if Oberlander worked there. In this case shteekah k’hodoah (silence is an admission). For all we know he is still making deliveries to places where his job gives him access to children. This is wrong.
Golden Taste should remove him from all work which gives him access to children whether it is to a camp or a school. In addition, they owe it to the public to let them know if he still drives for them. Until they act I encourage my readers to contact Golden Taste by voice mail at (845) 356-4133 or fax at 845-356-4231. Let them know if you buy their products, what you think about Oberlander driving for them, and whether you will keep buying their stuff. If you know anyone in OK, which gives them their kashrus certification, please contact them and urge them to use their influence. A mehadrin establishment should also be scrupulous about protecting children.
I hope Golden Taste will listen. If they don’t, the leitzanim (jesters) will start calling them Golden Touch and mehadrin customers will not want to touch their products.